03-05-2016, 11:59 AM
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My Romera knot fell out and I'd like to know the best way to reaffix the knot, I'm not interested in sending it back to Spain.  There is no apparent damage.  What appears to be a clear circular Romera sticker is embedded in the glue. Do I need to try to remove the existing glue? The handle is genuine horn. 

Any advice as to which epoxy, how much to use etc. is appreciated.

Thanks.

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 03-05-2016, 01:00 PM
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Lovely brush. I was looking at putting in some Romera knots into a new handle and found this helpful video:




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 03-05-2016, 01:08 PM
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(03-05-2016, 11:59 AM)number six Wrote: My Romera knot fell out and I'd like to know the best way to reaffix the knot, I'm not interested in sending it back to Spain.  There is no apparent damage.  What appears to be a clear circular Romera sticker is embedded in the glue. Do I need to try to remove the existing glue? The handle is genuine horn. 

Any advice as to which epoxy, how much to use etc. is appreciated.

Thanks.

Would be nice if you are able to clean the old glue(just to make the surface flat and even), I use  silicone adhesive instead of  hard epoxy, works fine so far and you don't  need that much and also , relatively  easy  to clean. Just watch out for the solvents, cause it's natural horn.
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 03-05-2016, 03:54 PM
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(03-05-2016, 01:00 PM)jodypress Wrote: Lovely brush. I was looking at putting in some Romera knots into a new handle and found this helpful video:




looks simple enough, thanks.

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 03-05-2016, 11:39 PM
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Avoid using any adhesive that expands as it dries (like gorilla-glue) or you run the risk of splitting the handle.
If you don't plan on removing the old adhesive, then use as little as possible new adhesive or your brush loft will be too high.

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 03-06-2016, 12:50 PM
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I've just been using regular silicone caulking. It holds well and after it cures it's a real pain to remove (but it is removable if you choose it).

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 03-07-2016, 03:11 AM
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I always use two part epoxy. I also had a Romera brush that the knot came out of. On inspection it appeared that too little epoch was used in first place.


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 03-07-2016, 06:57 AM
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I would make sure to remove the old material with a little bit of sandpaper before reinstalling. Two part epoxy works best. I like to put the epoxy in a plastic soda bottle cap, mix with a toothpick, and then dip the knot in it. I've always had problems when trying to pour the epoxy directly into the handle. I always end up overdoing it and then have a mess on my hands when I do it that way. After dunking the knot you can just put it in the handle and allow it 24 hrs. To dry.

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 03-07-2016, 08:05 AM
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you probably do not have to remove it all but you for sure should at least rough up the surface of the epoxy. i use a dremel when this happens to get in there and remove some of the old glue and to get it good and roughed up. and as said use a TINY bit of epoxy or it will squeeze out when you press the knot into the epoxy, then you have a huge mess.

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 03-07-2016, 09:29 AM
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(03-07-2016, 06:57 AM)NSmalls Wrote: I like to put the epoxy in a plastic soda bottle cap, mix with a toothpick, and then dip the knot in it. I've always had problems when trying to pour the epoxy directly into the handle. I always end up overdoing it and then have a mess on my hands when I do it that way. After dunking the knot you can just put it in the handle and allow it 24 hrs. To dry.

That's a good idea.

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 03-07-2016, 10:03 AM
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll post the results.

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 03-09-2016, 05:49 PM
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Successfully re-glued the Romera. I used the dremel to rough up the existing epoxy and I removed the dried epoxy from the knot with a utility knife, then I dipped the knot as per Nick's suggestion.  After 24 hours everything looks great. I just gave it a hardy lather.  Thanks again.
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 03-09-2016, 06:09 PM
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Awesome.

Looking good.

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