02-20-2015, 12:23 PM
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  • chazt
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Chris at Razor Plate (http://www.razorplate.com) sent this picture last night. It is posted with his okeydoke.
The job is done and the razor is packed and shipped.
I am so psyched to get it back and take a fresh shave with it!
It's a '56 that I bought for my 56th birthday last month.

This old Red Tip looks great! Thanks, Chris!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Biggrin Aaaaa Thumbup

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When it arrives I will photograph my modest den and put it in perspective.

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 02-20-2015, 12:30 PM
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  • Johnny
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That picture sure looks good.  What plating did he use (chrome, nickel, etc.)?

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 02-20-2015, 12:40 PM
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Thanks, Johnny. I asked Chris to use nickel. I briefly considered rhodium, but opted to go with the original finish for the replate.

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 02-20-2015, 12:42 PM
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That looks great! I'm excited for you Chaz!

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 02-20-2015, 01:43 PM
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(02-20-2015, 12:42 PM)C-NoEviL Wrote: That looks great! I'm excited for you Chaz!

Thanks Bryan. I guess you can tell I'm excited for me, too! It sure looks pretty, doesn't it? Nothing like a beautiful "new" tool to start the day!

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 02-20-2015, 01:46 PM
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(02-20-2015, 01:43 PM)chazt Wrote:
(02-20-2015, 12:42 PM)C-NoEviL Wrote: That looks great! I'm excited for you Chaz!

Thanks Bryan. I guess you can tell I'm excited for me, too! It sure looks pretty, doesn't it? Nothing like a beautiful "new" tool to start the day!
I agree! I love all the old Gillettes!

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 02-20-2015, 02:21 PM
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Looks great

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 02-20-2015, 03:12 PM
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Chris does great work and this is another example of it!

Enjoy

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 02-20-2015, 03:38 PM
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  • clint64
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The razor looks fantastic. 

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 02-20-2015, 03:40 PM
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Beautiful razor. I have yet to acquire and shave with a red tip. It will happen though! Smile

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 02-20-2015, 07:05 PM
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Very nice, I wish mine was my birth year, I would do the same. That looks great!

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 02-20-2015, 07:32 PM
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  • chazt
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Thanks all for the good wishes. Just to clarify, it was my 56th birthday as i was born in '59. So this was a 1956 razor to celebrate my 56th birthday. I do have a birthyear razor though, a '59 ball end Tech (E1). A wonderful shaver, but not new and shiny like this red tip! Like i said when my razors are all together i will take some pics and post them. Really looking forward to that!

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 02-20-2015, 09:43 PM
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Enjoy the 'new' razor, Charlie!  Thumbsup

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 02-21-2015, 08:38 AM
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Wow! I'm not even sure they looked that good new Smile

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 02-21-2015, 09:07 AM
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(02-20-2015, 09:43 PM)celestino Wrote: Enjoy the 'new' razor, Charlie!  Thumbsup

(02-21-2015, 08:38 AM)insomniac Wrote: Wow! I'm not even sure they looked that good new Smile

Thanks, guys. Weather and USPS permitting I hope to shave with it in about a week.

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 02-27-2015, 05:02 PM
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I've got a razor in the stack with Chris - looking forward to seeing what it will look like. He does outstanding work!

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 02-28-2015, 08:34 AM
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Looks great!!!!  Has it come in??

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 02-28-2015, 03:55 PM
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Let us know if it shaves as good as it looks.

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 03-01-2015, 09:01 AM
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  • chazt
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Guys, thanks for following up and your interest. I joined this community to learn and share about this great hobby and daily necessity. Here's my update.

The razor arrived last Wednesday. I was so excited to open the package! The Red Tip was spectacular!! Even prettier than the picture shows.

My plan was to use the razor Thursday morning. With that thought in mind, Wednesday afternoon I removed blades from my Merkur and one of my Techs that have been getting a lot of use lately. Knowing I was going to be spending some time with the Red Tip, I figured, let me clean and sterilize these two soapy razors before putting them back in the rack for a while. I put them in the bathroom sink, sprayed some Scrubbing Bubbles and got out the old toothbrush.

Sonamaboosh! I don't what came over me. Thinking, "I may as well just sterilize the Red Tip at the same time," I put it in the sink with the other razors. When it came out of the sink, much to my great dismay, and now public embarrassment, the paint was peeling. Man, did I bollox up the beautiful restore!!!!!! I snapped some pics and sent them off to Chris with a thousand mea culpas. He was very kind, understanding and gentlemanly about my blunder, explaining that although today's modern paints may look the same as the vintage paints, chemically they are different. Chris offered to repaint the handle, so I packed it up and shipped it back to him on Thursday rather than shaving with it.

I'm now awaiting my first shave with this restored razor. Again.

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 03-01-2015, 11:49 AM
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Wow, Charlie! That must have been a bit disheartening to see that happen! I hope it gets remedied, quickly. 

Did the re-plate react with the scrubbing bubbles, right away? Did Chris inform you on what you should use to clean it, in the future?

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