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post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post


le necro bump

Can someone post pictures of bubbling? I have no idea what it looks like...and given that 2/3 of the jackets I own are fused (BR and HB), I'd feel more comfortable knowing what to be on the lookout for.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/138626/did-i-kill-my-jacket/
post #47 of 51
"Bubbling" can be one of two things- puckering or delamination.

Cloth is sensitive to humidity so steam and humidity without pressure from an iron or a pressing machine will cause puckering. Sadly, full-canvas garments are more susceptible to this puckering than fused garments.

Delamination is when the bond holding the fusible to the front is weakened and the fusible starts to peel away. Rain or water will not cause this. Only heat or certain types of solvent. The most common reason for delamination is from steaming a garment which softens the resin. Pressing involves steam but pressure is applied at the same time so the bond is not weakened.

The garment shown in the thread linked to above does not look like delamination- it looks like it was steamed or badly ironed. The wrinkling along the roll line is normal- the bridle tape which is applied along the roll line is pulled tight to prevent the lapel from gaping; the resulting wrinkles are pressed out and will only re-appear if steam is applied without sufficient pressure. The wrinkling along the edge of the lapel could be from a number of things, but steam is definitely what made it show up. A good pressing should correct it. Any other little wrinkles on the chest just look like they need a proper pressing.
post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

This thread is not only useless, but annoying, without pictures.
Sorry for the necro revival but I think this should be a fair example of bubbling. Or at least the wardrobe/special effects guy's interpretation.
post #49 of 51
that is paint not bubbling.
it is doubtful the wardrobe stylist could find a poorly fused suit to fit this specific actor in the correct shade of gray or get the suit to bubble so artfully.
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

that is paint not bubbling.
it is doubtful the wardrobe stylist could find a poorly fused suit to fit this specific actor in the correct shade of gray or get the suit to bubble so artfully.
They could have made the actor wear a Boss suit in the rain, no? Anyhow, thank you for more elegantly explaining what I tried to say in the second sentence of my post!
post #51 of 51
Having worked in drycleaning for 10 years now. I have seen a few jackets that have bubbled. The worst names for jackets bubbling are the higher end of the market. Try and explain that to a customer who has spent alot of money on a jacket. By law, drycleaners must follow the care labels and do so very carefully as you would not be in business for very long if we did not. What can happen is in the fusing process of the interfacing when the jacket is being made, there has not been a high enough iron heat or enough pressure applied. The interfacing may loosen a little on the first and second clean. maybe not enough to notice, but after another clean can become worse and obvious. If the fabrics had not been cleaned properly before the fusing this will not help the bonding of the interfacing. also if you are caught in heavy rain in your jacket and get it cleaned this as well can loosen the interfacing. sadly all of these factors are things the dry cleaner can not predict or for see.
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