OK, I found a Fuller Bakelite brush while antique shopping this weekend. I gave $15 for it, and thought it was a good deal. I'm hoping to do my first restore on it, and am coming here for some help. First things first, should I try my hand on this brush or send it to a professional? I wouldn't think this is a super rare brush that shouldn't be tampered with, but maybe I'm wrong? The bottoms says: Sterilized Set in Rubber Fuller logo Made in USA That red mark came off with the help of a magic eraser. What kind of knot would you recommend if I wanted a good soap brush? I have a good cream brush. Then, how to go about it? Cut the hairs out? Drill something? Chemicals/epoxies recommended? How much for Rudy to work his magic? Thanks for the input.