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    Default Gillette NEW Short Comb Replate-Awesome!

    I got my Gillette NEW Short Comb back from Chris at razorplate.com. He did an excellent job!

    Bob

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    It sure looks nice!

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    Good looking job.

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    Lince,, please come back with your thoughts on the finish after a few weeks of using it, I am so interested in doing this to at leat one of my razors.
    Thank you for the web address also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    Lince,, please come back with your thoughts on the finish after a few weeks of using it, I am so interested in doing this to at leat one of my razors.
    Thank you for the web address also.
    I bought an already replated beautiful New LC from Nick at sportshaving.com in October and after a few weeks use it still looks as good as the day it arrived. I wouldn't hesitate to have a razor professionally replated if you like the look.
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    My boy had interest in a computer shop with a big pile of old gold parts that weren't any good for computers anymore... so, I taught him how to wrap a wire around the gold and one around a dime, put em both in a pyrex bowl with salt water, and transfer the gold from the computer parts to the dime.
    I think I'd try that before I'd pay somebody to do the same exact thing. I learned how to do that while working in a jewelry store.
    Oh, not with computer gold... it's not the same as jewelry quality gold.

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    I,m pretty sure that there's a little more to plating a razor , he has to dismantle , clean and then after several steps of plating , they have to go back together. For what he charges , it money well spent . Especially with a razor that you have had for a long time, Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    I,m pretty sure that there's a little more to plating a razor , he has to dismantle , clean and then after several steps of plating , they have to go back together. For what he charges , it money well spent . Especially with a razor that you have had for a long time, Tc
    I agree, there's a lot more to it. I'm sure a big part of the job is polishing the metal befor plating. And gold razors are usually plated with nickel first. I don't think the they are usually disassembled for plating though. That gold looks great!
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    Hi Lince
    Great restore on the plating. Like John and others, I would like your observations after a bit of use.

    I agree there is more to this than meets the eye and it is not cheap to get set up. Caswell Plating has a number of kits available.

    Gold Plating Kits - Electroplating & Anodizing - Caswell Inc
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    I have been using it for a while now. It is exactly like the day I got it back from Chris. He does an excellent job on all fronts.

    This is my most recent shave with it.

    Bob

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