I recently had the need to purchase a replacement double edge because I left my previous one in a hotel in another state (far, far away). I really, really like the way the Gillette DE's shave so I kinda knew what I was looking for. I happened upon a 40's Super Speed with no date code for $8 dollars. It shaves very well but it is definitely a "high mileage" tool. The TTO knob had no finish: pure brass. The head also has a lot of exposed brass. Luckily, mechanically, it is perfectly functional except for the (not uncommon) "TTO drop " problem The shave, to me, is the important part, not necessarily the looks. But, because I didn't buy this for a collection or for any antique value, I have no problem attempting to make it look better. So... this posting is my journey through the land of electroplating. Don't judge me, I barely know what I'm doing. I've done a little bit of reading and a little bit of trial and error. I'll try to document everything I do as well a take a bunch of pictures. Everyone is welcome to come along for the ride.