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    What are you using to glue replacement knots back into a brush handle?
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    I have used the 5 minute epoxy you can get at lowes.
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    Yup, any of the two part epoxies are what you should use. I know some use Goop with great success too. I prefer two part epoxy though. Makes sure you rough up the bottom of the knot plug before you epoxy it in though. It will help with the epoxy to hold onto something. I've had a few let go that I have not done this to. I'm not exactly sure what happens, but a rough surface will have a better chance than a smooth surface. Also, make sure you set the knot deep enough in the handle that it doesn't turn into a floppy mess. Just putting the depth of the plug in is not deep enough. An example is, a 24mm knot I generally set it deep enough to get 48-52mm loft. That's 48-50mm of hair above the handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRYWALLY View Post
    Yup, any of the two part epoxies are what you should use. I know some use Goop with great success too. I prefer two part epoxy though. Makes sure you rough up the bottom of the knot plug before you epoxy it in though. It will help with the epoxy to hold onto something. I've had a few let go that I have not done this to. I'm not exactly sure what happens, but a rough surface will have a better chance than a smooth surface. Also, make sure you set the knot deep enough in the handle that it doesn't turn into a floppy mess. Just putting the depth of the plug in is not deep enough. An example is, a 24mm knot I generally set it deep enough to get 48-52mm loft. That's 48-50mm of hair above the handle.
    Awesome! Thanks. I have the 2 part epoxy and figured that would be the route. Roughing the knots slick area I did not think of! Great information for sure.
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    I've used Gorilla Glue. it works great you just have to use it very sparingly because it expands a lot as it dries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    I've used Gorilla Glue. it works great you just have to use it very sparingly because it expands a lot as it dries.
    Thank you. That is the answer to my q? That stuff is bullet proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattCB View Post
    I have used the 5 minute epoxy you can get at lowes.
    Me too... Have also used JB Weld once or twice

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    I use gleu where they gleu airplanes with. (Hercules ). Ones together you can never reknot again.

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    Speaking of Gorilla Glue, they sell a two part 5 minute epoxy like the ones mentioned in this thread. It is NOT an expanding glue, like the standard Gorilla Glue. I generally use it, or Devcon, whichever I can find first.
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    I have used two part epoxy with success.
    I have seen references to silicone glue but have not tried it.
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