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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaCajun View Post
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    Personally I would try one of these razors for $20. It's probably the same thing and if so will save you money over a custom restore.
    I don't need another razor to shave with, I've got that covered. This razor is my "Birth year" razor, manufactured in the first quarter of 1953, same as me. I'm looking to have it restored, so something as old as me will be around when I'm not. Some day one of my grandchildren will join this forum and tell the new members here how he learned to shave with his grandfathers old Gillette, you know, "Wow, it's hard to believe I'm shaving with a razor my grand dad used. It must be 80 or 90 years old and still shaves great".

    Have a great day.
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    Might just consider leaving it alone and keeping it clean and shiny. It won't shave quite the the same as thicknesses of surfaces will be built-up with the coating/plating. Just my opinion, since it is an heirloom, leave it be.
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    Plating these vintage razors applies only microns of metal to the surface. A micron is barely enough to measure. So, plate away if that's what you desire. It will not alter the functionality one single bit and it will look really nice. Most of them are plated in nickel, silver, gold or rhodium. All of those metals tarnish except for rhodium. For a razor, rhodium is an excellent choice.

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    So. My advise versus your's would be to leave it alone (in my camp) against your making dough re-plating it?
    Are you selling?

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    No I'm just throwing in my two cents. I think the concern you had about plating is that it would add too much metal and alter the functionality of the razor. That isn't the case so it shouldn't be used to decide against new plating. Nothing wrong with a pretty razor that doesn't tarnish.
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    Okay. I was mostly concerned about replating as to the heirloom status, Me? I would only clean it and enjoy it. Replating seems risky for an heirloom, JMO. Plating should change most any razor,. Microns-thick plating is pretty thin. I think a proper plating job must be to leave it alone. Unless, with 4 posts and being a plater, you may disagree?

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    I might agree with you on that one if we're talking about a rare razor that is in fair condition. If re-plating reduces the value then no way, don't plate. If we're talking about a common razor then why not? If your grandpa gave you his old model T that was in terrible condition, would it be bad to restore it to its original condition? I wouldn't think. Not only that but I'm sure grandpa would be smiling down upon you.

    I'm new to posting on these forums. I came here because a friend of mine saw a post mentioning my company. I responded to that post and got in trouble for mentioning business. It's a no-no for me to solicit business so my comments are only from the standpoint of someone with knowledge of plating. I'm not looking to stir the pot, so to speak.
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    Lots of interpretation in that and all which has been said, but TBH, we have not seen the razor. Thus all is mute, I suppose!
    Pics, please?

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    Please, take it at face value. Possibly it would be better to refrain from giving an educated opinion. I love these old razors and I would enjoy participating in discussions about them. I also have an automotive restoration business. I'll try to refrain from talking about or referring to cars also? Do I have your stamp of approval sharptonn?
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    Certainly! Anyone posting intellectually has my approval! Just where is that razor?

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