WARNING...
02-05-2013, 06:02 PM  #1
  • ben74
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Ok, I've warned you...


The following images may be distressing to some viewers.


However, this public service announcement...


Serves as a reminder of...


WHAT NOT TO DO...


   

   


1934 Aristocrat...


BEFORE Barbicide...




   




And now AFTER Barbicide...


   

Sad

   

Sad Sad

   

Sad Sad Sad

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02-05-2013, 06:08 PM  #2
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OMG!

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02-05-2013, 06:10 PM  #3
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02-05-2013, 06:14 PM  #4
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I smell re-plating Ben. Next time use Scrubbing Bubbles.

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02-05-2013, 06:14 PM  #5
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Mother of God

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02-05-2013, 06:15 PM  #6
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Oh, no. Is that yours, Ben?

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02-05-2013, 06:15 PM  #7
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Oh WOW!On the plus side now you can get it replated in whatever you desire.

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02-05-2013, 06:19 PM  #8
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I did the same to a beautiful rotbart. From now on, the only razors that see barbicide are my stainless razors. I also forgot the rotbart was in there, and found it the next day.

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02-05-2013, 06:19 PM  #9
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I actually thing it's cool looking, Ben! (ok, I'm a positive kinda guy)

Sorry for your "lesson learned " but I gotta give you credit for a great post!

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02-05-2013, 06:23 PM  #10
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Ouch!

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02-05-2013, 06:25 PM  #11
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(This post was last modified: 02-05-2013, 06:26 PM by GDCarrington.)
Ben I am sorry this happened to you.

Yes, Barbicide and Marvicide are caustic. You must follow the label and dilute the product exactly as directed for barber tools and equipment or it will eat through weak spots in plating. That is what is causing the leaching is the chemical reaction.

That is why you use it only for 10 minutes max at very low concentrations mixed with water.

I am thankful that even with the stronger Marvicide, I have not had this problem. Yes, I did clean my Aristocrat with it and had no issues.

Well as others have said off it goes to get replated.

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02-05-2013, 06:28 PM  #12
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(02-05-2013, 06:08 PM)DLP Wrote:  OMG!

Yes quite correct, although I had an F in my acronym....

(02-05-2013, 06:14 PM)slantman Wrote:  I smell re-plating Ben.

You've a keen nose, I've already contacted Dave Glynn...

(02-05-2013, 06:15 PM)Songwind Wrote:  Oh, no. Is that yours, Ben?

Yes, my razor, my Barbicide, my mistake!

(02-05-2013, 06:19 PM)biggiej42 Wrote:  I did the same to a beautiful rotbart. From now on, the only razors that see barbicide are my stainless razors. I also forgot the rotbart was in there, and found it the next day.

Someone who shares my pain...

(02-05-2013, 06:19 PM)TexBilly Wrote:  I actually thing it's cool looking, Ben! (ok, I'm a positive kinda guy)

I admire your outlook...

(02-05-2013, 06:19 PM)TexBilly Wrote:  Sorry for your "lesson learned " but I gotta give you credit for a great post!

Glad you enjoyed it...

(02-05-2013, 06:25 PM)GDCarrington Wrote:  Ben I am sorry this happened to you.

Yes, Barbicide and Marvicide are caustic. You must follow the label and dilute the product exactly as directed for barber tools and equipment or it will eat through weak spots in plating. That is what is causing the leaching is the chemical reaction.

That is why you use it only for 10 minutes max at very low concentrations mixed with water.

I am thankful that even with the stronger Marvicide, I have not had this problem. Yes, I did clean my Aristocrat with it and had no issues.

Well as others have said off it goes to get replated.

I probably didn't dilute it enough and I became distracted (I have 3 children under the age of 7) and left it for about an hour or so...

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02-05-2013, 06:37 PM  #13
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Ahh, that sucks! Sorry about that amigo.

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02-05-2013, 06:38 PM  #14
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Please keep this tragedy to yourselves

And whatever you do

Don't tell Celestino

He will be heart broken

And will never trade with me again!

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02-05-2013, 06:45 PM  #15
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See there, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Bet you will never do that again.

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02-05-2013, 06:48 PM  #16
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Wow. This really makes me nervous. I've always diluted and used the Barbicide for only ten minutes, but I've just kind of mixed it generally. Perhaps I should be more accurate, or maybe even dilute it a tad bit more than it should be, as I disinfect all my razors at each cleaning. So far I haven't had any issues, but scares me that this could happen.

Thanks for posting the warning. Keeps us all on our toes. Sorry you had to be the example. Its gonna be a beaut when you get it back from replating though. Would love to find one of these in my price range.

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02-05-2013, 08:08 PM  #17
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(This post was last modified: 02-05-2013, 08:09 PM by celestino.)
(02-05-2013, 06:38 PM)ben74 Wrote:  

Please keep this tragedy to yourselves
And whatever you do
Don't tell Celestino
He will be heart broken
And will never trade with me again!


* Holy cow, Ben, when you said minor blemishes, i was not prepared for this! i surely hope you enjoyed the shave, at least! Good luck, my friend, and don't worry about me as i am fine.

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02-05-2013, 08:14 PM  #18
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optimistically, some people go for a more 'distressed look' ... you don't by chance wear acid-wash jeans do you Ben? Tongue

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02-05-2013, 08:40 PM  #19
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(02-05-2013, 08:08 PM)celestino Wrote:  
(02-05-2013, 06:38 PM)ben74 Wrote:  

Please keep this tragedy to yourselves
And whatever you do
Don't tell Celestino
He will be heart broken
And will never trade with me again!

* Holy cow, Ben, when you said minor blemishes, i was not prepared for this! i surely hope you enjoyed the shave, at least! Good luck, my friend, and don't worry about me as i am fine.

I'm glad you are ok Celestino...

   

(02-05-2013, 08:14 PM)Agravic Wrote:  optimistically, some people go for a more 'distressed look' ... you don't by chance wear acid-wash jeans do you Ben? Tongue

Not since the 80's Ravi! Biggrin

When denim on denim was not a fashion faux pas...

   

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02-05-2013, 08:46 PM  #20
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Shok SHOCK!!! Shok

Don't mess with barbicide.......it will hit you in the head A6

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