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Straw Boater Repair

Discussion in 'Hats' started by DeanF, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. DeanF

    DeanF New in Town

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    Hello to all, I have a pre-WWII straw boater which has suffered cracking from pressure due to improper storage. The straw is dry and inflexible, appears prone to cracking and chipping. By moistening with a hot damp towel and then applying vertical pressure until dry, I managed to repair a crack in the brim (see first picture). However I cannot find a way of doing the same for a crack on the crown side and top (see 2nd & 3rd pictures). Any help is much appreciated. Thanks, Dean
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  2. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Your photos are not working for me. Sorry.


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  3. DeanF

    DeanF New in Town

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  4. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    I guess you could try heavy steam but that's some big damage.
     
  5. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    A nice boater, Bro, but no longer suitable for wearing in a dressy situation. The sentimental value is significant, though. I would keep it in a glass case.
     

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