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    Default DD Satinedge restored by gssixgun!

    Hello Gentlemen.
    I sent a razor out to Glen (gssixgun) for restoration because I am not able enough yet to salvage the scales on a razor, or fix uneven hone wear...and I can certainly not do what Glen does with razors.

    I received my razor in the mail today,

    My jaw dropped to the floor. I was blown away!

    Here are the original pictures of the razor...it was in terrible shape with uneven hone wear and the blade was not centered...well the pictures speak for themselves (it was ugly):





    And turned it into this:




    These pictures are terrible by the way...they don't do the razor justice...my LCD is broken on my camera so I can't see the menu part to turn the flash on...I'll try and get some better pictures up if I figure it out...but man Glen! Thank you so much for restoring this for me! It is one of the few razors I will definitely keep!

    GLEN, YOU ARE THE MAN!!!

    I'm off to shave with it.
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    Great job Glen!!!!! what did you use to clean those scales?

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    It shaves like a dream!...very keen edge on this razor

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    Thank you for the kudos Allen, you know I love the DD's....
    Once the uneven part of the hone wear was cleaned up that razor took to the hones like a, well duck to water
    Glad you like it

    As to Doc's question, about what to use to get the clear scales back to sorta clear, the trick is in the automotive section again...
    There are several products there, that are made to clean up plastic headlamp covers of scratches etc: Well if used carefully they will clear up the mess on scales too.... Warning!!!!!! Note that I said carefully.... this is not a beginner trick, you need to try this first on old crap broken scales first, to get the hang of it......

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    Amazing work Glen ....

    I've got a Red point in similar condition , it's honed up and shaves great but the blade looks like a piece of c**p ........

    I need to get the tools and the skills to get it into the condition of that Ducky ..


    nice job ..... Garry

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    Excellent work glen ,looks Great ,did u remove the scales or did u do all the work with scales on.The reason i am asking i have a wonder edge that is in overall good condition but needs to be cleaned up a little.I am saving this razor for now until i have a little more experience in restoration.I know that repining scales is looked down on but my the blade hits the scale a little on mine unless i guide it in.

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    That must be a common issue with DDs. I have 2 that hit scales on the way in, and I have a friend that has one that does the same.

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    That looks great...
    Having Fun Shaving

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    DD scale warp is a very common issue in fact Allen's was hitting the scales badly when I started on it, right now it is JUST barely missing them...
    This restore was scales on, to keep it all original....
    As to popping pins, you have to make that decision hands on, this DD was cleaned up under the pivot pin with dental floss (yes Allen that's how I did it ) Bet your wondering how I got the insides of the scales polished
    I personally don't pop pins unless I am going to toss the scales, but that is just me it's not a rule, just an opinion....
    Original restores keeping the razor in one piece are way more time intensive then, popping them apart and starting from scratch...

    All of the above of course is JMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    Original restores keeping the razor in one piece are way more time intensive then, popping them apart and starting from scratch...

    All of the above of course is JMHO
    I know you said this was your opinion, but I just want to state my disagreement with the above statement. That is all!

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