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I've been meaning to try out Plasti Dip for a few years now, I've just never had the perfect opportunity to go out and buy some for a specific use.

I was cleaning out my bathroom when I ran into my old hair brush. I gave it a swipe through my hair and... *OUCH MY SCALP!*. Turns out all the little rubber/plastic tips on the end of the bristles had fallen off. 

Seeing as how this brush has some sentimental value, I felt I would try to fix it up with some Plasti Dip, and put it back into use.

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Step 1: Get Supplies

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You're going to need some supplies in order to fix up the brush:

-Plasti Dip (6-7 Dollars at Home Depot)

-Hair Brush (Clean)

-Toothpicks (Testing Purposes)

-Work Area (I chose a paper plate)

-Spoon or other Dispensing Device (Keep in mind you wont be using this again, unless you want it coated in rubber)

Step 2: Clean The Brush

You want your brush as clean as possible before you go dipping it. At first I started cleaning it by hand, but that soon got annoying and tedious.

I ended up using the garden hose. It worked great, and the hair can fly off since all the little rubber tabs are gone.

Step 3: Prepare The Dip

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Make sure to read all of the instructions on the container before you set about using it. The most important thing is using it in a well ventilated area. Make sure you either do this outside, or open up all the windows and doors. This stuff smells.

There was a pretty good amount of dip on the lid, so I scraped that off, and plopped on another spoonful of the black goop.

Make a nice pile of it on your work surface. Then use the bottom of the spoon, or dispensing device, to smooth it out to a decent depth. Somewhere in between a 1/16th of an inch and 1/8th of an inch should do the trick.

ChrysN4 years ago
Neat idea, the plastic tips that come on hairbrushes fall way too easily.
tbcross4 years ago
Thanks!! I have long hair and it's naturally curly so you can imagine that finding a brush that I really like is hard. And then the tips start to come off and I have to toss it. Problem solved thanks :)