02-21-2014, 12:34 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Chaps

Picked this old gem up today, terribly corroded on one side though, and so it took quite a bit of elbow grease to make it sparkle. Mechanically A1. One side looks great; silo doors a bit faded (sorry no pic, but will if you want); the other side lower middle section, well, it was a mass of deep green, and this is the best I could do, but sadly, yes, pitted. I'd call it an excellent shave-ready beauty, although gold plating is not really my thing. Even with re-plating, I doubt the pitting would hide all THAT well, but I like it for what it is. I bought it today for $30 Australian. That's umm, currently about $27 US.

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 02-21-2014, 04:51 AM
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  • Deuce
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Shaun that razor looks in good shape now, and it's shave ready right? Let us know how the new ax works! Excellent find

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 02-21-2014, 05:09 AM
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  • Shaun
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(02-21-2014, 04:51 AM)Deuce Wrote: Shaun that razor looks in good shape now, and it's shave ready right? Let us know how the new ax works! Excellent find

Yes mate, all aligned and straight, mechanically perfect, etc etc. 81 grams I make it. A nice one to use on an every day basis, I'd say. Wasn't really on the hunt for one, but there it was, sitting all on it's lonesome gathering dust and acquiring verdigris (brass cancer). I can't resist resuscitating old beauties. They deserve a new start in life Smile We all carry scars, Old Gold FatBoys included Smile

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 02-21-2014, 05:21 AM
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  • W.S.O.
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Fantastic pick up for an exceutive in great working order! Congrats on your score!

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 02-21-2014, 06:07 AM
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Definitely a keeper and one that should serve you well. Great job on the clean up of the razor. It's nice to find such a gem in the rough and refresh it to such a point to where it truly does sparkle.

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 02-21-2014, 10:35 AM
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Great find, Shaun and enjoy the razor! Smile

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 02-21-2014, 11:19 AM
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You don't see many gold Fatboys but that is a stunner. Use it well.

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 03-02-2014, 06:09 PM
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She's a beauty! I love my 59 Fatboy, even though she's not gold Wink)

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 03-14-2014, 04:00 AM
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  • Shaun
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I have decided that the corrosion on the one side is so bad something had to be done. Oh, by the way, the Executive shaves beautifully...but there is the question of aesthetics Smile Taking the green corrosion away revealed the unfortunate fact that the brass has eaten right away, ruining the knurling in a broad patch on one side. After using it a few times, the poor old fella looked like it had been burned and was in severe pain.

Sop, what did I decide to do? Replating wasn't going to work...hmmm...I know...I'll paint the shaft!

So yes I did, black gloss enamel, I decided, would work the best. And this is the result...the patch of corroded metal was never going to look great, but take it from me, what you see below is a distinct improvement. I re-did the numbers while I was at it:
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 03-14-2014, 06:08 AM
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  • evnpar
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Your beard won't notice the pitting when your new razor gives you a great shave. Enjoy!

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 03-14-2014, 07:16 AM
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Interesting look with the black handle. From the pics I'm not sure it's an improvement, but I like it pretty well.

It's a great razor and provides a wonderful shave.

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 03-14-2014, 08:37 PM
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  • Shaun
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Oh take it from me...it's an improvement. The first set of pics above show the handle after polishing. When is discoloured after using a few times, it looked wretched.

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