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mark17820
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Post Posted: 05/09/12 10:22 pm    Post subject: Stiffen Up the Brim Reply with quote
Hey guys I got water on the brim of one of my hats and now it's really flimsy. Does anyone know of a method that would help stiffen it back up a little?
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Joogiee
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Post Posted: 05/09/12 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have a cap in a similar situation and it has never really fully recovered. The best I could do is dry it out as much as possible and leave it under some heavy books for a few days. That helped quite a bit but i can still feel the softer brim.
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mark17820
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Post Posted: 05/09/12 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Joogiee wrote:
I have a cap in a similar situation and it has never really fully recovered. The best I could do is dry it out as much as possible and leave it under some heavy books for a few days. That helped quite a bit but i can still feel the softer brim.

Yeah I hate how soft it feels now haha. I left it under some books last night and i'm still trying to see if it will dry a little more
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Post Posted: 05/09/12 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
mark17820 wrote:
Joogiee wrote:
I have a cap in a similar situation and it has never really fully recovered. The best I could do is dry it out as much as possible and leave it under some heavy books for a few days. That helped quite a bit but i can still feel the softer brim.

Yeah I hate how soft it feels now haha. I left it under some books last night and i'm still trying to see if it will dry a little more


yeah it wouldnt really bother me but theres the issue of the brim quickly just twisting up after I get it into the perfect curve. I can literally touch it maybe once with a finger and next thing I know the brim is completely crooked again.
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Post Posted: 07/24/17 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I just bought a vintage Erie SeaWolves snapback with a brim that is at best 'broken-in' and at worst 'flaccid.' Anyone have a technique for stiffening a brim? Barring any better suggestion, I think I'm going to try spray starch (or maybe I'll just live with it).
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Ronnieb
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Post Posted: 07/24/17 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
ocandstiggs wrote:
I just bought a vintage Erie SeaWolves snapback with a brim that is at best 'broken-in' and at worst 'flaccid.' Anyone have a technique for stiffening a brim? Barring any better suggestion, I think I'm going to try spray starch (or maybe I'll just live with it).


Had a cap like this after running it through the wash. Had to get rid of it, couldn't find anything that worked.

If you have an older cap, send it to procaprepair, he can replace visor board.
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Post Posted: 07/24/17 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Soak the brim in starch and iron it under a towel.
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