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Postby ContenderhunterPA » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:51 am

I just picked up an Omega 48 brush. It has been losing some bristles daily, since day one. Usually no more tha three a day, but up to about 20 on the first day of two. I have used it less than three weeks. Is this normal?

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Postby BF4MVP » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:22 am

Dave,

I would think not. I use this brush , granted I do not use it on a daily basis as I rotate brushes, but have yet to notice any loss.
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Postby giammi » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:28 pm

I have used a few Omega 48 and never had a loss of 20+ hairs within
the short period you mention. I would probably try to return it if
it continues to loose hair in the next few days.
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Postby markjd » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:32 am

I have been using a Omega Pro 48 for about 6 weeks. No major bristle loss has occurred like you mentioned.


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Postby Zach » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:46 am

Is it in the same spot?
Are the bristles breaking or coming out of the knot? Are they as long as the longest bristles or breaking part of the way down?
The knot is held with so much epoxy that likely it's breaking at the base, because of some damage/defect. Not normal.
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Postby ContenderhunterPA » Fri May 01, 2009 6:23 am

Zach wrote:Is it in the same spot?
Are the bristles breaking or coming out of the knot? Are they as long as the longest bristles or breaking part of the way down?
The knot is held with so much epoxy that likely it's breaking at the base, because of some damage/defect. Not normal.


It appears that the individual bristles are merely pulling out. My guess is that the glueing was less than perfect.

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Postby Zach » Fri May 01, 2009 6:50 am

Maybe a defect, but if you were to dissect that knot, you'd be amazed at how epoxied that knot is, it's in a cup and it's in a solid mass like battleship cement or something. I have heard theories about air bubbles and this and that, but for me, the only thing that I've seen as a failing is a cracked knot, and then all the bristles along the 'fault line' are prone to easy removal, which is why I asked if it was all in the same place.
To counter the cracked knot, unlike some other brushes that set the knot in a hole in the handle, the Omega knot, once again, is set is a cup, and the whole cup is set in the handle; there's not as much 'wiggle room' for the knot to dry up and crack. Since boar does absorb water, it absorbs it right into the knot; and since boar dries, so can the knot, making them more susceptible to cracking than badger. If you've had it for 6 weeks, you might try to swap it, but past 30 days seems like a lot for a vendor to take it back. Good luck.
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Re: Omega '48 brush...

Postby Squire » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:25 am

Gentlemen, please, let's not revive long dead threads. It is a discourtesy to former members to bring up their old threads when they are not present to reply.
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