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    Default Slick. 44. Tips on Poly?

    Part of the initiation to the straight razor club is getting duped by an ebay listing.

    Well, I happened to keep my pakistani razor from ebay, knowing it might come in handy later. I tried my first quasi-pinning job on it, knowing I could learn from my mistakes and not feel too bad about it.

    I know, I know... there aren't any washers. All in due time. I'm working with what I got (brass brads). They still tighten up, mushroom out, give that sleek look, etc.

    That being said, this isn't my finest work at all. Nonetheless, I think it is still important to post because I remember how frustrating it can be to research obscure brands. At least this post will save someone time and money.

    BTW, does anyone have any tips on how to get a cleaner polyurethane finish? I make sure everything is clean, and even leave the scales in a sealed plastic bin-- but still get dust.

    It shaves fine, but don't buy one.

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    Well collarless pinning tends to be a little more tricky than with collars, so you are kind of going from harder to hard. By a cleaner poly finish do you mean smooth? Or with out dust and crap settling on it. A simple tent works well as a dust guard. If you buff it between coats and then polish the last coat it tend to be a smoother, more shiny finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    Well collarless pinning tends to be a little more tricky than with collars, so you are kind of going from harder to hard. By a cleaner poly finish do you mean smooth? Or with out dust and crap settling on it. A simple tent works well as a dust guard. If you buff it between coats and then polish the last coat it tend to be a smoother, more shiny finish.
    It seemed easy enough. We'll see when I try to do it better next time.

    I mean without the crap--yes. Buffing in-between is probably the solution, but what do you use? I think I tried sandpaper with bad results.


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    You can use steel wool, 0000 or synthetic steel wool if your poly is water based.
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