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    Default I bought my first (3) DE razors today!

    Well I started shaving last year when I was 15 with a straight razor, and I love it, but am always open to more convinent ways to shave, and somtimes I'm either not in the mood to do the straight rozor prep or just need a quick shave. Although I don't plan to quit shaving with a straight razor all together, I love it too much to quit, I do plan to have a DE on hand just to have if I need it. I went to a local flea market last week and saw a little DE gillette razor but didn't even bother trying to buy it until later when I really started to think about it. I went back today and I couldn't find the guy he wasn't in the same spot as last week but there was another woman who had a box full of DE razors for 2 dollars a peice, I found another Gillette razor and a razor that was marked "property of the US Army" and then a little later I found the original razor I saw last week and the man only wanted 1 dollar for it, so I bought 3 new razors today. I bought the only blades I could find which are "Wilinson Sword Double Edge Razor Blades" they were about 2 dollars for a pack of 10, so I figured I'd buy them, hope they work decently, I couldn't find anything else. Anyways, I'll post pictures in a little while if you guys want to see them! I'm off to do my first Double Edge shave now

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    Of course we want to see them. Afterall this is a DE forum. Sounds like you did OK. After you get them cleaned up you'll see how they shave.
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    Do you have any reccommendations for how to clean them up real nice? I used Brasso to take the tarnish off and soaked them in bleach for 30 minutes but they still need cleaned a bit, but non the less I'm going to snap a few pics to show them to you guys

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    Gillette razor I bought for 1$


    Second Gillette razor I bought for 2$


    Third DE razor (property of the US Army) bought for 2$


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    You don't need bleach. Bleach is very corrosive to metal, even stainless steel.

    Just boil some water, pour some in a cup and let the razor soak 5 minutes.

    Then take out the razor, and clean it with a toothbrush and soap, and any other way you would clean metal.

    The sharp edge isn't part of the razor itself, so you don't need to worry about anything other than dirt and soap scum. Infection isn't really much of a worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alethephant View Post
    You don't need bleach. Bleach is very corrosive to metal, even stainless steel.

    Just boil some water, pour some in a cup and let the razor soak 5 minutes.

    Then take out the razor, and clean it with a toothbrush and soap, and any other way you would clean metal.

    The sharp edge isn't part of the razor itself, so you don't need to worry about anything other than dirt and soap scum. Infection isn't really much of a worry.
    I did what you said and I cleaned them really good, there are still marks on them but I know I scrubbed them really good so as long as they work it doesn't bother me. I think I got a pretty good deal on them I mean, everyone has heard of Gillette's are good razors.

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    Zach,

    Those three vintage de razors you picked up are quite a steal. Congrats.

    The first razor in your photos appears to be a travel razor--judging from the length of the handle.
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    Isn't it great when when you meet idiots that have no idea what a gem they have there?

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    I use Scrubbing bubbles to clean all my DE's I find. It works well for both metal and plastic. I use an old tooth brush to scrub the harder stuff off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alethephant View Post
    You don't need bleach. Bleach is very corrosive to metal, even stainless steel.

    Just boil some water, pour some in a cup and let the razor soak 5 minutes.

    Then take out the razor, and clean it with a toothbrush and soap, and any other way you would clean metal.

    The sharp edge isn't part of the razor itself, so you don't need to worry about anything other than dirt and soap scum. Infection isn't really much of a worry.
    But then Bleach is known for killing the HIV virus.

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