08-08-2014, 07:51 AM
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This morning I stuck in a Gillette 7 O'clock yellow sharpedge. I noticed the blade had more wax then I've ever seen before. I made the mistake of placing the wax dots face-up. After shaving, the wax stuck to the doors to my slim TTO and created a tension on the blade like a spring, which shot out of the razor. Not good. Luckily I had it pointed down toward my towel when it came flying out of the razor. This has never happened to me before, even with other blades that have the wax. Please be careful when using blades with wax dots. BTW my shave was a BBS.

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 08-08-2014, 07:54 AM
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  • geezer
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Glad you are safe and thank you for the information!
~Richard

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 08-08-2014, 08:00 AM
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That's good to know, Aaron. Thanks for the report.

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 08-08-2014, 08:28 AM
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I'll wear this next time when shaving with a wax blade:

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 08-08-2014, 02:07 PM
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(08-08-2014, 07:51 AM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote: This has never happened to me before, even with other blades that have the wax. Please be careful when using blades with wax dots.

Thank you for the heads up! Smile

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 08-08-2014, 02:48 PM
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  • RedRocks
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Thanks for sharing. I'm glad it's not just me! My experience was just the opposite.

For no good reason (until now) I always put the dots down - maybe just so I don't have to look at them when opening my TTOs for cleaning/replacing blades. I was replacing the blade one day, but it just wouldn't come out. I grabbed a nail file to pry the blade out from one end. I was able to gently lift the blade out, but it was definitely glued in.

~Frank

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 08-09-2014, 10:35 AM
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Next time I use a blade with wax dots I think I'll try scraping them with a used blade.

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 08-11-2014, 06:01 AM
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Wax Dot Danger...sounds like a good name for a band.

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 09-10-2014, 11:31 PM
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SOme blades have much more "wax" than others I hate it when the wax is on the blade itself. I think it is detrimental to the shave when that happens I'll sometimes take a qtip dunk it in hot water and give the blobs a rub. They dont stick to anything after that.

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 09-11-2014, 07:43 AM
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(09-10-2014, 11:31 PM)rrwatch Wrote: SOme blades have much more "wax" than others I hate it when the wax is on the blade itself. I think it is detrimental to the save when that happens I'll sometimes take a qtip dunk it in hot water and give the blobs a rub. They dont stick to anything after that.

Thanks for the tip.

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 09-11-2014, 07:49 AM
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(09-11-2014, 07:43 AM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote:
(09-10-2014, 11:31 PM)rrwatch Wrote: SOme blades have much more "wax" than others I hate it when the wax is on the blade itself. I think it is detrimental to the save when that happens I'll sometimes take a qtip dunk it in hot water and give the blobs a rub. They dont stick to anything after that.

Thanks for the tip.

I see what you did there. Tongue

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 09-11-2014, 09:23 AM
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  • Harvey
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Easiest way is just to remove "dots" with a Q-tip wet with lighter fluid....(don,t smoke but buy Ronson fluid at Drugstore)

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 09-14-2014, 06:42 AM
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THose wax dots are rather annoying. On occasion I get a blade without any.

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