12-21-2013, 05:15 PM
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I just hot a fatboy with some soap scum spots or build up on it. I heard scrubbing bubbles can damage a fatboy, any suggestions?

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 12-21-2013, 05:20 PM
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I'd start with some warm water, dish washing liquid, and and old toothbrush. That's been able to take care of most of my needs in this area.

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 12-21-2013, 08:12 PM
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(12-21-2013, 05:20 PM)Face Bannon Wrote: I'd start with some warm water, dish washing liquid, and and old toothbrush.

+1 I have never heard that scrubbing bubbles has damaged any DE razor, before. Good luck.

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 12-21-2013, 08:30 PM
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  • tsimmns
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Been using scrubbing bubbles on my Cobra Classic and it works like a charm. Not sure what it does to a Fatboy, but I would hate for it to hurt any razor.

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 12-22-2013, 03:17 AM
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Warm water, mild soap, toothbrush and the occasional dip in an ultrasonic cleaner is all I do with mine. I have found that giving the razors a good rinse in hot water as I put my shave gear away helps reduce the build-up significantly.

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 12-22-2013, 03:19 AM
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For years, I have used bar soap and a old toothbrush to scrub my razors. The brush is stiff enough to clean with no damage to the razor. Gets in to the nooks and crannies nicely.

Ed

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 12-22-2013, 05:19 AM
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  • davizera
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I use an old toothbrush and some toothpaste. It cleans up nicely, no final residue and it's gentle enough not do harm any parts.

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 12-22-2013, 05:41 AM
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  • Coyote
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As stated above, Scrubbing Bubbles will not hurt your razor. Just spray and let it sit until the bubbles start to dissipate, scrub gently with a toothbrush, and rinse.

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 12-22-2013, 06:56 AM
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Are you using the old school aerosol can, or one of their newer pump sprays on the razors. I see that Scrubbing Bubbles has expanded their product line a bit Biggrin

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 12-22-2013, 07:48 AM
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  • Coyote
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The regular green original............

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 12-22-2013, 07:52 AM
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(12-22-2013, 07:48 AM)Coyote Wrote: The regular green original............

Thank you, Bob Biggrin

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 12-22-2013, 08:06 AM
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From what I understand, scrubbing bubbles will only wear through the nickel plating if you realllly overdo the scrubbing and polishing.
But here's a tip. From time to time you'll buy an old razor with that green scum on it that's very difficult to scrub off(especially a pain when between the teeth of an OC).
I've found that a short soak in ronsonol lighter fluid will completely melt that crud away! The same stuff can be useful on TTOs when the mechanism has gotten very sticky and difficult to operate. I believe this happens over the years and decades as lather and beard fall down there.

Any way scrubbing bubbles should work fine, just don't try your best to polish through the plating ;-)

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 12-22-2013, 11:32 AM
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  • freddy
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Because I use a little liquid hand soap and a toothbrush on any razor I use immediately after the shave, I keep soap scum at bay. I admit, though, that I do not have to rush off to work or have other responsibilities that would lessen my shaving time so that is a huge advantage.

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 12-22-2013, 11:39 AM
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Thanks, I'll start off with some warm water and a brush. If that doesn't work I will move on to scrubbing bubbles. I heard it could mess up the numbers but it appears to not be an issue. Love having a forum like this.

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 12-24-2013, 10:22 AM
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#1 to All the above suggestions....one more to add to the mix that has worked for years for me....even when using those dreaded cart razors....leave a covered glass contained from Hobby Lobby beside the sink filled with rubbing alcohol and let the razor soak in it for a bit. The alcohol disapates the water and keeps the blades and works from rusting and cleans it at the same time. Take it out and shake a few times and let it drip-dry. Semper-fi Mike

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 12-24-2013, 10:25 AM
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I believe it's been stated that scrubbing bubbles may be harmful on gold plated razors.

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 12-24-2013, 11:03 AM
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  • mjemec
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(12-22-2013, 03:17 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Warm water, mild soap, toothbrush and the occasional dip in an ultrasonic cleaner is all I do with mine. I have found that giving the razors a good rinse in hot water as I put my shave gear away helps reduce the build-up significantly.

It's worth noting that an ultrasonic cleaner will also remove black paint from the adjustment dial. Nothing some black enamel paint or nail polish can't fix, though.

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 12-24-2013, 05:39 PM
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  • geezer
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For a really gunked up razor,I am partial to vinegar soak and a cut down to ¾" long little 1" paint brush to remove soap scum and some corrosion. Then a good scrubby bubbles and/or citrus cleaner to neutralize the acid quickly.
For me it has worked for a couple hundred straights and half that of of SE's and DE's.
YMMV and distilled works faster than real Apple cider vinegar.
~Richard
Bye the way, almost all I get are in poor shape.

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 12-29-2013, 08:37 AM
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Invest in a Ultra Sonic cleaner if your gonna go after vintage razors..

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 12-29-2013, 07:34 PM
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  • savagejoerude
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  • New Orleans USA
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I use the Scrubbing Bubbles in the pump sprayer. I spray it well. Scrub with an old toothbrush. And then rinse. SE blades last around 7 shaves for me. DE's perhaps 4. As soon as a blade is discarded I give the razor a good cleaning with the Scrubbing Bubbles. I have never had a problem with any razors including a Fat Boy or any gold razor. The stuff is made to remove soap scum. It does that very efficiently. After cleaning they shine to their true potential. Happy Shaves !!!

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