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    Quote Originally Posted by Danforz View Post
    Noted. It sounds like I need a mild metal polish and some kind of oil.

    Will baby or mineral oil work?
    You can try that first. I needed a little blue magic polish to get out a few small water spots. Just be careful around any etching if you have that on your blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danforz View Post
    Noted. It sounds like I need a mild metal polish and some kind of oil.

    Will baby or mineral oil work?
    Haven't tried baby oil but have used mineral oil when I have gone on vacation and that worked OK.

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    Baby oil and mineral oil are usually the same thing. I use them for razors that see use several times a week with no issues. Stainless is only stain resistant. I've got plenty of stainless and carbon steel knives. Some of the stainless will develop a patina or begin to rust rather quickly and some non-stainless ones won't (like my CPM 3V). If I get my whole razor wet or know I've gotten moisture in the pin area then I'll dry it really well and leave it out for as long as I can before I have to go to work to dry....have had some patina in areas, but no rust yet. Hope this helps.

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    I live in a very humid area. I run toilet paper through my scales after shaving, strop the blade and then I put a light coat of baby oil on the blade after shaving. I have yet to have a problem with any kind of rust using this method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danforz View Post
    What is MAAS? I have some vehicular polishes I could use.

    Mineral oil should be easy to access. Will do.
    you can find Maas or flitz on amazon.com. I use flitz on all my blade, ones I get from ebay and brand new ones I just bought. Flitz is non-toxic and adds a layer of protection over the blades. No need to wash it off either before you shave.
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    If you store the razor in a box, like I do, put a couple of those little bags of desiccant (the ones that come with may products and say "do not eat") to absorb the extra moisture.

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    What kind of razor? Pictures? A wide variety of responses, but what are you dealing with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by officerdread View Post
    When you rinse the razor "only rinse the blade" and keep the toe pointed down. Dry immediately. That way you'll get no water in or around the scales.
    I do this, plus re-strop to make sure there is no water or soap residue before putting it away.

    On a safety razor, I take it apart, wash and dry all the parts and let it sit during the day before reassembling it that evening.

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