08-17-2012, 07:58 PM
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I have a black badger brush and I just got don't pulling the knot out and what size do I need this came out of the brush to its a plug that reads 21 is this the size I need or can I get a 22mm [Image: 88A7BB3D-3F76-4972-9A4B-175F4C084920-950...AC5DEA.jpg]
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 08-17-2012, 08:21 PM
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It would probably be best to get a ruler or tape measure and measure the diameter of the hole to get the most accurate reading of the size knot you will need. That 21 could represent the knot size or could just be a number used in the manufacturing process.

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 08-17-2012, 08:27 PM
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I recommend using a caliper, but if one is not readily available, I suppose a rule works too.

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 08-17-2012, 08:48 PM
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I have a ruler but it's just in inches and cm

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 08-17-2012, 08:54 PM
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(08-17-2012, 08:48 PM)Tylerbrycen Wrote: I have a ruler but it's just in inches and cm

There are 10mm/1cm. The small hash marks btw. each cm. on the ruler is a mm.

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 08-17-2012, 08:55 PM
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It's 20mm

With some wiggle room

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 08-17-2012, 09:02 PM
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Also keep in mind when ordering your knot that the actual plug size usually varies by 1-0.5 mm. less than the actual knot size, so if your hole is 20mm you are probably ok going with a 21mm. it's usually better to have the fit be tight v. loose.

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 08-17-2012, 09:12 PM
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Alright thanks your sir for the advice now to decide on a knot

The one problem I have is that I've looked on tgn and I couldn't find 21 knots

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 08-17-2012, 09:29 PM
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This one might be a good option...if your at 20 you can probably squeeze this one is as the plug is listed at 21 or you can error on the side of caution and go with a 20.

http://www.thegoldennib.com/index.php?ma...cts_id=275

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 08-17-2012, 09:34 PM
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What do I seal it with and do u think it could work

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 08-17-2012, 09:38 PM
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By seal are you referring to what you will use to glue the knot into the handle?

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 08-17-2012, 09:48 PM
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Yes glue and would a 22mm work

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 08-17-2012, 10:23 PM
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I personally feel that you can go w/ the 22. Even if it ends up being a little too tight you can easily sand down the inside of the hole to give it enough room. However, if that is not something you want to have to worry about go with the 20mm

Regarding the "glue" you want to use a 2 part waterproof epoxy like the one below. Use it sparingly, a little goes a long way, as if you use too much it will ooze into your brush hairs as you are inserting the handle. I'm assuming that plug was sitting underneath the knot after you pulled it out? If so make sure you epoxy that plug back in as that will be the surface the new knot sits on. Additionally, I like to rough up the surface of the handle that the knot will be epoxied to with a little sand paper before setting the knot it to give the epoxy a little extra grip.

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 08-18-2012, 08:59 AM
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I can't wait now I have to sell some stuff so I ca buy a knot

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 08-18-2012, 10:13 AM
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Well I ordered my 22mm silver tip I can't wait to make it fit

Here is the before pic I can't wait to get the knot and show you guys the after [Image: 09E629AE-24EF-4B6E-97EB-2419DA97EC65-100...510DB9.jpg]

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