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Washing an autographed jersey?

Postby wolves01 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:11 pm

Dumb question I know, but my autographed Sammy Hagar jersey needs a wash. If autographed with a sharpie, will it remain or get washed out?

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Re: Washing an autographed jersey?

Postby Altmike » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:15 pm

Funny thing happened to my brother. He had a Ronick jersey signed by JR. Well my mom washed it and the signature came right out. There was just a faint line where you could see his signature. So my mom got a sharpie and traced it out. I think she told my brother a few months later. Moral of the story. Be very careful.

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Re: Washing an autographed jersey?

Postby nmuwildcat » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:49 pm

I've only done it once when I had a couple jerseys that needed cleaning: I was told to turn the jersey inside out, use only cold water, and line dry it afterward.

Autographs stayed. All jerseys were signed on their number.

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Re: Washing an autographed jersey?

Postby wolves01 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:37 pm

Thanks for the advice

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Re: Washing an autographed jersey?

Postby WolfBoy » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:40 am

I wouldn't do it, either get it dry cleaned if it needs a washing, or just Fabreze the crap out of it if it smells.

I tried putting one in a washing machine a long time ago, & it put wrinkles in the patches & numbers. That was washing it inside out, on cold, & letting it air dry.
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Re: Washing an autographed jersey?

Postby Howler1 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:28 pm

I googled this topic. Whats been said here is pretty spot on but it also suggested setting the ink with a hot iron or in a dryer at the highest setting appropriate for the fabric type.
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Re: Washing an autographed jersey?

Postby Altmike » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:34 pm

So have you tried washing it yet? I'm curios about the results.

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Re: Washing an autographed jersey?

Postby wolves01 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:28 pm

Never tried it yet. Too nervous. I wonder about dry cleaning. CD One Price is a Wolves sponsor and will clean Wolves jersey's for free all season

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Re: Washing an autographed jersey?

Postby nmuwildcat » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:09 pm

Lemme double check through my jerseys, but I'm pretty sure the only instructions I've ever seen are "DO NOT DRY CLEAN."
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Re: Washing an autographed jersey?

Postby wolves01 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:22 pm

That's probably why they offer to do it for free :)

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