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Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Era Cap Repair - Broken Seam

I recently received a message asking how to repair a busted seam on a New Era cap, and luckily for the person who asked I had a cap that also needed this repair. With the convenience of having the same problem with one of my caps, it was a perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and repair my cap along with teaching him how to repair his.

What you will need:
1. New Era Cap with a broken seam.
2. Amazing GOOP glue.
3. Clamp

My Kansas City Royals "Diamond Collection" cap


Step 1
With the busted New Era cap, you will want to pull apart the busted seem to expose the silk lining underneath, should the busted seem look like this, my tutorial will be able to help you fix the issue.




Step 2
With the busted seam, what you will need to do is pick up a glue called "Amazing GOOP", this glue is a silicone based glue that will fuse perfectly with fabric and will be flexible enough for daily wear. This glue can be purchased at any Wal-Mart or Hardware Store located near any paint section, if you have any trouble looking for the glue, you can purchase from my link located below the picture from amazon.com.



Step 3
Now what you need to do, is pull back the fabric and lay the glue on the underside of the wool/polyester along with the black silk piping, the glue should ONLY be applied to the underside of the material, so that none will be seen on the outside of the cap when it is completely dried.



Step 4
When you have laid the glue down, just simply fold the fabric on top of it again. When it is laid flush just simply use a clamp, magnets, or any heavy object to keep the fabric pinched. Be sure to leave the glue drying for at least 24 hours, I would recommend 2-3 days just to be on the safe side.



Step 5
After a few days have passed, you will be ready to unclamp the cap to see the completed repairs. After the repairs are completed, I wouldn't recommend trying to stretch the cap or do anything to put stress on the seam again, but GOOP is some strong stuff and will be pretty mighty when used on a fabric.


I hope that my tutorial will help in any repair to your caps that have suffered damage.


Any advice that you take from me does not hold me responsible for any further damage that is done to your cap, for that you are doing all of the steps yourself and if one followed my steps correctly as seen above, the final result should be the same leaving the hat with no added damage.

43 comments:

  1. Great stuff, if you really love a cap that much it's good there's a way to repair it. Nice post mate, keep it up!

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  2. man that looks good as new, I thrown out numerous caps due to minor rps such as this

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  3. Love this kind of stuff, really cool to see.

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  4. Definitely good advice! I'll start doing this instead of tossing my old hats. Thanks man!

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  5. Thasnks for this, I actually have a Jays hat (lol i know) that is too big for me and this just might do the trick! Thanks man!

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  6. Will keep this in mind in case anything happens to my hats, god forbid!

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  7. All that hassle. Why not just get a refund?

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  8. Thanks for this :) I have some busted old hats that needs repairing.

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  9. Very useful tip my friend.
    I love caps and i have a lot so old ... and i want to repair them

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  10. I fixed one of my hats with this today! very helpful I hope you dont mind I wrote this down and will use it later!

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  11. Looks good,i love thoes caps.

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  12. woww this is really helpfull for me :D!!

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  13. Wow, that was easy! Thanks for the info!

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  14. Great tip! So usefull for those of us who can;t buy new hats for a while!

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  15. I probably see this hat on a daily basis.

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  17. Great fix there. You definitely seem to know what you're doing.

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  18. Now just come up with a way to fix the bill when it gets ruined aha.

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  19. This guide is very well written! bookmarked for sure!

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  20. Dude thats a sexy tutorial thanks.

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  21. Informative tutorial, thanks man, I have several old New Era hats that could use some TLC. Nice blog btw.

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  22. Great rapair man, thanks for the tips.

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  23. this is a really cool post... thanks for the tutorial!

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  24. great tip, my cap says thanks.

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  25. I am not a cap wearer but that may change as my hair begins to recede!

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  26. Awesome,now do not have to throw their hats into the trash.

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  27. Very nice guide, now to find out if this sort of thing would work on a snapback...

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  28. That's great advice, my hats keep breaking and this is helpful.

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  29. I'd have just left it. But I'm the kinda guy who still has jeans from when I was 15.

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  30. Damn, simple and effective. Nice going, man.

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