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Old 09-07-2012, 12:19 AM   #1281
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I use a moist brush and add water as I need it. There is a happy medium when hitting the soap. During the winter I really dig a warm brush soaked in hot water but during the summer I am strictly cold water and some menthol products. In Korea, one time (only) I made the mistake of using a menthol A/S and then had to ride my bicycle to work and it was 20 deg out. Yea, suck that did.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:16 PM   #1282
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I just bought a straight off of a guy at badgerandblade.com and now I need a strop. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:58 PM   #1283
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A few months ago, I came across a Gillette DE razor but it has tarnished some. I'd really like to be able to begin using it, but don't have the slightest clue on how to refurbish it for use again.

I took some pictures of it and hopefully some of you guys can give me a few good ideas for restoring this thing.









Any ideas for getting this thing in working order again?

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Old 09-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #1284
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A few months ago, I came across a Gillette DE razor but it has tarnished some. I'd really like to be able to begin using it, but don't have the slightest clue on how to refurbish it for use again.

I took some pictures of it and hopefully some of you guys can give me a few good ideas for restoring this thing.

Any ideas for getting this thing in working order again?
The photos aren't showing up on my phone. If its not in too bad of shape and there isn't much plate lose or pitting I suggest soaking in warm water with a mild detergent. After that I've had good luck getting some older razors cleaned and some shine back by scrubbing with a gritty toothpaste and an old tooth brush.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:05 PM   #1285
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Give it a scrub with a toothbrush and soft scrub bathroom cleaner. Then you could give it a quick dunk in boiling water and then a dunk in rubbing alcohol. As far as the overall condition? Both of my NEW's look like yours and I use em every day. The only way you are gonna get it pretty again is if you get it replated. Outside of that, give it a scrub, sanitize, and use it.

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Old 09-08-2012, 01:17 AM   #1286
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Flitz or Brasso maybe.

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Old 09-08-2012, 04:08 AM   #1287
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Forgot to add be careful with the brasso -yes- that specific brand cause it will polish the plating off. Flitz is the better product if you are gonba try to polish

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Old 09-08-2012, 07:25 PM   #1288
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A few months ago, I came across a Gillette DE razor but it has tarnished some. I'd really like to be able to begin using it, but don't have the slightest clue on how to refurbish it for use again.

I took some pictures of it and hopefully some of you guys can give me a few good ideas for restoring this thing.









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Old 09-08-2012, 07:30 PM   #1289
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I usually soak my acquisitions in a mild yet scalding hot oxyclean bath, then use a toothbrush to scrub the knurling, etc. I then hit it with some metal polish paste, buff it off and give it a final cleaning with glass cleaner to get any polishing paste off without messing up the shine.

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Old 09-10-2012, 04:12 AM   #1290
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I just bought a straight off of a guy at badgerandblade.com and now I need a strop. Any suggestions?
Dunno what your budget is but I have a Tony Miller Heirloom latigo/cotton strop. I think it was 65$+ shipping or something. If you have more money to spend, look at getting horsehide, it's worth the money. And don't forget to get a practice strop to go with it, as you'll definitely cut it on the first few tries!

Gotta email Tony beforehand though, as he produces in very small quantities. A steal at that price.

http://shop.thewellshavedgentleman.com/

If you have less money to spend, I heard Illinois strops are OK - but tbh, I bought a cheap strop once and I'll never waste money on that again. Came all bent and creased. I'd rather use an old pair of jeans.
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