Too gross to thrift?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by feltfan, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  2. Mulceber

    Mulceber Practically Family

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    Wait, so skin and hair are gross? I think that makes the whole human race gross. As for the bacteria, it can't live for that long without a human host, and I'm more or less indifferent to sweat. Bring on those vintage hats!
     
  3. suitedcboy

    suitedcboy One Too Many

    Who on here ghost wrote that article to push down vintage lid prices? Good job! I hope it goes viral, er, bacterial.
     
  4. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Ha, that must be it! Wish I'd thought to write it to drive down prices.
     
  5. Matt Crunk

    Matt Crunk One Too Many

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    What a crock! I disagree with most of the items on that list. Indeed, if you followed their recommendations, there'd be little left to buy from yard sales. Silly.
     
  6. I use anti-bacterial wipes, the kind that come in first aid kits, to wipe down liners & sweatbands of used lids I buy.
    Some put them in the freezer for a few days to eliminate critters...
     
  7. I wouldn't be too sure about that!

     
  8. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    Used vintage hats are fine with me - but I'd never put a visibly used hat on my head without sanitizing it first.
     
  9. seabass

    seabass Call Me a Cab

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    I do much of what gtdean does,
    All Caps, Hats & Vintage Clothing regardless of looking clean get a quarantine in the freezer for a few days.
    some stuff gets a blast of Lysol & then Clothing gets to the dry cleaners or hand wash with Woolite.
    I do this before brushing hats just to keep the brushes from spreading stuff.
    useually the stuff is just very dusty.
    Ive been wearing vintage all my life & by this intro never had any problems such as critters , cooties from diamonds in the rough.
     
  10. Mulceber

    Mulceber Practically Family

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    Good idea - thinking on it again, I suppose you can't be too careful. That said, I'm not overly-worried. -M
     
  11. So that's why my head is always itchy.:eusa_doh:
     

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