Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 44

Restoring a german "crusher cap"

Article about: Hello everyone, i bought what looks like a Schirmmütze Alter Art, in a state that can only be described as "garbage". Since i am sewing repro crusher caps as a hobby for some time

  1. #11
    ?

    Default

    challenge: accepted!

    i hope it arrives until the end of the week, then i can estimate if it is possible or not.

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    P
    Many
     

  3. #12
    ?

    Default

    my cap arrived today, and my hopes of saving it sank rapidly after unwrapping the parcel. As requested, i posted some pictures of it in the "beaters" thread:

    Post Your Pics of Beater Visors!

    i still would be glad if someone could give me some advice on
    - how to clean the fabric a bit
    - how to treat the hardened sweatband
    - any ways to save the visor, which seems to be made of lacquered cardboard (?)
    or any other tips that could help me in treating this "beauty"....

    thank you very much,
    Helen

  4. #13
    ?

    Default

    I really like the patina of your cap, if you ' re not a professionnal, don 't try to clean it.
    Just put away the dust.
    The fabric should be protected against cloth moth and other cockroaches...that 's all.
    If there is a smell, only time can help to put it away.
    you can 't made new with old.
    You can just keep it the most acceptable as it can be.

  5. #14
    ?

    Default

    Quote by remss View Post
    I really like the patina of your cap, if you ' re not a professionnal, don 't try to clean it.
    Just put away the dust.
    The fabric should be protected against cloth moth and other cockroaches...that 's all.
    If there is a smell, only time can help to put it away.
    you can 't made new with old.
    You can just keep it the most acceptable as it can be.
    i'm not trying to clean it, just make it a complete cap again

  6. #15
    ?

    Default

    May the gods of restauration help you !!

  7. #16
    ?

    Default

    Personally i think this one would not only be extremely hard to restore, but the end look would not be to your satisfaction, i think you could fully strip the cap into its component parts, work seperately to enhance the look of the sweat band, any internal lining, unstitch the visor and restore the look, remove the cloth outer and external band, then put them aside, wait for any other caps that need restoring and use the parts you have in order to help other projects, even the saving of the insignia would enhance the look of a cap that has none

  8. #17
    ?

    Default

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_7672.jpg 
Views:	56 
Size:	227.1 KB 
ID:	893748
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_7670.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	217.4 KB 
ID:	893750
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_7674.jpg 
Views:	27 
Size:	223.8 KB 
ID:	893752
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_7680.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	222.6 KB 
ID:	893753

  9. #18

    Default

    Amazing work!

    A bit of boot polish on the visor and it's almost as good as new!

  10. #19

    Default

    Well done, Helen is a genius.
    damit, basta.

  11. #20

    Default

    I agree, black polish and an emblem and it is extremely presentable!!!

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. WW2 USAAF "crusher" cap

    In Cloth headgear-Western Allies
    08-05-2015, 06:16 AM
  2. 08-28-2014, 09:00 PM
  3. Police "Crusher Type" Officers visor

    In Deutsche Polizei forum
    02-07-2013, 08:06 AM
  4. General's Pre 43 Alte Art / "Crusher" cap

    In Cap Authentication forum
    07-28-2012, 11:46 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •