06-06-2012, 08:23 AM
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This is what it looked like after receiving it and after cleaning it up many months ago. Far from pretty, frankly, it will never be pretty again. IMO,it was no longer a candidate for replating since it was so far gone.

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But I got the wild notion that it shouldn't just be sitting in the boneyard, so I went into the shop and decided to use 2 coats of Brownells Aluma-Hyde on it. Aluma-Hyde
I've used it before on firearms and it's tough, chemical resistant, and I happened to have some on hand, and it doesn't require baking the part to cure it.

After degreasing the part thoroughly the corrosion is now sealed away behind the finish.

Here's what it looks like today after fully curing and after todays shave. Yes, it's definitely a frankenrazor but it worked fine and gave me a typical ER '06 aggressive shave.
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Cost? I got the razor for about $2 as part of a lot of razors on e-bay, the Aluma-hyde I already had, the handle is a real POJ that was in the boneyard and had been replaced on the razor it came with. So for a few dollars I have another workable lather catcher. Pretty it isn't. I also don't know how long the finish will last. If it wears off, I'll remove it somehow and use an oven cure finish and that finish will last the rest of my life.

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 06-06-2012, 08:34 AM
  • slantman
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It kind of reminds me of this Brian

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 06-06-2012, 08:36 AM
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ROTFLMAO! Yeah, that's about right!

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 06-06-2012, 01:23 PM
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That looks awesome (even more considering how cheap it was). Very Steampunk! Have you thought of giving the whole razor - handle included - a matt black finish? It would look even more badass. Tongue

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 06-06-2012, 03:35 PM
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That is worth considering.

I'd need to get it sand blasted for it to hold. I'd also use one of the baked on finishes since they'll take handling better.

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 06-07-2012, 07:37 PM
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Brian, great transformation with the razor.

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 06-08-2012, 10:55 PM
  • ben74
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Great restoration effort!

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