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    try a slant like the 37c right after you try the 34c. it gave me the LEAST irritation because it is so aggressive and cuts the hairs before they have a chance to refuse. I was so happy with this razor that it led me to straights.
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    what's with these oil/goo dots on new blades?

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    It came today (really fast shipping, two days!) and I must say WOW. What an amazingly smooth shaver. I tried it with an Astra platinum and I am quite impressed. Good weigh to it and beautiful shine on the head and ends of the handle. I'm a fan of the faux ivory as well. Feels very nice in the hand as well as gliding across your face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwlfca View Post
    what's with these oil/goo dots on new blades?
    I'd guess it's just to secure the blade prior to the wrapper being folded shut.
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    Anyone know what I can use to polish/protect the chrome finish on the head and handle tips that's safe to come into contact with your skin while shaving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwlfca View Post
    Anyone know what I can use to polish/protect the chrome finish on the head and handle tips that's safe to come into contact with your skin while shaving?
    Toothpaste is good for dealing with scummed-up chrome. Silvo (or whatever the silver polish is called in America) is excellent for polishing silver/chrome plating up to a shine. Buff the stuff off as you normally would, it's perfectly fine.

    Either that, or I did something wrong when I polished up the chrome on my Gillettes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwlfca View Post
    Anyone know what I can use to polish/protect the chrome finish on the head and handle tips that's safe to come into contact with your skin while shaving?
    A little bit of Mothers Mag/Aluminum Polish works wonders

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    I usually just wipe it down with a damp towel when I change the blade and that seems to get just about all the soap scum off. Once in a while, I hit it with some scrubbing bubbles. I haven't needed to use any polish on any razors that I bought new. I do use it for cleaning up ugly vintage razors though.

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    I used an Iridium just now. Very smooth! I like it!

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    Great acquisition. Edwin Jaggers are great razors.

    I clean my DE after a week or two using some hot water, baby shampoo and a soft tooth brush. Let it soak for a few minutes, then gently scrub the razor with the tooth brush. It gets all of the accumulated soap scum off the razor.

    As stated previously, there is no need to polish a new DE razor.

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