09-15-2014, 06:42 PM
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A couple of months ago I purchased a 1958 Executive on eBay. I probably paid too much for it, but it was what I wanted. On closer examination I found that one door was "tweaked" a bit out of alignment and most of the gold was pretty faded, but I decided to keep it anyway. Here is what it looked like:

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Anyway, I decided to get it replated to make this the nicest razor in my collection. So I sent it off to Chris Evatt at RazorPlate. He was pretty backed up with work, but he kept me informed as my razor progressed. He also said he managed to correct the doors. So, finally, last week, it arrived...

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Pics aren't great, best my phone could do. But, the razor is extremely bright and IMHO looks amazing!

I can't say enough about Chris, he did excellent work. He emphasized that he plates razors under the same processes and specifications that Gillette used. I think his attention to detail is unmatched. So I also sent him an early '40's Tech that was in pretty rough shape to get replated for a gift. Chris contacted me to let me know that that old Tech had been replated by someone else, very badly. Chris stripped off the bad plating and uncovered the original Gillette logo etched on the head. He managed to save that etching and returned the razor...gift-wrapped...in amazing condition.

So take a look at my new "baby", I hope you enjoy. And, if you ever want something replated, consider Chris!

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 09-15-2014, 06:56 PM
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  • Gabe
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Beautiful razor. Lets see the tech .

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 09-15-2014, 07:05 PM
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(09-15-2014, 06:56 PM)Gabe Wrote: Beautiful razor. Lets see the tech .

Yes...x2!!!!

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 09-15-2014, 07:32 PM
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Congratulations! Smile

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 09-15-2014, 07:37 PM
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  • refles
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I've used Chris's services as well very early this year just before he expanded shop using precious metals, very very good replating experience by him. He's extremely detailed and methodical in his approach. The communication along the way is outstanding to say the least. Great to see he's taken such care with your Executive, great shaving!

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 09-16-2014, 05:41 AM
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Really nice plating job. Complete transformation, definately one to be proud of.

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 09-22-2014, 11:39 AM
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Wow. I have to get something replated soon.

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