08-18-2015, 12:14 PM
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To quote Peter Griffen "what grinds my gears" is the glue or wax or whatever the material it is that bonds the paper to the individually wrapper D.E. Blades. I use Lord super stainless exclusively and am sick and tired of pre cleaning this gunk off the blade prior to installation or cleaning the residue off of the head of my razor post install prior to new blade install.

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 08-18-2015, 12:16 PM
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You know you could just ignore it and shave with it.  Easy breezy.

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 08-18-2015, 12:22 PM
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(08-18-2015, 12:16 PM)Billium Wrote: You know you could just ignore it and shave with it.  Easy breezy.

Lol ive since been resigned to ignoring it. Just taking the opportunity to vent as the swmbo is tired of hearing about it.

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 08-18-2015, 12:39 PM
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  • kwsher
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We all have our crosses to bear. Smile I don't care for it but my gears get ground elsewhere- I just load up, wax to cap and then clean the razor on blade change with hot water; comes off pretty easy.

The other alternative is to go with blades that don't use wax; Kai is my go to in that regard!

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 08-18-2015, 12:40 PM
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Exclusively you say? Those polsilvers you tried may beg to differ! But I would think of the wax as something to help lock the blade firmly into place!

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 08-18-2015, 12:46 PM
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  • Jovan
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Here is a trick my brother told me.  He accidentally dropped his blade into the sink (filled with water) and when he took the blade out of the water the glue was gone!  No wipping, etc.  So I tried it with my Feathers by running a new blade fresh from the wrapper under the water then placed it in my razor.  The glue was gone.  Great shave.

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 08-18-2015, 12:54 PM
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i get this same tacky glue on the feathers' sometimes it just makes it feel like an unfinished blade & makes unwrapping them from the paper a chore.

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 08-19-2015, 05:55 AM
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  • nikos.a
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You don't have to clean it. Personally, I ignore its presence. My favorite in production blade, Astra Platinum, has this glue spots but it's not a problem for me. I never cleaned any of the blades I used.

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 08-19-2015, 06:00 AM
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If it really bothers you, try Personna Med Preps. They were manufactured with you in mind...(no glue dots)

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 08-19-2015, 06:10 AM
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like said above you can ignore it, the little bit of glue doesnt effect the shave one bit I usually load it as is and soak my razor in hot water while i lather by the time i change my blade the glue is gone and has done nothing to the razor.

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 08-19-2015, 07:59 AM
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(08-19-2015, 06:00 AM)primotenore Wrote: If it really bothers you, try Personna Med Preps. They were manufactured with you in mind...(no glue dots)

I ran the blade under water today and it worked well enough. But out of curiosity where do you source your med preps from Primo? And safely simpson you got me but they have annoying glue spots as well.

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 08-19-2015, 08:26 AM
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(08-19-2015, 07:59 AM)Vielongfomobrushes Wrote:
(08-19-2015, 06:00 AM)primotenore Wrote: If it really bothers you, try Personna Med Preps. They were manufactured with you in mind...(no glue dots)

I ran the blade under water today and it worked well enough. But out of curiosity where do you source your med preps from Primo? And safely simpson you got me but they have annoying glue spots as well.

http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Personna...p_883.html
Yes, these cost a bit more, but they are my #1 blade.

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 08-19-2015, 08:32 AM
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  • refles
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This maybe a neurotic process but I use the blade that is about to be tossed and scrap off the glue dots, maybe minute or less of work and almost all of glue residue comes off, but you can stop when your satisfied. I remove the bulk of it just enough to not stick to the razor it's going to be used in.

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 08-19-2015, 08:37 AM
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(08-19-2015, 08:32 AM)refles Wrote: This maybe a neurotic process but I use the blade that is about to be tossed and scrap off the glue dots, maybe minute or less of work and almost all of glue residue comes off, but you can stop when your satisfied. I remove the bulk of it just enough to not stick to the razor it's going to be used in.
I am OCD enough to give this a shot.
I might try that on my Polsilvers and Feathers...carefully!

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 08-19-2015, 08:43 AM
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(08-19-2015, 08:37 AM)primotenore Wrote:
(08-19-2015, 08:32 AM)refles Wrote: This maybe a neurotic process but I use the blade that is about to be tossed and scrap off the glue dots, maybe minute or less of work and almost all of glue residue comes off, but you can stop when your satisfied. I remove the bulk of it just enough to not stick to the razor it's going to be used in.
I am OCD enough to give this a shot.
I might try that on my Polsilvers and Feathers...carefully!

That's the 2 blade types I use exclusively with this process and it works very well.. As you get familiar with the process you can flex the blade a bit to just scrape off what you want and that speeds up the process.
It's quick work that helps especially if the blades last you a few shaves.

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 08-19-2015, 08:43 AM
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It bothered me at first but not anymore. I rinse and wipe my razors after each shave but make it a point to throughly clean and sanitize my razors at least twice a month. Any wax residue left behind after the rinse and wipes gets taken care of then. Things in life are only problems if we let them be.

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 08-19-2015, 08:46 AM
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I've never noticed any residue on my razors from this. It most likely dissolves during the shaving process tbh

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 08-19-2015, 08:55 AM
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(08-19-2015, 06:00 AM)primotenore Wrote: If it really bothers you, try Personna Med Preps. They were manufactured with you in mind...(no glue dots)

Lab Blues don't have glue dots either.

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 08-19-2015, 08:57 AM
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(08-19-2015, 08:55 AM)jankdc Wrote:
(08-19-2015, 06:00 AM)primotenore Wrote: If it really bothers you, try Personna Med Preps. They were manufactured with you in mind...(no glue dots)

Lab Blues don't have glue dots either.
I beg to differ. Check again. 

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 08-19-2015, 09:02 AM
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  • eengler
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(08-19-2015, 08:57 AM)primotenore Wrote:
(08-19-2015, 08:55 AM)jankdc Wrote:
(08-19-2015, 06:00 AM)primotenore Wrote: If it really bothers you, try Personna Med Preps. They were manufactured with you in mind...(no glue dots)

Lab Blues don't have glue dots either.
I beg to differ. Check again. 

No glue on my bluesSmile

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