01-10-2016, 05:54 AM
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  • Shanman
  • Reserve Collection Squirrel Hair
  • NE Florida
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Just a warning so others may learn from my mistake- the glossy finish will be altered from Scrubbing Bubbles type cleaners. I recieved a gorgeous Alumigoose head from Celestino that was barely used and had a perfect finish. The foaming aerosol cleaner put a hazy swirl into the finish after a 10 minute soak that could not be removed by microfiber and dishsoap . Even a damp magic eraser failed.

I ended up buffing the coating with a rubber polishing block that has a superfine abrasive imbedded, usually meant for putting a satin finish back on metal watch bands or cleaning metal marks off a ceramic sharpening rod. The finish now has a nice black satin look with no more haze and fisheye swirls. Hope this helps anyone else!

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 01-10-2016, 06:50 AM
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  • clint64
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  • Atlanta, GA
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Oh no.  I am sorry to hear of the damage.  Thank you for posting the warning.

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 01-10-2016, 07:02 AM
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Thanks for sharing this. I might have done this myself. I'll be sure to avoid doing this now. 

On a side note, how's it look now? Care to share any pictures?

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 01-10-2016, 07:15 AM
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Sorry to hear your cleaning went awry. Thanks for the warning. Thumbsup

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 01-10-2016, 07:40 AM
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  • Wrathen
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  • Gulf Breeze, FL
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Thanks for the warning I wouldn't mind a picture of the satin AlumiGoose. I have always like satin nor than the gloss


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 01-10-2016, 08:28 AM
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This sounds like something I may want to do on purpose.. Can you share a pic Jeff?

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 01-10-2016, 08:53 AM
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Sorry to hear that. I cleaned the one I use to own with scrubbing bubbles before I sent it out but I did not soak it. I sprayed and brushed with a toothbrush and rinsed it off and the finish was no worse for wear.


~Jesse~

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 01-10-2016, 09:04 AM
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Thanks for the warning ... I would love to see it too. I'd love mine to have a satin look too


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 01-10-2016, 09:07 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Good advice, thank-you for sharing.

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 01-10-2016, 10:00 AM
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It seems like soaking it for 10 minutes was the main problem. A little spray followed by a quick rinse would probably be alright and still get any soap scum off.

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 01-10-2016, 10:28 AM
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Thank you for sharing, this is going to help a lot of people like me...who soak...but dont have the razor yet...but intend too.

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 01-10-2016, 10:46 AM
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  • Aleksey
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  • Istanbul, Turkiye
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Thanks for warning Jeff, but be optimistic, satin Alumigoose sounds cool! Waiting for the pics. Smile

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 01-10-2016, 02:28 PM
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  • Shanman
  • Reserve Collection Squirrel Hair
  • NE Florida
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(01-10-2016, 10:00 AM)shave/brush Wrote: It seems like soaking it for 10 minutes was the main problem. A little spray followed by a quick rinse would probably be alright and still get any soap scum off.

I don't think the time was the issue, it was using the product in the first place. Scrubbing bubbles says 10 minutes to sanitize which is why I did that timeframe.

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 01-10-2016, 02:32 PM
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  • Shanman
  • Reserve Collection Squirrel Hair
  • NE Florida
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Here's before, you can see the hazy fisheye thing going on:
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Here is after with the satin superfine grain...
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I am pleased and actually prefer the results. Never have been a fan of full polish or gloss finishes as they just beg to eventually become scuffed.

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 01-10-2016, 02:52 PM
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  • lfs70
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  • Virginia
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Sorry to hear, it still looks good though.
I have done a couple 5 minute Barbicide soaks with mine and haven't had any issues. I will be sure to stay away from the Bubbles soak.

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 01-10-2016, 03:20 PM
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Satin looks nice though good save and thanks for the warning

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 01-10-2016, 04:35 PM
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That looks amazing!

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 01-10-2016, 05:02 PM
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  • Aleksey
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Much better than the original Glossy finish!

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 01-10-2016, 06:21 PM
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  • Shanman
  • Reserve Collection Squirrel Hair
  • NE Florida
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Thanks everyone, I was very pleased with the outcome and prefer it to the gloss so it was a win/win. Too bad the shave tonight with a Kai mild was anything but.  May have to take a few days off to heal!
I had anticipated a decent result because this same rubber abrasive eraserblock I used on my satin Pils that had a few smudges in the grain, looked like factory with a few straight passes with the original satin grain.

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 01-10-2016, 06:47 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Agreed, the brushed finish looks good.

I'm waiting for an Aluminium goose purchased from the BST. It will just see some Barbicide when it finally lands.

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