Rockwell Owners Adjustable Razors Club (ROARC)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by tuxxdk, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. IDuck

    IDuck Well-Known Member

    NICE!!!!...thank you, I will get one of those for sure.
     
  2. MrMcGoo

    MrMcGoo Member

    Just ordered my 6s today along with the stand. Can't wait to get it.
     
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  3. Str8 Shaver

    Str8 Shaver Well-Known Member

    just in the process of purchasing one that isn't getting any love.... I'll keep you informed.
     
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  4. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery

    :happy093:

    Kickstarter edition or latest revision?
     
  5. Str8 Shaver

    Str8 Shaver Well-Known Member

    Okay guys....I'M IN!! Rockwell V2 is in my hands.. :rah:
    Just one question... having never bought a previously owned razor before, what measures, if any, should I take to make sure it is super clean... not being funny, but anything that has the potential to come into contact with blood, makes me a touch paranoid/OCD... and knowing some of you have experience with previously owned shaving kit, I thought I'd ask and get some peace of mind... or am I reading too much into it?
     
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  6. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery

    Congrats on the new razor!

    Personally I have never done more than dish soap and toothbrush.
     
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  7. MrMcGoo

    MrMcGoo Member

    Looks like my 6S will arrive tomorrow. Will get to use it tomorrow night...
    I also have a quick question, does everyone leave the blade in their razors and if not what do you do with them between shaves? The reason why I ask is because someone had mentioned it during a video. Thanks
     
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  8. Hairy Alaskan

    Hairy Alaskan eww da toilet

    Scrubbing Bubbles works okay.
    For all metal razors, like Gillette's, I've put them in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes. It's amazing the amount of gunk that can come out of them.
    The Rockwell doesn't have any hinges or internal parts so cleaning with soap and a washcloth should take care of the old soap scum. You might want to soak the heads in rubbing alcohol just to disinfect.


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  9. PaPa K

    PaPa K Active Member

    Str 8-Stainless will be no problem with an alcohol soak.
    Mr Mc Goo-I leave the blades in my V2. I do loosen it a turn or so for a good rinse and then shake off the water.
     
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  10. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery

    I leave the blade in all my razors. Rinse the razor after use, wipe it down taking care not to touch the blade-edge, and put on the shelf for the next shave.

    There are many ways to go around the subject post-shave, but objectively seen, there's no reason to take it out or anything else.

    You may come across posts like "tea stains" and rust, but I have never experienced it, and I've always been known to "abuse" my razors, as in, I don't baby them, but I occasionally give them a good clean and polish when I feel like it.

    When I read online, many of my razors, stainless included, should have vanished by now with how I've treated them. Alas, they still look like new :)
     
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  11. Str8 Shaver

    Str8 Shaver Well-Known Member

    I contacted the previous owner, and he put my mind at ease by informing me that he gave it the Barbicide treatment before sending it, so it's good to go.. :happy096:
     
  12. MrMcGoo

    MrMcGoo Member

    So the 6s arrived today, very nice packaging and the feel of the razor is nice. I will say before I even shave with it that I'm a little disappointed that the razor protrudes out on each side. So this will be my first experience in dealing with this so time will tell. Will let you know what I think of the performance.

    Okay came back after the shave. So I decided to use a Voskhod blade and I went with setting number 3 figuring the middle of the road should be good as I use the fatboy on 5. I went with Taylor cream because I'm use to it and get a good lather. My growth was two days. First pass WTG felt good and took most surface hair easily. Second pass XTG was okay but I think I may have caused a weeper on my R cheek. Third pass ATG was good and only had a few clean up spots. The block did reveal a few spot of feedback but not that bad. My face is smooth and feels good minus two spots. So I think I might try #2 next time to see how that works with the same blade though I have been using feathers in my FB so will see.

    I will note that I have only one good working arm as my left shoulder was operated on and is not much good right now so this also does not help.
     
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  13. Str8 Shaver

    Str8 Shaver Well-Known Member

    Well, here is my 1st shave with the Rockwell 6S (v2). 3 days of stubble, so I've chosen plate 4 with a Timor... a blade that worked well with both the Weber, and Ikon B1 Deluxe....WOW, what a wonderfully smooth shave, but maybe a touch too much for me. I will try it with a Zorrik next... a blade that totally took me by surprise, before I make a move to plate 3. Yeah, so glad to have found the Rockwell 6S!! It well rocks! :git:
     
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  14. Str8 Shaver

    Str8 Shaver Well-Known Member

    Wash - Meissner Tremonia Puristic
    Prep - Noxzema / Hot towel
    Pre shave - Prep
    Razor – 'The Rock' (Rockwell 6S Plate 3)
    Blade – Zorrik Stainless
    Brush - New Forest Tubby 1 Finest
    Soap – OSP Bay Rum
    Post - Witch Hazel

    I decided to go with plate 3, and a Zorrik Stainless...Yeah, great shave, no drama, no nonsense, just a get the job done, BBS shave... just the way it should be! I couldn't ask for anything more...
     
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  15. MrMcGoo

    MrMcGoo Member

    So today was my second shave with the 6s with 4 days of growth..not working due to surgery on my shoulder.

    Shower and then proraso pre shave
    Soap- WSP Gaelic Tweed
    Razor- 6s with #2
    Blade- Voskhod
    Brush-WSP Chubby best badger
    Post- block and the proraso post and baum

    This shave was much better than the first run. I still did a 3 pass and almost nothing for clean up. Shave resulted in BBS and was one of my better shaves in some time!
     
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  16. nav

    nav Active Member

    I am a daily plate 4 user but today was the 2nd day on plate 3 and it is just so comfortable, as if there's no blade in it!

    I am starting to accept a shorter lasting bbs for additional comfort.

    I'll use plate 3 for a whole week and then decide if the trade off is worth it for me.
     
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  17. poikkeus

    poikkeus Member

    Plate #3 is gloriously smooth and comfortable - but a shorter longevity for your shave is a drawback for some. I find that plate #4 does give me more longevity, but plate #5 does the same thing. The key is to use lots of shaving cream, and shave very lightly.
     
  18. bscarpenter

    bscarpenter Well-Known Member

    I have a new in the box Gen 2 s6. I'm currently doing the 30 day challenge with a Gillette New long comb, but am greatly anticipating my first shave with this nicely balanced kit.
     
  19. Str8 Shaver

    Str8 Shaver Well-Known Member

    Prep - Noxzema / Hot towel
    Pre shave - Proraso
    Razor – ‘The Rock’ (Rockwell 6S - Plate 3)
    Blade – Gillette Silver Blue
    Brush - 'Papa Chub' (Chubby 3 Manchurian)
    Soap – Phoenix and Beau Unscented
    Post - Witch Hazel


    Sublime... one of those shaves where everything just goes right.. 'The Rock' + GSB is just so smooth and efficient... WTG, ATG, and a touch up pass, and I'm wonderfully BBS. In fact, it was that enjoyable that I lathered up, and did another pass, just for shits and giggles..
     
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  20. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    They are a great razor. Mine still gets regular use, and the one I gave to my son got him completely away from carts/disposables, and he is shaving every day now.

    I am not a huge TTO fan, but I am excited to see what will come with their new release.


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