04-05-2012, 09:50 PM
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I have a SOC boar that clumps up when lathering. I have washed it with shampoo and soaked it in a weak vinegar solution and it still clumps up. None of my other boars do this. It is fully broke in.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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 04-05-2012, 10:14 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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I've never had that problem with any of my Semogue brushes.

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 04-06-2012, 12:08 AM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Keith,could you take a pic of it?
How do you build up your lather?

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 04-06-2012, 02:14 AM
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(04-06-2012, 12:08 AM)Teiste Wrote: Keith,could you take a pic of it?
How do you build up your lather?

I'm currently on duty. I will try and get a pic out in a few days.
I only facelather.

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 04-06-2012, 03:11 AM
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  • EHV
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  • Milford,PA
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My SOC boar has been OK so far. Only two uses though. And as Johnny mentions, I don't have a problem with another Semogue clumping either and that one is thoroughly broken in.
I mainly bowl later if that's an issue.

Aside from rinsing thoroughly first with warm water and then with cold water after a shave, I soak my brushes in a borax solution when new or when I want some extra clean out ability.
I hope you can figure out and correct the issue. I love my SOC brushes, (2 band badger as well).

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 04-06-2012, 07:28 AM
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Is the brush broken in? I see it happen more on newer brushes. Also it happens if your lather is too dry or you don't have enough lather in the brush. No cause of concern.

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 04-06-2012, 08:54 AM
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  • Teiste
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To be honest,I have never have experienced that problem with any of the boar brushes that I own,so SteelTown theory is the one that I think you could be experiencing right now.

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 04-06-2012, 09:08 AM
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Sorry, I have no clue at all! It never happened to any of my brushes!

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 04-07-2012, 11:29 AM
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  • Brent
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  • Columbus, OH
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I have a new SOC anf it doesn't clump during the lathering that I can tell. It can be slightly clumpy during drying but that wouldnt surprise me otherwise - I figure as it breaks in it'll fan out a bit more.

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 04-07-2012, 11:36 AM
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My 2011 Semogue LE did this. There has been some chat about it on different forums. I know brucered is aware. It did not effect performance, just looked dorky when sitting on the shelf.

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 04-08-2012, 04:14 PM
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Thanks tons for the feedback gentlemen, I was being a novice panic and not using enough product. I facelathered some AOS lemon today and all is well w/ more product. Wow! this monster holds some serious lather. Thanks again gents!!

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 04-08-2012, 05:45 PM
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  • Brent
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Awesome. Great to see you figured it out.

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 04-08-2012, 07:09 PM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Some of the Semogue boar brushes like the SOC,the 830 and the LE 2011 finest bristle needs a lot of cream or soap.Yes,they "eat" a lot of product,but rewards also with tons of lather.

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 04-08-2012, 09:18 PM
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  • CMur12
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  • Moses Lake, Washington State, USA
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My Semogue boars open in the center, with the bristles forming a circle, when I get them wet. As I load them with soap, the bristles gradually fill in the middle, and that is, in fact, how I know that I have loaded enough soap in the brush.

- Murray

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