07-15-2015, 07:56 PM
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This is a antique store find that after cleaning has given me amazing Shaves... Wow what a great razor! Much better than I expected. It has earned a place in my permanent rotation at this point.

As you can see it is in fairly rough shape and isn't a good candidate for a full restoration.

What are good options to improve its cosmetic condition without spending a fortune? Appreciate any advice.

T

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 07-15-2015, 08:00 PM
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  • Triad
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  • Texas
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Cerakote would look good

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 07-15-2015, 10:01 PM
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You might be surprised.  I had one that looked almost that bad.  I polished out all the scratches on the top cap myself starting with 400 grit sandpaper and then 600 through to 2000 grit.  It was then sent to Chris at Razorplate.com and he completed the cleaning and final polishing and nickel plating.  It looks like this now.[Image: i14mGQr.jpg][Image: kebzFNv.jpg][Image: yZY89lg.jpg]

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 07-16-2015, 06:13 AM
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Beautiful razor, Laird!  Thumbsup

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 07-16-2015, 06:32 AM
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  • kwsher
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That is a beauty! To Txtag, from the images I don't see anything too catastrophic in the pics that couldn't be fixed with a strip and replate job.

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 07-16-2015, 06:50 AM
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  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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I have a NEW that was in similar condition when I got it. I wetsanded & polished it out with flitz, exposing the brass & copper which is not an uncommon look for these razors.
I plan on sending it to razorplate as soon as Chris starts taking work again.

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 07-16-2015, 10:33 PM
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Thanks for the notes all... This one looks to have some blemishes that might come out with wet sanding and polishing but with the dent on the bottom of the handle I am not sure how it would be replating it. Do you think it is really worth it?

How did it look after polishing it? Is there a good guide on line?


T

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 07-17-2015, 12:21 AM
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an aside: I like to  use mineral oil on old stuff and rub it during use or restauration. It is surprising how useable things start to look. You may rub it with soft material  to get off the spongy rusty stuff that built up on top of the intact plating. Grainy abrasives  give you scratches and reduce the intact plating.

If you go the replating routeor any way, I d like to see it again. These are nice razors!

Philipp

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