04-03-2012, 08:09 AM
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I have a QED select brush that all the funk left within a few days of use after I first got it.

This morn I used EF (with tallow) and just came home for lunch went to my shave den and picked it up fluffed it and smelled it and it has a sour smell!! What would cause this? I hang upside down after every use!

What should I do to fix this?! I love this brush it is my most versatile brush and the horn makes it the best looking.

I await you'd help!

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 04-03-2012, 08:20 AM
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(04-03-2012, 08:09 AM)Krisbarger Wrote: I have a QED select brush that all the funk left within a few days of use after I first got it.

This morn I used EF (with tallow) and just came home for lunch went to my shave den and picked it up fluffed it and smelled it and it has a sour smell!! What would cause this? I hang upside down after every use!

What should I do to fix this?! I love this brush it is my most versatile brush and the horn makes it the best looking.

I await you'd help!

Those brushes are made by KIM SON VU in Vietman and I know what its all about since I had a KIM SON VU (now in Oversaturn's hands).It takes a while to remove all the funk out of that ultra hair dense knot,so take it easy and dont worry.Just use a dishwasher gel (well,you have read right,dishwasher) or a bath gel and give the brush a couple lathering sessions using those gels and the funk would be completely gone in 4 or 6 lathering sessions (maybe more,depending on how dense is the knot).

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 04-03-2012, 08:29 AM
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After a few shaves any 'funk' normally disappears so stay with it.
You could also try dunking the brush a few times in a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water to speed things along and let the brush air in an open space between shaves.
regards, beejay

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 04-03-2012, 08:32 AM
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The funk did disappear after about 1 week. Noe it is back. Not a badger funk but a sour smell??

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 04-03-2012, 08:52 AM
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(04-03-2012, 08:32 AM)Krisbarger Wrote: The funk did disappear after about 1 week. Noe it is back. Not a badger funk but a sour smell??

Give the brush a couple lathering sessions with a bath gel and after that dry it pretty well with a hand drier.Also leave it on a place where the air is flowing or close to an open window.
The sour smell its not a good sign.

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 04-03-2012, 09:00 AM
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If the smell is from residual tallow in the hair, you might want to try removing it with Neutragena Anti-Residue Shampoo.

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 04-04-2012, 07:16 PM
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(04-03-2012, 09:00 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: If the smell is from residual tallow in the hair, you might want to try removing it with Neutragena Anti-Residue Shampoo.

I have used the vinegar technice followed by some animal shampoo.

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 04-05-2012, 08:07 AM
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This interesting. I'm really wondering what the smell is, especially if it's been dried in the open, upside down. How could mold/mildew get in there?

I always do my last rinse with very cold water in the hope that this will keep anything from growing inside the brush.

I would hope that the above advice works out and perhaps a cold water rinse after every use may help after it returns to it's positive state.
Dare I say that I've considered blow drying my brushes after I finish with my hair......Rolleyes

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 04-05-2012, 09:15 AM
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It does not smell as sour now, but it is dry. When I use it next I will smell it again. If it is sour again I will have to do something.

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 04-06-2012, 12:02 PM
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A 'sour' smell from a brush can be associated with the glue/resin used to fix the knot....

Gary

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 04-06-2012, 12:05 PM
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(04-06-2012, 12:02 PM)Gary Young Wrote: A 'sour' smell from a brush can be associated with the glue/resin used to fix the knot....

Gary

Thx. I'll lather it up again tonight to test it. I havd noticed that this is so dense that even after 24 hours that it is not dry inside towards the bottom.

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 04-08-2012, 06:06 PM
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How about a tabac bath maybe I dunno

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 04-08-2012, 07:00 PM
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(04-06-2012, 12:05 PM)Krisbarger Wrote:
(04-06-2012, 12:02 PM)Gary Young Wrote: A 'sour' smell from a brush can be associated with the glue/resin used to fix the knot....

Gary

Thx. I'll lather it up again tonight to test it. I havd noticed that this is so dense that even after 24 hours that it is not dry inside towards the bottom.

That could be the problem.Dry it really well again and lets see if the sour scent is still there.

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