Cap Cleaning

Submitted by TorontoBlue on August 4th, 2011 at 12:37 AM

Just ran my 2007 white "Michigan Football" cap with "ESPN College Gameday" on the back tab through the dishwaser  top rack for the 50th time.  If you treat the sweat-stained spots with stain-remover  prior to loading in the top rack of the dishwasher, your cap generally comes out perfectly clean.  Anyone have an advanced technique for keeping your caps perfect?



August 4th, 2011 at 3:07 AM ^

When I clean my hats to get rid of the sweat stains I usually just get some soap on a rag and scrub away. That way I can be sure that nothing will bleed since I can control what gets soaked and how much.


Pea-Tear Gryphon

August 4th, 2011 at 6:41 AM ^

I read your comment and all I could hear in my head was fat Bart Simpson saying, "I wash myself with a rag on a stick." I would post the video here, but I haven't figured that out via the app yet (if it's even possible).


August 4th, 2011 at 8:01 AM ^

I thought for sure this was a thread about NFL teams struggling to get under the salary cap today and who they would be cutting.

As for hats, I'm one of those dudes that's like a some of those baseball players you will see.  I've never cleaned a hat.  The closest I've come is wearing one while I was swimming.  In fact, I once had a white hat back in high school that looked too white so I went out of my way to dirty it up a bit.

But anything I've ever had to clean I did successfully through either Shout, FelsNaptha (sp?) and or toothpaste.

Six Zero

August 4th, 2011 at 8:12 AM ^

are supposed to grimy and filthy, ESPECIALLY white ones.  The colors are supposed to fade and the embroidery is supposed to get weatherbeaten and grungy.  It's like a rite of passage, or a testimony to your journey with that hat.  You wear the wear and tear with pride.

I can't be the only one...

Wolverine In Exile

August 4th, 2011 at 8:28 AM ^

on gentle cycle and put the hat on the top of the load. Don't put it in the dryer, just let it air dry, and once or twice while trying stretch it out by putting your fists in the cap area and twisting gently. Saved multiple "franchise" style caps this way.

Also, if you have a cap with the plastic backing on the inside, cut it out carefully before washing... the cap will look more broken in and the plastic netting with actually warp in the washing machine or dryer making your hat look like a permanent dimple is on it.



August 4th, 2011 at 12:28 PM ^

I still have my Michigan boxer shorts from 1993.  No matter how hard I try, I can't get the sh-t stains out.  They don't smell though, so I wear them anyway.

Is this OT?  No, can't be because the boxer shorts have the block "M" on them, right?