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    Quote Originally Posted by sinnfein View Post
    Just out of curiosity is barbicide safe for brushes?

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    I believe it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinnfein View Post
    Just out of curiosity is barbicide safe for brushes?

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    Yes. I treat all vintage razors, and razors I am selling with Barbicide... as part of my personal sterilization practice, once or twice a year I give my brushes a 5 minute soak in barbicide. I have found this cuts back on infected follicles post-shave.

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    can barbicide damage scales of straights in any way (any type of scales)
    or are you all just soaking the blade in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyengineer View Post
    can barbicide damage scales of straights in any way (any type of scales)
    or are you all just soaking the blade in it
    It will mess just about any plastic, horn, celluloid, wood, etc up. Definitely only soak the blade-- I use a champagne flute full of barbicide to hang the razor into, so that the blade is in and the scales are out.

    The same goes for brushes-- don't let the handles soak, just the hair!
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    thanks for the info

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    http://www.barbicide.com/sites/defau...icide_MSDS.pdf
    Mostly alcohol and a surfactant and preservative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjezuit View Post
    http://www.barbicide.com/sites/defau...icide_MSDS.pdf
    Mostly alcohol and a surfactant and preservative.
    You've missed the point of the ingredients.

    The "mostly alcohol" is in the concentrated solution. The working solution of the stuff would have only a trivial, and ineffective, amount of alcohol. It is likely there solely for the purpose of dissolving the "surfactant."

    That "surtactant" is a biocide that is effective on bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

    The "preservative" is a corrosion inhibitor.

    Like Benjamin, I use it on every razor I hone for, or sell to, others. Barbacide is pretty good stuff for razors.

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    What a great conversation! I am a nurse employed by Barbicide to teach infection control...here are the facts: Regular Barbicide is safe for all of your implements (Razors, Brushes, Combs,etc)! For it to be effective (that is, kill all of the microrganisms listed on its label) it must be mixed correctly and items must stay moist (or submerged) for 10 full minutes! Unless you are using it commercially and it is required by your state, I would not purchase Barbicide Plus. If, however, you are using it commericially and it is required by law, Barbicide Plus must be mixed exactly as listed on label and items should never be left in for longer than 10 minutes. One other note...you will not get the cool blue color with Barbicide Plus, only with regular Barbicide!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKratchmer View Post
    It will mess just about any plastic, horn, celluloid, wood, etc up. Definitely only soak the blade-- I use a champagne flute full of barbicide to hang the razor into, so that the blade is in and the scales are out.

    The same goes for brushes-- don't let the handles soak, just the hair!
    +1, it can stain lighter colored materials with a blueish tint. Brushes don't seem to pick up the color though if you use the proper dilution, even blond boar has come out OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanRN View Post
    What a great conversation! I am a nurse employed by Barbicide to teach infection control...here are the facts: Regular Barbicide is safe for all of your implements (Razors, Brushes, Combs,etc)! For it to be effective (that is, kill all of the microrganisms listed on its label) it must be mixed correctly and items must stay moist (or submerged) for 10 full minutes! Unless you are using it commercially and it is required by your state, I would not purchase Barbicide Plus. If, however, you are using it commericially and it is required by law, Barbicide Plus must be mixed exactly as listed on label and items should never be left in for longer than 10 minutes. One other note...you will not get the cool blue color with Barbicide Plus, only with regular Barbicide!
    Hello, cleanRN:

    Thank you for your informative thoughts. I am picking up my Barbicide and the classic jar Thursday to set up in my little shaving world. I was not aware of the 10-minute rule, however, and am glad you expounded upon that.

    By the way, welcome to Straight Razor Place. It's good to have you with us.

    Regards,

    Obie

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