Gillette Super Adjustable Needs TLC

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  1. guyver1560

    guyver1560 New Member

    So I own a Gillette Super Adjustable 109. I am considering getting it revamped/restored whatever the correct term. My only concern is the adjustment handle appears to have a small hole in it (picture below) Is this something that can be fixed? Any recommendations on where to send it in for the work?
    Gillette Super 109.jpg
  2. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    I'd mix the tiniest bit of 2 part epoxy, and apply with a toothpick.
    After it sets up a bit press a blade edge in the corresponding grooves to engrave the lines.
    What I'd do anyway, ymmv.
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  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I'd also use epoxy. My choice would be J-B Weld as it dries almost black, more of a dark grey. But it can afterwards be touched up with paint if needed.
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  4. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    I've successfully added a couple drops of black acrylic paint to the mixture... dried black enough for me.
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  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I've also added paint to epoxy, it works fine. Just takes a little longer to dry. Forgot to mention that, but glad what you did worked out.
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  6. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    I've had more than a few of these - pretty common with aluminum handles
    I'll have to try the epoxy.
    Usually I just look for a replacement.
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  7. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Not sure if Capn Murphy, Vintage Razor Repair is still in business, but he took care of mine a couple years back. You may be able to find him on Badger & Blade.

  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    His videos have been deleted from YouTube a while back. And if I remember correctly, he stopped working on Black Beauties before that.
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  9. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Thanks. Wasn't sure. I thought he said the BB's were aluminum inside and more prone to corrosion.

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  10. romsitsa

    romsitsa Well-Known Member

    Black parts are anodised alumium, there is not much one can do with them.
    Don't get me wrong, but getting a new Super adjustable would be most likely cheaper than a revamp.
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  11. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    Thought the black handles were plastic? Sure feel like it...

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