Bob McGwier (n4hy@CCR-P.IDA.ORG)
Fri, 26 May 1995 10:34:43 -0400
> With all the discussion concerning the quality of patches, where
> they are to be worn, and who affixes them to the shirt, I would
> like to add my two cents' worth.
> Every time my son needs a patch added to his shirt, merit badge
> sash, brag vest or whatever, my wife complains and I don't blame
> her. The patches are manufactured to be "iron-on". However, the
> glue used doesn't hold up for long. Therefore, they must be sewn
> on. Well, while the glue won't stay glued for long, it sure does
> make it hard to get a needle through. Life would be much easier
> if they would leave the glue off.
The stuff on the back is plastic not glue. This keeps the coarse threads
in the canvas from unraveling after time. The patches will deteriorate
over time if you have ironed the plastic off.
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