#1
(This post was last modified: 11-23-2015, 10:16 PM by Alex7.)
I noticed that people use a toothbrush to clean a safety razor. I use it about twice a week after replacing my blade. I clean my safety razor with the toothbrush and toothpaste. Is this a good method of cleaning the razor? How long will the toothbrush last? How do I know when to replace it?
#2

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
Alex, as long as the toothpaste is not overly abrasive that is a fine way to clean a razor. As for the toothbrush itself, get a new one when you notice the bristles are worn, just as you would for your teeth. A toothbrush used for razor cleaning should last a lot longer. I use a toothbrush and liquid soap... same idea.

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#3

Member
Wilmo DE
A toothbrush is my weapon of choice when cleaning my razors.
For cruddy eBay ones I use Bar Keepers Friend and just regular cleaning liquid Dr Bronners.

I am interested to try Scrubbing Bubbles as I've heard good things about that.
#4

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
Scrubbing Bubbles is surprisingly effective on built up scum. Spray it on, let it sit for about ten minutes, rub it off. I use a toothbrush for this method, too.

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#5
(11-24-2015, 03:27 AM)willc Wrote: A toothbrush is my weapon of choice when cleaning my razors.
For cruddy eBay ones I use Bar Keepers Friend and just regular cleaning liquid Dr Bronners.

I am interested to try Scrubbing Bubbles as I've heard good things about that.
Make sure it doesn't contain bleach or abrasives. The Original is the only one I use.

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#6
A toothbrush (but not toothpaste, too abrasive in the long run), Scrubbing Bubbles are all good options. Another effective way of cleaning safety razors is an ultrasonic cleaner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqPMFy1RKNw

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#7

Merchant
Arizona, USA
I use a toothbrush daily. But when I am cleaning my collection or just got a new razor in...Dishwasher!
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#8
(This post was last modified: 12-11-2015, 03:08 AM by brucered.)
I for one would never take a chance putting any razor in the dishwasher....water gets too hot for my liking.

Your free toothbrush from the dentist visit will work just fine and last years cleaning razors.

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#9

Member
Ferndale, MI
Water too hot? Razors are made of metal. Hot water does not hurt metal last time I checked.
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#10
(This post was last modified: 12-11-2015, 04:25 AM by brucered.)
(12-11-2015, 03:56 AM)wyze0ne Wrote: Water too hot? Razors are made of metal. Hot water does not hurt metal last time I checked.
A dish washer water is hotter then tap water. And I'm not talking about the metal, more the plating and fhe pressure washer type of spray it gives.

Stick them in if you want, but I won't be.

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