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    Cool Puma #90 Full Custom Rebuild w/Inlay Transfer

    This one also came from Noswad here on SRP, it was in the first stages of cell rot before I started..

    The original Faux Tortoise scales had warped out, as is very common on these Puma's, and the steel had just started to show the signs corosion..

    I tore it down, polished the steel back to a near original satin finish on my buffers, then started on the scales..

    I polished the Puma inlay with some Blue Magic metal polish before I cut off the portion holding the emblem and soaked that in Acetone to lift the inlay. I set that aside and built scales from Tortoise Acrylic to the exact size as the old ones, matched up the old holes and even used the old wedge..
    After I polished the new acrylic scales using some of the new 3m Tri-m-ite paper to 8k. I scarred up the spot that the inlay was going, with an X-acto blade, then set it in place using slow cure Epoxy...the pins are Nickel Silver with SS washers outside, and Brass bearing washers inside..
    The razor is back to as close as I can get it using today's materials

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    Impressive workmanship!!! Beautiful Razor.


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    Hey Glen,
    this looks great man.
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    Looks great, Glen. Love the fact that you kept it as close as possible to the original look.
    I am so very happy to be able to have this razor back instead of lost forever to the dreaded celluloid rot.

    Make sure and keep an eye on your razors for this problem, it can occur pretty quickly. I think it was about 2 or 3 months from when I last used it to when I pulled it out and noticed the startings of rot. It happened in the lighter areas just like described and shown in the various threads here on SRP and there were not any signs of it when I put it away.

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    Fantastic work Glen! Beautiful razor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    The razor is back to as close as I can get it using today's materials
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    And a whole lot more "future proof"
    Those in the room who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.

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    Love your work.

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    As always, Glen.
    Excellent work. I like it.

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    That is very nice G. That Puma is back in its full glory. A well deserved restoration.The Noswad should be a happy camper.

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    Nice one Glen, very clean.

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