The Dirty Nasty Gillette Fatboy.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by DaltonGang, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I picked this one up, in a razor lot. There were three razors, including the Gillette Fatboy, that cost a total of $15.50. So, I ended up with this mess, which I couldnt identify the year, at first:
    P6070984.JPG P6070985.JPG
    P6070987.JPG

    P6070986.JPG

    A couple of hours soaking in hot water and Palmolive took the crud off. The Safety Bar gap was uneven, and rubbing on the other side, when opening, so I straightened that out. A 2 min fix. I then polished it with some flitz, and this is what I have. It turned out to be a D-4, not brand new looking, but better.
    P6070989.JPG

    P6070990.JPG

    So, Moral of the story, don't pass up on a nasty looking Gillette Fatboy. You never know what lurks beneath the crud.
     
    Enrico, Demidog, theFAT98 and 29 others like this.
  2. dustmite

    dustmite Well-Known Member

    Nice job bringing that one back to life!
     
    Demidog, RyX and DaltonGang like this.
  3. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    Looks great. Good job there.
     
    Demidog and DaltonGang like this.
  4. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Good work. That last shot is interesting with the glare highlighting one of the indents. If you were unscrupulous you could eBay it as the ultra-elusive Black Dot Fatboy!
     
    Demidog, Keithmax, RyX and 2 others like this.
  5. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Well done!!
     
    DaltonGang likes this.
  6. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Wow, excellent work.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
     
    DaltonGang likes this.
  7. dkeester

    dkeester Well-Known Member

    Nice cleanup job.
     
    DaltonGang likes this.
  8. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    It came out great!
    :signs107:
     
    DaltonGang likes this.
  9. Stu929

    Stu929 Well-Known Member

    Glad it cleaned up!

    Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
     
    DaltonGang likes this.
  10. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Great job Scott! Looks great!
     
    DaltonGang likes this.
  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks everyone.
    If I get bored, I might pop the door off, break out the replating stuff, and replate them.
     
    RyX likes this.
  12. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Moderator
    +1 for saving another Fatty from the wild!
    I've only had one that defied my attentions - a stuck adjuster. The other 6 or 8 only needed a good Dawn soak and polishing.
     
    DaltonGang likes this.
  13. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Nicely done Scott! :happy088:
     
    DaltonGang likes this.
  14. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    I had that one (slim). It took a couple of weeks off and on in the ultrasonic cleaner to knock all the crud out of it. You can ask @Tiredricefarmer what he thinks of it now.
     
    DaltonGang and RyX like this.
  15. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Moderator
    Very cool keeping them in TSD family. @NCoxSTL, @John Ruschmeyer, and my younger brother have my last good ones.
     
  16. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    I have.. four left. *roll* :D

    I don't recall that I've shaved with any of the adjustables yet. There are just so many nice non-adjustables.
     
    LOOT and DaltonGang like this.
  17. NCoxSTL

    NCoxSTL AAACK!

    Very nice find. A steal, and even if you got it replated you haven't overspent for a fine razor. Sweet! I love seeing vintage razors rise from the dead. A 1958 Fatboy lives again!
     
    DaltonGang and RyX like this.
  18. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    I will give you 15.51 for it. ;)
     
    LOOT and DaltonGang like this.
  19. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 Well-Known Member

    nice job on it....
     
    DaltonGang likes this.
  20. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    Beautiful rescue!
     
    DaltonGang likes this.

Share This Page