An earlier thread I started pertaining to how to stiffen and weatherproof my woods walking hat was answered, then closed. I now have hair gel and ScotchGuard® that were recommended for stiffening and weatherproofing my hat. What do I do next? - Which do I apply first, hair gel stiffener or ScotchGuard? - Is whichever that I apply first applied to exterior of rabbit fur felt, interior, or both exterior and interior? - How do I apply the second item? - Do I need to apply stiffener and/or water repellant more than one "coat" on this first usage? If I do, which and how if there is a change from the previous instructions? - I bought an inexpensive hair "blow" dryer for another project. Is there a reason or advantage for me to use this minor league "heat gun" for either stiffening or weatherproofing steps? If stiffener or weatherproofing steps need be reapplied - as a routine maintenance scheduled step - what sort of scheduling do you recommend?