Slippery razor handles

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Sara-s, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I just won a Ming Shih DE razor in a PIF. (Thanks @Zykris !) It looks just like the Merkur Futur. I like it very much ,but the handle is kind of slippery. For someone who shaves in the shower ,this is an issue. I don't want to (and probably can't) change the handle. So I would welcome some suggestions on how to make it less slippery. Thanks.
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  2. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    I used some of the white medical tape wrapped on the handle. Doesn't look terrific but worked great. Gave a great grip regardless how wet the razor
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  3. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    bedazzle it.

  4. Pierce13

    Pierce13 New Member

    Try dipping it in Flex-seal or Plasti Dip. You can get them in hardware stores.
  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I find soapy hands are more of a problem than wet hands, but that's a little off topic (who? me?). Go low tech... get a thick rubber band and wrap the handle in it. Easy to remove and no permanent or messy change to the handle.

    Or... duck tape... but then you have to deal with sticky residue if you ever remove it.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
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  6. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    Plasti dip, gaffer tape, tiny dots of hot melt glue (if you're a crafty person, it's probably the easiest to do)

    If you want to do a rubber band, don't use one - get a half a dozen of the tiny bands that they use(d) for braces, and put them randomly around, or make a wide band where your fingers hit.

    You can also try wrapping it in cord - either a natural cord that dries (jute, hemp, leather), or one that doesn't care about the water (nylon, propylene). That way you can practice your macrame, and give it a hanging loop! :)
  7. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    Great suggestions. I never had trouble with grip then again, I was never in the shower with it. Glad you like it though!
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  8. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Cold water shaving in the shower would upset even a penguin. :eek:
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  9. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

  10. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    In the houston summer, a cold shower is usually barely cool.
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  11. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    Just use a Gillette fat boy instead
  12. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Shrink wrap tubing will work great and will keep the shape of the handle.
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  13. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Where do you get that?
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  14. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    Heat shrink tubing is generally purchasable from any electronics supply store.

    edit - harbor freight carries it. maybe even Home Depot and lowes.

    You can even order it in colours from online. Get a size about 20% or so larger than your handle, slide it over, and use a blow dryer to shrink it into place.
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  15. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    What @Bookworm said, pretty cheap. They come in different sizes and colors. Just make sure it fits the handle.
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  16. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Pencil grip or sugru


    Sold at Target
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  17. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I have Sugru in the house.
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  18. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    I actually have cool water from the faucet today.
  19. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I really like Sugru! ;)
  20. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Wet your fingers and rub your alum block before gripping the handle.

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