02-17-2014, 09:12 AM
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I recently acquired the coveted Barbasol Floating Head and the bakelite handled Barbasol razor at a flea market.

The Floating Head looks like it's covered in a chrome plating and has quite a bit of heft to it. I want to hit it with some MAAS but I'm afraid of wrecking the majority of the plating. Will it be fine to do so... gingerly?

I really want to make these suckers shine Smile. I have Mother's plastic polish for the Bakelite portion as well.

I believe both heads are the same - though I haven't checked the Bakelite version with a blade. There is definitively no contact with the safety bar with the floating head Smile.

What a devilishly aggressive razor!@

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 02-17-2014, 06:51 PM
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  • ojinsa
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Nice score! Post some pics to show the progress.

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 02-19-2014, 09:47 AM
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Will do. Anyone know if polishing these with maas ok?

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 02-19-2014, 10:32 AM
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  • Harvey
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Maas is very good ...works on pretty much any metal product...use an old toothbrush and a piece of towel to polish...can get at corners etc with a Q-tip.

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 02-19-2014, 09:34 PM
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I have never used MAAS, but many folks find it works very well with all razors except aluminum ones.

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 02-19-2014, 09:54 PM
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You will LOVE the Barbasol floating head razor.
It is my absolute favorite DE razor and it makes you wonder why you ever bothered with those puny Gillette ones ;-)

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 02-20-2014, 06:32 AM
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It is a monster Wink. I'll have to give it an honest try before letting it go. They're worth a pretty penny I hear Smile

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 02-20-2014, 07:02 AM
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Is the floating head a two piece razor?

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 02-20-2014, 07:02 AM
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  • W.S.O.
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Maas and Flitz are excellent however in this case Id recommend Simichrome or the stanley equivalent which can be acquired cheaply here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181218813017?ssP...1497.l2649
The simple reason is it is less abrasive than either of the other 2 I mentioned and is specifically the choice for Bakelite restoration. It is an amazing product that will do a fantastic job on the head and handle of this razor
(ps - If the ext link to ebay is not allowed I apologize and will gladly remove it)

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 02-20-2014, 08:58 AM
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(02-20-2014, 07:02 AM)W.S.O. Wrote: Maas and Flitz are excellent however in this case Id recommend Simichrome or the stanley equivalent which can be acquired cheaply here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181218813017?ssP...1497.l2649
The simple reason is it is less abrasive than either of the other 2 I mentioned and is specifically the choice for Bakelite restoration. It is an amazing product that will do a fantastic job on the head and handle of this razor
(ps - If the ext link to ebay is not allowed I apologize and will gladly remove it)

Thank you everyone for their help!

I have used Mother's Plastic Polish (used for headlights on cars) on Bakelite with much success Smile. It's the metal portion I was concerned with.

Would MAAS be OK to use on modern razors as well that are chrome plated? Smile Tryin to educate myself here.

I will post pictures before I clean them up to give some visuals! Everyone loves pics.

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 02-20-2014, 09:28 AM
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Yes it would, i prefer flitz but thats just personal opinion. Maas is fine and safe on chrome plating.

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 02-20-2014, 09:34 AM
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Perfect. Biggrin

Thank you.

As far as shaving with the Barbasol razor, I imagine you have to keep a near 90 degree angle. Isn't it an incredible rough shaver?

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