TTO Seized

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Dapper-in-a-can-man, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

    I thought the TSA got it.
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  2. maltedmilk

    maltedmilk Well-Known Member

    Article Team
    That was my first thought, too, when I read the subject! :rofl:
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  3. Dapper-in-a-can-man

    Dapper-in-a-can-man and Dad-on-hand

    After 22 hours of soaking, a firm talking to, and a semi-firm twist the Black Beauty is clean and ready to be used again. I am glad this worked. Now, since baby oil is essentially all mineral oil will it work? I twisted it 10 or so times after it released from it's wretched hold. I found out that pointing the doors to the floor helped it close better.
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  4. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    Glad to hear you got the Black Beauty back to working order!:happy088:
  5. Hardlyanic

    Hardlyanic Active Member

    YAY, glad she is up and running again!!!!!!!!
  6. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Yes, but it will smell a bit more powdery.

    Let me see….olive oil from olives, peanut oil from peanuts, corn oil from corn. So where exactly does 'baby oil' come from?!! :eek::eek::eek:
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  7. Hardlyanic

    Hardlyanic Active Member

    I use a product from Lowes called Dupont Teflon-Silicone lubricant on my tto razors and never had a prooblem
  8. Hardlyanic

    Hardlyanic Active Member

    Diaper squeezings???? :confused:
  9. Dapper-in-a-can-man

    Dapper-in-a-can-man and Dad-on-hand

    Thanks fellas!
  10. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    Baby oil should work to help loosen the mechanism, but I would go with something thinner. I have read several places that there is no need to lubricate a twist-to-open or an adjustable. As long as it is clean, it should work well.
  11. Dapper-in-a-can-man

    Dapper-in-a-can-man and Dad-on-hand

    Well, I won't mind the smell. Leif produces baby oil naturally.... :eek:
  12. Omaney

    Omaney Well-Known Member

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  13. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    diaper bags
    that's where I always found it anyway
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  14. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I'm so glad you got it to work, I was going to send a refund..;)
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  15. Dapper-in-a-can-man

    Dapper-in-a-can-man and Dad-on-hand

    Oh, wait... It just exploded. :p :D
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  16. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Someone recommended soaking TTOs in baby oil or mineral oil for 2 days. I had tried the hot water/soap approach and this helped some, but not enough. I then did a baby oil soak which removed a surprising amount of gunk the soapy water missed, including calcium build-up, and made the TTO action silky smooth.
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  17. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Probably still loads of "junk" inside. Microwave some soapy water to near boiling the drop in the razor. Let it sit, then repeat. I've opened up three stuck quarter turns with this technique. First one was OK after one soak. Last one took 3 days of repeating.
  18. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Yes it will work because it is mineral oil. Now fully soak (immerse) the razor in it overnight and see if any gunk comes out of the razor. That may help in terms of smoothness of opening afterwards.

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