03-05-2014, 04:57 PM
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Forgive me if you all know this already.

The minerals that cause hard water are less soluble at higher temperatures. This is known as inverse solubility as most solutes are more soluble as the temperature increases.

I have hard water. When I rinse my razor at the end of shaving I always use cold tap water. This leaves less or no soap scum on my razor. If I rinse in hot water the soap scum is very noticeable.

The cold water rinse reduces the amount of Scrubbing Bubbles cleanings i have to do.

Thought this might be helpful.

Phil

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 03-05-2014, 05:01 PM
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  • Lutebro
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Good to know!

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 03-05-2014, 05:46 PM
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  • Shaun
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Interesting fact! Thanks for the tip. I did not know this.

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 03-05-2014, 06:12 PM
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  • evnpar
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Thanks, that's nice to know. Fortunately, I must have soft water as I get far better results when rinsing with warm water.

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 03-05-2014, 06:58 PM
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Thanks that is really helpful.


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 03-05-2014, 07:16 PM
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I did not know that. Thank you for sharing.

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 03-05-2014, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for the tip, Phil! I may try this even though I have extremely soft water.

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 03-05-2014, 10:14 PM
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I will definitely try this tomorrow morning and really appreciate the tip. I think it will be helpful because I use quite a bit of distilled water on my brushes and soaps but tap for the razor rinsing.

Thanks!

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 03-06-2014, 01:33 AM
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very interesting phil. do you think this would apply for rinsing the brush as well? until now i always rinse the brush in warm water followed by a rinse in cold water.

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 03-06-2014, 06:22 AM
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tonsorius,
It helps with brushes too. I rinse in cold tap water and follow up with hot water. The hot water helps my brush dry quicker.

All,
Please note this should help with the soap scum problem - not eliminate it. Rinsing with cold tap water will not replace a distilled water rinse or a thorough cleaning.

I use a Scrubbing Bubbles type cleaner to get rid of soap scum buildup. With the cold water rinse I still need to use the Bubbles but just a lot less frequently.

In my water and using C&E soaps the cold water rinse makes a big reduction of scum on the razor.

Phil

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 03-06-2014, 12:24 PM
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Thanks for the info. This affects me when I travel but at home I have a water softener.

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 03-06-2014, 08:53 PM
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Thank you for the tip. I have hard water in my condo and will try the cold water rinse next morning.

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 03-09-2014, 10:18 AM
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How can I tell if I have hardwater?

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 03-09-2014, 06:36 PM
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Phil, I have hard water and this is a great tip. Thanks!

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 03-09-2014, 06:59 PM
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Great tip!

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 03-11-2014, 07:44 PM
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  • Grumpy
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I do that too as I heard it was good for the Brush Hairs. I am glad to know that it works well with hard water because my water is so hard that I can make bricks out of it.

I just fill a bucket with water, put it outside, wait a few days and then pick up the bucket and dump out a brick.

I also use a vinegar solution 1 or 2 parts vinegar to 10 parts water and soak my brushes in to eliminate the hard water soap build up.

Also using Williams as a soap will clean a brush pretty well.

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 03-31-2014, 02:16 AM
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Thanks, Phil. Rinsing razors in cold water is something I never thought of. My well water will float a horseshoe. I am definitely going to do this.

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 04-05-2014, 08:10 AM
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(03-05-2014, 07:16 PM)Malarkey Wrote: I did not know that. Thank you for sharing.

Same here, for sure. Thanks.

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 04-05-2014, 08:32 AM
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Good to know. Thanks!

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 04-22-2014, 08:53 AM
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(03-09-2014, 10:18 AM)castrobabble Wrote: How can I tell if I have hardwater?
If you rinse your razor/brush and it dries with a white residue.
If you have soft water, it takes longer to rinse; shower, razor or brush.

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