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Dovetail
June 29th, 2012, 01:00 PM
I've seen quite a few people talk about sanding the seams on a comb if they are there. I have a hair pick, that is rather old

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/LostDove/ccc98058.jpg

If you can see, there are seams that run down either side of each tine from the white to the base. It's a bit easier to see on the white parts. When I run my finger over them I can feel the seams sticking out. What I'm wondering is: if I can sand the plastic, what grit sandpaper would I use? Or would something like an emery board work? I'd hate to file away at it and make it worse! I don't have to use the pick, but it helps when my hair is really knotted sine finger combing can be a bit difficult in some cases.

Or should I just pitch the whole idea and throw the old thing away?

Eboshi
June 29th, 2012, 01:06 PM
I sand down the seams on my Good Hair Days pins with 220 grit sandpaper, followed by 600, but I'm a little obsessive like that. :D

For a comb, I would suggest just purchasing a seamless one. It seems like an awful lot of work to be done if the seams are numerous on your hair pic. The Madora ivory comb is my favorite and you can purchase it here: http://madoralonghairheaven.com/madoraprod1.html

heidi w.
June 29th, 2012, 01:09 PM
It's far easier to pitch it and just find something more suitable. Sanding plastic isn't going to work out well. PLUS there are all manner of combs in the world, and it's easy to replace.

I will recommend my extra wide, wide-toothed comb that I bought from George Michael salon (which the Madora salon is). It has been what I've relied on for around the last ten years, give or take.

Let me go get you a link....ETA: I see that Eboshi provided a link and that's what I would have provided and recommended the ivory comb, #116, extra wide, wide toothed comb. END ETA

heidi w.

Dovetail
June 29th, 2012, 01:26 PM
:3 thanks so much ladies! I'll give it the ol pitch and just get a new one ^-^ I was hoping if it was something easy enough to do I could still use it while waiting for a new one. Fingers it is then. Also thank you for the link!

katsrevenge
June 29th, 2012, 01:36 PM
I... I actually just sanded a big plastic comb down.

see, the style really works well with my hair. And I already have it... and it was 3 bucks.

I did it while watching TV. Nice and smooth now.

Dovetail
June 29th, 2012, 01:58 PM
What did you sand it with kat?

katsrevenge
June 29th, 2012, 02:25 PM
Fine grit emery board to smooth after a rough nail file to get the tags off.

It was one of these (in purple) http://curlscoilsandkinks.com/wal-mart-find/ I can't recomend it enough.. I can comb and keep my curls. No pulls, doesn't snag (now, lol) and gets through all the hair easily.

Roscata
June 29th, 2012, 03:15 PM
I sanded plastic with a nail file and to get rid of the lines left behind by the sanding, I painted it with clear nail polish (top coat) and that made it smooth.

jeanniet
June 29th, 2012, 03:24 PM
If I ever have to sand anything I use for my hair, I use 600 grit sandpaper (you can use extra fine first if the area is pretty nubbly), which is for finish work. Plastic will sand just fine if you use the right grit. I probably wouldn't bother with a cheap comb unless you really love it, but you can definitely do it.

faellen
June 29th, 2012, 03:38 PM
Plastic will sand just fine if you use the right grit.

Agreed! With the right grit sandpaper, plastic actually sands very well! :cool:

SongofLove
June 29th, 2012, 07:46 PM
I sand down the seams on my Good Hair Days pins with 220 grit sandpaper, followed by 600, but I'm a little obsessive like that. :D

For a comb, I would suggest just purchasing a seamless one. It seems like an awful lot of work to be done if the seams are numerous on your hair pic. The Madora ivory comb is my favorite and you can purchase it here: http://madoralonghairheaven.com/madoraprod1.html

You can also use a nail file to sand down seams. But yes, there are an awful lot on the comb and it would be a lot of work. I also love the Madora ivory comb. I actually ordered it from http://www.enchantress.com/ProductsGM.html (I think it may be a little cheaper there and you can order it completely online instead of having to mail and/or fax the form).

lacefrost
June 29th, 2012, 10:49 PM
Question for people who have the extra wide come: how far apart are the teeth?

LadyLongLocks
June 30th, 2012, 08:33 AM
I have the Madora Detangler Comb
(Ivory) IV-#116 and it is wonderful.

I have used emery boards to sand some of my other older plastic combs.

Hairsense makes some good combs too. I love the #210 volume one(bakelite)
http://hairsense.com/bone_combs.php#seamless-combs-section

lapushka
June 30th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Hairsense makes some good combs too. I love the #210 volume one(bakelite)
http://hairsense.com/bone_combs.php#seamless-combs-section

I have the 210 too, and it's an *amazing* comb!

Dovetail
June 30th, 2012, 09:52 PM
That actually looks very reasonably priced! I should have a hair fork (3prong) soon that I commissioned from OruAka on etsy. Yummy cedar wood.