03-20-2014, 08:35 AM
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I have a few vintage razors that I was thinking about getting replated. But they also need fixing. On one razor the TTO drops down and you have to push up to get the razor to open. Do the companies that replate actually fix these things on the razor? Which companies can you guys recommend?

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 03-20-2014, 08:54 AM
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Yes, there are companies that can both replate and fix vintage razors.

These include restoredrazors.com (in UK), razoremporium.com (in USA), among other companies.

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 03-20-2014, 09:01 AM
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(03-20-2014, 08:35 AM)oasis man Wrote: I have a few vintage razors that I was thinking about getting replated. But they also need fixing. On one razor the TTO drops down and you have to push up to get the razor to open. Do the companies that replate actually fix these things on the razor? Which companies can you guys recommend?
I have an Aristocrat with the TTO issue. It only drops down a few mm, so don't need to push up to open the razor yet. I'm interested in learning more about it and if it can be repaired.

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 03-20-2014, 12:08 PM
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Does anyone have an updated review of RazorEmporium? I have seen posts on google that say his service has improved. Is there any advantage to having a thicker plating on the razor?

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 03-20-2014, 12:33 PM
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West Coast Razors is another option.

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 03-20-2014, 01:50 PM
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I'd love it if I didn't have to ship to the UK or US to get replating done. Any Aussie here know an Australian plating service?

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 03-20-2014, 03:02 PM
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(03-20-2014, 12:08 PM)oasis man Wrote: Does anyone have an updated review of RazorEmporium? I have seen posts on google that say his service has improved. Is there any advantage to having a thicker plating on the razor?

If too thick it can affect blade installation and even alter the way it shaves. I had a Fatip re-plated a while back, the plating was immaculate and very very thick, so thick I could barely slide a blade over the posts without using excessive force and running the risk of slicing my fingers. I also had a LC NEW replated, I didn't have issues with blade installation but it did change the characteristics of the razor, causing it to shave a bit more aggressively.

With that said, I'd stay away from West Coast Razors and Razor Emporium. They may have recently cleaned up their act, regardless, I stay away from them due to their past reputation and my own personal experience with West Coast Razors...here is a relevant thread.

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 03-20-2014, 03:17 PM
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Byron you say the razor you got back from Dave at restored razor that you were reasonably happy with it. Was the quality not up to your standards?

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 03-20-2014, 03:46 PM
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(03-20-2014, 03:17 PM)oasis man Wrote: Byron you say the razor you got back from Dave at restored razor that you were reasonably happy with it. Was the quality not up to your standards?

I said reasonably happy because the Fatboy belonged to my uncle and his daily shaver for 30-40 years. It had some light rough/textured areas in the base metal, Dave made it look fairly nice and usable again. I don't blame him or doubt his work, I was expecting as much.
Re-plating is restricted by the condition of the base metal..the most amazing plate job on earth most likely wouldn't have made it like new again.

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 03-20-2014, 04:23 PM
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I understand. I will email Dave at Restored and see what he can do.

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 03-22-2014, 09:55 AM
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I have a 59 Fatboy and 64 Slim at Krona Kruiser for a nickel replating. I have heard nothing but great reviews about Sam and Krona Kruiser.
He is prompt in replying to emails...replating service is outstanding, and affordable.
Here's his site: http://www.kronakruiserrazors.com/
When I get my two beauties back...I'll post some Pics

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 03-22-2014, 10:47 AM
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Dave at restored razors is a pleasure to deal with


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 03-22-2014, 10:56 AM
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(03-22-2014, 09:55 AM)digitaldome Wrote: Here's his site: http://www.kronakruiserrazors.com/

Currently, I only offer bright nickel electroplating for brass, copper, and steel razors.
Thanks for the link.

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