08-28-2012, 07:37 AM
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  • EHV
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Well, after all of the Russian blades that I've been through in about a year; all with the four, lovely huge spots of glue, all loaded into any razor with the glue side down and never any glue transfer.....
I finally removed a blade, (Gillette 7 O'Clock Blue)and there were four smears of glue remaining on the razor head.

Thankfully, they came off easily with an alcohol pad but really.....I think the amount of glue they are using increases with every subsequent batch of blades that I purchase. Tongue

Why oh why..... I think that I'm gonna just remove the glue beforehand now.

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 08-28-2012, 07:50 AM
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  • slantman
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I have no idea why they put clue on the wrapper which transfers to the blade and ultimately the razor. Feather is very famous for dosing their wrappers and blades with clue.

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 08-28-2012, 08:20 AM
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Their Japanese counterpart, Kai uses no glue on their wrappers and they are just as securely ensconced in their paper homes until purposefully removed.
You'd think Feather would follow suit with the Kaizen process and save money as well as improve production. Smile

So far, no glue for Kai's and Med Preps......lets start a petition for the rest of them.....

(08-28-2012, 07:50 AM)slantman Wrote: I have no idea why they put clue on the wrapper which transfers to the blade and ultimately the razor. Feather is very famous for dosing their wrappers and blades with clue.

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 08-28-2012, 08:39 AM
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  • beartrap
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I don't know why so many people are concerned with it Biggrin It's not a glue, you know, just some wax that does no harm. I don't even touch the blade, just wipe the razor after it's ready to be tossed.

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 08-28-2012, 08:12 PM
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Just think of it as dried up pre-shave oil and you'll sleep better.Biggrin

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 08-28-2012, 08:40 PM
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i remove the glue before i use a new one with a tissue; no issues, but i don't like it.

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 08-28-2012, 10:02 PM
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My #1 TWS pet peave. I don't post about it because every body is sick of hearing about it, but I hate 'em. It's hard to clean the wax off the razor and I clean my razors after each use.

I'm done bitchin.

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 08-29-2012, 02:05 AM
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I don't like the wax/glue spots, but I'm not too focused on it, either. I just wipe the razor head with a towel after chucking a blade.

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 12-18-2013, 10:58 AM
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Resurrecting this old thread, I just wanted to note that yesterday morning one of the spots on a blade clearly interfered with its ability to cut my whiskers. I tried wiping it off with a dry towel, then with soap and water, and finally with alcohol, without completely removing it. I ended up having to use Goo Gone to get the spots off completely. Prior to this experience I hadn't noticed the spots causing any problem.

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 12-18-2013, 11:09 AM
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  • slantman
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Lets be "glue free"

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 12-18-2013, 01:04 PM
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(12-18-2013, 10:58 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Resurrecting this old thread, I just wanted to note that yesterday morning one of the spots on a blade clearly interfered with its ability to cut my whiskers. I tried wiping it off with a dry towel, then with soap and water, and finally with alcohol, without completely removing it. I ended up having to use Goo Gone to get the spots off completely. Prior to this experience I hadn't noticed the spots causing any problem.

Get an SE blade, and scrape the stuff off before you put the blade in the razor. It's pretty easy, once you get the hang of it.

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 12-18-2013, 01:07 PM
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The glue is actually a conspiracy - it's the residue of old Veg, since there is SO much sititng around waiting for disposal

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 12-18-2013, 04:14 PM
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  • ben74
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Another reason to switch to the Cobra... Biggrin No glue on those Feather blades! Tongue

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 12-18-2013, 05:35 PM
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  • Lradke
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(12-18-2013, 04:14 PM)ben74 Wrote: Another reason to switch to the Cobra... Biggrin No glue on those Feather blades! Tongue

It's true! Nothing but edge!!

That's one reason why I don't like feather blades. I can't stand that gunk getting all over my razors. Sometimes it is extremely hard to get off. That's why I stick to Personna platinum blades, they are loose in the wrapper.

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 12-18-2013, 06:14 PM
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(08-28-2012, 08:39 AM)beartrap Wrote: I don't know why so many people are concerned with it Biggrin It's not a glue, you know, just some wax that does no harm. I don't even touch the blade, just wipe the razor after it's ready to be tossed.

Exactly

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 12-18-2013, 06:36 PM
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(12-18-2013, 06:14 PM)PanchoVilla Wrote:
(08-28-2012, 08:39 AM)beartrap Wrote: I don't know why so many people are concerned with it Biggrin It's not a glue, you know, just some wax that does no harm. I don't even touch the blade, just wipe the razor after it's ready to be tossed.

Exactly

If you guys had bothered to read my first post, you'd be aware that it definitely caused a problem when I shaved, and it refused to come off with a towel, soap and water, and alcohol. That's why I mentioned it. Obviously it hasn't been a problem for you. But please don't imply that I had no reason to bring it up.

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 12-18-2013, 07:18 PM
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(12-18-2013, 06:36 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(12-18-2013, 06:14 PM)PanchoVilla Wrote:
(08-28-2012, 08:39 AM)beartrap Wrote: I don't know why so many people are concerned with it Biggrin It's not a glue, you know, just some wax that does no harm. I don't even touch the blade, just wipe the razor after it's ready to be tossed.

Exactly

If you guys had bothered to read my first post, you'd be aware that it definitely caused a problem when I shaved, and it refused to come off with a towel, soap and water, and alcohol. That's why I mentioned it. Obviously it hasn't been a problem for you. But please don't imply that I had no reason to bring it up.

Damn John, I thaught with the amount of effort you were putting into a single blade that you were just "funning" us. It really is only wax. Try warm watter?

Seriously, no harm intended. I misread your post.

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 12-19-2013, 11:34 AM
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  • Andrew
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I shy away from blades with too much wax/glue. I have noticed a subtle blade gap difference with a St. Petersburg blade with a big dollop of wax. I have taken to scraping the glue off of the most extreme offenders with an old blade, prior to loading the new one. Of course, I'm talking about scraping it off of the blade, not the razor.


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 12-19-2013, 11:50 AM
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  • Harvey
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When this is an issue just use a Q-tip with a bit of lighter fluid and the wax can easily be removed...sometimes oil will work as well.(naturally be cautious how you hold the blade)You can do a whole pack at one time and put a drop of oil on the paper to re -wrap them.(I use sewing machine oil for all the razor and or blade lubrication)

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 12-19-2013, 11:55 AM
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(12-19-2013, 11:50 AM)Harvey Wrote: When this is an issue just use a Q-tip with a bit of lighter fluid and the wax can easily be removed...sometimes oil will work as well.(naturally be cautious how you hold the blade)You can do a whole pack at one time and put a drop of oil on the paper to re -wrap them.(I use sewing machine oil for all the razor and or blade lubrication)

Nice "Tip".Cool

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