07-15-2016, 02:51 PM
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I noticed my OneBlade razor had a slight amount of soap residue, and decided to clean it. I used the same method that Merkur recommends to clean their Vision razor. I mixed about a 5% solution of distilled white vinegar in some water, and gave the OneBlade a short (10-15 minute) bath. I pulled it out and rinsed it with water. All of the soap scum was gone. I inspected the razor, and it does not seem to have any ill effects from the bath. Prior to loading a new Feather spineless blade I am careful to rinse it with hot water, and remove as much of the wax spots as possible. So I cannot swear this will remove any wax build up, but it seemed to work wonders on the soap scum. And it's easy.


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 07-15-2016, 03:17 PM
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I think OneBlade recommends a soak in some SimpleGreen. However, vinegar has been cleaning things much longer than all these other cleaning products have been around.

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 07-15-2016, 03:28 PM
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(07-15-2016, 03:17 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I think OneBlade recommends a soak in some SimpleGreen. However, vinegar has been cleaning things much longer than all these other cleaning products have been around.

Vinegar has also been dissolving zamak for longer than any of the other cleaning products =P 
Unless the OneBlade is all stainless, I would use caution with the vinegar. 

I have NO IDEA why Merkur would recommend vinegar be anywhere near their razors seeing as they are mostly zamac heads.If there should be any compromise in the finish, the zamak inside will deteriorate rapidly.

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 07-15-2016, 04:15 PM
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(07-15-2016, 03:28 PM)vigilantesd Wrote:
(07-15-2016, 03:17 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I think OneBlade recommends a soak in some SimpleGreen. However, vinegar has been cleaning things much longer than all these other cleaning products have been around.

Vinegar has also been dissolving zamak for longer than any of the other cleaning products =P 
Unless the OneBlade is all stainless, I would use caution with the vinegar. 

I have NO IDEA why Merkur would recommend vinegar be anywhere near their razors seeing as they are mostly zamac heads.If there should be any compromise in the finish, the zamak inside will deteriorate rapidly.

/conspiracy.theory

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