01-05-2016, 07:59 AM
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  • Wrathen
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  • Gulf Breeze, FL
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So I had a few Gillette Silver Blues from someone sending me a few to try. I had used one before but it had been a while. I pulled one out to do some actual testing before maybe ordering some. Well when I first loaded it and I'm glad I took a look at the blade fit (not something I always do) the wax dots on the blade from "holding" the paper had made the blade "bow" a little bit. So I took it out and ran it under hot water and attempted to wipe them off by putting the blade onto of a flat soap container and wiping in a single direction multiple times..... it sorta did it but not 100%. 

SOOO should I remove them? Whats the best method to remove them? any thoughts?

The shave was pretty good, fairly similar to my Gillete 7'oclock blacks I normally use.

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 01-05-2016, 08:04 AM
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  • eengler
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I have a near boiling water tap. A few seconds on each side quickly melts it away. No wiping needed.

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 01-05-2016, 08:14 AM
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I don't remove the wax. It doesn't affect performance and by the second shave it's already washed/melted away. I have once scraped it off carefully with an old blade which worked ok, but I think it's neither necessary nor worth your time.

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 01-05-2016, 08:17 AM
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  • Wrathen
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(01-05-2016, 08:04 AM)eengler Wrote: I have a near boiling water tap. A few seconds on each side quickly melts it away. No wiping needed.

Thanks I'll try cranking it to max next time and see if that works.

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 01-05-2016, 08:42 AM
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The wax dots bug me too.  But, I don't usually do anything about them.  

I do have some blades (Nacets, I think) where the dots lay on the blade edge itself.  I usually scrape them a bit with a finger nail.  And I fully expect to get sliced someday.

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 01-05-2016, 09:20 AM
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Hot water,  wipe them off, or combo of both. Easy to take care of.

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 01-05-2016, 10:19 AM
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  • Shanman
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Brakleen!

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 01-05-2016, 10:23 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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I take the old blade out of the razor and use it to scrape the wax blobs off the new blade before putting the old blade in the bank.
Then load the new blade as normal.

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 01-05-2016, 10:35 AM
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I don't. I tend to put the wax down towards the baseplate though, for easier removal of the blade later.

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 01-05-2016, 10:45 AM
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  • naiyor
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(01-05-2016, 09:20 AM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Hot water,  wipe them off, or combo of both. Easy to take care of.


Signs011

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 01-05-2016, 10:53 AM
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Of course Energine should take it off pretty quick.  personally, I have no problems with it.

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 01-05-2016, 11:00 AM
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  • Harvey
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Lighter fluid and a Q - tip.....

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 01-05-2016, 11:13 AM
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Get a better blade.  Tongue

In all seriousness I don't bother with it anymore. (I used to scrape with the old blade.)

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 01-05-2016, 11:30 AM
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  • v4257
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(01-05-2016, 08:14 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote: I don't remove the wax. It doesn't affect performance and by the second shave it's already washed/melted away. I have once scraped it off carefully with an old blade which worked ok, but I think it's neither necessary nor worth your time.

+1

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 01-05-2016, 11:53 AM
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(01-05-2016, 11:30 AM)v4257 Wrote:
(01-05-2016, 08:14 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote: I don't remove the wax. It doesn't affect performance and by the second shave it's already washed/melted away. I have once scraped it off carefully with an old blade which worked ok, but I think it's neither necessary nor worth your time.

+1

+2

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 01-05-2016, 02:51 PM
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(01-05-2016, 10:35 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: I don't. I tend to put the wax down towards the baseplate though, for easier removal of the blade later.

i always do the opposite; wax upward towards top cap, thus not coming into direct contact with my stubbles - although most all of it goes away before shaving anyway just by rinsing (when mounted) in hot water. but in the end, i don't really care, as long as the blade brand is iridium this or iridium that Biggrin

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 01-05-2016, 03:15 PM
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I use the razor pit on all my blades and carts, and to remove the wax spots, just wipe them a couple of times on the razorpitt (you first put a dab of shaving cream/shaving foam on the razor pitt) and they are gone.

If you won't mess with a new blades edge, just rinse the blade under warm water, and remove the wax gently with your finger nails.

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 01-07-2016, 09:47 PM
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I always thought about trying to get them off too. I just go ahead and deal with it. As long as its not on the edge.

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 01-07-2016, 10:02 PM
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I assume the manufacturers never considered that the wax would interfere with the shave or the operation of the razor. Some blades seem to have stickier wax than others though, and it does leave residue on the razor which takes a bit of effort to remove.
What did  they do in the old days>?

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 01-07-2016, 10:15 PM
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(01-05-2016, 11:13 AM)GloryUprising Wrote: Get a better blade.  Tongue

In all seriousness I don't bother with it anymore. (I used to scrape with the old blade.)

Yep. I use Kai which don't have anything on them.

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