01-16-2015, 07:35 PM
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I have a Parker Black Badger brush which is nice. However, the last two times I soaked it it does not seem to soak up the water. I pull it out after a few minutes and it has hardly taken up any water. It still looks partially bloomed and when I give a shake hardly any water comes out, it's damp.
I've used this for creams and soap and never had this occur before.
Maybe it's hydrophobic. Anyone ever experience this?

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 01-16-2015, 07:42 PM
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They start to buildup soap scum and don't seem to get as wet. A soak in some vinegar/water solution will get rid of that film.

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 01-16-2015, 09:15 PM
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I have never tried a black badger, so good luck with rectifying the situation.

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 01-17-2015, 07:09 AM
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(01-16-2015, 07:42 PM)BriDroid Wrote: They start to buildup soap scum and don't seem to get as wet. A soak in some vinegar/water solution will get rid of that film.

Thanks, I will try that.

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 01-17-2015, 07:59 AM
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I do 50%/50% for a few minutes. Then wash a time or two with shampoo. Let it dry and most of the vinegar smell is gone. The rest will be gone after a shave or two. It really softens the hair up too.

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 01-17-2015, 02:09 PM
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(01-17-2015, 07:59 AM)BriDroid Wrote: I do 50%/50% for a few minutes. Then wash a time or two with shampoo. Let it dry and most of the vinegar smell is gone. The rest will be gone after a shave or two. It really softens the hair up too.

I wasn't sure of the ratio, but it probably was about 50/50. Used a little shampoo to wash it out and it seems much better. We'll see over the next day or 2.
Thanks for the advice BriDroid.

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