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    Not sure if they do something as small as a razor but you can check out

    Kalamazoo Metal Finishers Inc,

    Kalamazoo Metal Finishers, Inc*
    2019 Glendenning Rd
    Kalamazoo, MI 49001-4112
    (269) 382-1611

    might be closer and I know they had reasonable pricing when my brother used them for some chrome plating jobs.

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    If your going to do gold plating on a daily use razor I don't know how long it would last before you would start seeing wear. Gold is pretty soft and plate isn't all that thick. The original plating is thicker and the chrome or nickle is more durable. You could look into ion plate but the cost would probably be prohibitive.
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    Photo is forthcoming. Scroll down, I goofed it......
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    The photo didn't show up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    If your going to do gold plating on a daily use razor I don't know how long it would last before you would start seeing wear. Gold is pretty soft and plate isn't all that thick. The original plating is thicker and the chrome or nickle is more durable. You could look into ion plate but the cost would probably be prohibitive.
    Don't worry I would never even consider gold plating anything. I personally cant stand the look of gold. in fact there are several razors i would love to have but would only purchase if I planed on having the gold wash removed. I like Black Titanium, Standard Titanium, Nickel, Black Nickel, and Rhodium. From every thing I've herd they are very durable.
    But that is just my personal taste and I know allot of people love gold. Thats the beauty of being able to have a personal preference. It makes the manufacturers of products make a wider variety of things to try to make everyone happy.

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    My DE
    I am normally a Str8 shaver but I do have a DE that I occasionally shave with, just to remind me what it was like back in the 50's when I started shaving.

    I am including a photo and hope someone can tell me the approximate age of this brass Gillette DE............. Thanks in advance.
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    I am excited to report that my wife asked where I had put the DE because she wants to shave her legs with it again instead of using one of the few cartridge razors we still have in the house. I stopped using them a while ago but we held on to them for her. Our house will soon be absolutely cartridge free very soon.
    She even wants me to make a nice wooden stand for the DE to go in the medicine cabinet. Till now all my shaving gear has been stored in a dedicated drawer in my dresser. Let the subtle migration and infiltration begin MUAHAHAHAHA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandrw View Post
    I am excited to report that my wife asked where I had put the DE because she wants to shave her legs with it again instead of using one of the few cartridge razors we still have in the house. I stopped using them a while ago but we held on to them for her. Our house will soon be absolutely cartridge free very soon.
    She even wants me to make a nice wooden stand for the DE to go in the medicine cabinet. Till now all my shaving gear has been stored in a dedicated drawer in my dresser. Let the subtle migration and infiltration begin MUAHAHAHAHA!
    Nice. My wife loves using her lady gillette (blue stars), tho still uses goop in a can...

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