10-27-2014, 02:48 PM
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I received my first ever vintage 1940's Gillette SuperSpeed. All The other vintage razors I have are Gillette Techs. Those are easy, wipe down and scrub with an old toothbrush occasionally.

I plan on the same thing with the SS, but do I need to oil anywhere on it? If so, what oil/lube?

Thank you gentlemen!

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 10-27-2014, 04:59 PM
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If the doors start sticking or it gets squeaky, you can use mineral oil.
I had some that needed some attention, and I let them soak in MO for 10-15 minutes. Cleaned them off and they worked great.

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 10-27-2014, 08:43 PM
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(10-27-2014, 04:59 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: If the doors start sticking or it gets squeaky, you can use mineral oil.
I had some that needed some attention, and I let them soak in MO for 10-15 minutes. Cleaned them off and they worked great.

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 10-28-2014, 08:33 AM
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Some Cif, a bath in just-boiled water, and a light scrub work for me when I come across a new TTO. Once in use, a bit of Fairy liquid and a scrub with a toothbrush. A few drops of 3-in-one oil in the moving parts and, if I feel inclined to, a polish with Peek or similar. That's probably a once-in-thirty-shaves operation for me.

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 10-28-2014, 08:35 AM
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Thank you gentlemen! That is kind of what I thought, but there are all kinds of crazy opinions all over the web! Biggrin I trust TSN more than Google.

I had my first shave with it this morning and it was very nice. About the same aggressiveness as my pre-war Techs Heart, which is the sweet spot for me.

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 10-29-2014, 01:36 AM
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  • Karlo
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  • Manila, PHL
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The super speed doesn't require much oil in my experience. A little lube in the right places is usually all you need. Nick of Sport Shaving has a YouTube video on lubing a Fat Boy and it gives you a good idea of how much lube to apply where.

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 10-29-2014, 03:17 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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I never use oil. I soak a clogged of slightly stiff TTO with WD 40, get into all the parts and mechanisms...then a clean off with detergent, and a second soak with an oxygen bleach ( nappy soaker) with BOILING water initially...then later shake any slight residual gunk out until I am satisfied all the gunk and build up is gone. No oil. Just soap and hot water. i find they work far better like that. Oil means slow gunk build-up again

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 10-29-2014, 10:35 AM
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This thread inspired me to give my DEs some TLC this afternoon...

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 10-29-2014, 10:41 AM
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  • kiruiz
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  • San Juan PR
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Gents:

In my case my TTO is my Vision 2000 from Merkur. It has a lot of parts to clean but hey, its like work and clean a gun.
Awesome.
Thanks
Ken

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 11-04-2014, 04:24 AM
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Check this out for my advice



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