I'll Lock Up
- vancouver, canada
Interesting experience. I wonder if there is a difference between US and Canadian Coleman camp fuel? It is the only thing I use as it is so easily obtained. The Coleman's gasses off within hours and have never had a lingering odour. It gasses off and dries super quickly. And I use it regularly in my hat restoration business.This thread is a bit old now, but here’s my recent experience. I’ve read about cleaning hats using naptha, and I have also read that Coleman’s camp fuel is just naptha and is an acceptable substitute. Well, I just tried some on an old hat (because I had a gallon of Coleman’s fuel). It cleaned the hat, but days later the hat still reeks of the stuff. So, I went to Ace hardware and got a gallon of VM&P Naptha (for $18.99) and used it on another hat. A coupke of hours after I took the hat out of the naptha it was dry and smelled of nothing. So, based on my experience, if you do not want to smell like an oil refinery for the foreseeable future, DO NOT USE WHITE GAS CAMP FUEL. Get naptha (unless you’re in California, in which case you can’t).