Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by AKV, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. AKV

    AKV New Member

    Has anyone used hydrocide? It says 2 ounces to 1 gallon of water... Which seems crazy to me.
  2. swarden43

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

    For what? What is it?
  3. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Is it like Barbicide? I've used that.
  4. John Beeman

    John Beeman Well-Known Member

    The ratio is correct.

    If you want a disenfectant to soak razors or combs in, you're probably better off with Barbicide.

    Hydrocide is better for mopping floors and cleaning equipment.

    I'm the only person using my razors (vs a barber who serves the public) so diluted dish soap or scrubbing bubbles is good enough for razor cleaning. I'm not trying to kill hospital grade germs.
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  5. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    From Amazon sales page;

    This product will clean, disinfect and deodorize inanimate, hard nonporous surfaces such as brushes, combs, stainless steel scissors, clipper blades, razors, salon/barber tools, manicure instruments, shampoo bowls, sinks, dryers, tables, chairs, countertops, floors, walls, cabinets, shower stalls, bathtubs, whirlpool baths, and toilet bowls.

    It doesn't say if it removes gold wash, nickle plating, teeth, hair, or eyeballs.
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  6. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    When you have pure hydroxcide (OH-) you have a nice base instead of an acid. When you put it in water OH-and OH- yields water (H2O) and a free Oxygen. Might even see a bubble or three.
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  7. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Get a can of scrubbing bubbles. I use Walmart's store brand. Use an old toothbrush to scrub them.


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  8. AKV

    AKV New Member

    I have already did that.. How do I use the hydrocide?
  9. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    I hate to say this, but it truly is _read the directions_. Any time you're using a toxic product (if it kills bacteria, virii, and fungus spores, it's toxic), you MUST follow the directions. Anything we could tell you is likely to be wrong, because we don't have the bottle in hand.

    If it says 2 ounces in a gallon of water, that's the ratio. (one ounce for a half a gallon, and so forth). it'll then tell you how to use it - soak, wipe, etc. If you're trying to get into every crevice, you'll have to soak.

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  10. swarden43

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

    If you already used Scrubbing Bubbles,why do you need the hydroxide?
    Scrubbing Bubbles disinfects, eats soap scum, and leaves your razor nice and shiny.
    What more do you need?
  11. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    You don't need it. What ever viruses that once lived on your razor's are now dead. No need to go overboard cleaning.


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  12. Terry Williams

    Terry Williams Well-Known Member

    As @swarden43 noted, Dow Bathroom Cleaner (Scrubbing Bubbles) kills 99.8(9)% of harmful bugs. So, that probably did the trick. Since, it has detergents, it also cleaned or loosened scum and other crud. I use hydrocide before I share a razor as a just-in-case. I don't really know what the difference is (barbacide v. hydrocide), but hydrocide is used by my barber for her scissors and combs. So, I bought that.
  13. RaZorBurn123

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

    I use SB and never worry about a thing. I've yet to be cut by a razor, I'd be more worried about silverware at a restaurant.
  14. swarden43

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

    And you never will get cut by a razor. A blade, sure, but never a razor.
    (Unless it's a str8 ;))
  15. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    I've been bitten by a Norelco - does that count?
  16. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

    Have to agree with the majority here. Most viruses and bacteria - especially blood borne - that are harmful to us die pretty quickly outside the body, and those that don't are easily killed with scrubbing bubbles or alcohol. No need to live in fear.

    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    Hydrocide is more for elimating odors but I believe it does kill bacteria. You may want to just use something else that would clean the razor better, but I don't think it would hurt the razor....... hopefully lol.
  18. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    I believe that most of the various cleaning chemicals tend to react oddly with copper alloys - so don't go overboard in the usage of them. (meaning don't soak brass overnight, things like that). Lysol also works - you can buy the small brown bottle of concentrate at various grocery stores. Somewhere I posted up a batch of links on the various sterilizers.

    Even soaking overnight in alcohol can do strange things to some metals.
  19. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    I use the Lysol concentrate on my razors when they need cleaning. I use the Scrubbing Bubbles on any new to me used razors. No need to go crazy cleaning your razor's because you might damage the thin finish.


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