Razor Cleaning Guide

Let's talk about single and double edged razors and the blades that they use.
slackskin
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Re: Razor Cleaning Guide

Post by slackskin » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:22 pm

A new method -- thought it may be of interest to forum readers.

Those living in areas with soft water may not be familiar with a kitchen product called Finish. It is a blue liquid sold at the grocery store, Costco, Target, etc and is intended to put into your dishwasher to remove soap scum and spots from glasses and dishes. My "brilliant" idea was -– if it gets rid of soap scum in the dishwasher, perhaps it would get rid of soap scum on razors. Voila! I took a plastic cup, put two razors in it without disassembly, and soaked in a solution of 25% Finish and 75% water. After doing other things for an hour, I went back to find all the crud gone, and the razors were clean as new. No scrubbing, no work. All nooks and crannies absolutely clean. It occurs to me that this would be especially good for TTO razors, which have a lot of difficult places.

CMur12
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Re: Razor Cleaning Guide

Post by CMur12 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:54 pm

Wow, that is good to know! I have a lot of old Gillettes, from user grade to near mint, and some of them might still benefit from this.

It's disappointing that the market for vintage razors has almost completely dried up. A user-grade Gillette is still an inexpensive way to get started, but a plethora of new razors for reasonable prices put the vintage market out of business.

Thanks for the good tip, slackskin!

- Murray
Give me Soap or give me death!

brothers
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Re: Razor Cleaning Guide

Post by brothers » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:35 am

Craig, thanks for passing along this good information!
Gary

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