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just stripped an ultrafil jersey - came out great so far


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Well, I'm always one who likes to do things for myself. Instead of sending jerseys out to get stripped, I got the crazy idea of trying it out. So, what we have here is one of the infamous Van De Velde ebay specials. I don't know who Van De Velde is, or why he chose to adorn so many fine jerseys with his name, but its gotta go.

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It was actually quite easy. I used the seam ripper on the twill side, and cut through all the threads alone the twill edges. There wasn't much in terms of glue, so everything peeled off pretty easily. I can see how the fabric could snag if you pulled too quickly, and this being an ultrafil jersey, I went very slow. Everything came off fine, no snags or rips. Here's the finished product.

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Question. After stripping the twill, I ran it through the washing machine to get any glue residue off, even though I didn't see anything major on the jersey. However, the impression of the original lettering is still on the fabric, around the edges where the twill was sewed down. How do I remove these stitch lines? They aren't from glue, I'm pretty sure it all came out. It looks like its just where the thread used to be. See pictures below.

"33" that was on the arm:

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Name on back:

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I bought one of the Van De Velde Chicago Blackhawks jersey's off of E-bay.

I did the same thing with using a seam ripper to get the name / #'s off but there was glue residue still on the jersey under one of the #'s, Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get it off? Tried goo b gone and a few other things.

When I searched via Google it said to use watered down Acetone, it also said to try it on an inconspicuious spot as it might ruin the material.

I'm kinda afraid to try, don't want to risk it on this jersey.

Any other ideas? Is there a place I can take it and have someone else do it? I really am not good at stuff like this.

Bob

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I know a number of guys on here have used acetone with tremendous results. Try on a small area first to make sure it doesn't damage the jersey. Exclusive Pro Sports in Illinois offers the service of cleaning the residue as well.

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I bought one of the Van De Velde Chicago Blackhawks jersey's off of E-bay.

I did the same thing with using a seam ripper to get the name / #'s off but there was glue residue still on the jersey under one of the #'s, Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get it off? Tried goo b gone and a few other things.

When I searched via Google it said to use watered down Acetone, it also said to try it on an inconspicuious spot as it might ruin the material.

I'm kinda afraid to try, don't want to risk it on this jersey.

Any other ideas? Is there a place I can take it and have someone else do it? I really am not good at stuff like this.

Bob

I haven't used it on ultrafil, but I've used goof-off to get glue residue off of air-knit jerseys with great results. Just spray the goof-off on to a white rag, and the glue should just wipe right off after a couple of passes.

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I second goof-off. It has removed any glue residue I've had on jerseys when stripping them.

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Thanks guys! I'll give the Goof off a shot, I know we used to use it at work but they stopped selling it in my area - i'll try and find some on line. And thank you St Patrick for the nod on Exclusive Pro Sports i'm going to give them a call on Monday. I was forced to stop collecting by a girlfriend a long time ago but am just getting back into it, this board is a wealth of information.

Thanks again,

Bob

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Wait, what? I hope this is the reason she's an ex-girlfriend!!!

Not the main reason but in the top 5.

I have a few jerseys' that I don't know how to identify what era they are from, can anyone suggest a thread where i can get more information?

I have a white Detroit Red Wings and a Yellow Boston Bruins jersey.

The majority of the jersey's I have are from the early 90's (Ultrafil / Air Knit) but this material is different and the style of each seems to be of an older era (no fight straps and laces on the collar). I acquired them from a guy I was playing hockey with about 15 years ago - he was struggling with his 6 lb ancient leather gloves and I bought him a new set so he gave me the gloves and the two jerseys.

I can't figure out how to insert pictures but if anyone can help I can send you the images.

From the one data base I found they look like jerseys from the late 50's but what do I know..

Thanks Bob

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Hey bob just start a thread to ask that identification question. Its going to be much easier to get a quick answer if you post the pictures instead of emailing them out to people. Good luck/ welcome.

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Hey bob just start a thread to ask that identification question. Its going to be much easier to get a quick answer if you post the pictures instead of emailing them out to people. Good luck/ welcome.

Thanks nogoal99,

Not to sound like a noob but i guess i am so... Is there anything on here that I can read up on about how to add a picture?

Not the most computer savvy but i'm learning as I go.

P.S. I like your profile name, Hull was in the crease, Dallas deserves an asterisk

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