06-01-2015, 04:49 PM
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Well .... I did it gents, I tried to transplant an Aremor Chubby two band knot out of my Mongoy Rustic Chubby handle (it was slightly cracked on the rim when Gustavo shipped to me, he gave a discount, all is well and his knots are still phenomenal!) ---

I got inspired by the steam removal video for removing a knot and had my beloved 27mm two band knot ready to move to a very clean vintage Rubberset handle (not the expensive metal kind) .... I did everything correctly BUT when I pulled the Aremor knot out the ends were all melted together and like mush, think total goop dripping off the tips. Like utterly & totally gone, beyond saving!

Shaving stuff is just stuff and I always tell my kids not to cry over things that can't cry over them .... But this one hurt. I took a job in Atlanta and have reprioritized spending, so my ability to replace this caliber of a brush will be a ways out ... But lesson learned. Leave the restoration to the experts, for me at least.

There you have it --- tonight I was steam punked (and not in the delicious LE TSN shave soap kind of way). Smile

Good Evening Everyone, hold your prized two bands a little more closely tonight! Wink

JB

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 06-01-2015, 05:39 PM
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  • MaxP
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Sorry for your loss.

Its good to hear of what doesn't work. I've always been skeptical of the steam method, much preferring the grind and drill approach!

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 06-01-2015, 06:32 PM
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Sorry to hear about your loss. I would never recommend the steaming method to extract any knot. I have had two ruined this way, but it was a good thing they were synthetics. 

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 06-01-2015, 06:47 PM
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My thought is that it's just glue that holds it together, trying to steam the epoxy to weaken it may do the same to the knot. 

It I want to salvage the knot the handle is going to sacrificed sadly. I've found the best way is with a small cheap bench grinder and slowly grind away the handle. I bought one from harbor freight for just under with $25 with an online coupon. It's a polisher as well and it's done a fine job polishing my matte finish stainless heads.

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 06-02-2015, 05:15 AM
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  • BobH
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Sorry to hear it did not work for you. Oth on another forum a member tried the steam removal method on two brushes and was successful in shaving both the knots and handles. I guess i just depends on the glue used to hold the knot together. For sure the safest method to save the knot is to sacrifice the handle.

Bob

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 06-02-2015, 07:04 AM
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ouch thats rough :/

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 06-02-2015, 08:05 AM
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Yeah, not sure why I didn't just destroy the handle and save my precious Aremor two band!!! #idiotmoment

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