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#1 propane1 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 15, 2016 - 06:03 AM

Hat ????? I have my favorite Massey ferguson hat and because I wear it so much, it was faded bad from sun, use and washing it. So, I decided to paint it. Use flat black BBQ spray paint. Taped off the decals and sprayed away. Who would know !!! Turned out good I think. My father always fixed, made, repaired things before he would buy used or new. I get kick out of fixin stuff that most people would throw away. I figure, it's no good away, why not try and fix it. If it dosent work, makes no difference, it was no good any way.

Hope ya get a chuckle out of this ,
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Posted October 15, 2016 - 06:16 AM

I was sitting here wondering how long before it cracked and patched... then I remember a pair of blue jeans that have had a green right thigh for years.
Interesting upgrade, hope it lasts as long as the paint on my pants.
BTW... Don't think you're weird, we do a lot of improvising around here too
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Posted October 15, 2016 - 06:28 AM

That's one way to make it last a little longer. Should be water resistant to!


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Posted October 15, 2016 - 06:42 AM

We're going to have to do that with our GTTalk hats. Hint, hint CM.
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Posted October 15, 2016 - 07:03 AM

Looks good!

I did that with one of my boats once. The seats were faded, and looked like crap, so I went to the auto store, and got some vinyl/interior paint. I was stunned how well it turned out.

It just goes to show a little creativity goes a long way towards saving $
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Posted October 15, 2016 - 07:37 AM

I love the idea and creative too , some of the vinyl dyes are good to but not sure if washable resistant 

 

Shane 


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Posted October 15, 2016 - 08:23 AM

What ever works...My wife took a straw hat, cut off the brim, painted it white, attached a veil and used it for her wedding veil 23 years ago when we got married!

Interesting...as we were up at the alter lighting the "Unity" candle, she turned and was a little too close to the candle with the veil!

The organist saw it and put the fire out pretty quick!

It would have worked out OK, as I was the volunteer fire chief and almost all crew was at the service!


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Posted October 15, 2016 - 08:54 AM

I did something similar, about 4 years ago, to the T-bag on the back of the bike.  But I used spray on dye the wife got.  I noticed the other day it is getting faded again so I may have to use some paint and it may last a bit longer this time.

 

As far as fixing something or making it work.  That gets done around here a lot.


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Posted October 15, 2016 - 09:41 AM

Whatever works, now you don't have to buy one.
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Posted October 15, 2016 - 10:40 AM

I vote for the "Weird" name!  Hats at shows are all over and cheap in any brand and some not wanted things. OH, Yeah!  There's NO shows your way, heh! :smilewink: :poke:


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Posted October 15, 2016 - 02:27 PM

They make actual fabric paint.
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Posted October 15, 2016 - 03:01 PM

Can't say I have painted a hat, but I have glued patches on the work jeans. And many an odd ball fix.
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Posted October 15, 2016 - 04:14 PM

Looks like you did a good job.     :thumbs: 

 

Hope you took it off your head first!    :D         Rick 


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