Forage Cap Cleaning

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Forage Cap Cleaning

Postby Rareform » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:35 pm

Just thought I'd ask.

What is the proper procedure for cleaning a forage cap. My cap has had some cat hair, cloth fibres and little dirt scuffs on it. I normally clean with a wet cloth and fuzz roller, but, I assume there is a proper cleaning procedure i.e. soaking it in the sink briefly in luke warm water.

Anyone have any advice?
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Re: Forage Cap Cleaning

Postby ryan.p » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:11 pm

Sorry, I'm not sure what the procedure for forge caps are but a trick that some people still may not know about is cleaning ball caps int the dishwasher. Been doing this for years with excellent results.
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Re: Forage Cap Cleaning

Postby RedcapCrusader » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:58 pm

Depends on the material of the Forage Cap. Some are a wool blend, some are synthetic.

Your best bet is just mild soap, a brush, and warm water.

If you can find a dry cleaner that has knowledge of hat cleaning, you could take it there.

For hairs and fibres, use a lint roller.

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Re: Forage Cap Cleaning

Postby devilwoman » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:59 am

I always use some car upholstery cleaner on the cap (top and sides). It sounds ridiculous, but it works wonders for the dirt. Just spray it on, use a gentle brush (I use a toothbrush) and lightly brush at the dirt. Let it air dry and the material will look like new. Be gentle, if you scrub at it, you could cause the material to pile.

For the brim, windex and paper towels remove smudges and make it shine.

To keep the material from getting easily marked, I took some upholstery Scotchguard, gave it a coat and it now repels any dirt marks or water marks (if you get stuck in rain and don't have the cover) and makes cleaning much more simple. If you Scotchguard it, if there's a mark, all you'll need is a damp cloth to wipe it off.

Has worked for me for years, my hats always look clean and presentable.
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Re: Forage Cap Cleaning

Postby BROVO26 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:10 pm

devilwoman wrote:I always use some car upholstery cleaner on the cap (top and sides). It sounds ridiculous, but it works wonders for the dirt. Just spray it on, use a gentle brush (I use a toothbrush) and lightly brush at the dirt. Let it air dry and the material will look like new. Be gentle, if you scrub at it, you could cause the material to pile.

For the brim, windex and paper towels remove smudges and make it shine.

To keep the material from getting easily marked, I took some upholstery Scotchguard, gave it a coat and it now repels any dirt marks or water marks (if you get stuck in rain and don't have the cover) and makes cleaning much more simple. If you Scotchguard it, if there's a mark, all you'll need is a damp cloth to wipe it off.

Has worked for me for years, my hats always look clean and presentable.




I do the same thing, works awesome !
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Re: Forage Cap Cleaning

Postby Rareform » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:59 pm

BROVO26 wrote:
devilwoman wrote:I always use some car upholstery cleaner on the cap (top and sides). It sounds ridiculous, but it works wonders for the dirt. Just spray it on, use a gentle brush (I use a toothbrush) and lightly brush at the dirt. Let it air dry and the material will look like new. Be gentle, if you scrub at it, you could cause the material to pile.

For the brim, windex and paper towels remove smudges and make it shine.

To keep the material from getting easily marked, I took some upholstery Scotchguard, gave it a coat and it now repels any dirt marks or water marks (if you get stuck in rain and don't have the cover) and makes cleaning much more simple. If you Scotchguard it, if there's a mark, all you'll need is a damp cloth to wipe it off.

Has worked for me for years, my hats always look clean and presentable.




I do the same thing, works awesome !


I am most definitely going to try this. Thank you for the advice. :)
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