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Bringing back the dead

RickP

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Seem like every month or so I find a $15-20 hat thats had a rough life. This ones just a little Royal Stetson, that was crushed, dented, and had paint spots and ink stains. Think I used up a quart of isoprophol and about 100 q tips to work the stains and spots mostly out lol. took out the sweatband and reblocked, sanded, and reshaped. Treated the sweatband and sewed it back in. Liner basically fell apart so I replaced with a new white satin liner with gold piping. Came out fairly nice and Im loving the color.
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RickP

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Another $20 ebay find. Ugly Stetson Soverign that at least had no moth damage or tears. Sweatband in decent shape, so it got some Pecards. Liner was really crusty, but did get it cleaned up some. still have some works and
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a few tweaks, but Its now rejoined the monthly rotations
 

RickP

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A once nice little Miller hats Stetson Imperial Ultimate fedora from Ebay. Evidently endured years of neglect , but cleaned up pretty nicely. Thinking I may do a bit or reblocking so the crowns a bit more upright ( crown has a pretty prominent front to back rake) and work the brim a bit flatter. Love the contrasting gold brim ribbon trim. Thinking of finding a similar grosgrain and replacing the braided horsehair hatband
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