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    I watch a lot of Youtube and have seen videos of guys painting cars now with this stuff. So it gave me the idea of making a brush and spraying it with Plasti-Dip. My thought was that it would have a real nice grip to it, because it was originally formulated to dip tool handles in, to give a nice rubbery grip. So I turned a handle out of some maple I had and gave it a go.

    I wanted to use the spray, because I've used the actual Dip type in the past and remember it forming a nipple like drip on the base of tool handles, and I didn't want that. Only problem with the spray is, it takes around 8 coats to come close to one dip thickness. I decided to go with 10 coats which took all week to achieve.

    In the end, I learned a few things. The spray tip clogs very fast with this product, which ended up screwing with the spray pattern out of the nozzle. Mostly due to me misshaping it trying to unclog it. Next time after each spray session I'll remove the nozzle cap and leave it in paint thinner.

    It doesn't spray anything like paint or polyurethane, it's much thicker. After the first 2 initial coats, I needed to concentrate on actually spraying thicker coats than I'm use to doing. This stuff drys very quickly, and spraying thick coats is doable.

    In the end, I'm happy with the results but believe I could do a better job the next time around......
    I do love the color and love the high grip this handle has. Now only time will tell how durable this coating will be.

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    I can't seem to get the "in process" pics off my phone and to my laptop. I'll post them latter.


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    That is pretty sweet! How does it feel to the hand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSomebody View Post
    That is pretty sweet! How does it feel to the hand?
    Like someone put a baseball or golf club grip on a shave brush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRYWALLY View Post
    Like someone put a baseball or golf club grip on a shave brush.
    Bet the only way to get a more grippy handle would be to use Velcro.

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    Neat idea.

    If you used the dip type could you chuck it in the lathe and dry it at low rpm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Bet the only way to get a more grippy handle would be to use Velcro.

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    Hahaha. I suppose I could make a maple handle like this....



    Might be the only thing grippier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    Neat idea.

    If you used the dip type could you chuck it in the lathe and dry it at low rpm?
    The lowest I can go is 500 rpm which, I think, would still throw the material outward...... maybe not though. Could try putting it on like a CA finish. hmmmmm....
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    Golly dangy darn, ya did it again. A new chapter of brush making started. What are ya going to think up next? A stand that hold the brush over the bowl that automatically whips up the lather? Made out of three woods and two plastics, hand painted by ET's from the third moon of Saturn (does it have that many?).
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    Now you got me thinking....

    I have a hand drill with an adjustable variable speed trigger. Dip it then clamp the drill in a vise.
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    Ohhh pine tar handle finish. Bonus, it helps the fingers grip the skin!

    That looks awesome and I imagine would be very durable
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