Fatboy cleanup

Discussion in 'Special Projects' started by gorgo2, Jul 13, 2023.

  1. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Case has one small crack in the lid, otherwise everything is in working order. But...yikes. Honestly don't know how it can get this bad.

    This'll be fun.

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  2. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    I can almost smell the nicotine.
  3. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I usually start with the obvious ....... hot water and dish soap.

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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Flitz will do a great job of not only polishing the case, but will act as a cleaner. Use a toothbrush to get into harder to reach areas, case and razor.
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  5. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    It's simmering now.
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  6. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

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    Soaked the case in Scrubbing Bubbles for 30 minutes, then stiff toothbrushed it under warm running water. The clear styrene doesn't really need polished and the white is perfect.

    Near-boiled the razor with some Dawn for 30 minutes. Toothbrushed clean while very warm, dried, then Flitz.

    Now there's just a bit of staining left in the knurling that I'll need a brass brush to get out, if it will come out. All that's left is to blacken the numbers with a Sharpie.

    It's a '61, btw.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2023
  7. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Beautiful cleanup! How did you happen upon this little cream puff?

    '61 is my birth year, BTW. I'm all about making things born in that year look newer. I'm currently giving the Scrubbing Bubbles and Dawn treatment with a brass brush/Sharpie touch-up serious consideration. :rofl:
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  8. swarden43

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

    Sweet score and great job @gorgo2 !!
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.looks fantastic.:cool:
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  10. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Browsing for old carbon blades, it popped up on the feed. I had to rub my eyes to make sure I was seeing what I saw. I told the seller it would take some work to get it in proper condition, so would they accept an offer? She did, possibly because it was so disgusting.
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  11. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    For yourself? :D
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  12. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Seriously, if you never rinsed the handle of your razor, just laid it up coated with whatever suds were left on it, how long would take to build up a layer of scum, dead cells, stubble, and whatever else is in there? I wouldn't think it's possible but this is the 2nd one I've seen like this (the first, a flare tip, was worse).

    Tell you what, I'd hate to see that guy's toothbrush.
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  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn


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  14. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    TOOTHBRUSH!!! AKA nightmare fuel.
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  15. swarden43

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

    I'm sure all of you are aware the toothbrush was invented in West Virginia.
    Had it been invented anywhere else, it would have been called a teethbrush.
  16. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Great job! But rather than a sharpie, I use Testor’s enamel to blacken numbers on razors. It’s darker & more durable.
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  17. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer


    I clean any razor I use with a tooth brush and dish soap after every use.
    I found that if it's gonna clean up more than the initial cleaning, it gets better and better as I use it and clean it.
    You did a great job


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