09-17-2014, 10:02 AM
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Will be using this, soon enough.

Thanks Teiste

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 11-16-2015, 11:36 PM
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I wish I would have found this before wrecking a couple of handles.

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 03-03-2016, 07:24 PM
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I know this is old, but I thank you. Made life much easier!

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 03-03-2016, 07:32 PM
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Nice Rob! Is that a Plissoft handle? And what size and kind of knot is that?

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 03-03-2016, 07:42 PM
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(03-03-2016, 07:32 PM)lestorfreemon Wrote: Nice Rob! Is that a Plissoft handle? And what size and kind of knot is that?

Sure is, good eyeSmile The knot is an Ace 24mm two band. I had one of these knots in my Elite Razors M7 style, and absolutely loved it. Tons of scrub & backbone but no scritch. Bob at Elite was kind enough to sell me a knot by itself and that left me looking for a 24mm handle. The Plissoft seemed like the perfect donor so I ordered one up. With Tieste's steam suggestions, pulling the Plissoft knot was a breeze!

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 03-04-2016, 06:04 PM
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I used the steam method I found here at TSN to remove the synthetic knot from one of my Bufflehead brushes. I then installed a Nathan Clark Envy White Supreme knot, which ended up being set at 31x55-56. This has quickly become one of my favorite brushes with its super luxurious face feel and perfect backbone.
This project was super fun and I ended up with a custom brush that I adore.

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 03-25-2016, 05:47 AM
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This is a VERY informative post!

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 01-14-2017, 08:24 AM
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Curious if anyone has an opinion on the use of Simichrome Polish (which I have) vs Flitz (which I'd have to buy) to polish and buff a vintage brush handle to shiny, like-new brilliance?  

Thanks, all!

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 05-06-2017, 06:08 PM
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One more for the zombie thread.  

Just steamed a Pure knot from a shavemac.  Love the hair, but at 23/50mm it's to floppy IMO.  Been using it o-ringed to 44.9mm, love it.  

Only shed one hair since steamed apart, I'm going to let it dry and cool for a day or so to see if the knot is stable then bore and reset at 45mm with RTV.  

Thank you for posting the How To!

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 12-28-2019, 03:52 PM
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Thanks for this information.  I'm planning on removing a couple knots this weekend.

Thanks again.

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 02-01-2020, 08:25 AM
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Very informative post!

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