10-14-2014, 05:03 AM
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Greetings,

I'm in a quandary about re-plating my 30s Aristocrat;

Which metal to use: Keep it gold as original (what's rose gold?)? Rhodium?

Which re-plating service to use? Reliable, Razor Emporium, any others to consider? Experiences?

Thanks for any advice.

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 10-14-2014, 05:14 AM
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  • Coyote
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  • Hondo, TX USA
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I am sending my NEW Short Comb off today to Chris at RazorPlate.com to be done in Gold.

Just do whatever you want.........

http://www.razorplate.com/

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 10-17-2014, 04:57 PM
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I'm in favor of keeping to the original plating color - GOLD. I agree with "Coyote" and recommend Chris at razorplate.com. He has several of my razors at this time and has done some others previously. Couldn't ask for better craftsmanship and customer service.

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 10-17-2014, 05:17 PM
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rose gold has a more pinkish hue/tint to it.

i personally prefer a lightly worn razor over a replate - but if going replate i would like to keep the original color scheme. however - do as you please - nothing is "wrong".

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 10-19-2014, 11:22 AM
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I had a decent experience with a Fat Boy revamp. They did a solid job.

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 10-20-2014, 03:32 AM
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Thanks for the advice. I think it'll be used "as is" for a while longer...

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 10-20-2014, 12:02 PM
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perhaps a good decision since it looks good enough as is - although haven't seen the top cap properly of course Wink

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 10-23-2014, 01:47 AM
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would love to help - we get 1-2 of those a week! they are a real treat to work on Wink

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 10-23-2014, 04:38 AM
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Regardless of who is going to replate it... keep it original!

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 10-23-2014, 04:38 AM
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  • Shaun
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I think it's a good decision to leave it as is. It looks great just the way it is. I prefer the look of lightly worn razors. They have character, history, and an 'aura' that seems to fade with replating, ironically. Careful if you decide to clean it thoroughly, though; gold plating seems to rub off more readily than, say, nickel.

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 10-23-2014, 10:40 AM
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(10-23-2014, 04:38 AM)oversaturn Wrote: Regardless of who is going to replate it... keep it original!

+1

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 10-23-2014, 12:31 PM
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^^^^yep yup!

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 10-23-2014, 08:58 PM
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Looks like I'll be in the minority but I'd replate in Gold. Then use it for the next 50 years and let the next owner decide what to do!

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