05-23-2017, 05:09 PM
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I use Isopropyl alcohol and an old, soft tooth brush.  I clean my razors every Saturday morning.  (just the ones I used the previous week)  I haven't tried any other method, but the ones noted would seem to be working well.


Sometimes I clean them more often.  I'm a wee bit obsessive, I guess.  I have no idea what I'm accomplishing by this, but I like doing it.  And, sometimes there's grunge on the blade or in the razor, so I feel like I've achieved something.

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 05-23-2017, 05:34 PM
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(05-17-2017, 01:48 PM)TexBilly Wrote: I just rinse the razor with hot water and periodically wash it with soapy water and a soft tooth brush.  I also periodically take off blade wax residue with orange cleaner.

That is a good tip, about the orange cleaner.  

(05-23-2017, 05:09 PM)David Wrote: I use Isopropyl alcohol and an old, soft tooth brush.  I clean my razors every Saturday morning.  (just the ones I used the previous week)  I haven't tried any other method, but the ones noted would seem to be working well.


Sometimes I clean them more often.  I'm a wee bit obsessive, I guess.  I have no idea what I'm accomplishing by this, but I like doing it.  And, sometimes there's grunge on the blade or in the razor, so I feel like I've achieved something.

Are you sure that alcohol is the best thing, for metal?

Anyway, I know what it is you are accomplishing, by cleaning your razors, each Saturday.  You are achieving a clean shaving kit.  You want the razor as clean as possible, even the non blade part, because it touches your face.  Also, cleaning something every week builds character.  It builds patience, and, develops a sense of duty, reliability, regularity, etc.  Plus, it is good to have some time, each week, in quiet, with something you enjoy. This is good for your heart, like wearing a loose fitting shirt, as opposed to a tight one.  People with such hobbies live longer lives, with less stress.

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 05-31-2017, 02:32 PM
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I would not use white vinegar on anything metal or anywhere in the bathroom. It can easily etch metal and stone.

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 06-04-2017, 10:14 AM
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(05-31-2017, 02:32 PM)Postman10mm Wrote: I would not use white vinegar on anything metal or anywhere in the bathroom. It can easily etch metal and stone.

White distilled vinegar can be used to clean the white crud of shower heads, run through coffee makers, run through washing machines, remove discoloring on stainless steel pots and pans and clean shaving brushes.  I have been doing all of these things for years, many years and never once has it caused any damage to anything.  And in addition, you can put it on a salad and eat it.  Anything that you can consume does not do damage to the items I just described.

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 06-04-2017, 11:43 AM
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After each shave, I gently use a C.O. Bigelow apothecaries 'medium natural boar bristle' tooth brush that I picked up at one of the shave shops here in L.A. to (easily and gently) clear away any soap residue that might have been pushed into any crevasses of the razor and then dry the razor thoroughly.  I have used this method on all of my DE's and SE's, in stainless satin finishes, razors with plated finishes and razors with polished finishes and it creates absolutely no aesthetic damage or blemishes on the finishes whatsoever.  I have not used this on 'black oxide' finishes (as in some Blackbirds) because, well I don't like black oxide finishes personally...lol and so I don't own any Wink , but the other finishes I've mentioned... no problems at all.  

Cheers!

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 Yesterday, 11:54 PM
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I mostly clean my razors with hot soapy water by hand, then dry them with a towel or leave them to dry.
Regularly, I use an ultrasonic cleaner to remove all the accumulated soap in the hard to reach areas.
They come out as clean as new.

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