Disinfecting old razors

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Jim O, Jun 10, 2023.

  1. Jim O

    Jim O Well-Known Member

    I thought I would just put them in a glass of mouthwash for a few minutes after cleaning them with a bit of mild hand soap. Any better ideas?
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  2. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    With the vintage schick ..... avoid alcohol.

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  3. Jim O

    Jim O Well-Known Member

    Okay. Why? Gold plating? What would you use?
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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    The vintage handle don't take it well.

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  5. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I figure anything that hasn't been used in over a year ...... a good tooth brush scrubbing with Dawn or Palmolive will do the job fine.

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  6. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    I use store brand Scrubbing Bubbles on my razors when I clean them. It takes care of any nasties, and removes the soap scum. Any disinfecting bathroom cleaner will work, just rinse well so the finish isn't damaged.

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  7. swarden43

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

    Scrubbing Bubbles

    1) Eats away soap scum
    B) Disinfects
    III) Leaves the razor nice and shiny

    @chevyguy :happy088::happy088:
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  8. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    I used to use alcohol, then switched to barbicide, then switched to scrubbing bubbles and never looked back.

    It takes decades for nickel to form an oxidation layer and get tarnished, and scrubbing bubbles is one of the few products that removes nickel tarnish and soap scum with pretty much zero effort.

    Outside the U.S. they have to use Fairy Liquid, which works almost as well.
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  9. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    If you use Scrubbing Bubbles do not get the "bleach" version...

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  11. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Id just give mine a good scrubdown with a toothbrush and some dish soap. You could also give them a soak for 30 minutes in alcohol but IMO its not really neccesary.
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  12. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Most folks would be surprised at just how antimicrobially sterile most used razors really are. Cruddy, perhaps. Unsightly? Sure. Yet safe, not biohazards.
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  13. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    If is an all metal razor, just drop it in some boiling hot water, with some Palmolive dish soap. Let it cool down, over an hour or two. This will loosen all the crud, and make a sticking razor work again, like new. Then scrub it with a toothbrush. For all razors, for just monthly cleanups, a little dish soap and a toothbrush will make it like new again.
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  14. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    No bleach at all when it comes to cleaning your vintage razors. And don't boil them either. Use a veggie steamer and steam them with the boiling water, 10 minutes will do the job. Keep plastic handled razors away from heat, it's Scrubbing Bubbles for them.

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  15. swarden43

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

    @Jim O So, bottom line, sounds to me, that Scrubbing Bubbles is the way to go for any and all your razors. ;)
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  16. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Yup, it does it's job well. Keep's it simple and inexpensive too since I already have it.

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