Question: Simfix two band quality issues?

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Question: Simfix two band quality issues?

Post by fisherc » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:42 pm

Gents:

I recently acquired several of the two band Simfix shave brushes. One in particular, a CH2, I lathered once (with no problems, shedding, etc) and posted to the FS forum and sold to a fellow member. I decided I didn't like the bulb shape cut of the CH2 two band.

He is claiming that the brush is shedding excessively (in excess of 50 hairs in one use). I am inquiring to see if anyone else has noticed problems with these two band brushes or for that matter shedding problems on any Simfix brushes (since Vulfix acquired Simpsons). I have personally owned five Simfix brushes including three of the "two band" variety and none have shed a single hair. And previous Vulfix brand brushes have always been of impeccable quality.

I have not seen any complaints about quality or specifically shedding issues with Vulfix made Simpson products but am curious to hear if others have had issues or noticed more recent production problems. I did note that some of the recent "two band" brushes had uneven trim of badger hair resulting in asymmetic knots (beyond the normal variations of a handmade product).

If anyone has noticed a problem in this area please let me know.

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Chris

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Post by reggiano » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:50 pm

I didn't "claim" that the brush lost over 50 hairs in one use- it actually did lose 50 hairs Chris.

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Post by Velomane » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:18 pm

Hi guys,

I'm pretty that one of the shave forums has a thread going regarding this matter. Sorry, I can't recall which one, I've been up about twenty hours and sorely in need of rest.

Mike

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Post by gil3591 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:20 pm

i haven't lost a single hair from my polo in best. i bet the vendor or vulfix would take care of the problem for you.
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Post by fisherc » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:36 pm

I agree that Vulfix will most certainly take care of this if it is in fact a defect or quality issue. I am just curious to know if others have had a similar problem as based on my first hand experience and knowledge the Vulfix quality is among the best of all the shave brush mfr's.

Chris

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Post by Churchill » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:02 pm

I haven't had any problems with mine shedding but their shape leaves a little to be desired. We all know these freaky shedding brushes show up once in awhile,seems like it should be easy enough to swap the money back for the brush,send it back to Vulfix for replacement and then just resell the new brush.
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Post by brothers » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:22 am

I agree with Bob... Refund, get the brush back, then take it up with the manfacturer.
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Post by gil3591 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:35 am

Churchill wrote:I haven't had any problems with mine shedding but their shape leaves a little to be desired. We all know these freaky shedding brushes show up once in awhile,seems like it should be easy enough to swap the money back for the brush,send it back to Vulfix for replacement and then just resell the new brush.
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Post by msandoval858 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:54 am

I've had no problems with any of my Vulfix made Simpsons, two band or regular.
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Post by Cigar Dan » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:11 am

Bob hit it right on the head. That is how it should be handled (or at least how I would handle it).
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Post by superbleu » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:03 pm

Velomane wrote:Hi guys,

I'm pretty that one of the shave forums has a thread going regarding this matter. Sorry, I can't recall which one, I've been up about twenty hours and sorely in need of rest.

Mike
Is this the thread you were referring to Mike?

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=103946

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Post by Matsuey37 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:49 pm

Churchill wrote:I haven't had any problems with mine shedding but their shape leaves a little to be desired. We all know these freaky shedding brushes show up once in awhile,seems like it should be easy enough to swap the money back for the brush,send it back to Vulfix for replacement and then just resell the new brush.
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Post by Aztecface » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:53 pm

Matt, not quite, but the customer always has the right to be right.
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Post by Velomane » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:48 pm

superbleu wrote:
Velomane wrote:Hi guys,

I'm pretty that one of the shave forums has a thread going regarding this matter. Sorry, I can't recall which one, I've been up about twenty hours and sorely in need of rest.

Mike
Is this the thread you were referring to Mike?

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=103946
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Post by AFG » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:50 pm

I had a 3 band CH2 in super that shed quite a bit and was replaced. The new one is fine. Neither of the two bands I bought have any shedding problems. I read of a Tulip 2 on another forum that was shedding heavily.
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Post by ZethLent » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:13 pm

My Polo 10 Super in two band is shedding about 4~5 hair per shave.

I am letting it go for a while but if by month's end it hasn't stopped I am going to be contacting Brett at Vulfix to discuss options.

So far I have about 50 hairs that have accumulated over 10 or so shaves with the brush.

Also see my 'wet noodle badger hair' thread because that is what many of these shed two band hairs are like. I hope mine calms down soon.
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Post by woodsrider » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:08 pm

Hello all:

My Chubby 2 Super (two band Vulfix) loses a hair or two each shave, but nothing out of the ordinary yet. I have a few other Vulfix/Simpson two bands, and so far they are solid brushes. I agree with Bob and Chris that the lofts can be a bit "uneven," but they are otherwise fine brushes.
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Post by superbleu » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:19 pm

AFG wrote:I had a 3 band CH2 in super that shed quite a bit and was replaced. The new one is fine. Neither of the two bands I bought have any shedding problems. I read of a Tulip 2 on another forum that was shedding heavily.
here is the thread
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=105975

I have been using my 2 band T2 non stop since I got it. Just the last couple uses it has lost a hair or 2, but hadn't lost any hairs till then.

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Post by desertbadger » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:58 am

I've got several of the new two bands and so far no shedding problems whatsoever.
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Post by jhclare » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:03 am

I have a recently acquired Chubby 2 in Best and it has been shedding 1-2 hairs per shave. Really annoying - I love the brush otherwise.

I will be returning it to Shaving Shack for a replacement.

John

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