09-30-2012, 08:07 PM
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Does anyone that has a 30mm finest brush have any problems lathering for some reason I can't get mine to lather very well like I can with a 26mm and this might be a dumb question and I use the brush in a bowl and scuttle

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 09-30-2012, 08:28 PM
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  • MickToley
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(09-30-2012, 08:07 PM)Tylerbrycen Wrote: Does anyone that has a 30mm finest brush have any problems lathering for some reason I can't get mine to lather very well like I can with a 26mm and this might be a dumb question and I use the brush in a bowl and scuttle

I don't have a 30mm, but I just got a 28mm 2-Band, I haven't used it yet so I can't help. It sounds like maybe you could load the brush longer. I'll let the big brush guys chime in and see what is said.

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 09-30-2012, 10:27 PM
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(09-30-2012, 08:28 PM)MickToley Wrote:
(09-30-2012, 08:07 PM)Tylerbrycen Wrote: Does anyone that has a 30mm finest brush have any problems lathering for some reason I can't get mine to lather very well like I can with a 26mm and this might be a dumb question and I use the brush in a bowl and scuttle

I don't have a 30mm, but I just got a 28mm 2-Band, I haven't used it yet so I can't help. It sounds like maybe you could load the brush longer. I'll let the big brush guys chime in and see what is said.

I'll have to agree with more product, I've never used a large brush (24mm is my biggest) but from what I understand they can eat up 3-4x the product of smaller brushes, especially if they're super dense and a lather hog. If that doesn't work you might want to try a plain clarifying shampoo wash and maybe a 5 minute vinegar soak in a 1:10 vinegar/water solution..it's rare but there could be some kind of leftover oils or residue on the hairs inhibiting it's performance and the shampoo/soak will take care of it.

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 09-30-2012, 10:52 PM
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28mm here, and no problems. Don't even notice the extra time spent loading.

Are you using hard soaps or creams? If cream, loading shouldn't be an issue at all.

What exactly is happening or not happening that should be?

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 10-01-2012, 04:11 AM
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What is happening is there is nothing coming out of my brush when I swirl it around in my scuttle and I use a almond size on my creams. I normally swirl around for 20 secs or more

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 10-01-2012, 12:04 PM
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Tyler: You'll need to double or triple the amount of cream you use. I love my big brushes but it takes a lot of product and time to build a good, rich lather. You'll need to play around with the cream:water ratio, but when you get it right, you're gonna generate a lot of lather!

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 10-01-2012, 12:28 PM
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(10-01-2012, 12:04 PM)vocalistbob Wrote: Tyler: You'll need to double or triple the amount of cream you use. I love my big brushes but it takes a lot of product and time to build a good, rich lather. You'll need to play around with the cream:water ratio, but when you get it right, you're gonna generate a lot of lather!

+1 bigger brush = more product

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 10-01-2012, 12:38 PM
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Yup, sounds like you need to use more product.

Get back to us after trying that.

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 10-01-2012, 04:46 PM
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(10-01-2012, 12:04 PM)vocalistbob Wrote: Tyler: You'll need to double or triple the amount of cream you use. I love my big brushes but it takes a lot of product and time to build a good, rich lather. You'll need to play around with the cream:water ratio, but when you get it right, you're gonna generate a lot of lather!

There you go , more product and it would be fine.

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 10-01-2012, 04:59 PM
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(09-30-2012, 08:28 PM)MickToley Wrote:
(09-30-2012, 08:07 PM)Tylerbrycen Wrote: Does anyone that has a 30mm finest brush have any problems lathering for some reason I can't get mine to lather very well like I can with a 26mm and this might be a dumb question and I use the brush in a bowl and scuttle

I don't have a 30mm, but I just got a 28mm 2-Band, I haven't used it yet so I can't help. It sounds like maybe you could load the brush longer. I'll let the big brush guys chime in and see what is said.

I had a real nice 30mm brush, but it was just too big for my face and laid the lather on too thick. It looked like I had a broken face and a plaster cast was on it. I have a 28mm and it is a lot more manageable. I don't use it very often but it's one of those nice change of pace things.

When I was a kid I wanted to be six feet tall, but wound up three inches short. I also wanted to be a big brush guy and wound up 6-8mm short. Tongue

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 10-01-2012, 05:09 PM
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Sorry you came up short hahah and it's a great brush I just need to up the dosage
On the routine so master this giant

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 10-01-2012, 06:17 PM
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Once I get my Rooney Stubby Heritage 3XL, my M&F Stubby "Medium=In fact 3XL" Rooney Finest and my Chubby 3 2-Band in, I'm DONE as in D-O-N-E with brushes larger than 28 mm knot size.

It takes me 2-3 minutes longer to use them, but when I have the time, it's a nice luxury - but you need to:

1. Load the brush for longer

2. Use more product, especially if it's a cream

3. Be more precise when you face lather to avoid getting lather up your nostrils and in your ears.... Blush

4. Take 30 seconds longer to rinse and clean it

5. Take longer for it to dry - so you have to have at least 2 brushes in your den, if you want to play with the big boys and shave on daily basis (no problem for me though as I will have 28 brushes in my den very soon)

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 10-03-2012, 07:24 PM
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Well after alittle fiddling around I used more product and wow what a difference it made thanks guys for the help

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