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So...because I'm old and going bald I usually wear a hat...that said my hats get dirty from greasy fingers and flying metal particals on the outside and my oily sweatty head on the inside. I bet I have 30 hats piled in a corner of my closet (might be the reason it stinks in there) some of which were a "Favorite" hat at one time or another.

What's the best way to clean them without F-ing them up?

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Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:30 pm
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Roy,

Might sound crazy, but I use the dishwasher. I make sure nothing else is in the dishwasher except my hats and if you have a dry setting I would leave that on as well. I have done it a million times. It also will keep the "bill"s straight.

Since I don't know how old or what brand of dishwasher you have, just take one or two of your least favorite hats and give it a "whirl"

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i just throw mine in the washing machine with the dirty clothes but i let it air dry instead of the dryer. my dad when he was in the Marines would put his hat on a big coffee can and let dry that way.


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Okay Roy. From another old bald fart this is how I've done it for many years. Soak your hats in water with dish detergent. The dish detergent has a degreaser in it and will get all that greasy dirt out. After soaking rinse well and lay them out on a flat surface with a cheep balloon blown up inside. The balloon will give them their shape back. When dry they will look almost new.


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Dishwasher...huh never woulda guessed. Just use Cascade like it was a load of dishes?
I figured the washing machine would tear them up....use delicate cycle I suppose?
A good soaking in the sink with Woolite or dish soap is what my mom suggested.

Hum...decisions...decisions...maybe I'll try 10 hats with each method and see how they come out.
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rjonas wrote:
Dishwasher...huh never woulda guessed. Just use Cascade like it was a load of dishes?


Yes, I just run the dishwasher with Cascade and it takes the dirt, oil and grease right out! They come out looking brand new.


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Dang going to try the dishwasher effect sounds like it works good! Have plastic insert that fits in hat to keep the shape of it when it dries.


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I've also used the dishwasher many times w/ good results. My current favorite needs a washing now, but I'll probably wait longer.


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Dishwashed 12 hats today...presently hanging in the basement drying...left a grimey mess in the dishwasher but the hats look clean :lol:


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