02-10-2014, 02:57 PM
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I know, I have another question, how shocking Tongue. Does the Steam Method for Knot Removal ensure that the knot is still usable? I ask because I really like the knot in my current brush but the handle is meh. The thing is it is a Vie-Long 04312 and I am unsure if this would work. I really would hate to destroy the knot. I want to place it in a TGN 20 Butterscotch #2. Any tips ?

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 02-10-2014, 03:23 PM
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Based on my one experience trying this, I would not recommend it. The knot came out okay but wasn't the same. The ends had curled giving it a hooked effect, not something that was there previously. The ends felt rough although okay when wet and lathered. Best probably to,just sell it and move on to another brush.

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 02-10-2014, 04:33 PM
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I have only tried it once as well. I was careful and still ruined my handle plus the knot was not the same again.

I know some folks do it regularly with good results.

I have not looked up the handle to see what it looks like, but maybe you can cut into the handle with a dremel to get the knot free?

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 02-10-2014, 05:57 PM
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I tried it on three brushes. Two out of the three, the knot was usable. The other one wasn't terrible, but I wouldn't reuse it. Granted I should have let it steam longer on the third try Rolleyes

So I think it depends on the knot/adhesive/other factors I don't know about. My recommendation: I wouldn't risk it. I'd send it to one of the brush artisans if you really want to move forward with it.

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 02-10-2014, 08:52 PM
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You either save the knot or the handle and not both, unfortunately. Most knots will not endure the steaming as it really degrades their integrity.
If I were you, I would sacrifice the handle and save the knot. Best of luck, Mark. Smile

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 02-10-2014, 09:46 PM
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You can wrap the knot in tinfoil to reduce the crunching/curling effect, but it won't help if it's exposed to too much heat. It's a time/heat thing.

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 02-11-2014, 04:25 AM
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I've only done it once and both pieces seemed to be re-usable after. I only kept the handle though.

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 02-11-2014, 08:45 AM
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This sounds like it is more trouble than it is worth.

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