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by DavidB
Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wetshavers with rosacea: what works best for you?
Replies: 28
Views: 7440

Wetshavers with rosacea: what works best for you?

I have a mild case of rosacea -- a chronic redness of the complexion -- thankfully somewhat limited. I'm curious to learn from other wetshavers with rosacea, what works best for you, as far as 1) razors, 2) creams/soaps or 3) aftershaves/balms. Razors: I have long been a fan of the Gillette Custom P...
by DavidB
Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Men-U synthetic bristle brush
Replies: 16
Views: 5527

Men-U synthetic bristle brush

The Men-U brushes look like they're made by Omega (which is a plus in my book). I have an urn-handle Omega boar brush, and it's a great performer at a great price. I use my Vulfix superbadger most, but for hard soaps, the Omega works really well. I'm intrigued by the synthetic bristle Men-U brush: h...
by DavidB
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Traveling with an injector
Replies: 1
Views: 658

A few ideas: You could fashion a stiff cardboard sleeve (how about using a playing card? and insert the blade into it. Assuming it fits pretty snugly, I'd bet that'd protect the edge OK. Maybe rubber band the cardboard sleeve to the injector magazine, which would keep it from rattling around in your...
by DavidB
Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Shining up a darkened DE
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Randy, I let the Brasso dry and use the toothbrush, but I guess the finish was just too far gone to come back. Then (foolishly) I used CLR and let it sit too long, and ended up kinda trashing the finish. Thanks, everyone, for sharing your expertise and ideas. It's great to have a forum like this so ...
by DavidB
Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Shining up a darkened DE
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Craig, what sort of buffing wheel did you use on your dremel? Just a cotton one? The darkening is in the textured area of the handle, down in between the little raised bumps, and anything to firm would (I should think) wear down the texture.

Dave
by DavidB
Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:56 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Shining up a darkened DE
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Update on my razor cleaning... Well, one thing you shouldn't do is to soak the handle in CLR. I soaked it in a 50-50 solution of CLR and water. It cleaned it, a little too well. On the handle, the metal underneath is starting to show through. And you know that black bushing below the adjustment knob...
by DavidB
Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Shining up a darkened DE
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Thanks, guys. I'll see if I can find some of that dip stuff. I will give Brasso another try. The big problem I've had with any of the polishes is that the tarnish is in the textured part of the handle. The flat surfaces I can buff with a rag, but it's pretty hard to buff down in those tiny crevasses...
by DavidB
Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Shining up a darkened DE
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Shining up a darkened DE

I have a Gillette heavy-duty adjustable DE, and the handle (stainless steel?) has darkened a bit. No rust, but it just looks dirty. The chrome parts polish up easily, but not the handle. Is there any way to remove the tarnish? I've tried all sorts of cleaners and polishes and nothing works. I was to...
by DavidB
Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Injector: Adjustable or not recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 4491

I'm new to injectors so take that into account.... I have an adjustable and one of the newer non-adjustables and even though I have the adjustable on about the same setting as the non-adjustable, I'd have to say that I prefer the adjustable. The head of the razor feels a touch heavier (like a standa...
by DavidB
Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Sanitizing used razors
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

For disinfecting a razor, a good soaking in alcohol should do the trick. If you're looking to remove water deposits and soap scum, get a bottle of CLR (I think it stands for "Calcium, Lime, Rust") which is available at hardware stores like Ace or Home Depot. It will clean things up really well. Dave
by DavidB
Sat Sep 10, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Why no aftermarket injectors?
Replies: 8
Views: 1681

Why no aftermarket injectors?

As great a shave as I get with the Schick injector, I'm amazed that none of the razor manufacturers have come out with an aftermarket injector. Something that had the classic look of the bakelite handle models, or maybe one with the sleek lines of the newer injectors, but much more substantial and b...
by DavidB
Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: progress buy on e-bay
Replies: 12
Views: 1848

Wow! Congrats. It's nice to see that every now and again, somebody wins big on eBay, vs. paying big. The prices for vintage razors are ridiculous of late.

Let us know how it shaves!

Dave
by DavidB
Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur 1904
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

I had the Merkur 1904 and sold it after I got the Merkur Progress. Bad move on my part. It has a cool retro look and is a great performer. For me, the faceted handle makes it very stable in my hand. Weight-wise, I would guess it's between a standard Merkur and a heavy-duty one. The shorter handle fo...