05-22-2016, 03:12 PM
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Hi guys,

Newbie to this exciting hobby but necessary chore to keep ourselves tidy.

I would like to know how you guys clean your razor after every shave ?

is it safe to use dishwashing liquid and brush to clean the parts of the razor ?

and is this safe for razors with stainless steel finish and chrome plated (like the Muhle and merkur) ?

Which dishwashing liquid can you guys recommend if ever its applicable ?

warm water or hot water ?

Would appreciate some tips.

Best
capri

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 05-22-2016, 03:16 PM
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I always used a spot of toothpaste with an old toothbrush head.

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 05-22-2016, 03:26 PM
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A medical ditty applies " Dilution negates pollution".- Lots and Lots of hot water. You can do periodic cleaning but using soap daily  is overkill.

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 05-22-2016, 03:38 PM
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we have hardwater in our area so i feel that every shave the razor and blades needs to be cleaned out and wipe it off dry.. but am just concern on the detergent.

toothpaste seems like a good idea. Thank you... anyone else

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 05-22-2016, 03:39 PM
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(05-22-2016, 03:16 PM)GloryUprising Wrote: I always used a spot of toothpaste with an old toothbrush head.

Toothpaste is abrasive - you will remove the plating soon. I used to baby my razors after every shave. Now, I just loosen-up the blade after rinsing, shake off any water and let it dry. I wipe the parts now and when with a wash cloth to make them look new.

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 05-22-2016, 03:44 PM
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that's the one i want to avoid, remove the plating especially for the shiny ones....

is the stainless steel more resistant to chemicals, detergents or toothpaste ?

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 05-22-2016, 03:49 PM
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(05-22-2016, 03:44 PM)capri Wrote: that's the one i want to avoid, remove the plating especially for the shiny ones....

is the stainless steel more resistant to chemicals, detergents or toothpaste ?

Toothpaste will do no harm to stainless steel. There is another danger when you clean the razor excessively (IMHO) - you can drop it!

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 05-22-2016, 03:56 PM
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A razor is a tool. Tools acquire wear, patination and inevitably a few scars. There are  craftsman ( and forgers) who artificially age or distress items because some people want the gravitas of time on their reproduction shaker furniture or saddle. If your equipment looks  like it's been around YOU look like you've been around. The opposite are people fixated on maintaining something to  New in Box pristine condition. They become a tool of cleanliness  to a tool FOR cleanliness. Imagine toothbrush collector's facing this issue.
Take care of your razors and they will take care of you.

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 05-22-2016, 03:57 PM
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anyone here using dishwashing liquid ?? or car wash shampoo ??

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 05-22-2016, 03:58 PM
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yes- on dishes and cars

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 05-22-2016, 04:01 PM
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(05-22-2016, 03:56 PM)kav Wrote: A razor is a tool. Tools acquire wear, patination and inevitably a few scars. There are  craftsman ( and forgers) who artificially age or distress items because some people want the gravitas of time on their reproduction shaker furniture or saddle. If your equipment looks  like it's been around YOU look like you've been around. The opposite are people fixated on maintaining something to  New in Box pristine condition. They become a tool of cleanliness  to a tool FOR cleanliness. Imagine toothbrush collector's facing this issue.
Take care of your razors and they will take care of you.

I agree - the razors are for us, not vice versa. Everything is good in moderation.

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 05-22-2016, 04:01 PM
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(05-22-2016, 03:58 PM)kav Wrote: yes- on dishes and cars

Hi kav,- just to clarify, dishwashing liquid and car liquid soap is OK to use on the razors either stainless or the plated ones ?

Thanks for sharing!

Capri

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 05-22-2016, 04:07 PM
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Forgot my straights which I use more than 90% of the time, I wipe them with a micro fiber towel. For me DEs I rinse and move on. If they are scummy I can usually clean them with a wet cotton rag and they shine up nice.

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 05-22-2016, 04:13 PM
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My limoge and past vintage british sports cars went to new owners in native materials far less durable than stainless steel.

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 05-22-2016, 04:15 PM
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I discovered a soap last night for cleaning shaving brushes. You wouldn't believe the ingredients. 24

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 05-22-2016, 04:30 PM
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A good mild soap and an older toothbrush with hot water will suffice. Shy

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 05-22-2016, 04:51 PM
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Zartgefuhl shaving soap ( I can't add oomlouts) soap for shaving brushes.
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 05-22-2016, 05:50 PM
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(05-22-2016, 04:30 PM)celestino Wrote: A good mild soap and an older toothbrush with hot water will suffice. Shy

Hi Celestino, thanks for chimming in. When you say mild soap, is it handsoap you are referring to ?

thanks

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 05-22-2016, 06:02 PM
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Dilute simple green and a toothbrush

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 05-22-2016, 06:12 PM
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do you guys agree with this video:



the alcohol part is somewhat bothering me, what you guys think ??

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