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    Default Safety Razor restoration services?

    My SWMBO recently came across an old Gillette TTO DE that was originally her Grandfathers. She is interested in using it herself and asked me if I could help clean it up since she has seen me restore a few of my ebay straight razors.

    My problem is, I am not comfortable cleaning/restoring a DE, much less one with such sentimental value to her. Does anyone know of any reputable vendors that restore DEs? The razor needs a serious cleaning and probably re-plating. I have looked on the classifieds under member services, but it appears most restorers do straight razors exclusively.

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    otalicus:
    Try these folks: Razor Emporium | A gentleman’s source for his vintage shaving needs.
    I have not used their restoration service, but I understand they do quality work.

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    I have recently acquired a DE myself and I am debating having it Revamped by Razor Emporium. otalicus put Razor Emporium in to the search box in the top right corner of the page it will return some threads with regards to their restoration service. On the RE website they have a nice video detailing the restoration process.
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    Thanks for the info Obie. I'll give them a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otalicus View Post
    Thanks for the info Obie. I'll give them a shot.
    You are very welcome, my friend. Those old Gillettes are wonderful razors and worth restoring.

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    razor emporium is crazyy! they do the best work I've seen to date on replating/restoring razors...Highly reccomend them!!
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    Razor Emporium are the only ones I know of for that sort of work. If it didn't mean so much to her I'd say just soak it, clean it with scrubbing bubbles, etc. It is amazing how much they clean up from pretty basic cleaning, especially the old Gillettes.

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    The razor revamp service is not cheap. I would clean it up for her to try it before replating. I have cleaned several old Gillettes that looked like different razors after a couple of rounds with scrubbing bubbles and a brush. If she ends up loving it, get it replated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeJay View Post
    The razor revamp service is not cheap. I would clean it up for her to try it before replating. I have cleaned several old Gillettes that looked like different razors after a couple of rounds with scrubbing bubbles and a brush. If she ends up loving it, get it replated.
    Cheap is such a relative term.
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    They are expensive - a plating or auto wheel shop can replate it

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