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Slicker

Brush felt hats to clean hats and apply polish and wax to surface.

What does a Slicker do?

Brushes felt hats to clean hats and applies polish and wax to surface to impart smooth, finished appearance: Brushes hat to remove dust, lint, and loose fibers and rotates hat over steampipe to remove excess gloss and condition fibers. Pulls hat onto block of revolving spindle and depresses pedal to start block rotating. Brushes silk polish onto hat to produce gloss. Applies wax to lure, rubs pad against heated iron to melt wax, and holds heated pad against rotating hat to smooth and finish appearance of felt. May place hi-roll hat in metal jig to shape and sharpen style lines.