01-12-2014, 01:54 PM
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Hello I have started down the rabbit hole of vintage razors. I have found a few old razors and cleaned them up with dish soap and water also some scrubbing bubbles. this weekend I found a gold plated open comb razor and have been cleaning it up. didn't go crazy with the SB because of the gold plating?. I have 2 super speed that cleaned up very well and I have been using them but this one is older and a little more ruffed up. Some of the plating is darker in spots I do not want to scrub to much but would like to use this razor. If you disinfect the razor with SB maybe a spray of alcohol it should be good to use?
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 01-12-2014, 02:26 PM
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I have had good luck soaking vintage razors in Barbicide / water mix. Good luck!


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 01-12-2014, 05:25 PM
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Scrubbing bubbles plus alcohol should be plenty. Enjoy your razor!

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 01-12-2014, 05:36 PM
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(01-12-2014, 02:26 PM)waveflow Wrote: I have had good luck soaking vintage razors in Barbicide / water mix. Good luck!


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While I do not currently own any vintage razors I agree with the Barbicide. Its pretty simple to mix actually. 2 ozs of Barbicide per 32 ozs of Water. Find and old shotglass and measure it out. It should be about 2 ozs. Check out Sallys Beauty Supply.

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 01-12-2014, 06:06 PM
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thanks folks we have a Sallys I will pick up some Barbicide.

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 01-12-2014, 06:21 PM
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(01-12-2014, 06:06 PM)Rango Wrote: thanks folks we have a Sallys I will pick up some Barbicide.

Good. Just make sure you mix it correctly.

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 01-12-2014, 07:03 PM
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  • Giorgio
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I'll just caution to be careful with the Barbicide...I never soak it for over 10 mins. Some have had no issues doing an overnight soak, but I don't take the chance...especially with gold plating.

I usually just coat the razor in dish detergent, put it in a small bowl or plastic container, pour hot (not boiling) water on it and let it soak overnight. By morning most of the dirt is pretty loose and I just scrub it with a tooth brush then rinse real good. That has always worked for me when cleaning vintage razors.

Good luck to you with your new interest in vintage razors!

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 01-12-2014, 07:54 PM
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(01-12-2014, 07:03 PM)Giorgio Wrote: I usually just coat the razor in dish detergent, put it in a small bowl or plastic container, pour hot (not boiling) water on it and let it soak overnight. By morning most of the dirt is pretty loose and I just scrub it with a tooth brush then rinse real good. That has always worked for me when cleaning vintage razors.

* This is a very sensible approach. Good luck with the cleaning and that is a lovely razor!

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 01-13-2014, 07:09 PM
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well I got some Barbicide and soaked the razor for ten minutes then washed and dried then off to the sink for a shave. I was kind of worried about the open comb but I took it slow and no problems. Very nice shave thanks again for the help folks.Biggrin

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 05-23-2014, 10:10 PM
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This is what I do to clean vintage razors





Thanks for watching

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 05-24-2014, 05:28 AM
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  • Woodeks
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For just a quick cleanup up after a weeks shaving, I'm a scrubbing bubbles, hot water and brush type guy.

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 05-27-2014, 09:28 PM
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My recommendations:








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 05-28-2014, 04:04 AM
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  • Mouser
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DO NOT SOAK IN ALCOHOL FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME! I did and had to send both of them for replating. They were almost destroyed beyond saving. I use dish soap and soft tooth brush after each use.

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 05-28-2014, 08:54 AM
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  • bjorney
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Nice razor Rango!
I love the New-Improved razors. They are great shavers if you give
them a bit of respect.

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 05-29-2014, 05:44 AM
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  • Karlo
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Dish soap and a toothbrush work well for my razors. Every week, I'll wet the head with alcohol and let the stuff evaporate. I don't find the need to soak the razor in the stuff.

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