RayburnGuy

Dick Nite And Brush Cleanup

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After deciding to try applying DN with an artists brush I'm having trouble with cleaning the brush. I've been using denatured alcohol for cleanup with D2T and Etex, but it doesn't seem to work so well with DN. Can someone point me in the right direction for a solvent to use for cleaning my nylon brushes after using them to apply DN? Should I be using a bristle (hair) brush instead of nylon? I tried doing a search, but didn't come up with anything.

thanks guys,

Ben

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I'm using the same thing Ben and what I have found is I rinse the brush once then get some new alcohol and do it again and it works pretty well. I'm using a natural hair brush that I stole from my wife's makeup stuff, lol.

jed

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Maybe it's got something to do with the nylon brushes. The DN just seems to get gummy and I have to really scrub the heck out of them to get them clean. And they seem to want to curl up and get stiff. Maybe I need to try a brush with natural hair. Will have to buy one since I run the ex off years ago. lol

Thanks Jed

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Oxhair is my favorite brush for DN, but I've used others too. I clean my brush immediately after putting away my DN in a puddle of alcohol 3 times, then wash it out with dish soap and water. A good friend tells me because he cleans his in acetone, he can skip the soap and water.

Dean

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Thanks guys. I had a feeling the nylon brush might have something to do with it. I was needing a reason to go back to Hobby Lobby anyway. :yes:

Ben

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A natural hair brush and a little acetone should get it clean.

Exactly - the solvents in Top-Coat will dissolve plastics. So using natural hair (or, at least, not plastic of any kind) is the only way to go. Also, the plastic from the brush will contaminate the Top-Coat, with probable undesireable results...

Acetone and Lacquer Thinner are the best for clean-up.

Dick

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Exactly - the solvents in Top-Coat will dissolve plastics. So using natural hair (or, at least, not plastic of any kind) is the only way to go. Also, the plastic from the brush will contaminate the Top-Coat, with probable undesireable results...

Acetone and Lacquer Thinner are the best for clean-up.

Dick

The only thing I have not tried is acetone............I have used denatured alcohol and lacquer thinner and neither of them work.They kind of work but not really and after several uses the bristles slowly stiffen up. The other problem I have run into is that many quality bristle brushes are held together with glue and after you place the brush in a solvent the glues begin to break down and the bristles start coming out. I have probably gone through 10 quality soft bristle brushes trying to figure this out................if anyone has a way of doing this please let me know.

Jed

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