10-27-2017, 06:08 PM
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A few months ago I purchased a 25mm silvertip brush from Shavemac. The brush is a fan and the loft is 58mm. Through no ones fault but my own, I thought the loft would be 54mm. As it is now, it is too floppy and covers the entire side of my face when I use it. Can any one recommend a brush specialist who can trim the loft down to 54mm and trim it into a bulb shape. I don't want to even think about shipping it back to Germany even if Bernt would do it (I don't know if he would, haven't contacted him). Thanks in advance for any help..........Frank

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 10-27-2017, 06:19 PM
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I’m not sure there is a way to trim the existing hair without radically changing the feel of the hair.

The only real way to “fix” the brush is to remove the knot and have it reset at the requested loft.

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 10-27-2017, 06:28 PM
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were I you, I’d just sell the brush as/is and use the proceeds to order another (vs. the very likely outcome where you ruin the knot altogether trying to give it a haircut). We all order a brush that isn’t right for us now and again, the BST will be your friend on days like this.

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 10-27-2017, 07:04 PM
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(10-27-2017, 06:28 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: were I you, I’d just sell the brush as/is and use the proceeds to order another (vs. the very likely outcome where you ruin the knot altogether trying to give it a haircut). We all order a brush that isn’t right for us now and again, the BST will be your friend on days like this.

This is excellent advice.

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 10-27-2017, 07:17 PM
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you might also like to try to use an O-ring to set on top of the handle. I did it to one of my boar brushes and it looked good and worked fine. Since then I let all my boar brushes go and unfortunately cannot provide a photo.

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 10-27-2017, 07:40 PM
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Here’s a pic of how I adjust the loft on my Bob Quinn Elite Manchurian knot using rubber o-rings...
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 10-28-2017, 01:32 AM
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Elastic hair ties or "scrunchies" and use more product and water in your knot. Fill up the hair with more wet lather.

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 10-28-2017, 01:56 AM
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One cannot cut hair shorter and into a different shape, you would loose the tips of the hair and end up with something truly horrible. Sell the brush and get one you will like, or have the knot reset into a new handle with a shorter loft, shape cannot changed as the knots are made into their final shape. The O-rings are also a good idea, I have never used them, though.

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 10-28-2017, 04:24 AM
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Best solution is sell the brush and buy a new with the knot you like.  Second best solution is the O-ring; however, from personal experience it worked well in the short-term, but was only second best in the longer-term.

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 10-28-2017, 04:00 PM
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A while ago I was in the same fix as you with a shavemac brush.  I ordered it set to tall.  If you buy several o-rings you can use them as shown by shaveser to determine the loft height for your tastes.  

Steamed the knot out, made the bore deeper by a few mm's and remounted the knot in the handle with a dot of RTV.  Perfect.  No shedding, no issues.

If you are handy or have a friend that is or even just adventurous here's how:    http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=764


Edit:  I should mention this could ruin the brush too.

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