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(This post was last modified: 04-10-2016, 08:40 PM by Ramon_Caratejon.)
Hi gents. I've come across a good deal on a used Merkur 39C. The seller says it has been sanitised with ozoned water and alcohol (which should suffice) but I have a friend who is a dentist and has offered to sterilise it in his autoclave.

So, question is, would the temperature of the autoclave damage the chrome finish of the razor?. As far as I know it's well over 120° C.

What about regular boiling, or boiling it in an express pressure pot?. I've heard those reach conditions similar to those of an autoclave.

Your inputs appreciated.
#2
Do the restaurants you eat at put the silverware through an autoclave?
Way overkill.

Barbacide. Scrubbing Bubbles.

Shave on.

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(04-10-2016, 09:08 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: Do the restaurants you eat at put the silverware through an autoclave?
Way overkill.

Barbacide. Scrubbing Bubbles.

Shave on.

What he said. ^^^


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(04-10-2016, 09:08 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: Barbacide. Scrubbing Bubbles.
Shave on.

+1

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(04-10-2016, 09:10 PM)PickledNorthern Wrote:
(04-10-2016, 09:08 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: Do the restaurants you eat at put the silverware through an autoclave?
Way overkill.

Barbacide. Scrubbing Bubbles.

Shave on.

What he said. ^^^


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Yup, that does it for me and I have never had a problem with razors given to me or that I have purchased on eBay. Before disposable shavette blades, a barber would finish a haircut by shaving the back of the neck with a straight and then putting the straight in Barbicide.

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#6
It's a Merkur, I wouldn't trust the finish to anything outside what bakerbarber described.

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#7
Thanks for the replies, gents. I was also in fear that the finish wouldn't withstand the temperatures and pressure environment of the autoclave. I'll have to look into the chemical way of sterilisation.
#8
Baking soda and liquid dishwashing soap mixed into a paste and scrubbed with a old toothbrush. Rinse with hot water. I have never used anything more harsh than that.

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You don't need to sterilize it. Just wash it in hot water and use scrubbing bubbles the clean off any crud that is built up on it.

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The Dude Abides
Florida
Clean it and go. An autoclave? Oh myyyyyy! If you are really concerned, just use a 91% alcohol on it. I think that's overkill, but it'll make you feel better. Smile


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