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Why do all the Great Patches get Eaten by MOTHS !!

Started by 1st Sgt CES , May 07 2012 01:07 PM

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#1 1st Sgt CES

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:07 PM

Why is it that all the good patches get eaten by the moths. Two Bullion patches that there is no fix for them . Blue Skies Mark

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#2 Patriot

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

Yep, and the Army Service Forces patches always seem to be mint....

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

I ve never seen something as bad as this before! Any idea how long that damage took place?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:22 PM

Give the moths a few more days and you will have two of the super rare white background 5th AAF patches. Then you are talking really big bucks on ebay.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:37 PM

Hey! Are you sure you checked the patches properly, I think one is back to finish what he started while you were gone!~

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:48 PM

Don't do that !!! I showed the wife & she freaked out !!!! And she is looking for the mothballs !!! Blue Skies Mark

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

I tried looking for the mothballs, but its hard getting their little legs apart :pinch:

But seriously folks, those little bugs are buggers! I had a problem one year at the shop. The %$#%$# moths were sitting on the box of mothballs mocking me. At that point I went to all out chemical warfare...

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:41 PM

LOL!!! That one got me laughing.... A real shame, though.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:44 PM

Why is it that all the good patches get eaten by the moths. Two Bullion patches that there is no fix for them . Blue Skies Mark

There dang sure is a fix for those. Because of their condition I would pull the rest of the blue wool out and clean em up a little and paint the background. At least, to me that would make a nice exhibit. Would look a lot better than they do now and would display a heck of a lot better.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:56 AM

That's a shame, maybe the rarer patches taste better. Just be glad those little monsters don't eat cotton or we would all be collecting something else.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:13 AM

When I get a new wool patch I put it in a zip lock bag and then in the freezer for a few days to kill the moths.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:45 AM

Moths have standards. Would you eat from McDonalds for free when Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is free too?

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:59 PM

I got one to

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