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    What store (in Belgium) sells products to clean a blade? What products should I need?

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    That depends a lot on what you want to achieve and whether you'll do it by hand or with power tools. By hand, good quality wet and dry sandpaper, grits ranging from 100 to 1500 or even higher, and steel polish (I use HG, do they sell that in Belgium?) will set you back 10-20 euros.
    High grit sandpaper is usually sold by automotive stores, for polishing car laquers. I got mine from the local tool shop, works a charm. And the HG steel polish was 4 euros and it does a very good job, only it won't stick to my buffer.

    If you want to use a buffer to remove rust and pitting, you'll be needing greaseless compounds. They are mighty hard to come by at a reasonable price, I had to order mine from England. Let me know if you want to go this route, I'll look up the websites I found for you.
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    All by hand, no power tools.

    but that info helps a lot already. will check the local do it yourself (aka brico or gamma

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tburm View Post
    All by hand, no power tools.

    but that info helps a lot already. will check the local do it yourself (aka brico or gamma

    thanks!
    I'm not sure Gamma carry high grit sandpaper. At least I was unable to find it in the Netherlands. Another advantage for the local tool shop here
    Here's a good start on restoration topics: Welcome to the Workshop: How do I / Where do I / What do I / answers are here. All your questions and more will probably be covered there. If not, you're welcome to ask!

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurens View Post
    I'm not sure Gamma carry high grit sandpaper. At least I was unable to find it in the Netherlands. Another advantage for the local tool shop here
    Here's a good start on restoration topics: Welcome to the Workshop: How do I / Where do I / What do I / answers are here. All your questions and more will probably be covered there. If not, you're welcome to ask!

    Good luck!
    The highest I could find where I went was 400 and that was meant for wood. I also couldn't find any steel polish.

    That is why I sent them to you for cleaning instead of just honing and rescaling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiscuitCookie View Post
    The highest I could find where I went was 400 and that was meant for wood. I also couldn't find any steel polish.

    That is why I sent them to you for cleaning instead of just honing and rescaling.
    I got your package just yet, I'll see if I can take a closer look tonight and get started. If you like, I'll take pictures down the road, so you can see the progress
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurens View Post
    I got your package just yet, I'll see if I can take a closer look tonight and get started. If you like, I'll take pictures down the road, so you can see the progress
    Cool, I am looking forward to seeing the progress.

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    Hi, I was wondering, how did the blades turn out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bram View Post
    Hi, I was wondering, how did the blades turn out?
    I covered the process in another thread, over here: Restoration of 5 razors
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