Poll: Re-plate the Cobra in...
 10-18-2013, 01:30 AM
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  • ben74
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I own three Cobra razors.

My first I've owned from new and it retains it's original Bright Nickel finish. If I ever re-plate this one it will be with Rhodium.

I've just received from Dave Glynn of the UK (restoredrazors.com) a secondhand Cobra re-plated in Gold.

I own a third pre-loved Cobra and I am debating what finish to have Dave apply to this one.

I've narrowed my choices to Rose Gold or Black Chrome.

I do think a Black Chrome Cobra would be awesome, but I've been steered towards the Rose Gold and am favouring this choice presently.

I should add that the Cobra doesn't require re-plating, I just like the idea of variety.

Any thoughts or recommendations?

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 10-18-2013, 01:50 AM
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Black Chrome - because black chrome always looks awesome Cool

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 10-18-2013, 01:58 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Black Chrome - no doubt about it. Biggrin

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 10-18-2013, 02:58 AM
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  • Agravic
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I vote black chrome ... elegant and evil!

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 10-18-2013, 04:26 AM
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  • ben74
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Some visual aids...

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Black Chrome vs Rose Gold

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 10-18-2013, 05:35 AM
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  • slantman
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Black Chrome looks like pewter which is classy.

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 10-18-2013, 07:15 AM
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  • Hanzo
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I vote Rose Gold.

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 10-18-2013, 07:36 AM
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I like the rose gold, too.

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 10-18-2013, 07:54 AM
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Black Chrome!!! Be a rebel!Biggrin

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 10-18-2013, 08:45 AM
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I'd say black chrome. After all, who has ever seen a rose gold Stingray Corvette... or a Shelby Cobra?

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 10-18-2013, 12:39 PM
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  • Deco
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Black chrome

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 10-18-2013, 12:53 PM
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Change my vote to black chrome after seeing the picture.

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 10-18-2013, 01:10 PM
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  • tgutc
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Black chrome gets my vote.

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 10-18-2013, 02:28 PM
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  • Sully
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Another vote for black chrome.

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 10-18-2013, 06:21 PM
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It might be noted that there is more to this choice than just appearance if you are intending to use the razor as opposed to simply displaying it.

There is a significant difference in the coefficient of friction between gold and chrome. The chrome razor will be much slipperier than the gold one.

Regards,
Tom

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 10-18-2013, 07:32 PM
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My vote goes to black chrome, it looks sick Ben!

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 10-18-2013, 07:52 PM
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Rose Gold.

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 10-18-2013, 09:35 PM
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(10-18-2013, 01:30 AM)ben74 Wrote: I own three Cobra razors.

My first I've owned from new and it retains it's original Bright Nickel finish. If I ever re-plate this one it will be with Rhodium.

I've just received from Dave Glynn of the UK (restoredrazors.com) a secondhand Cobra re-plated in Gold.

I own a third pre-loved Cobra and I am debating what finish to have Dave apply to this one.

I've narrowed my choices to Rose Gold or Black Chrome.

I do think a Black Chrome Cobra would be awesome, but I've been steered towards the Rose Gold and am favouring this choice presently.

I should add that the Cobra doesn't require re-plating, I just like the idea of variety.

Any thoughts or recommendations?
I love the black but it is too much to keep clean. Even the silver or gold plate gets scummy fast, but in black it shows up faster. It is nice to replate in black but only if you wont use it much.

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 10-19-2013, 12:58 AM
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Ben, I think the general view is to go with Black Chrome. Whatever you decide "Dave Glynn" will do an excellent job. He work is a very high standard.

Did I mention Black Chrome

Charles U.K

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 10-19-2013, 03:29 AM
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Rose Gold. Haven't we seen the Muhle R41 in rosegold?! Wink

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