07-03-2017, 12:54 PM
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Deartcart users,
I'm definitely not a cart user any more, but immensly enjoy DE &SE shaving for some years now and the transition came about because I was really getting sick of the multible blades clogging on me all the time. I had to hit the razor onto the sink in trying to get the hair out of the blades which didn't always work. This drove me so crazy, I was dreading the time I had to shave. How do you gents cope with this unpleasant issue?

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 07-03-2017, 02:34 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(07-03-2017, 12:54 PM)kyproset Wrote: Deartcart users,
I'm definitely not a cart user any more, but immensly enjoy DE &SE shaving for some years now and the transition came about because I was really getting sick of the multible blades clogging on me all the time. I had to hit the razor onto the sink in trying to get the hair out of the blades which didn't always work. This drove me so crazy, I was dreading the time I had to shave. How do you gents cope with this unpleasant issue?

I used cartridges for 40+ years exclusively, and to this day carry only a cartridge razor (Feather MR3 neo) with me when flying commercial aircraft.  Never have I had a clogging problem.  Of course, the nature of our beards and the residual oils on our skin are major factors, but I suggest two other candidates:  
  1.  The specific brands and configuration of the multiple blades in the cartridges; all cartridges are not created equal.
  2.  The soap or cream or whatever used for prep.  Lather that is suitable for sculpture is lather that can clog.  Lathers that are runny and lathers that have detergent properties are less likely to clog.

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 07-03-2017, 04:46 PM
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  • Rufus
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About 3 years ago I migrated from DE and SE razors to cartridge razors, Mach 3 and Sensor.  I've no intention of returning to an DE or SE and I've not had a problem with my cartridges clogging.

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 07-03-2017, 05:45 PM
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Sounds like your lather may be too thick.

I'd suggest what Mel mentioned in his post...add more water to your soap/cream to make it thinner/slicker.

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 07-03-2017, 05:52 PM
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When I used cartridges, I rinsed them out frequently throughout the shave and never had a clogging issue.

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 07-03-2017, 05:55 PM
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Back when I still used carts, the one thing I found myself doing more than I do with DEs is rinsing OFTEN. One or two strokes, then rinse with rushing water.  Good luck...

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 07-03-2017, 08:37 PM
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  • SCOV
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You were using high quality creams and proper technique.  No clogging problems on Mach 3 with fast shave and Barbasol.  Skin rash but no cartridge blade clogging.  I started to notice some clogging on my new Feather MR3 with good rich creams and multiple passes.

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 07-03-2017, 08:59 PM
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I used to lather with brush and cream and still the same. All the time clogging. If I went after an almost BBS, I used to get bumps as well.
My cart of choice was the Gillette sensor with two blades, as more blades make the cart bigger and difficult to go over the curved areas.

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 07-04-2017, 04:16 AM
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Back when I used a Sensor, it clogged all the time. Now that my Better Half have inherited it to shave her legs, she claims it don't clog at all... I suspect it's down to the lather used and how well it's rinsed out.

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 07-05-2017, 12:13 PM
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I use an injector for the first pass, and thus always shave with minimal stubble.  Carts aren't designed to remove a weeks worth of stubble. I use an êShave shaving soap and never have any issues with lather clogging either.

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 07-05-2017, 03:39 PM
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I think Schick makes a twin-blade disposable that has a little cleaning button on the top of the cart.  It pushes a thin plastic strip between the blades that cleans the gunk out.  Maybe they make that one for women... Can't recall.

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 07-05-2017, 07:52 PM
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Seems like the solution should be simple. Take short passes and rinse frequently. If you have a few days of growth to shave, then try to hit it with a beard trimmer, first.

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 07-06-2017, 06:44 AM
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1. Create a less thick lather
2. Rinse cart in hot water after EVERY stroke.
3. Use thumb to strop the blades and thereby help unclogging the cart.

Shaving off 7 days beard tomorrow. Will cloq it for sure. But I have my solutions ready.

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 07-29-2017, 08:19 PM
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Add more water to your lather.

Clayton

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 07-30-2017, 01:42 AM
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From my observation, some creams are definitely more liable to clog a cart than others.
I used a sample of one today from Ernest Supplies that makes a selling point of its non-clogging nature,

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