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messed up a brush

Postby jt10000 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:02 am

Cleaning a Toko brush with very hot water and the handle warped. A lot. Annoying. Maybe it'll straigten as it dries.
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Re: messed up a brush

Postby Raubie » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:05 pm

That's surprising. Hope it straightens out.

The best method I've found for keeping brushes clean is with a mid-sized ShopVac (~4hp) that includes a blower setting. I vacuum all my brushes/wax bench after waxing (or midway through a major wax session with cold waxes). This really keeps the dust from spreading throughout the basement. What really gets them clean is switching to the blower setting. I do that once or so a week (outside), and they end up looking new. Haven't been dirty enough to pull out a leaf blower... :lol:

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Re: messed up a brush

Postby MN Hoser » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:04 pm

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Re: messed up a brush

Postby jt10000 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:12 am

After a day on a radiator it's basically straightened out.

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Re: messed up a brush

Postby robertzurich » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:02 am

I experienced the same issue with a Toko copper brush and a Fastwax SS brush. Mine have not returned to form so I guess I just ruined $70 worth of brushes. Lesson learned :)

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Re: messed up a brush

Postby liège » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:13 pm

Have you considered cleaning the brush with snow? It works really well. Just pack the snow into the bristles of two brushes and sort of scrub them together, and they get quite clean. Not always an option if you're traveling to man-made loops, but another option.

The Italian team travels with an air compressor that they clean brushes with, so the shop vac on blower option isn't a bad approach either.


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