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el gaitero 03-02-2019 08:18 AM

Remove shine from your Prince Chas lapels
 
Anyone have a non-destructive secret to minimizing or removing the shine off jacket ‘satin’ lapels? Some is wear and tear from drones and or silver.

LloydB 03-02-2019 12:20 PM

Re: Remove shine from your Prince Chas lapels
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by el gaitero (Post 1335343)
Anyone have a non-destructive secret to minimizing or removing the shine off jacket ‘satin’ lapels? Some is wear and tear from drones and or silver.

Try doing a search on "removing shine from clothes"

Polyester (probably your 'satin') can be a problem,
but many of the hints resemble :

https://www.google.com/search?ei=q95...71.NKj759aGCu4

I'd try something like that before moving on.

From memory, approaches reported to be effective,
all involve vinegar, but the above is, perhaps, the
least intrusive, as a first method to try.

Good Luck

magsevenband 03-03-2019 07:10 AM

Re: Remove shine from your Prince Chas lapels
 
Perhaps consider applying a new layer of satin or other appropriate material to the lapels...I've done it with other jackets using fabric glue...not so hard....or, a light wiping of black shoe polish.

Larry Samuels 03-03-2019 07:56 AM

Re: Remove shine from your Prince Chas lapels
 
This may not be the same issue, but I thought I'd mention - I've had issues with satin lapels discoloring as they age, especially with all the sunlight exposure while performing. I'd looked for solutions (replacement/repair) but didn't find any worthwhile.

So when I decided to buy another Prince Charlie, I talked to our Scottish Treasures folks and they suggested getting a jacket with Barathea (cloth) lapels, the same fabric as is used for the jacket. I did, it looks just great, and it's not discoloring with all the playing I do outside. I'm happy with this solution, but it is a bit pricey to have to replace the jacket.

CalumII 03-03-2019 01:59 PM

Re: Remove shine from your Prince Chas lapels
 
A tailor should be able to reface them easily enough.

OldPipes 03-03-2019 07:44 PM

Re: Remove shine from your Prince Chas lapels
 
Most reliable dry cleaners should be able to remove it.


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