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    Grizzled Grave Robber HENRY JONES JR.'s Avatar
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    Re: NEAT TRICK TO DARKEN YOUR FEDORA RIBBON! (without dye) (photos!)

    Your very welcome Louisianna James! Please remember, I'd try it on a scrap ribbon first, AND remember I've only tried it with the product I've shown, called TOTES MINK OIL WITH LANOLIN AND SILICONE. I have NOT tried it with any other mink oil. I know it works with what I have, but I have no idea if it will work with any other mink oil. Perhaps it's not the mink oil, but perhaps it's the lanolin that does it. Perhaps it's not the lanolin, but the silicone that does it. See what I mean?

    I'd hate for someone to try some other mink oil product other than what I have tried, and think it doesn't work.

    I can only speak for the very product I have used, not any other mink oil type products.

    Hopefully, one of the internet savy members here can find this product somewhere, or track it down via the internet, and share the knowledge with us here.

    -HJJ

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    Sultan of Shovels Knight of the Round Table Indiana Bugs's Avatar
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    Re: NEAT TRICK TO DARKEN YOUR FEDORA RIBBON! (without dye) (photos!)

    So, it only took me 5 months to do this, but here it is.



    The lighting is different, but you can see the relative darkness of the ribbon to the felt as compared to my avatar picture which is darker overall, but the ribbon is not darker than the felt. TBT, since that picture was taken, the ribbon has faded considerably, so the ribbon darkening was even more significant.

    The photos make it more obvious to me where I missed with the paint brush. I will be doing touch-ups very soon and will repost more pictures when I can replicate the lighting conditions in the avatar photo.
    'There is a fine line between art and fondling.'
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    Re: NEAT TRICK TO DARKEN YOUR FEDORA RIBBON! (without dye) (photos!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Indiana Bugs View Post
    So, it only took me 5 months to do this, but here it is.



    The lighting is different, but you can see the relative darkness of the ribbon to the felt as compared to my avatar picture which is darker overall, but the ribbon is not darker than the felt. TBT, since that picture was taken, the ribbon has faded considerably, so the ribbon darkening was even more significant.

    The photos make it more obvious to me where I missed with the paint brush. I will be doing touch-ups very soon and will repost more pictures when I can replicate the lighting conditions in the avatar photo.
    Looks great! Your fedora is really great looking.

    I'm curious, as to which product brand you actually used.

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    Sultan of Shovels Knight of the Round Table Indiana Bugs's Avatar
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    Re: NEAT TRICK TO DARKEN YOUR FEDORA RIBBON! (without dye) (photos!)

    Thank you, Henry. I used Pecard Leather Cream. It comes in a plastic can that's a little larger than a large coffee mug.

    In person, the imperfections that I can see in the picture are negligible, and in fact add to the worn look of the hat so I may just leave it alone. Iow, it looks worse in the picture.
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    Re: NEAT TRICK TO DARKEN YOUR FEDORA RIBBON! (without dye) (photos!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Indiana Bugs View Post
    Iow, it looks worse in the picture.
    But, ..the picture of the Fedora and ribbon look great man! You did a great job!
    Last edited by HENRY JONES JR.; 07-02-2013 at 10:30 PM.

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    Re: NEAT TRICK TO DARKEN YOUR FEDORA RIBBON! (without dye) (photos!)

    Thanks, I'm happy with it.
    'There is a fine line between art and fondling.'
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    Re: NEAT TRICK TO DARKEN YOUR FEDORA RIBBON! (without dye) (photos!)

    Gave this a try (was planning on having the ribbon replaced with a darker one anyway, so...)

    My Peters Brothers went from this:


    to this:


    Looks good after about 24 hours...we'll see how it wears.

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    Re: NEAT TRICK TO DARKEN YOUR FEDORA RIBBON! (without dye) (photos!)

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikeike View Post
    Gave this a try (was planning on having the ribbon replaced with a darker one anyway, so...)

    My Peters Brothers went from this:


    to this:


    Looks good after about 24 hours...we'll see how it wears.
    Sure makes a difference! Looks great in the photos! If you want to, you can always blot it with a paper towel. Mine all dry quickly after wiping off excess with a paper towel.
    Glad it worked for you too! Which brand did you use?

 

 
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