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EllisBurks88
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Post Posted: 01/12/12 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
crookedtree wrote:
ive often thought of using a marker to make black on black aka "blackout" hats out of a couple but afraid they might run if it gets wet. what would be the best markers to experiment with, sharpie? ive even considered using fabric dye.


I used Sharpie's for that until I came up with this scheme. No problems I've ever had in regards to running of the ink. The only problem is, not even a Sharpie is powerful enough to cover the logo up. Try it on a black hat, you will see what I mean. I believe if that is the route you want to go then your nearest art supply store should be able to help. Just tell them you need paint-markers that won't run on wool or polyester and they can direct you. Unfortunately NE puts something into the fibers of the logo that is reflective, so even with a Sharpie it still shines through. Paint markers are actually pretty expensive and unless you want to bring your entire hat collection to the store with you, choosing the correct colors to match your hats will be a problem. Black, blue, and red Sharpie's I have never had a problem with on Cooperstown Caps.
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Post Posted: 07/24/12 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just did this on my Padres cap, and in order to get rid of the flag's "soul" that still appears, get the area of the cap wet and let it dry and it will be invisible. If you hold the cap up to the sun you should see the flag, and after getting it wet and letting it dry it was gone.

I did this on a 100% Wool cap, by the way.
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Post Posted: 07/25/12 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't trust myself doing this lol...............
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Post Posted: 07/25/12 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I don't trust myself doing this lol...............

It was really easy to do on the flag, I don't have the balls to do it on a patch or anything.
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Post Posted: 07/25/12 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
dbacks_Nation wrote:
tigerfanjoe wrote:
I don't trust myself doing this lol...............

It was really easy to do on the flag, I don't have the balls to do it on a patch or anything.


wouldn't it actually be easier to do this on a patch? since they just sew around the edges to attach it to a hat? it is the difference of removing a surrounding thread vs removing each and every embroidery thread.
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Post Posted: 07/25/12 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
biznash wrote:
dbacks_Nation wrote:
tigerfanjoe wrote:
I don't trust myself doing this lol...............

It was really easy to do on the flag, I don't have the balls to do it on a patch or anything.


wouldn't it actually be easier to do this on a patch? since they just sew around the edges to attach it to a hat? it is the difference of removing a surrounding thread vs removing each and every embroidery thread.

Well side patches are completely embroidered onto the caps now in terms of custom caps
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Post Posted: 08/03/12 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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it [the NE flag logo] is blasphemous and makes the hat look cheap, IMO


Couldn't agree more. And may I add that it makes the wearer look like a tool.
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Post Posted: 08/04/12 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
tigerfanjoe wrote:
I don't trust myself doing this lol...............


yea same here, too risky for me
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Post Posted: 08/04/12 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
It was much easier than I thought it would be, took about 40 minutes.
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Post Posted: 08/31/12 12:13 pm    Post subject: I had success with this myself... Reply with quote
I've not tried on the batterman logo, but both of my teal Marlins caps (black and teal bills) are now "sans flag."
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Post Posted: 10/17/13 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
UPDATE: For anyone wondering if those embroidered side-patches that they are slapping on the Coops at Lids can be removed, YES THEY CAN! They are attached to the cap the same as the NE logo. About to finish my first, and it will turn into a 1974 Red Sox panel cap(with gray brim). Side-patch was huge AL logo. Some extra time and patience is HIGHLY recommended. If the cap is poly have a throw-away cap you can snip tiny pieces from and apply to your mistakes using heat(NOT FOR WOOL CAPS!! WOOL BURNS(natural fibers), POLY MELTS/STICKS) and with care can make a repaired hole noticeable only to us or those we point it out too. The heated poly takes the shape of your fingerprints so align them with the direction of the crown fabric. I began the cap 2 months ago and got 3/4s through before putting it down a month ago. Will resume and post pics of progress and end result soon.
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Post Posted: 10/17/13 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Iron the area after you remove the flag.
That works on jerseys.

I can't imagine how long this procedure might take. For a jersey where it is a simple straight seam it takes a good 10 minutes per letter/number. What is your average start-finish time for a cap?
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Post Posted: 10/22/13 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
lhg39 wrote:
Iron the area after you remove the flag.
That works on jerseys.

I can't imagine how long this procedure might take. For a jersey where it is a simple straight seam it takes a good 10 minutes per letter/number. What is your average start-finish time for a cap?


I would say my average is around 15-20 minutes per cap. I tend to pick at them and put them down and so on rather than remove the whole flag in one sitting. I find the most troublesome areas are where the stripes are, the area to the right of the 'N' on the flag.
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Post Posted: 05/07/14 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok so I bought the Astros Heritage cap. New Era logo absolutely ruins the hat so I decided to remove the logo and it worked great. Can't see where the logo used to be. Took me about 1 hour and careful work with a seam ripper. When you do this take your time to ensure you don't poke holes or snag the cap.

Here is the hat the way it comes from New Era



Pic of the hat halfway through.


Here is the cap complete with no New Era logo
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Post Posted: 05/08/14 12:29 am    Post subject: World Series patch Reply with quote
So this won't or will work on World Series patches? My tigers 2012 WS hat is what in referencing, I hate the little side patch because it's a bad memory
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