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So I just bought a World Series patch from Emblem Source with the intention of putting it on a jersey.

When it arrived, however, I found it on a plastic backing with a note that says it's not intended for use on apparel.

So here's my question. Is it even worth trying to put it on the jersey? If so, do I remove the plastic backing? Is that even possible? Or do I start searching ebay for a new patch?

Thanks!

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Yes, it's possible, but can be VERY tricky. You've gotta remove the plastic backing if you want to stitch it down, otherwise it'll destroy your needles and will never lay flat if you do somehow get it down.

I've removed the plastic backing off of two patches. The first was the 07 Stanley Cup patch I wanted to put on a Teemu Selane jersey I had. I used a blow dryer and a razor blade. I ended up taking a few hours, I damaged the patch a bit, and I still have the scar from where I cut my hand. Don't try this method. It's time consuming, pain-staking, dangerous, and even kinda stupid because it has a high failure rate.

The second patch was an A's anniversary patch (can't remember which one) that I put on a Frank Thomas jersey. I used an electric stove and it worked like a charm. Hold it above the stove for a few seconds until the backing loosens up a bit, and then you should be able to peel it right off. Again, proceed with caution though as you'll be working with a hot stove and warm plastic.

You can also use this same method to get the patches off the sides of baseball caps cleanly, too. I've done that a few times and reapplied them to new caps (usually only using the melted glue left over from the patch) and with a bit of practice it'll work perfectly with no damage and won't take you very long.

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The second patch was an A's anniversary patch (can't remember which one) that I out on a Frank Thomas jersey. I used an electric stove and it worked like a charm. Hold it above the stove for a few seconds until the backing loosens up a bit, and then you should be able to peel it right off. Again, proceed with caution though as you'll be working with a hot stove and warm plastic.

Do you think an iron could work as well? I only have a gas stove.

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The second patch was an A's anniversary patch (can't remember which one) that I out on a Frank Thomas jersey. I used an electric stove and it worked like a charm. Hold it above the stove for a few seconds until the backing loosens up a bit, and then you should be able to peel it right off. Again, proceed with caution though as you'll be working with a hot stove and warm plastic.

Do you think an iron could work as well? I only have a gas stove.

Yeah that should work, too. I tried an iron with the SCF patch, but you've gotta get the iron up to at least 300 degrees, which can be a bitch, and use heat transfer wax paper (NOT the kitchen stuff), which you've gotta go buy.

A gas stove will work the same way as an electric stove, but you've gotta be even more careful due to having an open flame. I've done it before, and it worked, but I burned a pretty good sized hole in the side of a Rays cap I took the 08 World Series patch off of.

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I've put patches in boiling water and the plastic peeled off easily.

http://forums.icejerseys.com/index.php?showtopic=599

"Boil water in a small sauce pan. Drop the patch in for about 90 seconds. Use tongs to remove it. Let stand and cool for about 20-30 seconds. Carefully start peeling the backing, but only remove less than an 1/8 of it. Then place the patch back in the boiling water for about another 1-2 minutes. Remove again and let stand for another few seconds so it's not to hot to handle. Go back to the place where you previously began peeling and pull the backing the rest of the wayoff. I then place them on a small cookie cooling rack to dry out. The boiling will not hurt the patch at all and is by far the best way to take off backings. "I've done dozens with 100%success"."

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I've never had problems just using a hair dryer to remove that plastic. On the high setting, hold the dryer over a corner or edge until the glue loosens. Once that happens the cloth edge will separate and you can work the two pieces apart by directly heating the glue and slowly working across the patch. No razors required.

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On 27/6/2014 at 4:07 AM, Bucfan56 said:

Yes, it's possible, but can be VERY tricky. You've gotta remove the plastic backing if you want to stitch it down, otherwise it'll destroy your needles and will never lay flat if you do somehow get it down.

I've removed the plastic backing off of two patches. The first was the 07 Stanley Cup patch I wanted to put on a Teemu Selane jersey I had. I used a blow dryer and a razor blade. I ended up taking a few hours, I damaged the patch a bit, and I still have the scar from where I cut my hand. Don't try this method. It's time consuming, pain-staking, dangerous, and even kinda stupid because it has a high failure rate.

The second patch was an A's anniversary patch (can't remember which one) that I put on a Frank Thomas jersey. I used an electric stove and it worked like a charm. Hold it above the stove for a few seconds until the backing loosens up a bit, and then you should be able to peel it right off. Again, proceed with caution though as you'll be working with a hot stove and warm plastic.

You can also use this same method to get the patches off the sides of baseball caps cleanly, too. I've done that a few times and reapplied them to new caps (usually only using the melted glue left over from the patch) and with a bit of practice it'll work perfectly with no damage and won't take you very long.

Dear Bucfan/Walt,  You better call Saul for help with those patches 

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14 hours ago, DallasOutlaw94 said:

Is the only way to put it on a jersy to sew it on!? I just got one of the new dbacks ones but I want it on my jersy!? Wht don't they just sell them as iron onset cause that what most people want them for so they can be put on their jersy with out sewing them....

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Because they want you to buy authentics. 

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