05-05-2014, 04:56 AM
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  • Coyote
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I received a box of Gillette Super Stainless Steel "Spoilers" with my Ball End Tech some time ago. I finally pulled one out today to shave with. What a GREAT shave! I slipped it into my NEW SC, lathered up with some Coate's cream, and went to town. Since the box was open, I rinsed the blade with alcohol before putting it in the razor.

I have to say I am impressed with this first shave and am anxious to see how it holds up.

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 05-05-2014, 02:35 PM
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  • OldDog23
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good on ya, Bob !
in my book, Gillette blades of old were of a very high mfg. quality.
sigh....Shy

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 05-05-2014, 02:50 PM
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Great to hear you like the way they perform. The dispenser reminds me of Personna blades with the arrows on the blade pointing in the direct that the blade ejects. I wonder if Personna made Gillete's blades back then?

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 05-06-2014, 04:37 AM
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  • Coyote
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The second shave was excellent too. Now I will see how many shaves it will handle.

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 05-07-2014, 03:23 AM
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3rd shave with the 1960’s “Spoiler” blade in the NEW SC. The “Spoiler” and Old Spice cream gave up a great smooth, close shave this morning.

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 05-08-2014, 03:58 AM
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4th shave with the 1971 “Spoiler” blade in the NEW SC. Still chugging but not tugging along!

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 05-09-2014, 03:38 AM
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5th shave with the 1971 “Spoiler” blade in the NEW SC. Another great “Spoiler” shave: smooth, close, nick free!

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 05-09-2014, 03:45 AM
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  • Deuce
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They're excellent blades, Bob. Got them in my rotation now. Nice brush BTW

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 05-09-2014, 04:10 AM
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They are Chris, thanks!

The brush is a Lord Chesterfield/Carrington w/TGN 3-Band Synthetic-Gen 3.5-24mmx49mm that Gary did for me.

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 05-10-2014, 03:38 AM
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6th shave with the 1971 “Spoiler” blade in the NEW SC and not even a hint of a tug!

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 05-11-2014, 03:24 AM
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The 7th shave with the 1971 “Spoiler” blade in the NEW SC was as good as the first!

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 05-12-2014, 09:00 PM
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Some nice set-ups there too. It's great there is so much choice. For many years I laboured under the impression that shaving was a plain old boring chore. In Australia we have few products available locally, but when I made my discovery...there was no looking back. You guys are spoiled for choice there in the US and Europe Smile

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 05-12-2014, 09:56 PM
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Some great products you got Smile

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 05-14-2014, 05:35 PM
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(05-12-2014, 09:00 PM)Shaun Wrote: Some nice set-ups there too. It's great there is so much choice. For many years I laboured under the impression that shaving was a plain old boring chore. In Australia we have few products available locally, but when I made my discovery...there was no looking back. You guys are spoiled for choice there in the US and Europe Smile

If you can find some old Australian made Gillette super Stainless blades, they're better than the US made ones IMO

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 01-18-2015, 06:17 AM
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  • Coyote
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I just finished my 10th excellent shave with one of my remaining 70’s Gillette Spoilers Super Stainless blades. I was using it in my Gillette NEW Short Comb. All ten shaves were smooth, close, and nick free. I never had even a hint of a tug. They did know how to make great blades that lasted. I believe they intended for them to last a full week.

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 01-18-2015, 12:04 PM
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Bob, great to see you having success with these blades! Smile

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 07-15-2015, 07:06 AM
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I recently received a tuck of Spoilers as a gift. It was a very nice gesture on the giver's part to provide an item that's been so long out of production yet still apparently so timeless.

I have good results with blade life thanks to my beard type. I'll report back when I give one a go.

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 07-23-2015, 10:50 AM
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Very nice razor and nice looking setup you have there!

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 07-24-2015, 05:25 PM
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  • Mouser
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Bob, I use vintage blades almost exclusively. I get better, smoother, closer shaves with them and, in the case of the stainless ones, more of them. I was lucky enough to get most of mine right off the bat before prices started to spike when I started wet shaving just because I've always been into vintage anything. I have quite a few "Spoilers" along with Gillette Platinum Plus, Schick Plus Platinum, Personna 74, and dozens and dozens of other makes.

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 07-25-2015, 02:36 AM
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[Image: BPo8XII.jpg]They last longer than their contemporary other Gillette offering, the Platinum Plus, but aren't as smooth (believe it or not) nor cut as close.

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