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    I was checking Craig's list checking on vintage de, came across this. What should I look for? Can these be restored, if so where? Also how hard is it to find legit gillette vintage on eBay?

    Gillette Black Handle Super Speed Razor Safety Double Edge

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    look to make sure the bay doors open and close tight. Make sure the base isn't bent. As for restoring it, if it looks ok, just some foaming bathroom cleaning and a soft cloth will usually bring it right back to a shine. Black handled Gillette are great shavers. The price looks about right to
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    Looks to be in good condition. Buy it, soak it in scrubbing bubbles and shave with it. If you don't have scrubbing bubbles use hot water and dish soap. You can polish it up if you like. Vintage Gillette's usually clean up pretty well. Here's a thread I posted showing a Gillette Fat Boy before and after I cleaned it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotishcavalir View Post
    look to make sure the bay doors open and close tight. Make sure the base isn't bent. As for restoring it, if it looks ok, just some foaming bathroom cleaning and a soft cloth will usually bring it right back to a shine. Black handled Gillette are great shavers. The price looks about right to
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    Thanks, I am waiting to hear back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeJay View Post
    Looks to be in good condition. Buy it, soak it in scrubbing bubbles and shave with it. If you don't have scrubbing bubbles use hot water and dish soap. You can polish it up if you like. Vintage Gillette's usually clean up pretty well. Here's a thread I posted showing a Gillette Fat Boy before and after I cleaned it up.
    Thank you for the advice, I saw how you turned it around. Looks real good. Where is a good place to find vintage gillettes? Can I trust eBay?

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    That looks great for that price. There appears to be some plating loss on top, but it is hard to tell. I have gotten a couple good deals on ebay for razors. Beware of "fuzzy" or too few photos. Look for their rating. The best place to look are the BST forums here and on other shaving boards. You can also check Etsy.

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    Here is my new vintage razor cleaning approach:

    My Method for Cleaning & Restoring Vintage Double Edge Razors:

    Soak in hot, not boiling water with Dawn dish detergent until water cools. Scrub with tooth brush and rinse.
    Spray with non-bleach Scrubbing Bubbles. Let sit until bubbles start to disappear. Scrub with toothbrush and rinse.
    Repeat if needed.
    Apply Flitz or MAAS if additional polishing is needed. Buff with micro-fiber cloth.
    Repeat Scrubbing Bubbles, rinse, dry with towel.
    Load blade and enjoy.

    Works for me.........






    Bob

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    Thanks everyone. I have not heard back yet. Tempted to get one off of ebay, but cannot tell which are good and legit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lince View Post
    That looks great for that price. There appears to be some plating loss on top, but it is hard to tell. I have gotten a couple good deals on ebay for razors. Beware of "fuzzy" or too few photos. Look for their rating. The best place to look are the BST forums here and on other shaving boards. You can also check Etsy.

    Bob

    Here is my new vintage razor cleaning approach:

    My Method for Cleaning & Restoring Vintage Double Edge Razors:

    Soak in hot, not boiling water with Dawn dish detergent until water cools. Scrub with tooth brush and rinse.
    Spray with non-bleach Scrubbing Bubbles. Let sit until bubbles start to disappear. Scrub with toothbrush and rinse.
    Repeat if needed.
    Apply Flitz or MAAS if additional polishing is needed. Buff with micro-fiber cloth.
    Repeat Scrubbing Bubbles, rinse, dry with towel.
    Load blade and enjoy.

    Works for me.........






    Any of those for sale?
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    Reach out to Lince in a PM if your interested in buying stuff.
    Ebay is a great source for vintage DE razors, just that all of them need a little cleaning & TLC.
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    Looks legit to me, I'd buy it, especially for that price.

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