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    This morning's flee market find. Looks like it will clean up nicely maybe some pitting at the pivot. The horn scales will need to be repaired/Replaced. the etching on the blade looks to be in fair condition and savable. It reads "You Lather Well. & I'll Shave Well".
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    Nice find. The hand stitched jimping on those razors is really cool.

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    That's really cool. I've only ever seen that etch/wash on W&B's before.

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    I wish I knew a way o darken it. I already cleaned off the active rust with WD40 and some 0000 steel wool. and I think the the etching may be lost after i Get to really finishing this. I already can only see it in a picture but by eye it only shows if the light reflects on it the rite way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audels1 View Post
    I wish I knew a way o darken it. I already cleaned off the active rust with WD40 and some 0000 steel wool. and I think the the etching may be lost after i Get to really finishing this. I already can only see it in a picture but by eye it only shows if the light reflects on it the rite way.
    It may be beyond saving with the amount of rust/staining there is. Sanding will permanently damage it for sure. However, you might be able to save and darken it.
    Check this thread:
    https://sharprazorpalace.com/worksho...ml#post1422751
    There are others but this gives you the basic method.
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    ...Oh yeah, and use 3M marine on a rag to clean it. That won't remove the etching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    ...Oh yeah, and use 3M marine on a rag to clean it. That won't remove the etching.
    yea I tried that it don't seam to be doing much cleaning. If it wasn't for the etching I could go right to the buffer and I think this would come out like new. Now I have a dilemma.
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    Be patient with the 3M. It works but needs a little time. 10 minutes seems like a long time when you're buffing by hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    Be patient with the 3M. It works but needs a little time. 10 minutes seems like a long time when you're buffing by hand.
    you are correct about the 3M. I think a rag and a little time was good advice. I was using a paper towel and I think that was the problem
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    I started out with it using a red shop towel and it didn't work to my expectations. I switched to an old cotton sock and it seemed to work much better. Now if I could just get my hands on one of those magic rags that outback uses...
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