07-31-2014, 07:54 PM
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Hey guys! New to the forum here and kind of a noob to the topic. I have been using a Merkur Heavy for a while now and I love it. I've noticed that the razor does get some white build up on it after a while. What is a good way to clean it off? Any input would be great! Thanks guys!

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 07-31-2014, 08:05 PM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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I use scrubbing bubbles or vinegar=(Not for stainless though)
A three piece is easy as there needs to be no lubrication afterward.
Cheers
~Richard

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 07-31-2014, 10:02 PM
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  • Karlo
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I use an old toothbrush and some mild dish soap solution. In a pinch, toothpaste works too.

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 07-31-2014, 10:40 PM
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Old soft toothbrush and just liquid hand soap. Works great!

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 07-31-2014, 10:57 PM
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Hot water, toothbrush, mild soap... and now and then a round in the ultrasonic Smile

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 08-01-2014, 04:34 AM
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  • Coyote
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I wipe off my razor after each shave with a dedicated towel...cafefully. With a TTO I remove the blade while I dry the razor off. I also use non-bleach Scrubbing Bubbles and a soft toothbrush each time I change blades (every 4-7 days).

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 08-01-2014, 05:05 AM
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Appreciate the input guys! Thanks!

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 08-01-2014, 05:53 AM
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  • freddy
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(07-31-2014, 10:40 PM)sunflake Wrote: Old soft toothbrush and just liquid hand soap. Works great!

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 08-01-2014, 06:01 AM
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  • Gago
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Another one on the "old toothbrush+ dish soap" thing =)

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 08-01-2014, 06:28 AM
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  • geezer
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I have to go along with the guys above. I clean razor and blade after every shave as they do and towel the razors down. If there is a build up; then the cleaner. Same for the cleaning of straights.
I buy seriously grungy, in most cases, razors from the antique and garage sale supplies. A heavy cleaning is required to start with on any used razor.

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 08-02-2014, 08:04 AM
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(08-01-2014, 04:34 AM)Coyote Wrote: I wipe off my razor after each shave with a dedicated towel...cafefully. With a TTO I remove the blade while I dry the razor off. I also use non-bleach Scrubbing Bubbles and a soft toothbrush each time I change blades (every 4-7 days).

Same here but for me, after wiping down with a towel, I use a Q-Tip to get inside the tiny areas of a TTO. For me, this seems to keep things pretty clean but when I do start getting buildup, it's pretty much the same as everyone else: warm soapy water and an old tooth brush.

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 08-02-2014, 03:18 PM
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toothbrush and soap if it's not too bad. if it's disgusting, I'll let it soak in some scrubbing bubbles, scrub it with my toothbrush and then let it soak in some warm soapy water and scrub it again.

I have also used my ultrasonic cleaner when I have a lot of razors that need a good cleaning. keep in mind though that this process can be too harsh for the delicate plating on some older razors...

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 08-03-2014, 01:05 PM
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Good info on this thread, fellas. It definitely educated me...thanks.

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 08-03-2014, 01:10 PM
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  • Mouser
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(07-31-2014, 10:02 PM)Karlo Wrote: I use an old toothbrush and some mild dish soap solution. In a pinch, toothpaste works too.
+1
when I first started I looked for something more complicated than that but really that's all you need. I clean them after each use.

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 08-08-2014, 02:10 PM
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  • Grumpy
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I am lazy ... Scrubbing Bubbles & a Toothbrush.

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