08-29-2013, 08:49 AM
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Hi All,

Related to "Lordbishop"s thread, I've recently encountered a couple DE Blade brands where they clearly write "Do not wipe" (such as on my Gillette 7 O' Clock Yellows). My question is:

* What is the recommended method to *clean* your Blade after a shave?

For me, I apply a dab of Clearly Natural Liquid Hand Soap (w/ Vegetable Glycerin) and gently use a toothbrush to remove any Beard Particles or Shaving Soap (trying to push it outwards to the blade edges).

I then rinse, and use a 100% cotton towel to gently dab the blade dry.

Thanks for the advice!

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 08-29-2013, 09:15 AM
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I just rinse my blade under warm tap water, using fingertips to clean off any lather, and then pat dry with a hand towel. But my shaving OCD also makes me turn the blade over for the next shave....

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 08-29-2013, 09:28 AM
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  • RedRocks
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I've heard some say that the 'Do not wipe' is lawyer speak for "Hey dummie, if you slice your fingers trying to clean this blade, we will not be responsible!"

Really, though, a quick rinse is all that is needed to clean the blade - no need to go overboard.

~Frank

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 08-29-2013, 09:47 AM
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  • Agravic
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Post-shave razor care for me : rinse, shake, and loosely towel-dry.

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 08-29-2013, 10:41 AM
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Rinse with warm/hot water; if there is any remaining lather/whiskers i just use my fingers to remove it, but this is rarely the case, then pat dry with towel! Easy as pie!Biggrin

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 08-29-2013, 11:19 AM
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  • slantman
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A good rinsing after each shave. Do not mess with the blade because they dull very easily.

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 08-29-2013, 11:30 AM
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  • Grumpy
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I rinse with hot water and dip in a jar of alcohol.

And that is it.

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 08-29-2013, 01:21 PM
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(08-29-2013, 08:49 AM)shave_knight Wrote: For me, I apply a dab of Clearly Natural Liquid Hand Soap (w/ Vegetable Glycerin) and gently use a toothbrush to remove any Beard Particles or Shaving Soap (trying to push it outwards to the blade edges).

I then rinse, and use a 100% cotton towel to gently dab the blade dry.

I think that's overkill. Rinse, shake, done. No need to wash the blade, no need to dry the blade, no need to soak it in alcohol. We're talking about something that cost just a few cents and will be tossed in a few days.

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 08-29-2013, 02:00 PM
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  • Grumpy
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Probably it is overkill. But, everyone has their own cleaning steps and rituals.

Sometimes, I use a razor once and don't get back to it for a while. But, I think given my climate that too is overkill but is sure is fun.

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 08-29-2013, 02:32 PM
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I usually just rinse well while its still in the razor. I'm a 2-and-out guy though. If I'm changing the blade from one razor to another--which I only do rarely--then I rinse it and wipe gently on a towel.

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 08-29-2013, 10:38 PM
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Rinse, shake, dry. I've never found the need to remove the blade in between uses except to change it out.

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 08-30-2013, 06:46 AM
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I usually only get three shaves out of a blade so I just rinse with it in the razor.

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 08-30-2013, 06:49 AM
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Rinse, shake and into the rack - as long as the first two steps are done with due diligence, I don't feel a need to go beyond.

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 08-30-2013, 08:31 AM
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Thanks everyone! Smile

OK, good to know (and I'm probably going overboard with the soap part). This'll save me time per shave as well. Wink

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 08-30-2013, 02:51 PM
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(08-29-2013, 11:30 AM)Grumpy Wrote: I rinse with hot water and dip in a jar of alcohol.

And that is it.

Signs011

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 09-01-2013, 07:13 AM
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Easy to see that I need more medication. Cool I wipe down both the razor and the blade with baby oil after each shave - a little prophylactic against demonic corrosion.

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 09-01-2013, 08:28 AM
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  • Agravic
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(09-01-2013, 07:13 AM)Tundra Wrote: Easy to see that I need more medication. Cool I wipe down both the razor and the blade with baby oil after each shave - a little prophylactic against demonic corrosion.

I don't think this warrants further pharmacotherapy ... sound's like a perfectly valid ritual ... Biggrin

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 09-03-2013, 04:18 AM
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After a purification rinse in warm water, I splash on a little 91 proof alcohol . Then dry with a tissue and place it on a magnet .
I used to then cover with a glass pyramid, but stopped, thought that was too obsessive .?

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 09-08-2013, 09:19 AM
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  • dcc
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Rinse,shake and dry.

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 09-08-2013, 11:02 AM
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Two techniques:

1. Rinse and shake.

2. I put it into a magic slot in my blade disposal container, open a new blade and Shazam! I'm holding a perfectly clean blade.

Anything other than that seems inherently risky.

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