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    All of the above ideas are fine, but one must remember that all 'oils' are effected by the environment that they are kept in. Nothing lasts for ever.
    Up to your ideas on the subject, but taking the blade out every once in awhile for a quick wipe off and redressing wouldn't hurt.
    (Just on the chance that it would work, I've picked up some magnets at Harbor Freight and keep them with the spares).

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    SRD had an applicator on its site that is basically the same thing.
    Straight Razor Oil Applicator - $15.99 :
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    What is that applicator called Richard? looks like a handy bit of kit.
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    Real men use WD-40. It also provides a pleasant tingling sensation during one's next shave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbert33 View Post
    What is that applicator called Richard? looks like a handy bit of kit.
    I walked into the store and got this.

    Applicator for Camellia Oil - The Japan Woodworker Catalog

    This is just an idea. I see above that SDR carries one exactly like it. Japanese are really big on Camellia Oil which I like also. The reason that I use Corrosion X is that it is not toxic, actually bonds with the metal, and displaces water. I have been using this stuff for over a decade on many things. It keeps rust from forming because it sets up a high dielectric barrier that keeps the metal from rusting. I have never had a razor rust, discolor, or otherwise get funky with a coating applied. It is wise to coat all your razors every six months and don't forget the hinges.


    It is also an excellent lubricant and I use it on all my fire arms. A word of warning when using on an automatic pistols, for instance, because it is such a good lubricant your weapon will not break in. Put at least 10K rounds through a pistol before using this as a lubricant.


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    I use the the "tuf-cloth" and the tuf- glide precision applicator for the pivot pins. Works for me.
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    I use mineral oil.. Very lil bit on my finger wipe it on both sides of razor after stropping..
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    Mineral oil does work quite well. I've been using it for more than four years and have never had a problem with rust.
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    Mineral oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportcopper View Post
    I use mineral oil.. Very lil bit on my finger wipe it on both sides of razor after stropping..
    Works for me as well been using it for around 30 years. cheap and effective and i apply it the same way. razors in storage might need a reapplication every year or so. i store them in old wooden cigar boxes.
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    One of the keys that should be repeated here and pointed out is the Re-application process, if the razors are going to be stored for a length of time be very very very careful of what you put on them... I highly reccomend NOTHING and storing them in VCI wraps...

    The main issues I am seeing lately is any type of natural oils and anything past the 2 week period, personally I hope you guys keep it up, I am making extra money having to get the sticky residue off of razors then polishing off the stains and re-honing, but for those that don't want to go through the heartache of seeing staining, and re-honing I suggest you look at Gun storage type products, or Re-apply every 2 weeks..

    Maybe the gent that just had his DD's and Filarmonicas cleaned up will chime in.. That 8/8 NOS Wonderedge was sad to see with the staining the oil caused

    Be careful with your choices
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