Would you bother with all these steps?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by gorgo2, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Frugal, cheap, that's me, but this seems to go well beyong that into OCD territory, or just a filler article they don't seriously expect anyone to try. Would you take blade care this far?

    How to clean a rusty razor blade
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  2. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    I absolutely wouldn't bother doing all of that :) I also am frugal as in (CHEAP), but Citric is acid and would over time hurt the blade as much as rust I would think. Also most blades now a days are made of ss anyway. I think I would invest in one of those vintage stropping machines before I did all that work.:)
    I usually get an easy 3-6 "comfortable" shaves from a blade. I just rinse and dry after use and then strop the edge ( while the blade is in the razor) on my arm about 5 times (which is probably a bit OCD and a waste of time, but its habit for me now and doesn't add but a few seconds to clean up):).
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  3. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Well-Known Member

    Holy ****

    "Let me scrub this razor blade with my bare hands, WCGW?"
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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Doesn't everybody do this? :scared003:
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  5. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Swish the rusty blade in Clubman. If there's anything left of it afterward, go ahead and use it. Problem solved. ;)
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  6. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    WHY? Just toss it!
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  8. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't go through all that just for a blade that may cost me ten or fifteen cents. But I like how they have ads stuck in the middle of the steps, especially the one that shows you how to shave your balls. It takes all kinds I suppose.
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  9. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Way over board to clean, just dip in some isopropyl alcohol should do the job for Germ phobias & a lot cheaper or toss.
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  10. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    I can't see myself doing all that.

    I can see some of our more enthusiastic colleagues possibly giving that treatment to an exotic vintage carbon steel blade, but even that's a long shot.

    I wonder what they're smoking over there.
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  11. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

    Yep That’s what I Do. NOT
    4 Shaves and Bye Bye Blade.
    Blades are to Cheap now a Days to mess with All That.

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  12. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Well-Known Member

    Don't knock ball shaving. Its very therapeutic :)
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  13. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    That carbon guy conceivably would be me but...no. They're smoking the Veg.
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  14. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    OK, I gotta ask - giving or receiving?
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  15. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Well-Known Member

    A lady doesn't give away her secrets [​IMG]
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  16. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

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  17. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

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  18. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

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  19. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i use a weishi razor as a blade holder between shaves..hot water rinse and air dry..load blade loosely into weishi until my next razor pick..
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
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  20. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Ahhhhhhhh ..... nope.
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