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Old 11-22-2009, 11:25 PM   #21
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Taking your brushes for a date. Whoa. You guys are serious! lol
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:23 AM   #22
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...So much so, it breaks my heart to actually make the first virginal dip and ruin them...

I am such a sad person aren't I???

I had a brand new wooster sitting on a can a few months ago, never been dipped. This crazy carpet layer guy came over, picked it up and stroked the bristles. Like the joker said in that batman movie; "never rub another man's rhubarb".
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After reading some of the other comments, I started thinking about brush life and was just wondering.

If it is a brush you use on almost a daily basis how long will it last you?
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That brush wasn't just neglected and abused. It was MURDERED!
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PIKERS !!

I still gots brushes that were bought in the 70's.

They may be dust brushes now, but I cannot abandon good friends like a worn out pair of underwear -

- oh wait a minute, I got underwear just as old

I know, TMI



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PIKERS !!

I still gots brushes that were bought in the 70's.

They may be dust brushes now, but I cannot abandon good friends like a worn out pair of underwear -

- oh wait a minute, I got underwear just as old

I know, TMI
Yes. Yes it is. But I can empathize...
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PIKERS !!

I still gots brushes that were bought in the 70's.

They may be dust brushes now, but I cannot abandon good friends like a worn out pair of underwear -

- oh wait a minute, I got underwear just as old

I know, TMI
No doubt, but how many times have you dipped your undies in Epoxy ????????


And have you ever cleaned your boxers with a wire brush ??? Hummmm????

Inquireing minds and all, ya know !!
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No doubt, but how many times have you dipped your undies in Epoxy ????????
Hmmmmmm, you give me an idea


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And have you ever cleaned your boxers with a wire brush ??? Hummmm????

Inquireing minds and all, ya know !!
not yet, but you know what they say about us old guys. How about you?



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Hmmmmmm, you give me an idea




not yet, but you know what they say about us old guys. How about you?
Been thinking about it, but after looking at your avitar, i figure that maybe we should take em off before we go at em with a wire-brush !!!
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What's kinda funny is that you guys talk about throwing out a cover after one use like a red headed stepchild , but will hold on to a 15 dollar brush like the continuation of the world depended on it.
I look at a brush as semi expendable. I know I get my moneys worth out of them. But I don't go crazy spending lots of time making them "perfect" forever.
Just my take.
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What's kinda funny is that you guys talk about throwing out a cover after one use like a red headed stepchild , but will hold on to a 15 dollar brush like the continuation of the world depended on it.
I look at a brush as semi expendable. I know I get my moneys worth out of them. But I don't go crazy spending lots of time making them "perfect" forever.
Just my take.

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What's kinda funny is that you guys talk about throwing out a cover after one use like a red headed stepchild , but will hold on to a 15 dollar brush like the continuation of the world depended on it.
I look at a brush as semi expendable. I know I get my moneys worth out of them. But I don't go crazy spending lots of time making them "perfect" forever.
Just my take.

Ya know,,, your absolutely right,,, but you get as old as me and DaArch,, you try to hold on to as many old friends as you can
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I'm afraid I am, Ol boy. I'm afraid I am. And chrisn is right there with us...
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How long does it take to clean a brush? How much cleaner does it take?
In my market, the customer pays 67 to 83 cents per minute.
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Ya know,,, your absolutely right,,, but you get as old as me and DaArch,, you try to hold on to as many old friends as you can


and even while they are wire brushing their u-trou.

But to get back on subject.

Cleaning a brush or a roller takes what? 2 minutes, tops ? Besides, I never liked a brand new roller nor a brand new brush. Brushes need a day to break in. Rollers need a wall.

(many of my customers pay me a dollar a minute, BTW)

Plus I never liked running out of equipment and need to make a supply run in the middle of a job. If I were a one-time-user, there will be times when I would unexpectedly run out of something and need to run to the closest store. And chances are, that store would not carry the item I like.

It's not ONLY about cutting overhead costs for brushes and rollers.



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Yah, I love a lacquer thinner bath and a good scrubbin' with a wire brush!
oh man.... to comment yet to not 0h man, RCP you are priceless!
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I'm afraid I am, Ol boy. I'm afraid I am. And chrisn is right there with us...
I don't really like to be reminded of that and I am not yet up there with Mr Bill, but that's OK, reality is always a good thing.
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I don't really like to be reminded of that and I am not yet up there with Mr Bill, but that's OK, reality is always a good thing.
As you approach the milestone of six-oh, the time flies faster, my friend.

as the old political chant went, "four more years, four more years" (sorry, couldn't resist)



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As you approach the milestone of six-oh, the time flies faster, my friend.

as the old political chant went, "four more years, four more years" (sorry, couldn't resist)

Your right thar !!! I use a power roller, and the covers are more exspensive,, but I clean em because I would rather go to the truck and get one, then have to buy one everytime I need one.

I use a 5-in-one,,, funny how many painters don't know why they have that little curve in em,,, and a little roller cleaner that hooks to a hose,,,, takes no longer to clean a cover than a brush, but I think that most painters don't clean em cause a brush is 20 bucks and a cover is just a few bucks. Not saying one way is better than the other, however, I have been thinking about this thread all day, and I really do think you should take them undies off BEFORE you wire brush em !!!
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Sometimes you have to use the prybar function of a 5 in1 to get em off though...
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