Nike logos falling off clothes: has anyone tried this?

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  1. tennisoh

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    I figured if there was ever a place to ask this, it would be where a lot of other tennis clothing fanatics are.

    The pressed on logos for all brands are light, but also pretty easy to crack or peel off. Has anyone used something as a replacement, or even tried to get your thread out and make a more permanent logo?

    I haven't tried it, but I was just wondering. I have a few shorts and shirts that have plenty of life in them, but are starting to look a little worn just on that symbol. Yes, I know it's just a logo, but it is kind of an eyesore. If it's a somewhat easy fix, I might try it.
     
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  2. XFactorer

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    Some of my pressed-on Swooshes are falling off of my compression shorts and running shorts. But usually not the tennis shorts. Although the pair of charcoal shorts from French '09 had that problem and I just didn't wear them anymore. I'm not a big fan of the Swooshes coming off, but it happens.

    Perhaps a hot iron can fix it?
     
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  3. GameSetMatch

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    Just wash them at low tempertures. That will avoid then falling off in the first place.
     
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  4. Nuke

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    Actually, I'd go the other way and remove the logo completely. Smaller pressed-on logos can be often be removed without ruining the garment by repetedly covering it with duct tape and ripping it off quickly. But of course, if you value the logo for it's status appeal, this is not for you.
     
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  5. 10ACE

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    Hang dry your tennis clothes- never in the drier- drier makes the swoosh crinkle and fall off. GLICH
     
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  6. Wombat_Joe

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    Ha ha, TW actually sent me a Nike shirt that didn't even have the swoosh.. So it was either not put on in the first place, or TW don't check their gear before they leave..
     
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  7. kimguroo

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    I also bought a Nike polo without Nike swoosh. I was shocked hahaha.
     
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  8. hammer

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    4 or 5 years ago I saw a Nadal sleeveless shirt missing a logo at Niketown. I pointed it out to one of the employees there, and he promptly took it off the rack and sent it back to the stockroom.
     
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  9. ductrung3993

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    Heatshrink logo is the ulitimate cr*p! My Fed short has said goodbye to its logo already after ~10 wear (polo 'll follow soon probably) I think I'm gonna bring the short to to a store and have them make an embroidered logo for me, pics will be up then.
     
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  10. Federernike

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    Goodbye Darth fed polo
     
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  11. Bilders

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    Did your USO 07 polo bite the dust?
     
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  12. JoshT

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    I wash mine in cold, on the absolute lowest cycle, then hang to dry outside.

    I have NEVER had a swoosh even crinkle, much less fall off.
     
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  13. Johnny505

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    I've been wearing Nike for many years since my junior days.

    Their logo used to be embroidered onto their clothing.

    Now they are heat transferred logo, which over time will eventually fall off so don't be surprised.

    Embroidered fabric is more expensive and time consuming to manufacture so saves costs for the brands.
     
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  14. Federernike

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    Noooo

    Nah The 2014 DARTH FED BITE THE DUST :oops:
     
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  15. kimguroo

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    Not really. Clothing factories have huge embroidery machines and it's fast.
    Also usually Factories do not charge extra for embroidery logos unless logos or images are a little complicated.

    Major reason is fabric. Some fabrics do not have winkle problem near embroidery logo areas (usually related to thickness of fabric) but Many fabrics will have winkle problem with embroidery logos.

    Actually a few seasons ago, head polo had embroidery logo but it looked awful because of winkle near the head logo.

    When I make tennis apparels, I strongly preferred embroidery logos but I had to change it because of winkle problem. Heat transfer method was easy solution but it was not reliable.
     
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  16. Chotobaka

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    Not much, if anything, you can do about heat transfer logos. When they get ratty looking, and you are 100% comfortable with that, it is a sign that your balls have dropped and you have become a man -- and are comfortable in your own skin.
     
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  17. dolphinsrus

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    I had a similar situation with a couple of my favorite Nike shirts. I went online to the famous auction site and contacted a woman that makes vinyl art. I made a template of the swoosh with the right dimensions. She sent me back the swooshes and I applied them in hot with the iron. She saved my shirts!!!
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  18. Federernike

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    were did u contact her
     
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  19. Chotobaka

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    Wow. That is amazing. I stand corrected about not being able to fix this type of problem. How do the replacements hold up when washing?
     
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  20. dolphinsrus

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    Perfectly fine. Highly recommended.
     
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  21. Tennis Doc

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    Not so sure Nike would allow anyone else to use Swoosh. But if they made their clothes better we wouldn't have to do this.
     
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  22. kimguroo

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    For personal use, it's okay to do that.
    It's very hard to make perfect logo materials. Only solution will be printed logo but it will be more expensive to make printed fabrics.
    Polyester fabrics last longer than before so logos fall off before poly shirts get bad shapes. I am sure many apparel manufactures try to improve these issues but there won't be perfect solutions at this time.
     
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  23. The_Question

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    I have a few of the Fed polo that happened like that. I now wash them inside out, and air dry. It seems to "stay" on a little better now...
     
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