02-28-2012, 09:08 AM
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All,

I've been restoring brushes for the past few months, and I'm beginning to get a good handle on how to do it right. If anyone has any questions about brush restorations, shoot! I'll answer the best that I can.

Some quick imgur galleries for those who are curious:

My First restoration: Ever-Ready F40
2nd Restore: MadeRite
3rd Restore: Fuller Brush (and personal fav.)
Latest restore: Ever-Ready C40 Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

The F40 and MadeRite are Silvertip badger brushes from Whipped Dog, while the Fuller and C40 are Super Silvertip from TGN. I have a few more brushes I'm planning on restoring, and I'll reply to this thread rather than opening new ones and spamming the board.

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 02-28-2012, 11:34 AM
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  • mikeperry
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  • St Louis via the UK
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pezhore Wrote:I've been restoring brushes for the past few months, and I'm beginning to get a good handle on how to do it right. If anyone has any questions about brush restorations, shoot! I'll answer the best that I can.

Hi pezhore

Excellent! to see you over here and sharing your shaving brush restoration experiences, knowledge, etc bn

Take care, Mike

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 02-28-2012, 12:07 PM
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Good to see you here. Since watching your restores, I've brought this up to my brother as a potential hobby for him. The man needs a hobby (and a shave), and he's really handy with the tools and epoxy the process requires.

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 02-28-2012, 12:15 PM
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middlesmith Wrote:Since watching your restores, I've brought this up to my brother as a potential hobby for him. The man needs a hobby (and a shave), and he's really handy with the tools and epoxy the process requires.

The one thing I've learned is that brush restoration is pretty easy and requires little monetary investment. I would recommend picking up a handle off ebay for under $15, then getting a knot from Whipped Dog. Total cost should be under $30 assuming you already have the basic tools:

  • Dremel with basic attachments[/*]
  • Power drill/drill press with various bits[/*]
  • 5 minute, clear drying epoxy[/*][/list:u]


    If you want to get crazy, you can invest in a $7 Flitz polish and some 800, 1000, and 4000 grit sandpaper.

    EDIT: Formatting

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 02-28-2012, 01:31 PM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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*pointless check-in post*

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