Can this be re-fused?

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  1. toplel

    toplel Senior member

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    MEXX isn't very highly regarded here & I'm beginning to see why.

    I think the wool layer is no longer "fused" to the back & that's why I'm seeing these wrinkles. Is there a way I can "re-fuse" this to improve the look?

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  2. wojt

    wojt Senior member

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    If nobody will have an idea than I would take it to a tailor who makes fused suits, he should know wheter you can repair it or not
     
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  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Nearly impossible. The fusible is afixed to the top layer fabric via heat. It's an irreversible process. Once the glue starts to become undone, it's not like stitching - you can't just reapply the fusing adhesive.
     


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    Good proof that avoiding fused suits is not about snobbishness, but simply a good investment.
     


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    Bob Loblaw Senior member

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    Or at the very least 're-fuse' to buy anything else from MEXX.
     


  6. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Did this happen after pressing or dry-cleaning?

    Would place a press cloth over the area and put a hot iron on the spot that is bubbling. Leave the iron long enough for the heat to penetrate and soften things but not so long to burn the cloth or so long it leaves an impression of the shape of the iron on the cloth. Don't move the iron around just apply pressure on the bubbled area and see what happens. Can't make it worse, unless you burn the cloth.

    Don't move the jacket until the cloth has cooled and dried up from the heat. You could place a book over the area and apply pressure until the cloth cools. The pressure from the book will help bind the fusing and cloth and if the book is clothbound, will absorb some of the heat.

    If you don't want to fool with it, take it to a tailor, not a dry cleaner.
     


  7. toplel

    toplel Senior member

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    Thanks, I will try it. Should the cloth be damp?

    It happened after a pressing. I noticed a wrinkle and tried to iron it out - I likely made it worse.
     


  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Slightly damp to create a touch of steam. Don't move the iron around, just apply pressure in one spot. Letting the cloth dry after pressing is key
     


  9. wojt

    wojt Senior member

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    did it help?
     


  10. toplel

    toplel Senior member

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    I have not done it yet, but I will. I'm debating doing it myself or having my tailor do it.

    I promise to provide results here. If this thread is locked I'll start a new one.

    Thanks again for the advice, especially wojt and Despos.

    Cheers
     
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  11. toplel

    toplel Senior member

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    OK I tried it last night and made it worse [​IMG] Now there's like a ribbed effect probably from too much steam. I think the less I touch this jacket the better.

    I'll bring it to my tailor & see if he can resurrect it, will provide the results here.

    It will be a few weeks, he's very busy ATM.
     
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  12. toplel

    toplel Senior member

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    My tailor hauled out a professional steam iron and ironed out the entire mess in about 15 seconds.
     


  13. wojt

    wojt Senior member

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    huh? that was unexpected. I wonder if it will hold up :)
     


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