Hat smell...

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Fatdutchman, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Obsessed

    Obsessed One of the Regulars

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    Thanks. I'll give it a try.

    I actually did use Scotchgard when I got the hat last year, at the suggestion of the hat store. I've never done that with an Akubra; I believe they are already treated with something, and in any event they seem pretty impervious to weather. I think the current version of Scotchgard isn't as effective as the original, but it's also apparently not as toxic. Seems like a fair tradeoff.
     
  2. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    I have been treating my Tilley hats with Scotchguard for years. It is a spray and it does wear off. You are supposed to reapply every few months to keep it protected.
    Johnny
     
  3. Obsessed

    Obsessed One of the Regulars

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    Yeah, I should apply it again.
     
  4. RJR

    RJR

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    +1
     
  5. Dm101

    Dm101 A-List Customer

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    I have the same issue with a vintage hat I won on eBay recently. After steaming and shaping the hat tonight...its age has become flagrantly present. I think the headband is the worst culprit. My head smells like old now...ugh.

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  6. Dm101

    Dm101 A-List Customer

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    Thank you! Trying this tomorrow.

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  7. Dm101

    Dm101 A-List Customer

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    Old sweat, time, cardboard and age...

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  8. Dm101

    Dm101 A-List Customer

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    I feel the same. I actually have a cologne that smells like that good old cherry tobacco. I love it.

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  9. UnclePete

    UnclePete New in Town

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    I use an Ozone machine on my new old hats. Just half hour and smells are gone.
     
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