11-17-2013, 11:25 AM
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Ever-Ready 100 (Red and beige handle)

Hello friends. Here I show another humble restoration made by myself. It is a very common brush, but it has become nice after restoring.

Here the pics from the seller and my pics before cleaning, when I received it.

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I put a Finest Badger 21 x 50 mm. Here the pics of the restoration process.

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Specs:
Knot: Finest Badger 18 mm
Brush Lengths
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Height : 101.5 mm
Loft : 50 mm
Whole handle: 51.5 mm
Beige part : 30 mm
Red part : 21.5 mm
Weight : 54 gr (Filling is 24 gr)
Brush Diameters
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Knot : 21 mm
Crown : 35 mm
Crown base: 31.5 mm
Ring : 33.5 mm
Narrow : 28 mm
Base : 35.5 mm

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Pics after bloom, coming next week.
Editing to add pending after bllom pics.

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 11-17-2013, 11:55 AM
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Wow, Juan! You have been very busy with your restorations! Biggrin
The brush looks wonderful!

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 11-17-2013, 11:57 AM
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  • Deco
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  • Rocky Mountains
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Never having restored a brush I'd be interested in more details.

Did you zip tie the bristles, cut them off, then hollow out the remainder of the knot? What did you use? And modeling exacto knife?

What is the "rock salt" looking material you added and epoxied in place? Was this for weight or filler?

What did you use to clean the handle?

How did you repaint the letters? Are they grooved into the handle, you applied paint, and then wiped off the excess?

Nice end result Biggrin

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 11-17-2013, 02:21 PM
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(11-17-2013, 11:55 AM)celestino Wrote: Wow, Juan! You have been very busy with your restorations! Biggrin
The brush looks wonderful!

Thank you, Celestino!

(11-17-2013, 11:57 AM)Deco Wrote: Never having restored a brush I'd be interested in more details.

Did you zip tie the bristles, cut them off, then hollow out the remainder of the knot? What did you use? And modeling exacto knife?

What is the "rock salt" looking material you added and epoxied in place? Was this for weight or filler?

What did you use to clean the handle?

How did you repaint the letters? Are they grooved into the handle, you applied paint, and then wiped off the excess?

Nice end result Biggrin

I used a little drill, with caution. The material you said are polypropilene granules, to save epoxi in the filling, and give a natural plastic weight to the handle. To clean the handle, dish soap, and a brush. After that, gentle polish with plastic polish. To paint the letters, apply paint, and wipe the excess, yes.

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 11-17-2013, 02:27 PM
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  • Agravic
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Very nice, Juan!

My gosh ... you are establishing yourself as an expert in the area of vintage Americana brush restorations! Smile

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 11-17-2013, 02:29 PM
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Thanks Ravi. I think I have now 16 brushes pending restoration.

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 11-17-2013, 02:34 PM
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(11-17-2013, 02:29 PM)Dr Dulcamara Wrote: Thanks Ravi. I think I have now 16 brushes pending restoration.

It happens that way, you get one or two, then twenty or thirty two ... Biggrin

I have had to taper back on mine due to available den room and other areas of life that have to take priority right now.

Good work! I get a kick out of watching what and how others are restoring brushes as well.

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 11-17-2013, 02:52 PM
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  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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Another great restoration.
Nice work Doc!

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 11-17-2013, 03:00 PM
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Thanks

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 11-17-2013, 08:44 PM
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Very nice man! Looks like my latest restore!

I hate to say it but I prefer it over brushes exponentially more expensive.

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 11-18-2013, 03:22 AM
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Here's one of mine that was just given to a friend as a gift. Unfortunately, it accidentally fell off the seat of his car into the recycling bin and the rest is history. He spent hours looking through dumpsters but never found it!

So I gave him this one next. He's on probation!:

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 11-18-2013, 06:19 AM
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It's a fantastic handle. Ergonomic and light. I got lucky with my 24mm knot. It's muuuuch denser than my other 3 TGN finest. I had to widen the hole to 27mm to fit it at a 48mm loft




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 11-20-2013, 06:23 AM
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Really nice. They are a great shape. I like the feel of a light handle.

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 11-23-2013, 09:34 AM
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Well, there were pending photos after flowering. Here they are.

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