09-22-2015, 12:28 PM
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Hello All,

I just got into the iKons and for the stainless version. I found satin, DLC , and seen Teflon.
The DLC and Teflon look the same from picks I see. Is there much difference. What's your opinion on performance and longevity of the head.

I have emailed ikon, but for some reason he is not giving me a support response. I get quick shipping and response when I purchased couple BLEM combs from him.


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 09-22-2015, 02:16 PM
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  • Harvey
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DLC was originally called DiamondLikeCoating and is quite good but seems to scratch off for some people....Teflon is now more commonly used and Satin is wire brushed and not polished....don,t personally see any advantage of any coating but some people do......the blade and razor do the cutting not the coating.......E mails about questions usually go unanswered but the products and delivery are great...prices fair and designs exceptional.

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 09-22-2015, 03:17 PM
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Teflon is supposed to be the newer coating. Seems like an improved DLC. The Teflon is supposed to be a little more of a matte finish than the shiny DLC. The DLC seemed to chip off a lot. So I would say a good majority of the stuff you see now is teflon rather than the DLC. I recently bought a new SB that is Teflon. It seems to be the same coating as my OC that a bought used a couple of months ago. Also I agree that while I think the coatings look cool they force you to take extra care. Mine have held up fine but you can see how they would be more fragile than the uncoated SS.

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 09-22-2015, 03:20 PM
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  • kwsher
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I have iKon DLC OC and SB and have never had a problem although others report issues. YMMV of course.

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 09-22-2015, 03:43 PM
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I think all but the oldest coated heads are Teflon even though most vendors still advertise them as DLC. The worst wear my heads show is on the very edge of the top cap of my OC and is barely visible to the naked eye.

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 09-23-2015, 05:34 AM
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I don't know why he coats his heads.  I really like brushed and polished stainless a lot better, aesthetically speaking, and there's nothing to wear away or chip off.

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 09-23-2015, 05:35 AM
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Any one try or know if can sand blast the coating off.


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 09-23-2015, 08:39 AM
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(09-23-2015, 05:35 AM)Rlacrossjr Wrote: Any one try or know if can sand blast the coating off.


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I wouldn't. You run to much risk of damaging the head. Hit the wrong spot a little too much and you could lose blade alignment or the ability of the head to hold the blade securely etc.

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 09-23-2015, 08:48 AM
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 09-23-2015, 09:31 AM
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Did you blast it?

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 09-23-2015, 09:59 AM
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Yup


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 09-23-2015, 10:02 AM
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Good work and as long as you are happy with it, that is all that matters! Thumbsup

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 09-23-2015, 10:04 AM
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(09-23-2015, 10:02 AM)celestino Wrote: Good work and as long as you are happy with it, that is all that matters! Thumbsup

In the process of polishing it.
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 09-23-2015, 10:59 AM
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Coming out nice! Forgot you work in the eyeglass industry. You have the perfect tools for the job!

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 09-23-2015, 11:44 AM
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That took some balls. If it doesn't come out to your liking you could always send it to delta echo for a refinish.

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 09-23-2015, 11:54 AM
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Going to be a special edition polished head top. Lol


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 09-23-2015, 12:37 PM
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Wow.  Interesting.  

Don't forget to post pictures of the finished product and let us know if it shaves just as well as it did before the blasting.

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 09-23-2015, 01:18 PM
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be careful a few people tried to polish those heads in the past and they went just a bit to far and they have a mixture of a copper looking color in spots. ill find the thread showing the pics...here is a few i posted on another forum, this was not mine though. i have also seen i think 3 other people over the past year who had the same issue when trying to polish their ikons...

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread....ost5657478

and here is one showing the shavecraft 101 same type of thing different material. which makes me wonder if he plates them with something

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread....-DLC-razor

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 09-23-2015, 01:29 PM
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(09-23-2015, 05:35 AM)Rlacrossjr Wrote: Any one try or know if can sand blast the coating off.


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Yes you can remove DLC or Teflon I've done it many times on knives. No need for sand blasting or anything like that, some liquid stripper (ha ha I said it first) from Lowes will do the trick. Teflon is easy to strip,DLC can be a pain.

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 09-23-2015, 01:59 PM
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All done sand blasted but only polished the head not the comb.
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Think I got sold a BLEM head from Italian Barber. Took alot to get the little pits out.

Also blasted my bulldog handle.


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