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    Default How do I disinfect my straight razor?

    I have heard some people say to soak it in barbicide, but what kind of container should I use?

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    I dunno. After a shave I wipe a razor with a clean damp washcloth, wipe it dry with a pretty clean towel, strop it 10-20 laps and put it on thr shelf for the next day. Zero infections in two years.
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    Barbicide!

    Covers it pretty good.
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    When I get a new on or one from the bay I clean it real good and use alcohol all over it then wipe dry and use a thin coat of oil. after that when I shave I dry strop the lightly oil the blade and hinge pin the put away. On the blades that only I use I don't worry about disinfecting the blades. just keep them from rusting.

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    This is my set up glass jar deep enough for the blade only
    note I only do this when I first get a straight or when sending a blade to others
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    I have heard some use Lysol spray. Sspray the blade wait 30 seconds and wipe dry.

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    Barbicide covers it all. Short of that I would soak some folded paper towel with alcohol and gently fold the razor in it. Leave it in the towel for 10 minutes.
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    I do not have barbicide in Brazil. When the razor is new (to me), I let it soak (blade & scales) in 10% formalin for about an hour , so I dry it with a cotton swab and hairdryer. DNA and proteins are all destroyed by formaldehyde, that turns into gas form and fully dissipates when the water dries out. I know... this is probably an overkill method.

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    91 percent Isopropyl Alcohol. Walmart $2.98. You can watch it evaporate. Use this Windex product for no evap while waiting to use Push pump.Name:  PRODUCT_IMAGES_0004_TOUCHNGO_CITRUS_200X371.jpg
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    There's an article on the web accessing the merits of 70% and 90% isopropyl rubbing alcohol for killings germs. Based on their study the 70% worked better than the 90 percent. Also the germ killing takes places as the alcohol evaporates from the surface. So after the alcohol application, allow it to evaporate naturally and do not wipe it off. All this has to be true "Because I Read It Previously On the Internet"
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