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    Default Framebacks and Barbicide

    Hello gents,

    So I got an ancient Thiers-Issard frameback last week, and I'd like your opinion on dipping it in Barbicide.

    I'd like to go with Barbicide because I had a blood screening scare years ago that made me paranoid with this kind of thing (I'm a regular blood donor and got a false positive in a screening).

    I don't have Clippercide or other powerful disinfectant here, only thing I've got is Barbicide imported from the US.

    My question is about the frame part. I know Barbicide should be in touch with the blade for no longer than 10 minutes (in fact it should be exactly 10m).

    Should I remove the blade from the frame and dip only that? Or is the frame usually sufficiently tight so that liquids can't penetrate it?

    Also if I rinse it underwater, how do I remove water from the frame? Or is it a non-problem?

    I might find compressed air cans, but haven't so far. I do have WD-40 though.

    So what's your opinion on all that?

    Thanks in advance for any answer.

    Cheers!

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    Does your razor have a screw where the blade can be removed from the frame? If so, I would remove the blade and dip both in Barbicide after an initial cleaning.

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    Yes, it does have a screw. Don't know how easy it will be to remove (if the threads are rusty).

    So you think it's ok to dip both the blade and the frame if I'm able to take them apart?

    Thanks.

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    Yes. I'd dip both frame and blade in the Barbicide if you can get them apart. Maybe put some WE-40 on the screw to loosen it up.

    Do you have a pic of the razor? Is it fairly clean or is it gunked up and in need of a cleaning anyway?

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    The blade itself looks clean, but the screw seems a bit rusty.

    These are the photos from the seller. If you'd like, I could take more detailed photos when I get home.

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    That looks fairly clean. I was thinking that if you needed to do any gunk removal or sanding that the process would probably get rid of any germs. Since that one looks like it will not require much cleaning Barbicide soaking seems appropriate.

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    What a beauty. Can't wait to get my hands on a true frameback.
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    Thanks, Wightman. It was a lucky find :-D

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    That blade has probably not been removed in decades. I'm not sure I'd mess with it. The screw could break and then you be in trouble especially if it's badly rusted.
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    I would definitely remove it. That way you can make new blades up for it, and remove the blade to hone it. If it breaks, drill it out and tap and die a new one.
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