05-15-2017, 07:34 AM
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I'm considering buying a Merkur 34G.  For those of you that have owned and used this razor for a while,  how has the gold plating been holding up?  It's supposed to be 24k which is the softest gold to plate with.   I don't clean my razors with any aggressive methods so that's not my concern,  I'm more curious as to whether it wears off the sufaces of the top cap and safety bar or perhaps the handle knurling where it's constantly being gripped.  I already own a 23c and all my other razors are vintage Gillette, Fatip or a Feather Stainless so please refrain from the usual Zamac bashing if you're not a Merkur/Muhle/EJ user.  Hopefully, someone who has used the 34G on a regular basis for over a year or more can respond.

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 05-19-2017, 06:12 PM
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Really.  So nobody has a 34g?

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 05-20-2017, 04:37 AM
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This is my first razor, couldn't choose better razor

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 05-21-2017, 06:51 AM
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The gold finish is nowhere near as popular as the silver.  I'm not surprised that virtually nobody has the razor.

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 05-21-2017, 04:41 PM
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Heard it will fade away in time if you use harsh cleaning solution.

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 05-22-2017, 07:51 AM
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Bought mine in 2013. So far, so good Cool

Still shiny Smile

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 05-22-2017, 02:19 PM
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Thank you Emanuel.  Exactly the info I was looking for.

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 05-28-2017, 08:07 AM
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I just placed and order.   Have tried many razors but 34 has been my daily driver along with the 37c.

Can you please share your cleaning process.   I currently use scrubbing bubbles, warm water. And alcohol dip on my chrome and nickel razors.  I am wondering if that is okay with the gold.

Thanks

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 05-31-2017, 05:48 AM
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(05-28-2017, 08:07 AM)GKR1 Wrote: I just placed and order.   Have tried many razors but 34 has been my daily driver along with the 37c.

Can you please share your cleaning process.   I currently use scrubbing bubbles, warm water. And alcohol dip on my chrome and nickel razors.  I am wondering if that is okay with the gold.

Thanks

Hi,

I don't do anything fancy, really. Just a good rinse, and once in a while some cleaning with a toothbrush and a soap or mild detergent.
Alcohol dip will be OK, too. Don't really know how abrasive is Scrubbing Bubbles (we don't have that brand in this side of the pond), but try to avoid harsh or very abrasive cleaning products and you'll be OK.

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