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Paul Lashton Crown Insert Repair Strips with Stiffener


U.S. Pat. Pending. No. 29/753,283,  63/085,318

Do you have a favorite hat whose crown has begun to tear? Or do you have a hat you would wish to protect from wear and tear?

Try our crown repair strips for repairing and protecting the crowns of straw hats. The strips are 100% acid-free canvas and easy to apply, just dip the strip in water and mold it to the shape of your crown. Once the strip dries, it will harden and create a permanent patch, hiding and preventing any further tear.

For large tears between 1"-2", use the D-strip. The d-strip is slightly harder to apply. For most small tears and general protection, the V-strip is sufficient and easier to use.

3 Strips included per unit.

Instructions For Use:

  1. Locate the tear and clean off any dust from the area.

  2. Dip the strip in water for 6-9 seconds. Make sure it is fully submerged.

  3. Place the wet strip with the yellow glue side down on the inside of the cracked crown.

  4. With your fingers, mold the strip to the inside of the crown. Make sure all air pockets are removed. Pay extra attention to the area near the tear, check that the strip is glued to both sides of the tear.

  5. Turn your hat upside down and leave it to dry overnight.

  6. Once the strip has dried, the strip should be hard and the tear should be less noticeable.

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
john rondeau
Perfect fix

Small cracking I brim of Panama hat, patch worked great and easy to affix

Joseph Crim
maybe too late for this hat

It seemed the more tried to patch the more it fell apart. But it did stick and fill the hole that is only noticeable if you look for it.

Jim Goodman
fixed my favorite hat

Great kit. Was happy to find out I didn’t need to get a new hat.

Jerry Donathan
Paul Lashton Crown Insert Repair Strips with Stiffener

These work Fantastic , easy to apply and should make the hat last a long time without cracks !

Lee Barney
Works Great!

After 5 years of good service my Panama developed a small tear. I ordered the patch, it arrive quickly, was easily applied, and now you would never know it was damaged.

We’ll worth the small cost.

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