Polishing???

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by Claude Stewart, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Good day everyone,

    I am looking for advice on how to better polish the blades.

    I’m in need of what products and tools are used to remove stains, scratches from the metal.

    The buffing compound sticks don’t seem to be doing the job.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I recall some people using Flitz.
     
  3. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    I believe Capn Murphy used Maguire's All Metal polish.

    Herm
     
  4. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Are you polishing by hand or using a buffing wheel?
     
  5. gssixgun

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    This hints that you are using a buffer,,

    ***The advice I am going to give is DANGEROUS to you and the razor***

    You need Greaseless Compound to actually remove metal they range from 60-600 grit
    The biggest misconception of buffing is that you are removing the pits and scratches from the surface of the metal, that is actually false
    You are removing the metal from around the Blems and then blending it all even

    There are two types of Greaseless Compounds Tube and Brush On
    They are not always easy to use it takes practice, you should start with heavy bladed razors as you are less likely to burn them up

    Caswells is the best place for supplies and for information on how to buff


    Proceed at your own risk


    At the top of this subforum is a sticky in there is this thread I did a little over a decade ago
    There is a ton of hints and tips in that thread


    https://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/step-by-step-guide-to-a-restored-razor.15425/
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2021
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  6. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Both
     
  7. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Thank you for the info. I’ll look them up and give it a try.
     

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