The Shine Box

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Mbg75, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Mbg75

    Mbg75 Well-Known Member

    The transformation of old crusty to something nice is fun.
    Let's see some before and after pics, whether it's just cleaning, plating or repairs.
    Now go get your shine box.

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  2. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Wow! Looks great!
     
  3. Robyflexx

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  4. RyX

    RyX DoH!

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    Amazing what lies under other peoples crud.
    I enjoy the process of bringing the shine up.
    Vintage Gillettes Rock!
    :signs154::git::signs107:
     
  5. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    Nice transformation! You added another 50+ years to the ole gal.
     
  6. PickledNorthern

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  7. Mbg75

    Mbg75 Well-Known Member

    Was hoping some of you guys would post some pics
     
  8. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Sorry Mister, the only vintage DE's I have came from Delta Echo. Can't help much with pics.
     
  9. RyX

    RyX DoH!

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  10. Mbg75

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  11. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Hello folks, here is a restoration I did just this morning. The razor arrived around 10:30am, and it is now almost 12:00pm. It's amazing what you can do to one of these sets in an hour and a half. Here's a couple before photos-

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    And here are some after shots,

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    I think it came back to life just great. Thanks for your interest.
     
  12. Mbg75

    Mbg75 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful!!
    What did you use for the box? And to clean the razor?
     
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  13. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Hello Mbg75, I lined the tray in the lower half of the box with some felt I picked up at Hancock Fabric store, a few days ago in anticipation of this project. The store had the exact color I needed. I haven't polished the exterior of the case yet, because I ran out of Armor-All. However I got the razor to shine nicely. All that took was a soak in hot water, and a little elbow grease with a mild toothbrush. I soaked it with Dawn dish detergent. I hope this input helps. also I used 3M photo safe adhesive spray to attach the felt to the tray. It works really well.
     
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  14. SHAVEWIZARD420

    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    Very nice job! Vintage razors usually seem to clean up very well.
     
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  17. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_$_32X0U2113 (1).jpg WP_20160120_013.jpg Before and after. Not as dramatic as yours, though.
     
  18. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    It kinda baffles me why some sellers don' even attempt to clean these up. It seems the clean ones on the bay bring more $ than what effort it takes to clean them. Don't get me wrong here; I'm not complaining :)
     
  19. RyX

    RyX DoH!

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    I don't shop online for my vintage gear. I have found plenty in antique shops & flea markets. Couple minutes with a toothbrush and Dawn liquid, A Q-tip & Mothers polish? Turned several $5.00 cruddy old things into $50.00 Vintage Razors. It's the thrill of the hunt, finding a gem in the rough and shining it up that makes my gear interesting.
     
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  20. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    It's definitely enjoyable turning what looks like a piece of junk back into a glorious razor. Yes, you never know what gems are under all of the crud!
     

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