05-22-2012, 05:55 PM
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Hey all, I'm looking for some opinions on a brush restore I'm working on. It's a clear Lucite octagonal Ever Ready 250 handle. The knot I ordered for it originally stood too high, so in order to lower it I had to go through a rather tedious task of drilling out all the previous black glue. I'm now left with a clear dome, or it will be once I finish sanding it smooth.

My question is, what should I do with it? I essentially have a clean slate to work with. I could just repaint the interior black, or I could have some fun with it. I could be any color, even rainbowed. I'm even toying with the idea of making the hole even deeper to give me more room to work with, however that could make it impossible to sand smooth near the bottom.

Yes, I am planning on trying to sell it once I'm done, so if this post violates any rules, I apologize. I want to know what you all think though! Lets see those ideas.

Pic of the handle in it's current state, just a little more sanding and it will be finished.

[Image: jTRtVl.jpg]

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 05-22-2012, 06:43 PM
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  • Teiste
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If I were you I would painting black or blue or white...maybe burgundy too,but one of those solid colors.

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 05-22-2012, 07:14 PM
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Being a traditionalist, my suggestion is for solid black.

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 05-22-2012, 07:55 PM
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(05-22-2012, 06:43 PM)Teiste Wrote: If I were you I would painting black or blue or white...maybe burgundy too,but one of those solid colors.

I agree. I think a hunter green would look nice with badger hair, too.

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 05-22-2012, 07:56 PM
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(05-22-2012, 07:55 PM)Songwind Wrote:
(05-22-2012, 06:43 PM)Teiste Wrote: If I were you I would painting black or blue or white...maybe burgundy too,but one of those solid colors.

I agree. I think a hunter green would look nice with badger hair, too.

I have a few greens to work with, and I like the idea. I'll try it out tomorrow after sanding some more.

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 05-22-2012, 08:10 PM
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Is there any way you could leave it as it is? i find the simplicity quite beautiful.

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 05-22-2012, 08:48 PM
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(05-22-2012, 08:10 PM)celestino Wrote: Is there any way you could leave it as it is? i find the simplicity quite beautiful.

By itself it looks nice, but with the knot in it and brown/orange of the glue looks pretty bad in my opinion...

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 05-23-2012, 12:55 PM
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I had a thought while sanding more today, what about gold or silver? It's a Finest knot going into it btw. Either of those might help brighten it up and make the clear Lucite look more brilliant.

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 05-23-2012, 01:12 PM
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I would have to agree with those suggesting a solid color, perhaps dark green or burgundy.

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 05-23-2012, 01:59 PM
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I fancy a blue may look rather regal .......but liking the green option also.
looking forward to see it complete and finished

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 05-24-2012, 08:09 AM
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I think a nice forest green would look pretty nifty through the lucite.

Why be a traditionalist with it? Everyone can find a lucite handle with black in it, a unique brush would be all the more interesting.

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 05-24-2012, 09:30 AM
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I think a blue would be good.

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 05-25-2012, 08:56 AM
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Well, the knot is set and the epoxy is drying. Here are a quick preliminary photograph (on my kitchen windowsill, I know, it's dirty, and that the trash needs to be taken out...). I decided on a nice, dark green and I think it looks great! Lots of work to get the interior cleaned up. It isn't perfect, but it's as best as I could do with a dremel and some sandpaper.

[Image: Cpeqxl.jpg]

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 05-25-2012, 10:06 AM
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Well Angry a large bubble formed in the epoxy and it is now too firm to fix. So much for this brush...

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 05-25-2012, 01:31 PM
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What does the large bubble do to the brush?

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 05-25-2012, 01:55 PM
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(05-25-2012, 10:06 AM)Tonality Wrote: Well Angry a large bubble formed in the epoxy and it is now too firm to fix. So much for this brush...

Back to the dremel and sandpaper....

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 05-25-2012, 01:57 PM
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(05-25-2012, 01:31 PM)Theido Wrote: What does the large bubble do to the brush?

Nothing for the knot itself, but aesthetically it doesn't look as good.

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 05-25-2012, 02:34 PM
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(05-25-2012, 01:57 PM)Tonality Wrote:
(05-25-2012, 01:31 PM)Theido Wrote: What does the large bubble do to the brush?

Nothing for the knot itself, but aesthetically it doesn't look as good.

Looks great in the picture.

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 05-25-2012, 02:39 PM
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(05-25-2012, 01:55 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(05-25-2012, 10:06 AM)Tonality Wrote: Well Angry a large bubble formed in the epoxy and it is now too firm to fix. So much for this brush...

Back to the dremel and sandpaper....

Hah, no way. I'm done with this brush. I'll either keep it or give it to a friend as a starter kit now.

(05-25-2012, 02:34 PM)Theido Wrote:
(05-25-2012, 01:57 PM)Tonality Wrote:
(05-25-2012, 01:31 PM)Theido Wrote: What does the large bubble do to the brush?

Nothing for the knot itself, but aesthetically it doesn't look as good.

Looks great in the picture.
Picture was before bubble formed. Oh well, can't win them all.

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