Cleaning & Repair
Each year I receive several inquiries as to the best way to clean pennants. The following is a compilation of my thoughts and experiences regarding the matter. I welcome your suggestions, ideas and horror stories regarding this topic and will add them to this web page for others to benefit from.
cleaning of pennants is an issue all collectors face at one time or another.
It doesnít matter if you are a hard core collector with high-end
vintage pennants or youíre
just starting out and have a few pennants hanging on the wall in your basement
rec-room. We all like them to look
good! This can be a tough and
frustrating matter. In general I
prefer to retain whatever patina is on the pennant and not mess with cleaning
them but there are those times when cleaning can really improve the look and
feel of the item.
is a very tricky topicÖ Each
pennant should be addressed on a case by case basis. What may work for one is
not guaranteed to work for another. Most
older pennants canít be replaced easily or cheaply so you really must way the
risks and there are always risks! Thatís why there are no set rules and I
donít recommend one method over another. In fact I do not recommend any
cleaning methods. I have tried
several methods over the years and have not really been happy with any of them.
I pass on this information so that you can make a more informed decision.
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