06-03-2019, 03:53 PM
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(06-03-2019, 03:52 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 01:10 PM)primotenore Wrote: I am in the "rinse and let dry" camp.

(06-03-2019, 01:18 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 01:13 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I have to ask a question.  Why rinse before covering or air drying?  I don't rinse.  I just let it air dry and cover.
If that's directed at me, I'll answer. I don't like to open a container and see dried up soap. I prefer to see a clean puck. When I sell or buy a soap, the thing that turns me off the most is seeing a messy puck, riddled with dried up, unused lather. These I don't consider for purchase.  I admit I am rather particular, but that's my method. Certainly not everyone's. Different strokes for different folks.

I'm in the "rinse and cover" camp.  I agree with Primo on rinsing.  I prefer a clean puck and soap container, without any dry lather.
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 06-03-2019, 03:56 PM
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Rinse and invert propped on edge of lid 24hrs.

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 06-03-2019, 04:00 PM
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(06-03-2019, 03:56 PM)eengler Wrote: Rinse and invert propped on edge of lid 24hrs.
I do that too. Just not for 24hrs.  I rinse and invert for the duration of the shave, then allow to dry uncovered until the next day.

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 06-03-2019, 04:25 PM
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I put my soaps away right after each use.  They are often wet, and I have never had one grow mold.

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 06-03-2019, 04:50 PM
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(06-03-2019, 03:16 PM)norton Wrote: Some makers like Le Pere Lucien and MdC recommend leaving soap uncovered.  Not just after use either.  All the time.  MdC sells 'brain bowls' that do not even have a cover.  
This seems inconvenient, so I'll usually let it uncovered until I get back from work.  

I know LPL recommends leaving their soaps uncovered.  However, I've used LPL soaps for years, covering them immediately after I shave, and never had any issues with them.  I don't see anything wrong with leaving soaps uncovered, but I think the scent may not last as long.

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 06-03-2019, 05:34 PM
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I let the soap dry out for a few hours which is long enough for the puck to look dry. I don't mind a messy puck (they look like the beach, the morning after a storm)  and have no intention of "washing" or selling soap. YMMV.  I don't have the storage space to build a collection so my soap rotation revolves around 10 tubs or so. I will never have a collection large enough to require a clean up sale.

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 06-03-2019, 05:56 PM
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(06-03-2019, 06:12 AM)celestino Wrote: I always put the lid back on my soaps after my shaves. I have been doing this for the past eight years and I have never noticed any negative effects on the soaps.

+1 Same for me...

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 06-04-2019, 02:10 AM
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(06-03-2019, 05:34 PM)RyznRio Wrote: I let the soap dry out for a few hours which is long enough for the puck to look dry. I don't mind a messy puck (they look like the beach, the morning after a storm)  and have no intention of "washing" or selling soap. YMMV.  I don't have the storage space to build a collection so my soap rotation revolves around 10 tubs or so. I will never have a collection large enough to require a clean up sale.
That's what I used to say!  24

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 06-04-2019, 05:29 AM
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For the past 19 years, I put a lid on it immediately without bothering to rinse or dry - never had any signs of mold, or such.  In the early days, I only kept one soap open at a time, now it's 3.  More damage will happen by keeping a hoard of soap in the den, IMHO, than by letting it stay wet.

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 06-04-2019, 05:46 AM
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(06-04-2019, 05:29 AM)ks6c Wrote: For the past 19 years, I put a lid on it immediately without bothering to rinse or dry - never had any signs of mold, or such.  In the early days, I only kept one soap open at a time, now it's 3.  More damage will happen by keeping a hoard of soap in the den, IMHO, than by letting it stay wet.


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 06-06-2019, 03:35 AM
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(06-02-2019, 10:15 PM)ImJustMe Wrote: I always close to lid after because I scooped all of my soap except the really hard one, for those I let them dry for 24-48 hours.

How much do you scoop?  Do you use a measuring spoon?  I've read about others doing this and I thought it was a good idea, so I tried it a few times, but I couldn't seem to get the right amount of soap, so I went back to loading my brush directly on the puck.

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 06-06-2019, 04:15 AM
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I only scoop creams.  I load soaps directly from the tub.

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 06-06-2019, 04:16 AM
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(06-06-2019, 04:15 AM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I only scoop creams.  I load soaps directly from the tub.


+1 here.


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 06-12-2019, 12:53 AM
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I rinse my soaps after use and allow my soft soaps to dry for 24 hrs before re-lidding. The hard soaps I store without a lid permanently (as per the recommendation from Saponifico Varseino and LPL). On the other hand, when I have put the lid on my soft soaps right away without thinking nothing bad happened. It seems to me it works either way.

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 06-12-2019, 02:10 AM
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What about bath soaps? I don't cover mine after use.

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 06-12-2019, 02:55 AM
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(06-12-2019, 02:10 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: What about bath soaps? I don't cover mine after use.


ROFL


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 07-06-2019, 09:55 AM
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Always rinse and air dry for a minimum of 24 hours

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 07-12-2019, 11:23 AM
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(06-03-2019, 03:52 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 01:10 PM)primotenore Wrote: I am in the "rinse and let dry" camp.

(06-03-2019, 01:18 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 01:13 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I have to ask a question.  Why rinse before covering or air drying?  I don't rinse.  I just let it air dry and cover.
If that's directed at me, I'll answer. I don't like to open a container and see dried up soap. I prefer to see a clean puck. When I sell or buy a soap, the thing that turns me off the most is seeing a messy puck, riddled with dried up, unused lather. These I don't consider for purchase.  I admit I am rather particular, but that's my method. Certainly not everyone's. Different strokes for different folks.

I'm in the "rinse and cover" camp.  I agree with Primo on rinsing.  I prefer a clean puck and soap container, without any dry lather.

Rinse and cover but cover with loose cap. I remember reading a write up from a guy that wet shaves but also works for a soap company in his day job. He talked about "Soap Scum" I can't find the write up but it pretty much covered of what happens chemically to soap once it's lathered and the importance of getting rid of the soap scum. He talked about how the soap industry and cleaning industry spends tons of dollars and products trying to get rid of soap scum. Simple solution with your shave soap. Rinse.....

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 07-12-2019, 03:13 PM
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(07-12-2019, 11:23 AM)Sprgrey Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 03:52 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 01:10 PM)primotenore Wrote: I am in the "rinse and let dry" camp.

(06-03-2019, 01:18 PM)primotenore Wrote: If that's directed at me, I'll answer. I don't like to open a container and see dried up soap. I prefer to see a clean puck. When I sell or buy a soap, the thing that turns me off the most is seeing a messy puck, riddled with dried up, unused lather. These I don't consider for purchase.  I admit I am rather particular, but that's my method. Certainly not everyone's. Different strokes for different folks.

I'm in the "rinse and cover" camp.  I agree with Primo on rinsing.  I prefer a clean puck and soap container, without any dry lather.

Rinse and cover but cover with loose cap. I remember reading a write up from a guy that wet shaves but also works for a soap company in his day job. He talked about "Soap Scum" I can't find the write up but it pretty much covered of what happens chemically to soap once it's lathered and the importance of getting rid of the soap scum. He talked about how the soap industry and cleaning industry spends tons of dollars and products trying to get rid of soap scum. Simple solution with your shave soap. Rinse.....
There you go!

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