Velour Felt - crushed or matted down marks

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Catechumen, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Catechumen

    Catechumen New in Town

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    I have a Selentino velour finish hat where the finish seems to have been crushed or matted down in a certain area. I’ve tried brushing to lift the nap, but it hasn’t helped much - can one apply steam to a velour finish hat, or will it mat down the finish? Any other suggestions for raising the nap?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    Pictures? Sounds suspiciously like moth tracks....
     
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  3. You can steam velour without any problem.
     
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  4. Catechumen

    Catechumen New in Town

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    No, it’s new. I just tried a suede brush (with the soft metallic bristles) instead of just a hat brush and it helped considerably.
     
  5. Catechumen

    Catechumen New in Town

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    Thanks - I’ll give it a shot tomorrow.
     
  6. I used steam on one recently with a hat brush and the "crease" in my mine pretty much disappeared.
     
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