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    Default Is blade "spotting" normal?

    So I just bought my first straight razor from The Art of Shaving. It's a carbon steel blade.

    After a couple of uses, I looked at the blade and noticed some dark spots on it. I can't remember if those were there before I used it.

    Anyways, is this normal? Is there a way to get them off? Also, I've noticed a lot of..."residue" buildup on the blade, whats the best way to clean the blade?


    Thanks!

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    You may not have gotten the bade copletely dry the last time you shaved, water drops will do it.

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    Also, do you keep your blade stored in the bathroom>? The humidity does that too. Polish it out with maas, should do the trick.
    Having Fun Shaving

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    The dark spots are common. I don't know if its from the soap or light rust however try a pencil eraser. That usually takes it right off. If there is residue from soap you just need to clean it better or maybe your soap is too thick.
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