The brush dip seems like a great product. I can;t tell you how badly the mineral spirits, water, and soap has destroyed my brushes - they are stiff and damaged... plus it takes me like an hour to clean all my brushes after every session, which deters me from painting during the week, as i come home tired after a long day at work in my day job... this dip will ensure that i paint for an hour or so each evening... without needing to stand for an hour trying to clean my brushes...
I want to buy the dip and the brush rack... thought about ordering the deformed ones, but afraid they are so deformed that its just a bad product, although the site says its very minal defect. I figure if i try making it on my own it will probably come out more deformed than the ones being sold
either way, 80 dollars is totally worth it, as it is something that will last a lifetime... so, i think its a good investment regardless.