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REMOVING / CLEANING WWII USMC DRESS COVER

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I've just acquired a USMC General's dress white cover (visor cap).  Unfortunately, the cover itself is a bit dirty and stained.

 

Two questions:

 

1. How do I remove the cover from the lower part (that goes around the head)?  I see the two bits that attach the chinstrap to the headband, but not sure how to open from inside the sweatband w/o damaging.

 

2. Cleaning?  Will regular (special non-toxic) dry cleaning do it?  

 

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Honestly, I would leave it just the way it is...


I will pay top dollar for original WWII items pertaining to:

 

OSS

OSS Maritime Unit

NCDU

UDT

Scouts and Raiders

FSSF

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I have come across many old yellowed and/or stained white covers and I think the only thing that might restore them - or destroy them - is bleach,  and it never seemed worth the risk. 

 

 



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I echo Andy's suggestion; I would leave it alone.

 

Kurt


My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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thank you all

 

Since I have two, might try one with very diluted non-chlorine bleach; let soak for ten minutes first.

 

will also ask my local art conservator/restoration specialist and post here.

 

z

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There is a product commonly used in the antique industry on yellowed lace doilies and linens called "Restoration Fabric Restorer." The product is advertised as containing no chlorine.

 

https://englesideproducts.com/product/restoration-fabric-restorer/

 

I have seen the results of this product on lace, handkerchiefs, table covers, etc.  I have never used it so I cannot endorse the product but it may be something you want to research.

 

 


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thank you so much!  just hate to see this beautiful cover less than white.  Wouldn't want the ghost of Chesty Puller to haunt me.

 

z

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Does anyone know what material the quatrefoil embroidery on top of my USMC white cover is?  

The above product warns against using on satin.

 

z

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7 minutes ago, bldrhouse said:

Wouldn't want the ghost of Chesty Puller to haunt me.

 

I get the feeling he was not General Spit N Polish

 

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