07-30-2012, 10:07 AM
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What is the best way to clean and sanitize a razor and de before use. U never know what is floating around on them these days

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 07-30-2012, 10:21 AM
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People generally advocate a dip in Barbicide. That's supposed to take care of almost everything.

For straights, I usually use an alcohol dip, and then I almost always polish the blade and re-hone it. That almost certainly takes care of everything.

No way to be entirely sure, of course.

Anyway, most bacteria and a lot of viruses will be killed if the surface stays dry for any length of time.

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 07-30-2012, 10:29 AM
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Guess I'll have to get some barbercide

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 07-30-2012, 02:14 PM
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70% alcohol is more effective than barbicide IIRC.

Either case, the alcohol dip will kill everything but spores. And I think you can clean those off with soap & a sponge. Could be wrong.

I wouldn't worry about a straight razor. Nothing bad survives for more than a few days on steel. Tetanus would be the exception, but I think it has to be rusted steel.

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 07-30-2012, 08:01 PM
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70% or higher alcohol content would work as well as Barbicide.

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 07-30-2012, 08:26 PM
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(07-30-2012, 08:01 PM)celestino Wrote: 70% or higher alcohol content would work as well as Barbicide.

Actually, 90% alcohol is less effective. It dries too quickly. It's the evaporation that destroys viruses and bacterial cell walls.

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 07-31-2012, 07:45 AM
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Boil it

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 08-05-2012, 06:10 PM
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(07-31-2012, 07:45 AM)AbsoluteMustard Wrote: Boil it

That could damage the finish, especially on gold plated razors with a clear lacquer overcoat.

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 08-06-2012, 08:32 AM
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(08-05-2012, 06:10 PM)Tbone Wrote:
(07-31-2012, 07:45 AM)AbsoluteMustard Wrote: Boil it

That could damage the finish, especially on gold plated razors with a clear lacquer overcoat.

Can't think of any straights with a clear lacquer overcoat. Also can't see how it would damage the gold wash designs.

Can see it causing rust. Either case, with alcohol so readily available, no reason to boil it.

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 08-06-2012, 11:39 AM
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High-level disinfectant for endoscopes and surgical equipment that can not be introduced into the autoclave. In Spain, when I get a used razor, I use DARODOR SINALDEHYD 2000.
20 minutes virucide, bactericide, etc. 60 minutes sporicidal. Does not affect metals.

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