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#1

Member
North Carolina
As a collector, I have now started down the path of restoring some of the shaving brushes I have picked up at various antique stores, flea markets, etc.

This is my first restore/my practice restoration brush. It is an Ever-Ready 500PB with a new silvertip knot.

To restore it, I removed the old knot. I cleaned and polished the handle and I used Rub N Buff to restore the lettering and installed a new knot.

All of this was my first attempt at a restore and I now feel confident moving on to my next brush!

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#2

Member
Austin, TX
Well done- I'd never think that was your first restoration effort based on the images!
Kevin
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#3

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
What a beautiful restoration. Also, I love the handle. It may not be made from snazzy materials but its shape is striking and the history behind it (when produced, previous owners, former geographic locations, etc.) must be amazing.

Thank you for sharing your first and may there be many more successful restorations. Happy2
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#4

Member
North Carolina
Anyone else have any pics of brushes that you have or have had restored?
#5

Member
Ferndale, MI
(This post was last modified: 01-05-2016, 05:04 AM by wyze0ne.)
I've never done it but I'd love to try. Stuff like this is right up my alley!

BTW, nice job on the brush! It looks great.
- Jeff
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#6
You did a great job!
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#7
(01-05-2016, 02:19 AM)DavidJames Wrote: Anyone else have any pics of brushes that you have or have had restored?

These brushes are sitting on a shelf taunting me and my inability to restore them...
The vague plan is to, this year, learn a bit about brush restoration and see what I can do...
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#8

Member
North Carolina
(01-05-2016, 05:43 AM)darkbulb Wrote:
(01-05-2016, 02:19 AM)DavidJames Wrote: Anyone else have any pics of brushes that you have or have had restored?

These brushes are sitting on a shelf taunting me and my inability to restore them...
The vague plan is to, this year, learn a bit about brush restoration and see what I can do...
[Image: s5imo2.jpg]

I cannot wait to see how these turn out! NICE collection!!!
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#9

Member
Austin, TX
I agree- those handles look almost tribal. Very unique; I would likely leave several handles as is and just replace the knots. They have earned their stripes and look cool as is!
Kevin
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#10

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
(01-05-2016, 01:57 PM)kwsher Wrote: I agree- those handles look almost tribal. Very unique; I would likely leave several handles as is and just replace the knots. They have earned their stripes and look cool as is!

Absolutely! I have a brush that was restored for me, a Century 4 handle with a new TGN fan knot. We decided to put a coating on the handle, which is wood, to protect it from water. Other than that, one can easily see where the original shine has worn away. It would not have been difficult to replace the original with an even all-over shine but I definitely did not want that. Rather, it was the history of the brush that I wanted to shine through and, to me, the brush is more beautiful for it.


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