08-01-2021, 09:32 AM
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  • Bax
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When I'm done shaving I disassemble my razor (or open the blast doors on a TTO) and remove the blade, then I lay everything out to dry on a clean washcloth. 
Do you take your blade out each time and dry everything out, or am I over-the-top in my Razor Maintenance Routine?
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 08-01-2021, 09:35 AM
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  • Wolf
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I do exactly the same.

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 08-01-2021, 09:44 AM
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Disassemble, rinse, wipe down, air dry, toss the blade in the bin. Repeat.
Just another one of my old habits.

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 08-01-2021, 09:44 AM
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(08-01-2021, 09:32 AM)Bax Wrote: When I'm done shaving I disassemble my razor (or open the blast doors on a TTO) and remove the blade, then I lay everything out to dry on a clean washcloth. 
Do you take your blade out each time and dry everything out, or am I over-the-top in my Razor Maintenance Routine?
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Yes. Wash any soap off, leave out to dry.

It can get gross otherwise.

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 08-01-2021, 09:49 AM
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  • chazt
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(08-01-2021, 09:44 AM)Uncas Wrote: Disassemble, rinse, wipe down, air dry, toss the blade in the bin. Repeat.
Just another one of my old habits.

Signs011  I’m with Bill on this.

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 08-01-2021, 11:24 AM
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Some to, some don't.

I rinse my razor under very hot water (I've overclocked* my water heater, so I can easily get 85°C water in the bathroom tap) and let it steam off. Every once in a while I give my razors a good clean.







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*) i.e. I unscrewed a cover and turned the clearly marked adjustment screw, as described in the manual...

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 08-01-2021, 12:33 PM
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I sort of do .... 

Most of my razors are 3-piece (but I have one Rex Ambassador adjustable too)

So after my shave I take it apart, and rinse each piece in hot water.  I even have a small fingernail brush for to keep soap-scum build-up.   Then I dry each part with a hand towel.  
I like to get three shaves out of a blade, so to dry it I lay it flat on a towel and just pat it wit the towel.

Then I re-assemble and put it in the stand.

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 08-01-2021, 03:12 PM
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I only use blades once.  After a shave I clean the razor with a small amount of dish detergent and running hot water.  I find this keeps soap reside from building up.  I lightly remove the excess water with a towel, then let it air dry.

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 08-01-2021, 03:22 PM
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After the butler washes and dries everything I inspect...

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 08-01-2021, 08:25 PM
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I do the same as Bax, + toss the blade and also wipe the razor parts dry with a towel before putting it down to dry out.

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 08-01-2021, 08:28 PM
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Yes, I do. I disassemble, wipe down the base plate, cap, and handle. It is just a habit I picked up since the start that seemed like something that was done. I just don't like leaving the stuff wet personally anyway. Just giving it a pat down after shaving just isn't enough for me. Then I reassemble and dry down the complete razor with a little shine.

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 08-02-2021, 03:38 AM
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I am the same, strip down, rinse off and leave to air dry, then reassemble for next time

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 08-02-2021, 11:10 AM
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After a shave I give the razor a good rinse, shake, and towel strop. When changing blades I give it a quick scrub. About once a quarter I pull out bar-keepers friend and polish and shine the razor back to ‘like-new’ condition

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 08-02-2021, 06:39 PM
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  • 2Chops
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I dry my blade and let it stick on a magnet till the next shave.  Toss after 3rd or 4th shave depending on how it feels.  The razor I towel dry, reassemble and hang till next shave.  Once a week or every other week I'll give the razor I've been using most a  good  towel scrub to remove any soap scuz.

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 08-04-2021, 11:50 AM
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Not only do I dry them, but I softly sing them to sleep once I am done with them. What can I say, I'm a stand-up guy.

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 08-08-2021, 04:28 AM
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  • David
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After the first shave with a blade I rinse the razor under hot water for a couple seconds, loosen it a bit, and put it on the shelf.

 
After the second shave  I rinse the razor under hot water, take it apart, toss the blade, and leave the parts to dry on a wash cloth until the next morning.
 
Then I either reload it with a new blade or reassemble and put on the shelf for rotation.
 
When it looks gungy, I wash it with a couple drops of dishwashing soap and a toothbrush.
 
That was for DE.
 
For SE or GEM, I go a few more shaves before tossing the blade.
 
I have a buddy who has a scientific-looking Ultraviolet Light unit, and he puts everything under there, after each shave I think.  OoooKaaay.  Whatever.  I guess it works for him.  I presume it’s for hospital-grade disinfection, or just because he likes that kind of stuff.

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 08-08-2021, 06:59 AM
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  • Garb
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Every shave dry them out after disassembly, same goes all the accessories to not allow any scum to settle in the bowls.

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 08-08-2021, 04:39 PM
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I clean and dry the razor and blade after 
Every shave

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 08-08-2021, 07:57 PM
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I clean and dry my DE razors & blade after each shave with a couple of pieces of toilet paper.
Then put it away.

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 08-10-2021, 07:07 PM
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After the shave I rinse the razor then dry it off with a towel, I don't take the blade out until i'am through with it, 3 shaves and it's gone.

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