11-10-2012, 05:37 AM
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So I've got a puck of MWF that I've been using a lot lately. One problem that I've been having is that... I don't really have a problem. Everywhere I look suggests that MWF can only be lathered with the softest of water within a slim temperature window, and that the entire puck must be soaked in this water for a certain time. I take my dry puck, whip my brush (soaked with hot water) around the top for 20 seconds or so, and start face lathering, adding a touch of water as I go until I'm rewarded with slick, conditioning goodness. Also of note is that I have some crummy city water here in SE Ohio. So, what happened? Do I have a dud puck? Did I accidentally order the Easy Mode edition instead of the Expert Mode?

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 11-10-2012, 05:53 AM
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 11-10-2012, 05:53 AM
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  • daccpa
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Same problem here Seth, can't get it to fail worth a darn.

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 11-10-2012, 05:58 AM
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  • Johnny
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What you have here is not a freak of nature. What you have here is probably one of the best shaving soaps on planet earth and you, along with many others, including myself, have no problem building a rich creamy lather that leaves your face feeling refreshed after your morning/evening shave.

Enjoy "The Fat"

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 11-10-2012, 06:03 AM
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I never knew MWF had such limitations. I am a bit random when lathering my soaps and have never had a problem getting MWF to lather regardless of water temp, soak/no-soak, etc. It is one of the most easy and reliable soaps to lather. I have heard that some types of water greatly effect lathering of all soaps, though.

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 11-10-2012, 06:09 AM
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  • J_fro
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I too have never had any issues with MWF. I used it all week trying to get the soap to be a fail. Works like a charm every time.

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 11-10-2012, 06:24 AM
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that is what's known as a RESULT!! Cheers

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 11-10-2012, 07:09 AM
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I've found that two things pretty much ensure that lathering with MWF will be fail safe: soaking the puck and using a drier than usual brush. 100% of the time it works every time!

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 11-10-2012, 07:44 AM
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  • JaDo
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(11-10-2012, 07:09 AM)jpakstis Wrote: I've found that two things pretty much ensure that lathering with MWF will be fail safe: soaking the puck and using a drier than usual brush. 100% of the time it works every time!

I do the exact same with excellent results, consistenty.

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 11-10-2012, 07:46 AM
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  • EHV
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Never any trouble for me.
I first bought it as a newbie over a year ago with a lot of trepidation figuring it was going to be problematic. Thankfully, it wasn't and I continue to love everything about it.

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 11-10-2012, 07:50 AM
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(11-10-2012, 07:46 AM)EHV Wrote: Never any trouble for me.
I first bought it as a newbie over a year ago with a lot of trepidation figuring it was going to be problematic. Thankfully, it wasn't and I continue to love everything about it.

I felt the same way when I ordered mine. I don't handle it any differently than I do any other soap, though. I never soaked a puck of soap. All I can see that doing is cutting the lifespan of the soap. YMMV, of course.

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 11-10-2012, 07:50 AM
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I just keep working that brush until a thick proto lather builds on the puck. Works every time. Biggrin

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 11-10-2012, 08:05 AM
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(11-10-2012, 07:50 AM)sethleupagus Wrote:
(11-10-2012, 07:46 AM)EHV Wrote: Never any trouble for me.
I first bought it as a newbie over a year ago with a lot of trepidation figuring it was going to be problematic. Thankfully, it wasn't and I continue to love everything about it.

I felt the same way when I ordered mine. I don't handle it any differently than I do any other soap, though. I never soaked a puck of soap. All I can see that doing is cutting the lifespan of the soap. YMMV, of course.

I don't soak either. I just dribble some warm water on the top.

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 11-10-2012, 10:13 AM
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I've never had any trouble with da fat and it's still my favorite soap. It does seem to perform better when I use it every day.

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 11-10-2012, 12:40 PM
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  • Dave
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After reading this thread, I think I'll give MWF a 6th chance. I just have never been able to get great lather with it but I'm hopeful again

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 11-10-2012, 03:13 PM
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Congratulations and continued success!

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 11-10-2012, 04:22 PM
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(11-10-2012, 12:40 PM)Dave Wrote: After reading this thread, I think I'll give MWF a 6th chance. I just have never been able to get great lather with it but I'm hopeful again

That's me with a Chubby 2.

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 11-10-2012, 07:13 PM
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It's one of my easier lathering soaps (easier for me than DR Harris). Same technique as any other soap. Swirl past the airy bubbly lather to the good stuff. Works every time.

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 11-10-2012, 09:30 PM
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  • Johnny
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(11-10-2012, 12:40 PM)Dave Wrote: After reading this thread, I think I'll give MWF a 6th chance. I just have never been able to get great lather with it but I'm hopeful again

Lathering MWF

Practice makes perfect. Once you figure it out you won't be sorry.

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