09-03-2012, 07:33 PM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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I clean the razor I'm using after each shave. The cleaning consists of a quick scrubbing with soap, warm water, and an old toothbrush. I am retired so I have the luxury of doing this because I'm not rushing off to work.

I was just wondering if there was anyone else who does this and, for those of you who don't, how often do you clean your razors. Just rinsing the razor under running water doesn't count as "cleaning." Wink

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 09-03-2012, 07:37 PM
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i take soap/water/tooth brush and a barbicide soak to them after a few weeks in use if they look like the need it. but the barbicide is generally reserved for used razors i purchase locally or from members.

if i am putting it away to use another razor, it gets the above treatment, otherwise it's just water rinse and put away until the next days shave.

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 09-03-2012, 07:41 PM
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About once a week, I give mine a gentle scrub with jewelry soap and an accompanying soft bristle brush. I give it a slight wipe-down between blade changes to get the bulk of the soap residue off.

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 09-03-2012, 07:53 PM
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Rarely.

I've seen more mechanisms destroyed by too much love as by not enough. I do clean my TTO mechanisms far more frequently than simpler ones. That doesn't mean frequently though, just more frequently. Is that vague enough? :-)

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 09-03-2012, 07:56 PM
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On an as-needed basis; if it looks too funky when I take a worn blade out it gets a wash (old toothbrush, hot water, maybe a dab of soap if needed) - every now and then they go in the ultrasonic rinser for a deep clean.

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 09-03-2012, 07:59 PM
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After every shave. Warm water rinse and towel dry. Leave apart until later in the day then recombine and into various racks I have them stored in. Never leave a blade in the head. Don't understand why anyone would pay $150+ for some razors and leave them accumulating soap or other scum. No matter how big a hurry they are in.

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 09-03-2012, 08:10 PM
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(09-03-2012, 07:53 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Rarely.

I've seen more mechanisms destroyed by too much love as by not enough. I do clean my TTO mechanisms far more frequently than simpler ones. That doesn't mean frequently though, just more frequently. Is that vague enough? :-)

That's where I'm at. If I swap out a blade, I'll rub the razor down with a towel if I remember, which is about half the time. I don't get soap scum built up on my razors so I rarely feel a need to clean them.

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 09-03-2012, 08:10 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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after each shave ..old soft toothbrush scrub,rinse and hair dryer hot air blow...then light oil (sewing machine extra high quality) with a Q-tip and stare at for 10 minutes while practicing yoga and meditating.Tongue

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 09-03-2012, 11:06 PM
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Daily: rinse and wipe after the shave.

Every 1-2 weeks: Quick soak and scrub w/ Scrubbing Bubbles and an old toothbrush, followed by a rinse and dry w/ a microfiber towel.

As I deem necessary: Polish w/ Flitz polish.

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 09-03-2012, 11:21 PM
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after each shave. q-tips and hot water.

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 09-04-2012, 03:16 AM
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I rinse it with hot water, shake it and put it back in the rack. If there's visible soap scum accumulated, I wipe it off with a towel. Every few months, I'll put them in my ultrasonic cleaner and then remove any remaining soap scum with a soft toothbrush.

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 09-04-2012, 04:52 AM
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I have a simple method:

As I only use DE razors, after each shave strip down and spray with Doctor J's
antiseptic spray. Not only does it get the parts clean, but look like new.


Charles U.K

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 09-04-2012, 05:41 AM
#13
  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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I simply rinse my razors, sprinkle them with alcohol after each use.
When the sop scum builds up they get a scrub down with Scrubbing Bubbles. That is usually every couple months.

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 09-04-2012, 05:49 AM
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  • biggiej42
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  • Stony Point, NY
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I dunk them in barbicide once a week. That seems to keep them shiny and new looking.

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 09-04-2012, 06:34 AM
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  • wlmcad
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  • Memphis, TN
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I remove the blade after each shave. Both the blade and the razor gets a quick dunk in 90% alcohol then air dries on a rack ready for the next day. About once every two weeks I scrub my razor with soap and an old toothbrush.

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 09-04-2012, 08:49 AM
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  • Loganpass
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  • Montana, USA
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I pop them apart after almost every use and rinse and air dry because I usually pick a different razor for the next shave. I generally shave at night so the next morning it goes back together and back in the stand. I give the brush a fluff with my hand in the morning and flip it from down to up in the brush stand.

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 09-04-2012, 08:57 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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A good hot water rinse after every shave and wipe the outside down with a towel. Once every one or two months I give them a good cleaning with a scrubbing bubbles soak, scrub with old tooth brush, and soak in a solution some use for soaking false teeth.

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 09-04-2012, 09:09 AM
#18
  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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After I take the used blade out.

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 09-04-2012, 09:20 AM
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I clean my DE razors about every 2 months, scrubbing gently and alcohol dipping. They don't seem to need anything more than rinsing more often than that.

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 09-04-2012, 01:00 PM
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I use to clean daily...not any more. Once per week I put in sink, blast with scrubbing bubbles and that is it.

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