08-10-2012, 07:54 PM
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  • tgutc
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I've noticed I'm having trouble cleaning my DLC head after use. I can't seem to get it completely black. A white soap residue remains no matter how well I scrub. Has anyone discovered a way of getting the DLC looking nice and black again?

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 08-10-2012, 08:08 PM
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  • Harvey
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(08-10-2012, 07:54 PM)tgutc Wrote: I've noticed I'm having trouble cleaning my DLC head after use. I can't seem to get it completely black. A white soap residue remains no matter how well I scrub. Has anyone discovered a way of getting the DLC looking nice and black again?

Richard told me oil will not hurt the coating...I use a drop of sewing machine oil with a Q-tip and makes it look like new...rub it with your finger

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 08-10-2012, 08:37 PM
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Hot water + q-tips + time = clean weber razor.

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 08-10-2012, 08:54 PM
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Thanks for the info, gents. If may come in handy when i get a Weber razor.

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 08-11-2012, 03:32 AM
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  • slantman
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(08-10-2012, 08:37 PM)hudson Wrote: Hot water + q-tips + time = clean weber razor.

Excellent tip thank you so much.

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 08-11-2012, 06:35 AM
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I use scrubbing bubbles and an old toothbrush (same as i use on all my razors) and it works well. I let the suds sit on it for about a minute before scrubbing with the toothbrush.

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 08-11-2012, 08:52 AM
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  • EHV
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I just do a quick dip in alcohol after a hot water wash with soap and a soft toothbrush. Ed mentioned that an alcohol dip would not be problematic with the DLC or the ARC in an e-mail response.

It does seem to remain ever so slightly duller than when brand new but I am really splitting hairs.
Eric
AKA Mr. OCD

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 08-11-2012, 08:54 AM
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(08-11-2012, 03:32 AM)slantman Wrote:
(08-10-2012, 08:37 PM)hudson Wrote: Hot water + q-tips + time = clean weber razor.

Excellent tip thank you so much.
I can't tell if this is sarcasm or not. Just found that, for me, it is the only way to get the razor clean and looking without affecting its shave. The leaving it in hot soapy water for a few minutes and then leaving it in hot water for a few mintues after that doesn't do the trick.

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 08-11-2012, 08:57 AM
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  • Jack
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(08-11-2012, 06:35 AM)TallyShave Wrote: I use scrubbing bubbles and an old toothbrush (same as i use on all my razors) and it works well. I let the suds sit on it for about a minute before scrubbing with the toothbrush.

My method also - works great on the DLC and my Futur. Smile

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 08-11-2012, 09:36 AM
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I use baby shampoo and a soft toothbrush. It comes up like new.

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 08-11-2012, 12:22 PM
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(08-11-2012, 08:54 AM)hudson Wrote:
(08-11-2012, 03:32 AM)slantman Wrote:
(08-10-2012, 08:37 PM)hudson Wrote: Hot water + q-tips + time = clean weber razor.

Excellent tip thank you so much.
I can't tell if this is sarcasm or not. Just found that, for me, it is the only way to get the razor clean and looking without affecting its shave. The leaving it in hot soapy water for a few minutes and then leaving it in hot water for a few mintues after that doesn't do the trick.

Been doing that for all my razors for a long time.Tap water that's really hot and a dime sized drop of dish soap in an old plastic potato salad container.Last thing I do before rinsing is while the razor's head is under water,bang it against the sides of plastic container a few times to knock interior gunk loose,then a quick rinse under really hot tap water.

It actually takes very little effort,just let it soak for 5 minutes or so while your busy with other stuff

As for the DLC ? I cleaned it every Sunday then spayed it with clear liquid car wax.. Easy just takes a few seconds,the wax repels gunk and spots.

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