07-07-2012, 08:35 AM
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Continued from:
http://shavenook.com/thread-the-science-...ing-part-2

Now we can safely polish the razor with a high quality and gentle polish designed for Silver. I would not recommend general metal polishes even if they say, safe for Silver. I use Hagerty Silversmith's polish which can be found at Amazon at:
http://www.amazon.com/Hagerty-10120-Silv...ver+polish

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Now we begin to polish with a clean soft rag. When the rag is full of remaining oxide, use another rag. It is also wise to wear latex or neoprene gloves to keep oxide from getting into the grooves of your fingerprints. That can get the oxide right back on the razor. After some polishing here is the finished product.

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This in total took about 1 hour to complete. It went from dregs and rags to spiffy and shiny.

I hope when you see that old tired Single Edge that you think of the beauty that lies below the grime and take a chance on it! You might just be pleasantly surprised. Lastly, yes, they are excellent razors to use, not just to look at!

Enjoy your shaves!

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 07-07-2012, 08:45 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(07-07-2012, 08:35 AM)GDCarrington Wrote: This in total took about 1 hour to complete. It went from dregs and rags to spiffy and shiny.

I hope when you see that old tired Single Edge that you think of the beauty that lies below the grime and take a chance on it! You might just be pleasantly surprised. Lastly, yes, they are excellent razors to use, not just to look at!

Hi Gary

Thanks for the (3 part) write up and I believe the end result speaks for itself, very! nice indeed Thumbsup

Take care, Mike

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 07-07-2012, 08:49 AM
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Good presentation. Thanks.

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 07-07-2012, 09:32 AM
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Gary, thanks again for the great info.

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 07-07-2012, 09:46 AM
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  • Tonality
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This is a fantastic method. I will surely be using it and hopefully showing my results on a single ring I am expecting next week.

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 07-07-2012, 10:12 AM
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(07-07-2012, 09:46 AM)Tonality Wrote: This is a fantastic method. I will surely be using it and hopefully showing my results on a single ring I am expecting next week.

The reason why I posted this is because some people polish directly and they may have some plating weak spots or damage and that makes it worse. Restore and protect as much of the plate as you can before polishing. The polish I chose is gentle (more gentle than Mass or even Flitz) and has a protective formula to reduce (not eliminate) tarnishing in the future.

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 07-07-2012, 11:02 AM
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Nice work. Outstanding single-ring you have there, enjoy it!

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 07-07-2012, 02:29 PM
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  • greyhawk
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Very informative article. I have a few old DE's that need cleaning, and I would have made them worse had I followed my instincts. I will definitely be using your method from now on!

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 07-07-2012, 02:39 PM
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Excellent information.

IMO it should be stickied in it's entirety or in some other way be archived out of the general mass of threads.

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 07-07-2012, 02:58 PM
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Gary,
Used the baking soda, hot water and aluminum foil treatment on about 4 razors and then remembered my late 19th century quadruple plated silver shaving scuttle that was nearly black. Gave that a couple of treatments and it's unrecognizable. Simply transformed. Now I've ordered some of the silver polish and will give that a whirl once it arrives.

A really useful series of posts. Thanks so much.
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 07-07-2012, 05:25 PM
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Very useful post, thanks for the info!

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 07-08-2012, 08:38 AM
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Another great write up Gary and a fantastic job on the single ring.

Have you ever tried this product on razors that may have some plate loss? http://www.silversecret.com/index.php?s=products

On many silver restoration sites the Silver Secret along with Hagerty's gets very high praise.

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 07-08-2012, 12:45 PM
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(07-08-2012, 08:38 AM)Azarius Wrote: Another great write up Gary and a fantastic job on the single ring.

Have you ever tried this product on razors that may have some plate loss? http://www.silversecret.com/index.php?s=products

On many silver restoration sites the Silver Secret along with Hagerty's gets very high praise.

No, but you have me very interested Arley. Very interested indeed!

Thanks for the tip!

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 07-08-2012, 02:22 PM
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Nice work and excellent information! I'm impressed!

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 10-24-2012, 12:46 PM
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That is simply amazing to watch from beginning to end
thanks so much for posting that!

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 10-25-2012, 11:12 AM
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  • Howler
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Great presentation of proper polishing. It is a reminder that there is a specific polish for each type of metal.

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