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    I understand what you guys are saying, and on most points I would agree. There are plus' and minus' to both options. My reason for wanting to have it re-plated is that it is very "brassy". I could just polish it up, and I'd have a brass razor, but I'd prefer to do something that would provide a little more protection to the razor overall. I've considered Rhodium, as it would keep the razor pristine for a lifetime, and as with my firearm purchases, buy once, cry once, seems the best way to go.

    I'll post up a pic or two as soon as I can.
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    Whatever you decide would be best. I like my old 'brassy' DE. I like the character. Not so hard to maintain!
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    Re-plating destroys any collector value that the razor may have, but if you are only concerned with looks and maintaining functionality there is nothing wrong with it.

    I would not re-plate a true heirloom handed down from my dad or granddad, but if it's just a birth year razor I'd have no such misgivings.

    Obviously, nickel plating would restore original looks while rhodium plating brings our more luster and may be longer lasting.


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