04-01-2017, 08:10 AM
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I change my sonicare heads every 6 months. If I saved the old head and used it to clean my razors after use with the old heads, would it harm the finish on razors? I ask this because I read before that putting razors in sonic jewellery cleaners could harm finishes. So I was wondering about sonic toothbrushes form regular cleaning

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 04-01-2017, 08:12 AM
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Are you asking about actually running the Sonicare with the old head on your razor, or just using the old head as a manual toothbrush?

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 04-01-2017, 08:46 AM
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I'd assume the former. I'm considering the same, about time to change heads and this could be a great way to clean into deep grooves.

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 04-01-2017, 11:10 AM
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(04-01-2017, 08:10 AM)Diamond Dog Wrote: I change my sonicare heads every 6 months. If I saved the old head and used it to clean my razors after use with the old heads, would it harm the finish on razors?   I ask this because I read before that putting razors in sonic jewellery cleaners could harm finishes.   So I was wondering about sonic toothbrushes form regular cleaning

I suspect that a Sonicare toothbrush and an ultrasonic cleaner are two totally different things.

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 04-01-2017, 11:40 AM
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  • doc47
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I have used my Sonicare on my Aristocrats with no damage. I don't use tooth paste, just the vibrating head.

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 04-01-2017, 12:20 PM
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I do exactly this, with a little bit of soap or Maas if deep cleaning.  Works great!

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 04-01-2017, 02:28 PM
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I don't see why it would be a problem, as long as it's done gently.  The Sonicare is just a vibrating toothbrush, and does not operate on the same principle as an ultrasonic cleaner.  What I'm now curious about is whether vintage razors should be placed in an ultrasonic cleaner.

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 04-01-2017, 02:54 PM
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I use an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner extensively. I've never had any problems with brass, stainless steel, or gold, silver or nickel plated razors.

Never put anything painted into the ultrasonic cleaner, such as a Wilkinson Empire, Gillette adjustable (the numbers) or a red or blue tip Gillette Superspeed. It will efficiently take the paint right off.

Carbon steel is also a bad idea.

Trust me on this one. Blush 

-Bob

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 04-02-2017, 04:54 PM
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Sounds like a great idea, as long as you don't use anything abrasive with it, like metal polish. Used properly, the Sonicare should not wear down your tooth enamel; a fortiori, it shouldn't wear down the finish on your razor.

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