03-05-2012, 06:02 PM
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I am in the middle of trying a sampler pack and have found two brands with glue/adhesive spots on them: Gillette yellows and Astra. This stuff sticks to the razor. I don't like it.

Anyone else feel the same way?


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 03-05-2012, 06:31 PM
  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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I don't like it either but it doesn't bother me too much unless its on the blade edge.
I ususaly rinse it them with hot water and lightly scrape the bulk of it off with the old blade.

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 03-05-2012, 07:26 PM
  • Manticore
  • Old And In The Way
  • Manchester, New Hampshire
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I believe it's actually wax. I was concerned when I first encountered it but I just ignore it now. I loosen the razor then rinse the razor and blade in very hot water after every shave, by the time I change the blade the wax is gone and any that remains on the razor comes off easily. I don't even give it a second thought anymore. In trying to remove it prior to use, you could damage the blade's edge and that would be a real problem.

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 03-05-2012, 07:49 PM
  • Harvey
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Glue will come off with lighter fluid (Ronson etc) and a Q-Tip...just a dab and naturally hold in middle and keep fingers off edge..oil will also work.

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 03-05-2012, 08:22 PM
  • CMur12
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  • Moses Lake, Washington State, USA
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I don't tolerate that goop in my razor, so I do the same as Harvey and I clean it off with a Q-tip and lighter fluid or acetone.

- Murray

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 03-06-2012, 12:06 AM
  • GreekGuy
  • Not saving money yet....
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It's never bothered me. If you use 3 piece razors, I see how it could possibly be an issue, however. Hot water usually removes it just fine for me. If you are going to use a chemical to remove it, acetone is better than lighter fluid. Its going on your face after all

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 03-06-2012, 03:20 PM
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It used to bother me a lot, to the point where I would try and scrape it off and all that jazz. Now I don't really worry about it.

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 03-06-2012, 03:25 PM
  • freddy
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Because I clean my razors after each use it is not a huge problem for me. However, I do find the blades with excess glue/wax annoying.

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 03-06-2012, 03:34 PM
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The worst offenders of clue or wax on a blade are the Feathers. But I ignore it and just go about my business.

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 03-06-2012, 03:56 PM
  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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It is actually wax and it does not really bother me. If I had a choice I could do without the wax but, it isn't a deal breaker.

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 03-06-2012, 04:10 PM
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(03-06-2012, 03:34 PM)slantman Wrote: The worst offenders of clue or wax on a blade are the Feathers. But I ignore it and just go about my business.

Sorry Jerry, but I think the worst are the Iridium and Polsilver. None the less, whenever I switch blades I simply wipe the razor down; no big deal. It comes right off.

I'll take the sharper edges any day.

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 03-06-2012, 08:00 PM
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(03-05-2012, 06:02 PM)lbkindy Wrote: Anyone else feel the same way?

Doesn't bother me at all. Even if it did, I would be more than willing to put up with it in return for a good quality blade.

- Mark

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 03-06-2012, 10:51 PM
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Interesting. I've noticed it on some blades but never really thought about it. Has anyone actually had a problem that could be connected to wax or whatever on the blade?

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 03-07-2012, 09:52 PM
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I actually like the little wax dots on a three piece razor. I put the dots toward the top cap. The clean underside rinses nicely. With my MergressXL it allows me to nudge the blade to perfect alignment, tighten all the way down, and forget about as I dial the adjustment back open for WTG and XTG passes. I don't know, I might miss the wax if it weren't there.

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 03-08-2012, 12:58 AM
  • pgp
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I like the Perma Sharp a lot, but also suffer from this issue. And I think this wax is even worse than the one found in a feather.

I just try to take it off with the old blade.

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 03-12-2012, 09:37 PM
  • wingdo
  • The Dude Abides
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I actually like Astra blades but refuse to use them as I find them a total pain to get out of the paper.

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 11-16-2014, 08:33 AM
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I use Astra SP blades and they do use more wax than some other blades. I have, in the past, carefully removed the wax and fussed a bit, but now I ignore it. They are the best blades for me and, if I must, I will put up with the dots. I too rinse the dis-assembled razor head and blade in hot tap water after my shave, and it seems to take care of any residue left behind. I suppose that, if you let it build up over time, the wax could become problematic. That hasn't happened for me and I will simply go on blissfully ignoring the wax.

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 11-16-2014, 10:08 AM
  • Kravocks
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I just ignore it. As i clean the razor after each use, and use a 3 piece, the wax doesn't accumulate in the razor. But i can see how it can be annoying for some, as we some times don't have the time to clean the razor thoroughly.

At least for me, cleaning the wax with lighter fluid or acetone is something that should be avoided, if you have to clean it use the old blade to scrape the wax off, and don't bother with the traces left in the blade.

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 11-16-2014, 01:07 PM
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It definitely annoys me, but my favorite blades have it. Oh bother.

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 11-16-2014, 01:40 PM
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(03-06-2012, 03:56 PM)bullgoose Wrote: If I had a choice I could do without the wax but, it isn't a deal breaker.

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