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 Post subject: Fixing Loop on Cap Badge
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 19:32 pm 
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Can anyone please help me.
I have purchased a rare WW2 RAF LEVIES cap badge, but one of the loops is broken, I'm needing to know if anyone on here could fix it for me, or know where I could take it to get fixed, as I want to attached to my Beret.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 20:29 pm 
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If you have no luck, find a old cheap unwanted cap badge with lugs, take one off and have it brazed/welded on. I did with a cap badge I bought years which had no slider.

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I did similar with a rare WW2 police metal cap badge, soldering it on with a hot iron.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 21:26 pm 
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gafferjim wrote:
I did similar with a rare WW2 police metal cap badge, soldering it on with a hot iron.

I still have the loop, would you do it for me?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:42 pm 
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I had mine brazed on by a welder in work, (when I worked :D ) and it cost me nothing, if you want to solder like Jim says borrow one or buy one and do it yourself, just make sure the area of contact clean. and don't forget to use pliers to hold the loop, I use a mini clamping station.

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If all else fails you can do what we used to ... simply sew the one side to the beret at an unnoticeable point.

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Correspondent wrote:
If all else fails you can do what we used to ... simply sew the one side to the beret at an unnoticeable point.


Initiative at its best Allen.

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