Tutorial Clean & De-Stink your shaving brushes

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by Neolithium, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. mickeyobe

    mickeyobe Active Member

    Well, The tomato Juice failed miserably and it was no longer fit to drink.

    I did smell like a bottle of Ketchup for about 24 hours afterwards.

    I do like a warm lather. That seems to arouse the stink molecules to action.

    I have been soaking the brush with aftershave since my tomato juice debacle.

    I have 7 brushes. One for each day of the week. Monday is Horse hair day. The day of cold the lather.
    Tomorrow I have going to warm up Dobbin for a change.

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  2. mickeyobe

    mickeyobe Active Member

    I thought that borax tasted horrible!
    Now how do I decontaminate my mouth?

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  3. Bristle Me

    Bristle Me Insufficient

    1/2 Listerine
    1/2 Mr. Clean :eek:
  4. ObiDon

    ObiDon member in questionable standing

    My Van Der Hager shave set should be delivered Wednesday and I will give the vinegar a try on the Badger brush along with a bath in shampoo, to finish it off.
  5. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    The nice thing about Vinegar is it is a limited disinfectant as well.
  6. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    I prefer Ketchup unless of course I am having Fish and Chips. You must have Malt Vinegar for your Fish and chips.
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  7. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery

    Never heard of it before.. nope, sorry.

    But I'll see and locate it. I might like it :)
  8. Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett Member

    Try a little Vicks Vapo-Rub in each nostril. It works for dead bodies, it will work for stinky brushes. ;)
  9. Turk

    Turk Well-Known Member

    I'm with you, Heinz Ketchup all the way for this Pittsburgh born and raised Shaver.
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  10. rigato

    rigato New Member

    Great tutorial! I have learned a lot
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  11. Hthomas

    Hthomas New Member

    Pet shampoo or Axe shampoo and conditioner the to get rid of that smell, I lather my TOBS with it and leave it lathered overnight.
    Works for me!
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  12. Shriike

    Shriike New Member

    Thanks for the tutorial, I'll have to try this
  13. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Actually, No Joke. We've enjoyed Apple Cider Vinegar on fries for many years in the U.S.
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  14. BJV

    BJV Active Member

    I've had it on fries and also baked beans. But use sparingly.
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  15. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

    I received 4 brushs in a trade. One horsehair, one badger and two Boar. I put them into the barbecide jar for 15 minutes and then rinsed them well. It did not seem to hurt the at all
  16. Mojorisin35

    Mojorisin35 Active Member

    Awesome tutorial! Being rather frugal and enjoying the DIY side of things I offer to you the recipe I use for DIY OXY clean as the the name brand stuff is waaaay to expensive for what it is.

    Homemade Oxiclean
    1/4cup baking soda
    1/4cup washing soda
    1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
    1 cup water
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  17. LaSalle82

    LaSalle82 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a project for a Saturday morning in January...........
  18. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

    Great tutorial.

    I usually put my new brush next to my turntable and play George Clinton LP's on reverse.
  19. numerouno

    numerouno Member

    What does borax exactly do ?
  20. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Thanks I like both of these methods. :signs107:

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