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  • Favorite Team(s)
    Los Angeles Kings, Whoever plays the Ducks
  • Favorite Player(s)
    Luc Robitaille, Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey, Peter Šťastný, Anže Kopitar
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    1996 Penguins 3rd, Rangers Liberty, 80's-90's Leafs, 1996 Team USA WCOH

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  1. LAK74

    Customizer's Current Wait Times Thread

    Is that September 1 date the official word from them?
  2. LAK74

    Customizer's Current Wait Times Thread

    Wait, what?? Did they say why?
  3. LAK74

    Canucks Experts

    On this one from the following season (98/99), the letters do look like the same material as the numbers:
  4. LAK74

    Canucks Experts

    I thought I remembered reading somewhere about how they had some fragility problems with that material when it was kiss-cut, which is supposedly why they switched to layered shortly after. Although I’m not sure how that would have helped. You can save any image or open it in a new frame, although the autograph does give it away anyway, 😄 https://www.classicauctions.net/ItemImages/000140/140250h_lg.jpeg
  5. LAK74

    How To STRIP A JERSEY 101

    I’ve never really timed it, but I’d guess you have less than 20-30 seconds before it dries to the point where it won’t be effective enough to remove anything. Even if the acetone does dry, you can reapply it without rinsing, but once the color and residue are gone, then rinse with fresh acetone and then water right away to remove any stain rings. Btw, the Kings jersey took a bit of time to get clean; it wasn’t easy.
  6. LAK74

    How To STRIP A JERSEY 101

    That residue looks relatively mild, and should come out with a solvent like acetone, or Goof-Off. If you work with acetone, you do have to be a bit careful, since the jersey is white- acetone dries quickly, so after you apply it and gently scrub the affected areas, you need to rinse it out with cold water quickly before the acetone dries, or you may see the discoloration bleed outward from the original outlines, leaving a lightly stained area. After all is done, you’ll probably need to run the jersey through a wash, which is a bit of a shame, as I think I see an original paper Center Ice tag still attached to the neck tagging. Goof-Off works well too, and has the advantage of not evaporating so fast, so you can take your time and let it soak into the material for quite a while, as the adhesive starts to soften and dissolve. These 2 pics are of a Kings ultrafil I cleaned up with Goof-Off. In the second pic, there’s still a very faint outline visible where the numbers used to be, but that can be reduced even further by soaking in Oxiclean later. EDIT: After reading your post over again, I hope you didn’t iron the outlined areas too much, as heat can fuse the twill adhesive residue more deeply into the jersey material, making it more difficult to get out. Ironing wouldn’t have gotten the color bleeding out anyway- that has to be removed with a solvent.
  7. LAK74

    It arrived today v. 8.0

    What happened to the goat???
  8. LAK74

    The Patch Thread 2.0

    When Patch Collection runs out of official original patches, they sometimes start to sell repros. Remember the NHL100 patch fiasco a couple of years ago? I wouldn’t trust anything from them that was not sealed in a National Emblem package. If you complain about the patch not being an original, they won’t give you any hassle, and you might not even have to return the patch to them. The last 2 times they shipped me a repro instead of an original, they didn’t want me to send it back. Would probably have cost them more for the return shipping than it cost them to make the patch.
  9. LAK74

    NHL Team Customizers

    Some local Vancouver fans who use PCC say they have never been the team customizer, but they do good work on Canucks jerseys. They may possibly do retail jobs for the team store, but I still am not convinced they do the on-ice jerseys.
  10. LAK74

    The Patch Thread 2.0

    Could’ve got this one for $5: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PHILADELPHIA-FLYERS-50TH-ANNIVERSARY-NFL-PATCH/233297373009?hash=item36519b6751:g:tEAAAOSwhE9bhJJa
  11. LAK74

    It arrived today v. 8.0

    Pooh Bear lettering was one layer (black) with a printed white strip with white stitching running through the strip.
  12. LAK74

    Help on WHO TO PUT ON THIS!

    This is just part of the reason I’ve never had a Kings ‘93 Finals jersey made up. Airknit Chevys were team-issued only, and extremely hard to find. (The only one I have is a playoff gamer.) Also, an authentic Finals patch is super rare. Add to that, having to cut a weirdly-shaped ultrafil swatch to stitch the patch to before stitching the whole assembly over an already-existing SC100 patch, is too much trouble and expense to go to, just to make a jersey they lost in. 😠
  13. LAK74

    Help on WHO TO PUT ON THIS!

    Airknit jerseys tend to tear more easily than ultrafil and need more repairs, although they have the advantage of better ventilation and therefore they are “cooler” to play in. The regular season sets generally needed to last half a season, so the team went with ultrafil for more durability. Unless the team went really deep in the playoffs, a playoff set wouldn’t usually be used for more than 3 to 7 games, so the team switched to airknit for better player comfort, without having to worry about the need for excessive repairs or multiple jerseys for each player. I got this info from the Kings’ equipment manager.
  14. LAK74

    Help on WHO TO PUT ON THIS!

    Yes. Actually all the way back from 1988 to 1996.
  15. LAK74

    Help on WHO TO PUT ON THIS!

    Chevy logo jerseys were airknit in every playoff season from 1990-93. Last ultrafils were used during 1995/96.
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