Stretching your jacket up a size

Discussion in 'How To Info' started by sealbeachbum, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Zmit

    Zmit New Member

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    No no no....I tried this method, I hung all day like a monkey. Not worked.
    Hands stretch together with the jackets sleeves!!!! And the sleeve is still short in relation to the arm - they are the same stretched out.
    After this I have very long arms and coulde use captan control yoke from mine FO seat, but problem of lenghing sleeves was not solved.
    So I had to ask more experienced people here.
     
  2. zoomer

    zoomer Well-Known Member

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    I began to, uh, outgrow my ELC '33 Werber so I immersed the lower half of the body in tap-hot water and wore it for half a day. Results good - I could even blouse the waist a little!

    Then I gained 5 lb in 3 months! The gods look down and laugh.
     
  3. zoomer

    zoomer Well-Known Member

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    Is there a professional jacket stretching service anyone knows about? Like for shoes? It might get better results to do things like lengthening sleeves or body, or expanding a collar, by machine. If there is such a machine.
     
  4. Blackcat1369

    Blackcat1369 New Member

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    Hello, came across this forum searching this exact topic! I have an older padded cafe racer that has gotten a bit too tight in the shoulders and armpits. Anybody have any tips for getting the maximum stretch in those areas?
    Thanks!
     
  5. Greg Gale

    Greg Gale Well-Known Member

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    Don't do anything, just wear the shit out of it. Maybe go sleep in it. Wear it with a thick sweater. Do some exercises, move around, drive. It will stretch eventually. Just be patient. I've had my A-2 for more than half a year. It was interesting to compare it with a new one this weekend, mine had much more shoulder room.
     
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  6. Dr H

    Dr H Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard the term 'isophoric alcohol' before (as an organic chemist) - it seems to be bandied around on different fora on the internet, but I imagine that isopropyl alcohol (2-propanol) is probably what is being described.
     
  7. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    add some ice, a little lemon juice to the tequila, and the shoes and or jacket will taste great,,,, and get ya bent.
     

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