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Ideas on how to fix a straw brim?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Pilgrim, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. This question is a bit out of the ordinary for this forum, but I have a nice western straw that I bought in Weslaco, TX when I worked at Texas A&M University. It has an essentially flat brim (about 4") in Texas style.

    The very front of the brim has been flexed too much and the finish has lost its stiffness, so there's a downward dip in the brim for the outer inch or so. I can straighten it but can't get it to stay flat, although there's no damage to the straw. If there were a fixative or finish I could spray on the outer part of the brim, I could easily block it in place while the finish dried.

    Can anyone suggest an appropriate finish material or other fix for this problem? Thanks.

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