03-22-2018, 07:20 PM
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  • chazt
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What are your thoughts, opinions, experiences re: polished SS razors? Do they scratch easily? Talk to me about use, cleaning, etc. Thank you Smile

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 03-23-2018, 04:00 AM
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  • DayMan
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The only polished razor I have is the wolfman and I don’t have any scratches on mine. I don’t clean the outside of mine with a toothbrush like many suggest though for fear of it scratching. I just apply soft soap with my fingers. I do clean the inside of the base plate and top cap with a kid’s soft toothbrush on occasion and I haven’t noticed any scratches there either.

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 03-23-2018, 04:35 AM
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How easy a SS razor scratches has more to do with the hardness than with the finish... but a scratch or other imperfections will be much more noticeable on a polished razor.

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 03-23-2018, 04:47 AM
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  • nikos.a
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I think that blade edges can also slighty scratch a polished razor surface.

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 03-23-2018, 07:44 AM
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  • chazt
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Thanks so much, fellows. I appreciate your responses.

My sights are set on a polished SS beauty. Awaiting an announcement from the vendor!

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 03-23-2018, 12:21 PM
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(03-22-2018, 07:20 PM)chazt Wrote: What are your thoughts, opinions, experiences re: polished SS razors? Do they scratch easily? Talk to me about use, cleaning, etc. Thank you Smile

Only have one Blackland Sabre, but a few watches. SS comes in many grades, grade effects hardness, corrosion resistance. Clean with a SOFT brush
and use a soft microfiber cloth if you have doubts. I use old worn out SOFT toothbrush. Pay attention to SOFT.......... Cool

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 03-23-2018, 01:47 PM
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Got it. SOFT... Biggrin

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 03-23-2018, 02:07 PM
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  • Agravic
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After each shave, I disassemble and rinse razor parts under cold water. I then carefully wipe dry with a microfiber cloth and set aside.

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 03-23-2018, 03:00 PM
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Polished SS razors can easily acquire minor superficial surface scratches, but they won't be very noticeable in your bathroom lighting. You'll only notice possible scratches in directly sunlight when you are specifically looking for them. 
As long as you keep them clean and wipe them with a microfibre cloth, now and then, they'll be just fine.  Shy

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 03-23-2018, 04:32 PM
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Thanks for all the replies, Gents. I have more questions now. Isn't microfiber cloth rather thick? Is there perhaps a jeweler's grade variant? Where does one buy a microfiber cloth? I'm guessing a jewelry store would be a good place to look...

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 03-23-2018, 06:39 PM
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A polished finish has pros and cons. Con: Scratches or defects are readily apparent. Pro: You can buff out any imperfections and restore the finish in a way that you can’t with other finishes.

The thickness of the cloth matters less than the softness. Microfiber cloths of varying quality are available on Amazon and auto parts stores.

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 03-23-2018, 06:47 PM
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Auto parts stores! Thanks Smile

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 03-24-2018, 03:39 AM
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You can also use a lens cloth like you get with eye glasses.

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 03-24-2018, 06:01 AM
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(03-23-2018, 04:32 PM)chazt Wrote: Thanks for all the replies, Gents. I have more  questions now. Isn't microfiber cloth rather thick? Is there perhaps a jeweler's grade variant? Where does one buy a microfiber cloth? I'm guessing a jewelry store would be a good place to look...

Dollar stores (generic term), Walmart

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 03-24-2018, 08:53 AM
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I actually have lens cleaner cloths, and there are a number of dollar stores in my general vicinity. Thanks for all the suggestions and advice.

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