11-24-2013, 02:31 AM
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Here's some razors recently re plated in gold by Dave at Restored Razors in the UK. Lovely job he's made of them. Click on the links for a bigger picture.

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http://imageshack.com/a/img209/4064/vj28.jpg

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 11-24-2013, 03:55 AM
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  • slantman
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Beautiful restoration Brian. Great pictures thanks for sharing.

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 11-24-2013, 05:52 AM
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Excellent restorations. Enjoy!

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 11-24-2013, 06:35 AM
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  • Deuce
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Beautiful. I have a few golds in my collection, and an Aristocrat I just love. One day she'll go for a restore.

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 11-24-2013, 08:13 AM
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Very clean looking. I like the gold.

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 11-24-2013, 02:24 PM
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  • Hanzo
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Beautiful. That's the second plating job I've seen by Dave and the work is impressive.

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 11-24-2013, 02:32 PM
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Wow, those are some beautiful razors! Smile

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 11-24-2013, 02:32 PM
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Beautiful. Is there a coating over the gold to help protect it from wear?

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 11-24-2013, 02:41 PM
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  • blzrfn
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(11-24-2013, 02:32 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Beautiful. Is there a coating over the gold to help protect it from wear?

Good question, every vintage gold razor I have used ends up losing its plating and I would be reluctant to re-plate them in gold in fear of history repeating itself. But they sure look nice with the plating intact.

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 11-24-2013, 11:30 PM
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There's no coating over the Gold but the razors are plated with Nickel before the Gold is applied. I understand the Gold thickness is more than the 'wash' that Gillette applied.
Thanks for all your comments much appreciated Smile

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 11-25-2013, 05:39 AM
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  • ben74
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Beautiful razors, Dave does great work. He re-plated my Cobra in gold and is currently doing another for me this time in black chrome.

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