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#1

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
A 1905 gillette single ring de razor I had was heavily tarnished so I did the baking soda and aluminum foil trick to help remove a very large amount of tarnish from the razor.  here's the steps I took and some photos of the process:

1) I used a glass dish because it was long and deep enough to get the razor submerged in the boiling water.

2) lined the bottom of the glass dish with aluminum foil

3) take apart the razor and place it on the aluminum foil

4) add the baking soda directly on top of the razor. going forward, or for anyone who didn't do this experiment before, I would recommend adding the baking soda directly into the pot of boiling water so it dissolves entirely instead of putting it on top of the razor and then pouring the boiling water on top of it.

5) let the stuff do its thing until the water cooled down. after it cooled down, I hit it with a tooth brush and rinsed it off.

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#2

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
Thanks for the tutorial, Andrew. I have never done this. The Scrubbing Bubbles method has usually worked for me.

By the way, those Gillette Old Type razors are great. I have one in my rotation. Smile
#3

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
(06-08-2015, 03:39 PM)Freddy Wrote: Thanks for the tutorial, Andrew. I have never done this. The Scrubbing Bubbles method has usually worked for me.

By the way, those Gillette Old Type razors are great. I have one in my rotation. Smile

I regret selling it.
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#4
Looks nice.
#5

The Dude Abides
Florida
Never tried the trick, but it seems to have worked well. Personally I preferred the old type to the new, but that's just me.
#6

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
(06-10-2015, 03:34 AM)Gary Hartzell Wrote: Looks nice.

it was a very nice razor. I believe it only had 1 small crack. not too shabby for a razor that's 100 years old!

(06-10-2015, 03:54 AM)wingdo Wrote: Never tried the trick, but it seems to have worked well.  Personally I preferred the old type to the new, but that's just me.

yeah, it turned out nicely. I did a light polish on it with some maas before selling it.
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#7

Wet Shaving Beginner
Philadelphia
Is there any reason why you didn't clean the razor in an ultrasonic cleaner?
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#8
I've recently really come to like Ultrasonic first, then Oxyclean on silver razors. The Aluminum foil trick is always a great choice so that you don't remove any more Silver that is needed. Nice!
#9

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
(06-13-2015, 10:06 PM)EMTLocksmith Wrote: Is there any reason why you didn't clean the razor in an ultrasonic cleaner?

sometimes it's too harsh on the coating on razors...being that the razor was almost 100 years when I was cleaning it, I didn't want to take a chance.

(06-20-2015, 07:44 PM)Razor Emporium Wrote: I've recently really come to like Ultrasonic first, then Oxyclean on silver razors. The Aluminum foil trick is always a great choice so that you don't remove any more Silver that is needed. Nice!

ultrasonic is definitely a good way to clean a few razors at once. I've got some photos of my setup, I'll have to post a new thread tonight.
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#10

Member
Philly Area, PA
yeah i have gone the ultrasonic route myself. they arent too expensive, just dont do as my wife did and put her jewelry in it lol
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