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    Default Best Way To Preserve FAt Boy After Shave

    I have a very nice Gillette Fat Boy. After shaving I usually rinse it well in hot water and let it air dry. Every couple weeks I give it a good scrubbing in warm water (no soap) with a tooth brush. Is this enough to keep the razor in good condition for another 50 years or should I be doing more?


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    As long as the mechanism is working fine and the plating is intact a mild soap and soft toothbrush is all you should ever need. I clean mine like that every few months.
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    I've found that Scrubbing Bubbles works very well at keeping DE razors clean and shiny (also recommended by members of two other shaving fora).

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    I would suggest taking the blade out of the razor and shaking the extra water out of the razor, then letting it air dry. I agree with the rest of the suggestions

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    I think you are on the right track. Rinse it under hot water and I do and always did do it with the doors cracked a little to let the water wash out from under the blade. If you get it hot then it will dry quickly.

    I have never done anything different from that except an occasional bath in scrubbing bubbles maybe once ever 6 months or so. I have had the same adjustable now since my dad gave it to me about 1969, so don't sweat it too much, just use it.

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    Mild soap, like Dr. Bronners, or any castille soap would do no damage. You could get a dust blower to remove any water particles trapped in any of the compartments of the FatBoy. The link is below. It works very well. Good luck.

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