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Today, I decided to restore a moth bitten Ike jacket I have. I recently purchased a pair of torn up wool trousers just for this job. After mending a few moth holes, I think I have gotten fairly skilled at patching up these holes without showing obvious work. I am considering offering this service for sale on the forum since I know many members on here struggle with how to repair moth holes. Take a look at the photos and tell me what you think, and if you think my idea is a good one.

 

Here is a quick before an after of the best repair yet. The first two are just eh, I am going to have to take them out and redo them. This was a hole a bit larger than a pin head, you can see part of the Cavalry collar brass for reference. (This one is not quite done yet)

 

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I have also considering offering a service for ribbons with the thin plastic covering. Over the years this usually yellows and begins to flake off. I have cellophane material identical to the original stuff, and have repaired a number of these ribbons with the cellophane in poor condition. Here is an example of ribbons with the cellophane covering:

 

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Rob

Exhausting & Dirty Work



Interested in buying identified or re-searchable Korean War uniforms, groupings, medals and more.

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Brilliant, and noted.

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Here is another, this was the other lapel. It is by no means pristine and perfect, with a magnifying glass you can see the threads and such. However, with normal vision and on display, it looks quite nice. FAR better than an ugly hole with some white showing through. You can see the outline of the "patch" in this very close up photograph...it is hard to maintain the weave around the edges.

 

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I'm very pleased! It's nothing super hard to do, it's really just a patch of wool blended in the moth hole and sewn in place. It's tedious and time consuming. So really, anyone can do it, but I still think I could make a few dollars off of it, if anyone is interested.

 

Rob

Exhausting & Dirty Work



Interested in buying identified or re-searchable Korean War uniforms, groupings, medals and more.

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