Protect stainless razor with car wax?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Eeyore, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    This morning, while cleaning my Mühle Rocca R96, I found a tiny rust spot. Fortunately I could easily wipe it off using some vinegar and a paper cloth. I blame the Rapira blades, and my neglect to remove the blade after each shave ...

    Anyway, would it be an idea to apply a coat of car wax (turtle wax) on the razor head? I can't see a reason for not doing it ... if anything, it would make the head glide even more easily ;) Or am I overlooking something?

    Thanks!

    BTW, I took the opportunity to rub the whole razor head with vinegar ... every trace of soap scum is gone now, so this would be a great moment to apply a protective coat.
     
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  2. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    I use turtle wax on some Gillette New's that have lost all of their gold plating to prevent the raw brass from tarnishing as quickly.
     
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  3. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Don't know about the Turtle Wax, put a lead pencil takes off rust real nice. No, not the eraser end, use the lead end. Really!
     
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  4. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    I don't think wax would hurt, but I wouldn't worry about it. I also wouldn't routinely clean my razors with vinegar.

    I rinse my razor after each use, leave the blade in, and let it air dry. I change my blade every 3 days or so. Sometimes then I'll clean it with some hand soap and a toothbrush to remove the soap film. This has worked well for me for several years.
     
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  5. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    This is the first time in almost a year that I thoroughly cleaned it. I gave the non-coated metal parts a thin wax layer, and they look shiny and smooth.

    I'm not sure how long the wax coat actually lasts, with metal against metal. We'll see.
     
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  6. LuvWetShavin

    LuvWetShavin Well-Known Member

    Every so often i will polish my razors using this ... works great!

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  7. BigMark83

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    Your worrying way too much. Dip the razor in alcohol while the head is loosened if it is that big of a deal.
     
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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    :signs011: I remove the blade and do that.
     
  9. ralphs007

    ralphs007 Member

    Great wax,and very nice to work with.I use this on my roll top desk,that I use for fly tying.
     
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  10. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    Removing the blade will go along way toward preventing mosture residue. The other thing I do religiously is do a good hot rinse and wipe down after each use. These two things seemed to work for me (vintage razors). Since you're starting with "stainless" I would think that you have less to worry about. Some type of wax. Won't hurt anything. Maybe overkill? But did I mention that I also use a can of compressed air on my TTO's to blown out the hinges and down the pipe. Me. Guilty as charged. Have at it....
     

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