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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    Take a deep breath and count to ten.

    In my opinion you are about 2 years away from a nice patina if you add this much once a week.
    So I should ignore it for now?

    I assume a nice patina is not nice.
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    To each his own but if it was mine I would let it go.

    I like a nice patina on a razor. I am not talking about huge pits.

    A working everyday tool used in a wet environment is going to show its use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    So I should ignore it for now?

    I assume a nice patina is not nice.
    A couple of water spots are not the end of the world. Keep the razor dry from now on and those spots likely may not get worse. That gives you time to consider your options too.

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    Thank you,

    maybe I was a bit overboard with my New Razor Syndrome.

    I suppose if my razor looks too new people will assume I am not an experienced straight razor shaver.

    After all I have had 5 whole shaves.
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    Do not oil until the blade has air dried for several hours. The OIL can trap moisture.
    Patina or pristine is the users choice. Do what keeps you happy.
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    Default Maybe I caused water spots by trying to hard to protect it.

    Quote Originally Posted by rolodave View Post
    Do not oil until the blade has air dried for several hours. The OIL can trap moisture.
    Patina or pristine is the users choice. Do what keeps you happy.
    I actually didn't know that.

    I've been rinsing my face, rubbing with an alum bloc and when my eyes stop watering from the sting I dried my razor, stropped it on my board 15 times slowly and carefully then oil it and leave it open to make sure it dries.

    I also get between the scales with TP.

    In future I will leave it for a few hours before I oil it.

    How often should I oil it.

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    Good post @rolodave. I was about to tell him the same. Trapping moisture under the oil is really bad.
    I don't use oil at all. Clean and dry then set out to dry for a day. Then close it up and put it away in the drawer.
    Now if you live on the coast and have major wet air I'd oil. But only after a day of sitting open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Now if you live on the coast and have major wet air I'd oil. But only after a day of sitting open.
    Trouble with that is the razor will rust in no time under those conditions. Simply use a water displacing oil like Inox MX-3 or WD40.
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    Another option is applying something like Renaissance wax, I've had really good success with it and it doesn't need to be applied every time. Seems to do a excellent job of beading up the water and preventing rust and stains.

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    I live in the Middle East on the Gulf, where it's very hot and very humid (more than anywhere else I've lived... and I've lived in mainland Japan, Okinawa, and Florida). I had issues with spots. About two months ago, I purchased some silicone impregnated sheaths... ran me about $50 a dozen. I haven't had any new spots show up since.

    I also don't usually oil my blades. Occasionally if a razor is going to sit around for awhile, I'll rub some coconut oil on it.

    Not to run afoul of forum sponsor rules, just do a web search for "silicone razor sheaths" and you'll find a few vendors...
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