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    Hi all,

    I have just started straight shaving, 5 times so far.

    I have a brand new Dovo Astrale and I have noticed a small water spot on each side of the blade near the sharp edge.

    I have been really careful to dry it and oil the blade after every use.

    I'm heartbroken, how can I get rid of the spots and not hurt the nice Dovo emblem?

    Can I polish it off with chrome cleaner or wet and dry?

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    You can try using an eraser on just the spots before trying anything else.

    Do not use WD sandpaper but you can try a metal polish. Do not get the polish on the beveled edge or on the gold etched part of the blade. You look at the gold etching the wrong way and it is gone. If you get it on the beveled edge you may dull the blade.

    Be sure and wipe both the blade and inside the scales dry and then let it air dry open before closing it. Unless you store your razor in a high humidity environment or are storing it for an extended period of time oiling a blade is not strictly necessary. If you have only one razor and using it regularly, oiling might be a bit of over kill.

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    Hi Bob,

    When you say try an eraser, do you mean a pencil eraser?
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    When you say not on the bevelled edge, it would be really tricky because the spot is right near the edge
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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    When you say not on the bevelled edge, it would be really tricky because the spot is right near the edge
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    Is the spot below the T or the L? I would say if especially the spot you are talking about is the dark spot below the T than a Q-tip and some chrome polish would be the least likely to damage the edge. Work gently and polish with the direction of the edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin View Post
    Is the spot below the T or the L? I would say if especially the spot you are talking about is the dark spot below the T than a Q-tip and some chrome polish would be the least likely to damage the edge. Work gently and polish with the direction of the edge.
    Thanks tintin.

    The water stain is below the "L".

    The mark below the "T" is just a shadow because of my photography.

    I will try the pencil erase and then the q tip with chrome polish.
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    Have you tried stropping it on linen/canvas etc first? That may polish off the water marks.

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    Default I don't have that kind of strop yet

    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Have you tried stropping it on linen/canvas etc first? That may polish off the water marks.

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    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.
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