01-11-2016, 02:29 PM
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So I've had this Doctor Extra (Japanese I think) lying around for a while. It's about 13/16ths and the scales etc. had faded to brown (I hope its not cell rot, I think it was just light exposure - any thoughts?). So I finally got around to setting up my polishing machine and thought I'd give it a go. So playing with the polisher (and some wet and dry paper on the scales) she's come back to black(ish). Took a fantastic edge too - 3 days growth with little bother. 


Before:

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After (not perfect, but an improvement I think)

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 01-11-2016, 02:32 PM
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  • ncguy1
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Very nice. Excellent work!

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 01-11-2016, 02:34 PM
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  • Aleksey
  • Enabler
  • Istanbul, Turkiye
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Nice restoration Mike! Polishing the blade worked out bloody great. Enjoy using this handsome razor.

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 01-11-2016, 02:41 PM
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Very nice, looks a lot sleeker with the black scales

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 01-11-2016, 04:02 PM
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nice job, not sure but ebonite seems to turn brownish green like that.

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 01-12-2016, 07:30 AM
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You really improved her!  Great work.

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 01-14-2016, 11:06 PM
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  • SRNewb
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  • No. Va, USA
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Sweet. Nice work and beautiful razor!

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 01-15-2016, 02:57 AM
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Very nice. Great job!

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 01-15-2016, 09:03 AM
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Very nice!
As to your comment on cell rot ,it's with celluloid and rarely if ever happens with dark pigmented colors. It's the clear ,slightly tinted that goes bad. Seems the more pigments in darker colors stabilizes the celluloid.

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 01-15-2016, 09:06 AM
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  • kav
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'Not perfect'? Who wants perfection when you have those results?

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 01-15-2016, 09:35 AM
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  • Aleksey
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  • Istanbul, Turkiye
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(01-15-2016, 09:06 AM)kav Wrote: 'Not perfect'? Who wants perfection when you have those results?

Looks Perfect to me.

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 01-15-2016, 01:57 PM
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  • Wrathen
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  • Gulf Breeze, FL
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wonderful work with the restore

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 01-18-2016, 09:48 PM
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Very nice job Mike.

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 01-19-2016, 06:01 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Beautiful in black, congratulations!

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 01-19-2016, 06:54 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Terrific job restoring that beautiful Japanese blade.

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 01-19-2016, 09:59 PM
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That turned out really well looks like a Japanese Towa I once owned definitely Japanese I bet it shaves well.

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