11-10-2013, 04:55 AM
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Hi Gentlemen, the nickel plated is stained, I will write an email to CS, I am very careful with all my stuff shaving, I think is not normal, what opinion do you have??..


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 11-10-2013, 05:34 AM
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  • Agravic
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Luis, I have similar markings on one of my Cobra razors. I hypothesize they are water stains from sitting droplets. I have not tried anything to remove them, for fear of damaging the plating. An email to a Classic Shaving may provide answers.
I towel dry my razor after each use, to prevent further spots from occurring.

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 11-10-2013, 05:38 AM
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Thanks Ravi Smile has received a response from Classic Shaving?.

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 11-10-2013, 05:50 AM
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  • ben74
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I suspect that the response will be along the lines of "user error" and CS will direct you to ensure the razor is properly dried after each use.

The Cobra is actually nickel plated, not chrome (a common misbelief). While I'm a fanboy for the razor, I'm not blind to the fact that issues seem to be arising more frequently with this particular razor.

CS are working on an updated version. I was promised an opportunity to try the prototype, but perhaps they forgot as it still hash't eventuated and the prototype was completed months ago... So I can't alleviate any concerns and inform you in regards to different plating etc for future models.

However, I can thoroughly recommend Dave Glynn, based in the UK (Restored Razors) in relation to re-plating.

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 11-10-2013, 05:59 AM
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Thanks Ben, I read your problem, I have very careful with my products, as many people in all the forums.

I have Vintage razors do not have any problem, it is clear the problem is the quality of nickel, an item that does cost so much money should not have these problems. Huh

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 11-10-2013, 06:04 AM
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(11-10-2013, 05:59 AM)lu20vt Wrote: I have Vintage razors do not have any problem, it is clear the problem is the quality of nickel, an item that does cost so much money should not have these problems. Huh

AGREED...

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 11-10-2013, 06:51 AM
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Cape Cod cloth works great for this and it won't affect the finish. I use one regularly on my watches (and occasionally razors) with no visible marks!

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 11-10-2013, 06:54 AM
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(11-10-2013, 06:51 AM)david1201 Wrote: Cape Cod cloth works great for this and it won't affect the finish. I use one regularly on my watches (and occasionally razors) with no visible marks!

Thanks for sharing this, David!
Certainly a cost-effective approach to try ... as I contemplate replating as the other option.

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 11-10-2013, 07:01 AM
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(11-10-2013, 06:51 AM)david1201 Wrote: Cape Cod cloth works great for this and it won't affect the finish. I use one regularly on my watches (and occasionally razors) with no visible marks!




Thanks!! I used this product in a watch with good results Biggrin



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 11-10-2013, 01:46 PM
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  • tsimmns
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Sucks that the best razor in my mind has so many issues. I just hope the one I have will last me a long time, such as the rest of my shaving life.Biggrin

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 11-10-2013, 02:09 PM
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  • Hanzo
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(11-10-2013, 01:46 PM)tsimmns Wrote: Sucks that the best razor in my mind has so many issues. I just hope the one I have will last me a long time, such as the rest of my shaving life.Biggrin

Water stains, change of script, plating issues on some razors don't make for " so many issues", these can be solved and aren't fatal like car manufacturing issues which really are serious.

The problem we have is not of Classic's making, its over attachment to razors which makes us go crazy or all to pieces when we perceive any problem at all with our beloved, we love razors way too much. We make a blessing a source of anxiety and complaint.

Wouldn't 2 Cobras and a Cobra 2 solve all your shaving problems for life and then what will you be satisfied and content with shaving or will there be other issues ?

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 11-10-2013, 03:32 PM
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  • slantman
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I didn't know the Cobra was nickel. Thanks for the tip Ben.

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 11-10-2013, 09:11 PM
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Flitz metal polish took a stain just like that one off of my Cobra last week.

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 11-10-2013, 09:14 PM
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  • ben74
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(11-10-2013, 02:09 PM)Hanzo Wrote: Wouldn't 2 Cobras and a Cobra 2 solve all your shaving problems for life and then what will you be satisfied and content with shaving or will there be other issues ?

I own 3 currently and will no doubt invest in a Cobra 2 (or 2!!!)...

However, I've actually owned 5 Cobras in total. One was definitely faulty and the other simply wasn't up to MY standard...

Regardless of whether an item is for shaving with or any other purpose a standard is expected. In the case of the Cobra, IMO the standard has dropped a little, but admittedly only in terms of aesthetics and not the quality of shave or life of the razor. So more a case of wanting things to be as they were, rather than simply looking for something to complain about...

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 11-10-2013, 09:19 PM
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  • ben74
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(11-10-2013, 03:32 PM)slantman Wrote: I didn't know the Cobra was nickel. Thanks for the tip Ben.

You're welcome! Biggrin

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 11-10-2013, 09:27 PM
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Good luck resolving your issue, Luis!

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 03-15-2014, 06:12 AM
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I just let my Cobra as new with my good friend AUTOSOL



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BowBowBowBowBowBow

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 03-15-2014, 07:53 AM
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how abrasive is Autosol?

eric.

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 03-17-2014, 06:29 AM
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(03-15-2014, 07:53 AM)glassmtn Wrote: how abrasive is Autosol?

eric.

It is less abrasive than other polishes, I have spent many years without any problems, you have to take very little.

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