07-16-2017, 03:45 AM
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I live in a hard water area, even if I wash it and dry it the metals parts are like fuzzed. So, how do I keep my new razor nice and shiny just as it came out of the box?

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 07-16-2017, 04:04 AM
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  • eengler
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Soft toothbrush and mild soap keep mine shiny.

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 07-16-2017, 04:10 AM
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I live in an area with hard water and use a small, soft toothbrush with Dawn dish soap.   There is also Maas Metal Polish, although I'm not sure if that is safe for razors plated with nickel or chrome.

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 07-16-2017, 05:15 AM
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Agree with Ricardo-soft toothbrush and Dawn. I let the razor dry overnight, and give it a quick buff with a Sunshine polishing cloth before putting it away so it looks nice on the shelf. For deeper cleaning, I use Flitz polish-it's been recommended to me by a couple of razor artisans, and I find it works well.

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 07-16-2017, 05:17 AM
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(07-16-2017, 04:04 AM)eengler Wrote: Soft toothbrush and mild soap keep mine shiny.

^this^

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; weekly maintenance with mild soap means you don't have to pull the heavy hitters out on a less regular basis.

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 07-16-2017, 05:31 AM
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I like to use renaissance wax, it was recommended by another member on another forum. It is actually the same wax used in a famous British museum to help preserve and prevent finger marks. I too live in a hard water area and it has helped maintain the finish very well. I also use it on all my brush handles.

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 07-16-2017, 05:35 AM
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Like most of the replies in this thread, I recommend applying dish soap with a soft cloth or brush (sometimes even just using your fingers will work). Avoid using heavy cleaners or coarse materials. Doing this every 1-2 weeks is pretty much all you need to keep your razor in great condition. I never have to deep clean my razors for this reason.

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 07-16-2017, 06:19 AM
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  • DayMan
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  • Tennessee
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I dip my razor in alcohol after each shave and dry it with a lense cloth. I don't use a brush in the outside because I don't want fine scratch marks. I will use one on the inside to clean the hard to get areas.

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 07-16-2017, 06:25 AM
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(07-16-2017, 04:10 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I live in an area with hard water and use a small, soft toothbrush with Dawn dish soap.   There is also Maas Metal Polish, although I'm not sure if that is safe for razors plated with nickel or chrome.
Same here, and Maas has always worked fine for me on my plated razors.

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 07-16-2017, 12:56 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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Between real cleanings with soapy water and toothbrush, during blade changes I use a soft bandana to buff my razors. Works great!

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