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    Hi All,

    Possibly a strange question, but is there something that can live in/eat plastic scales? I have a few vintage razors, all with plastic scales, and recently one of them has started crawling with white, pinhead-sized bugs. Every time I see them, I wipe them all away, but about half a day later they're back. My other razors have started to have a few as well, though not as many as the one. I don't see any damage to the scales (or the blade, for that matter). Any input?

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    I would give the entire razor a soak in Barbicide for 10 minutes.

    If they come back then it is not the scales. The infestation is originating some other place.
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    Where are you keeping them.

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    On the bookshelf

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    As an ex printer, may I suggest paper fleas? Maybe an infested book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrZ View Post
    As an ex printer, may I suggest paper fleas? Maybe an infested book.
    Oh no...

    What do I do about that??

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    I've never heard of paper fleas. Are the found only in certain areas or are they everywhere?

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    Move them to a different location, after you clean the razors. Clean the other location too.
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    Spray them down!
    Seriously, some of that organic kitchen spray.

    If the scales are horn, those beetles still live today....Just saying!


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermestidae
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