03-08-2016, 05:13 PM
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I have a custom shave brush that I really like, and the knot has come loose (2nd time). 1st time I used a tiny bit of superglue to reset; only lasted a month.
Can anyone recommend a brush repair guy?

Thanks so much!

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 03-08-2016, 05:28 PM
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You can do it.

Honestly it's easy and a little bit of two part epoxy will get it set long term.

Super Glue is not a good adhesive for brush knots.

I use Bob's 5 minute two part epoxy. Lots of other brands available though.

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 03-08-2016, 05:39 PM
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(03-08-2016, 05:28 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: You can do it.

Honestly it's easy and a little bit of two part epoxy will get it set long term.

Super Glue is not a good adhesive for brush knots.

I use Bob's 5 minute two part epoxy. Lots of other brands available though.

Go to Home Depot and get some marine epoxy.  I can't remember the brand bit it also comes in one tube with 2 parts that you squeeze, mix and then spread.  I've used it on an old brush I use exclusively in the shower and it has held for well over a year.  It was only like 6 bucks.  Well worth it.  Free tip, a little goes a very long way.

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 03-08-2016, 05:47 PM
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Easier than Epoxy, use Clear Silicone.  

You can get a small tube at Lowes or Home Depot for a few bucks.  

Depending on the handle use enough to let the knot set into the dab.  Let it set up for about 8 hours and you will be good to go.  If you ever want to replace the not it's possible to remove the old one with a strong twist.  

I've been using silicone on all my restored brushes for the last few years.  Easier clean up, no waste and the tube lasts a long time.  I've not had a knot come out yet.

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 03-08-2016, 07:19 PM
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Devcon 2 part epoxy has always worked very well for me.  

Be sure to get the 5 minute type in clear.

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 03-10-2016, 02:45 PM
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I use clear silicone adhesive, works great, no problem so far

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 03-10-2016, 02:58 PM
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Devcon. 

 Joe was great and walked me through an M&F 3XL a couple of years ago and its holding up well.

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 03-10-2016, 05:07 PM
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Thanks for all the input, guys!
I re-seated the knot with clear silicone. I soak my brush in a mug of hot distilled water while I shower, and then lather in a heated scuttle.
Maybe the silicone will be a better choice, since it's waterproof.
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