TLC For Two Vintage Brushes

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by jimjo1031, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I got these two vintage brushes because I liked the handles on them. Also one was made in Czechoslavakia, which I didn't even know brushes were made there. The one from West Germany I liked because it has a short Barbershop type handle. As you can see from the first two pics, the one from Czechoslavakia had a lot of dings and areas that needed work on..........
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    This third pic is after both knots were removed. The West German brush also had it's metal cap from the bottom of the knot removed, yeah, it was a pain. I just wanted it that way. This is after I filled in a few spots, sanded down and painted around the logo decal on the top with Black paint. Then I re-painted the bottom area with Pearl White paint to match the original. There was an area, on the back, that had a really dark yellow stains that might have been there because of it being close to a heat source. As you can see, the Czech handle needed a lot of putty to fill in those gouged and dinged up areas. This is the back, where it was most needed..........
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    This final pic shows them with their knots installed. The West German with an 18mm boar, and the Czech with a 20mm boar, both from Virginiasheng. I really wanted to keep the logo decal on the Czech brush because it was unique. So I filled in the areas lost on the decal with paint, even tho my hands are not as steady as they used to be. You can compare it to the first pic to see where I did it. Not perfect, but it works. Both bushes after a few light coats of clear enamel spray paint and their first lather..........
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    Last edited: Apr 13, 2018
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  2. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Pix no worky. :(
     
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  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Just fixed it.
     
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  4. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Nice. :happy096:
     
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  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you.
     
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  6. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Jim, beautiful work filling in that decal with paint! They look great.
    Tom
     
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  7. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Very nice work. I like your choice of boar.
     
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  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Tom, I really wanted to save that area.
     
  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you Jim, I'm just glad I had them around and didn't have to order them.
     
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    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you.
     
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  12. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    They look great!
     
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  13. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you.
     
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  14. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    REALLY well done!!! I love both!!
     
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  15. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Bob.
     
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  16. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    :happy096: where you able to save the knots?
     
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  17. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you Douglas, they were garbage.
     
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  18. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Great work Jim!
     
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  19. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Enrico.
     
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  20. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    Both handles look wonderful. Fantastic restore on the Czech decal! :happy088:
     
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