08-26-2014, 11:21 AM
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So, my bakelite slant razor was broken the other day. Does anybody know if it's possible to repair one of these and what epoxy one would use if it is possible?

Here's a photo :/

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 08-26-2014, 11:24 AM
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Autch... That's gotta hurt! Sad Sad

Unfortunately I've got no idea how it could be repaired, except maybe for some v. strong glue.

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 08-26-2014, 11:29 AM
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I doubt that anything can be done to repair it. Should the epoxy give out while you are shaving... I really don't want to think about that.

Are they available on eBay or the like so you can replace it?

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 08-26-2014, 11:34 AM
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My Bakelite slant did the same thing . I tried to repair but it did not work. The top cap just started to crack more.

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 08-26-2014, 11:37 AM
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(08-26-2014, 11:29 AM)freddy Wrote: I doubt that anything can be done to repair it. Should the epoxy give out while you are shaving... I really don't want to think about that.

Are they available on eBay or the like so you can replace it?

You're probably right, I don't want my next posted photo to be of gruesome damage I've done to my face!

I've seen a couple for sale, but prices are high so I figured I'd explore repair options. I think I'd rather buy an Ikon slant or something than spend what it looks like some are asking on eBay and elsewhere. The most recent ebay auction I could find ended for $160. It's a nice razor, but not that nice.

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 08-26-2014, 11:55 AM
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A bit of googling guided my path towards forums for collectors of old radios... makes sense, a lot of them had a Bakelite body.

Cyanoacrylate or araldite epoxy seems to be the recurring theme, along with warnings that the repair will NOT be as nearly as strong as unbroken Bakelite. You may get it to look good enough for looking at, but I wouldn't shave with it.

I feel for you - I know I enjoy my Bakelite slant for it's lightness.

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 08-26-2014, 11:56 AM
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JB Weld might work or even Gorilla glue. They also make a two part marine epoxy. I might try the latter and not too much as it would overflow.

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 08-26-2014, 12:46 PM
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I would try the top plate from a Merkur and see what happens.(especially the Bakelite #45)

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 08-26-2014, 01:02 PM
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Thanks everybody. I think I'm resigned to the fact that I will glue it for display only and start thinking about what to get to replace it since that was my only slant razor in my arsenal.

I've not been in the market for razors lately so I'd appreciate if anybody has suggestions on their favorite slant. The only ones I really know of are the Merkur, Ikon, and Razorock.

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 08-26-2014, 01:32 PM
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If you keep an eye on the auction site, you can find something more reasonable. I was able to find both a Lutz and an IB bakelite slant for less than half what you noted in your post. Often these items are overpriced IMO, but monthly or so there are reasonable options that show up. Good luck!

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 08-26-2014, 01:53 PM
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(08-26-2014, 11:37 AM)norm Wrote:
(08-26-2014, 11:29 AM)freddy Wrote: I doubt that anything can be done to repair it. Should the epoxy give out while you are shaving... I really don't want to think about that.

Are they available on eBay or the like so you can replace it?

You're probably right, I don't want my next posted photo to be of gruesome damage I've done to my face!

I've seen a couple for sale, but prices are high so I figured I'd explore repair options. I think I'd rather buy an Ikon slant or something than spend what it looks like some are asking on eBay and elsewhere. The most recent ebay auction I could find ended for $160. It's a nice razor, but not that nice.

A47 ARE YOU KIDDING ME! When I first heard about these about a year or two ago, from Emanuel, I got mine on eBay from someone in Europe. It was something like two for $15.00 and one was in a plastic case! A47 One hundred sixty dollars is just insane!

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 08-26-2014, 05:18 PM
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(08-26-2014, 01:53 PM)freddy Wrote:
(08-26-2014, 11:37 AM)norm Wrote:
(08-26-2014, 11:29 AM)freddy Wrote: I doubt that anything can be done to repair it. Should the epoxy give out while you are shaving... I really don't want to think about that.

Are they available on eBay or the like so you can replace it?

You're probably right, I don't want my next posted photo to be of gruesome damage I've done to my face!

I've seen a couple for sale, but prices are high so I figured I'd explore repair options. I think I'd rather buy an Ikon slant or something than spend what it looks like some are asking on eBay and elsewhere. The most recent ebay auction I could find ended for $160. It's a nice razor, but not that nice.

A47 ARE YOU KIDDING ME! When I first heard about these about a year or two ago, from Emanuel, I got mine on eBay from someone in Europe. It was something like two for $15.00 and one was in a plastic case! A47 One hundred sixty dollars is just insane!

Oh, I agree it's insane. Here's the auction I'm referencing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Italian-...1293221804

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 08-26-2014, 05:28 PM
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Maybe you could find a person who has some extra parts that you could trade or buy to make a new complete set. Try the bst or eBay.

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 08-27-2014, 03:45 AM
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PM inbound.

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 08-27-2014, 04:26 AM
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(08-26-2014, 05:18 PM)norm Wrote:
(08-26-2014, 01:53 PM)freddy Wrote:
(08-26-2014, 11:37 AM)norm Wrote: You're probably right, I don't want my next posted photo to be of gruesome damage I've done to my face!

I've seen a couple for sale, but prices are high so I figured I'd explore repair options. I think I'd rather buy an Ikon slant or something than spend what it looks like some are asking on eBay and elsewhere. The most recent ebay auction I could find ended for $160. It's a nice razor, but not that nice.

A47 ARE YOU KIDDING ME! When I first heard about these about a year or two ago, from Emanuel, I got mine on eBay from someone in Europe. It was something like two for $15.00 and one was in a plastic case! A47 One hundred sixty dollars is just insane!

Oh, I agree it's insane. Here's the auction I'm referencing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Italian-...1293221804


Insane indeed!
I remember posting about that razor 2 years ago or so in this thread. They were extremely inexpensive, as Freddy noted.

At the time, I bought a total of 3 razors, gifted one of them to a friend and kept two razors with box. I still have them - and I don't have the intention to sell those...

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 08-27-2014, 09:38 PM
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There are glues that can easily repair that-do you know a good dentist? If not, sell the parts or seek a new cap. Main problem is misalignment of repair by just hundredths can result in a dangerous shaver...Respectfully, bitten in Utah


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 08-28-2014, 06:01 PM
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Man... i'm sorry for you, but i think this razor is gone. Cyanoacrilate WILL glue it together, but eventually broke out again, AND i'm not sure it would be safe to use.

How about 3D printing for that top cap, instead? Rolleyes

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 09-03-2014, 03:35 PM
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I don't have any experience with this, and I don't imagine it's easy, but maybe you can glue it together, create a mold, and cast a replacement.

Maybe something here will help:

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/crafts-hobbie...ld-making/

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 09-05-2014, 05:43 AM
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(09-03-2014, 03:35 PM)Shannons Soaps Wrote: I don't have any experience with this, and I don't imagine it's easy, but maybe you can glue it together, create a mold, and cast a replacement.

Maybe something here will help:

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/crafts-hobbie...ld-making/

That's a really interesting idea.

Anyway, for now I ended up gluing it with this stuff. Unfortunately it doesn't look great as the crack lines are very visible, but I'll see if I can build up the courage to try it out one of these days.

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 09-05-2014, 09:25 AM
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Just try another top plate from a Merkur bakelite #45 or even a metal one ....test it..will probably be just fine.

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