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Offline ear3

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Silicone glue brushes that hold up?
« on: September 15, 2017, 06:11 PM »
I get it that silicone glue brushes break down after a while, but I'm getting tired of having to replace them every couple of months after the bristles snap off. Anyone found a brand that holds up longer than others?
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Re: Silicone glue brushes that hold up?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 06:26 PM »
Hey Edward, I just use small flux brushes, they last a long time. Something like 15-20 brushes for $5.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Silicone glue brushes that hold up?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 07:17 PM »
I have used flux brushes too, as has probably everyone else at one time or another. I usually cut the bristles to half their length which made for a little stiffer brush and I also would crimp the ferrule with a pair of flat jawed pliers just above the bristles to get a firmer grip on the bristles so they wouldn't fall out and end up in the glue.

I use the Rockler silicone brushes and I don't let the glue dry, I drop it in a small container of water and wash them out as soon as I can aver use. I do that because I didn't want to be pulling a glob of glue and bristles off after it dried even though they claim you can do that. Yes you can but it weakens the bristles a little each time I'll bet. Pretty soon you need to buy another one.
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