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How do I wash a fitted hat??

 How do I wash a fitted hat??
topic by JugernoT - 01-18-2008, 11:17 AM - Boxden > Kicks @ BX (Sneakers & Clothing)


I have this plastic cage that you're supposed to put your hat into and put it in your washing machine, but does anyone know if that works? also, what kind of soap should i use? I'm worried that my hat's going to shrink, so if anyone has any suggestions I'd greatly appreciate it.


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13 comments for "How do I wash a fitted hat??"


 01-18-2008, 11:24 AMaway - #2
built4haters 

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to date i have unsuccesfully washed a fitted....i would also liek to know this
 01-18-2008, 11:29 AMaway - #3
tbuismoke 

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i jus buy a new one..
They always get warped outta shape and it looks all funky, would never wear it again
 01-18-2008, 11:32 AMaway - #4
refuze 76 heat pts76

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use those scrubs to remove stains from shirts
 01-18-2008, 11:36 AMaway - #5
2 FN LoW 10 heat pts10

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u dont put fitted hats in the washer, no matter what anything tells you...Those cages are junk, dont even attempt it...It will #### up the form of ur hat, trust me...I have a fetish for fitteds...

end of story


you can however, whip them clean if need be...Look closely at ur hat, at each pannel...You will notice the stitching goes a certain way...If you have a lil mark u wanna get rid of just get a scrub pad and LIGHTLY rub the mark out...Follow the pattern on the stitching...Go with it, dont go against it...If u go against it youll just be rubbing it in more and spreading it....

If your hat needs more cleaning then just this well then im sorry but its time for a new fitted
 01-18-2008, 11:37 AMaway - #6
TuanBhood 

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Whatever you do dont use that ####in cage..#### will #### ya hat all up..its goin come out all flimsy and dumb lookin..ya best bet prolly would be to get some shoe cleaner and a scrub brush and try to remove the stains like that
 01-18-2008, 11:47 AMaway - #7
JugernoT 

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mad props to everyone. Yeah i used that cage once and it ####ed up my hat real bad. I thought i did something wrong, but i guess not from the responses in this thread. My hats aren't THAT dirty, so I'll just try scrubbing out the stains.
 01-18-2008, 12:10 PMaway - #8
Solidus 

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someone once told me they used to wash there hats - in the dish washer

( mind you this is a story and has not been attempted, personally i would test it out with a ugly hat )
 01-18-2008, 12:57 PMaway - #9
LovaOfDaLadies 

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i heard u can take it to the dry cleaners.. but never attempted... i ####s wit sum shout and a brush
 01-19-2008, 03:45 PMaway - #10
Dj MuRdA 1 heat pts

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^^ Yea what he said take it to the cleaners.
 01-19-2008, 03:48 PMaway - #11
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Originally Posted by Solidus
someone once told me they used to wash there hats - in the dish washer

( mind you this is a story and has not been attempted, personally i would test it out with a ugly hat )
i have heard this too but i wouldnt attempt it either...unless u had something really old u didnt really care about...

however, the whole idea is not to get the hat soaking wet...it will #### up the form of the hat and become all flimsy...

dry cleaners doesnt sound like a bad idea...however, u gotta pay for that, so ur probably better off tryin to rub it out first, then if that doesnt work hit up the dry cleaners with one of them..
 01-19-2008, 04:15 PMaway - #12
bigrob21v 1 heat pts

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ive put my hat in the cage #### and in the dishwasher not a good look unless ur hat size is the size of the cage its going to get ####ed up.. but if u have a new era store in ur town they will gladly resize it for you
 01-19-2008, 04:18 PMaway - #13
IRemainRaw 

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i heard u can take it to the dry cleaners.. but never attempted... i ####s wit sum shout and a brush

My friend did this - dont do it - it didnt end well
 01-19-2008, 04:19 PMaway - #14
JohnDoe 126 heat pts126

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Originally Posted by Dj MuRdA
^^ Yea what he said take it to the cleaners.
DONT GO TO THE DRY CLEANERS........IT WILL COME OUT WORSE THE THE CAGE IN THE WASHER...........THE KOREANS DONT GIVE A #### ABOUT THE FORM OF THE HAT..........THE BILL (WHICH IS CARDBOARD) WILL NEVER LOOK RITE AFTER YOU SOAK IT IN WATER.........IF U CAN SOMEHOW ni##a-RIG SOMETHING THAT WILL LET U SOAK THE HAT IN WATER BUT KEEP THE BILL OF THE HAT DRY USE SOME OXYCLEAN AN HOT WATER LET IT SOAK IN THAT TAKE IT OUT AND GENTLY SCRUB IT CLEAN THAT SHOULD WORK JUST EXCEPT THE FACT THAT ITS GONNA TAKE FOREVER TO GET DONE
 
 


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