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Unread 05-19-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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I have about had it with the wool Richardson plate hat. I used to use New Era until they stopped making umpire caps. The problem with the Richardson wool is that I constantly get sweat stains when working in warm weather. I know the stains can be eliminated by spraying with water. But, the stains show up during the game. Anyone else having this problem?
Anybody know of a suitable replacement?
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Default Re: Richardson Plate Hat

New caps, get a few of them and clean them so you can rotate them.

I just cleaned a couple of my Richardson caps.

Febreeze and lysol them after your games. The stains are salt from your body, so you have to get the salt out of the caps.
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In agreement with Johnny...

Get more than one cap and rotate them regularly...cap 1 for game one...cap 2 for game 2...

Clean the damn things routinely...they'll be fine...

Keep a separate cloth with your gear...something NOT used for anything else you in your gear bag...

Spray some water of mild cleanser [no soapy cleanser] on the inside and wipe it down...
I use a soft brush...actually use a small shoe brush so as not to tear up the cap fabric...
and rub/scrub lightly after spraying the cap down...

Spray some Lysol and Frebreze them...

Cleaned and dry by the time I get it home...

They'll be fine and last as long as you normally would get from the old New Era's...

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Default Re: Richardson Plate Hat

Agree with the multiple cap....also, you could get one of those plastic cap cages. Put the cap in and pop it into the washer - don't have to worry about it losing its shape. Also useful for storage. They run about $10.
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Agree with the multiple cap....also, you could get one of those plastic cap cages. Put the cap in and pop it into the washer - don't have to worry about it losing its shape. Also useful for storage. They run about $10.
My only concern with the "cap caddy" and washing the caps are that you can only do that so many times before it's just too much for the bill of the cap to hold up any more...I might do this once a season...more as a "re-vitalizing" it so to speak...

You can fight the sagging cap brim by STARCHING the hell out of it and ironing it...but probably not the best way around it...

K.I.S.S...Keep It Simple Stupid works for most of us...jump on the quick clean after the game thing for a little while...see how it goes...and hey...report back to us and let us know how it's working out...

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You guys don't put the cap caddy in the washing machine to you?

I would think the spin cycle would tear it up.

Do you use the dishwasher? Not an option at my house according to my wife!
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Hi Guys:
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