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    Default Gillette Help!!!

    I'm after some help, I recently purchased what I believe might be a gillette Fatboy however I could be very wrong!
    As I'm fairly new to DE shaving would someone mind telling me what this is? Hopefully the pictures have coe alight to see!

    It does have a date code on the bottom which is F2. Its a decent weight at about 2.8 oz. And as I'm guessing its old the condoition is worn but still fairly good. It is a TTo razor and thats about as much as I can say!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    many thanks!!
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    It looks like a fat it but I'm not an expert by any means. Google mr. Razor. That guy has every model and years of production on his site which should let you pinpoint exactly what you have.
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    Dawson,
    That is the Gillette Fatboy.
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    Yeah, tis a fatboy. Reminded me of a corpulent friend years ago who made a remark that I was skinny. I said 'thin is in and stout is out'. He replied,'fat is where its at!'
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    Thanks very much gents! Now need to decide weather to get it replated to get it looking like new again!

    hahaha Jimmy, fat is deffo where its at!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawson View Post
    Thanks very much gents! Now need to decide weather to get it replated to get it looking like new again!

    hahaha Jimmy, fat is deffo where its at!
    as far as i can see, the plating looks good...look up safety razor restoration, you'll find all kinds of useful information and will be surprised what some baking soda/warm water and some metal polish can do!
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    You were right Ryan! I did as you said a now she shines beautifully! All though it doesnt look brand new it looks really reall good and I'm so pleased I did that without paying out for the plating!

    Thank you very much!
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    Nice Fatboy, they are an awesome shaver. I like the extra weight they have compared to other DE razors. I can send you a copy of the original instructions if you like, which tells you about the settings 1-9. Don’t try adjusting it while you have the silo doors locked down as it can wreck the adjuster.
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    Yeah id really appreciate that Stripey! Can you PM me them??

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    No worries, just need to work out how to PM. Shaving is the easy part as I am forum challenged.

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