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    Since this is used by barbers I assume it is ok for full immersion on razors.

    Any problem with scale materials? Celluloid? Plastic? Bone? Wood?

    Thanks!

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    I have some, not sure about immersing the scales I haven't done it yet. I bought a barbicide jar to put the stuff in and just fold the scales all of the way back and hang the razor over the edge of the jar so the razor's edge is pointing away from the glass with the entire cutting edge immersed and the scales out of the barbicide to avoid any possible discoloration. I think the warning on the barbicide plus warns of possible discoloration, didn't notice any warning on the regular barbicide with regard to that.

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    I just used the regular barbicide on my scales... seems to work just fine and cleaned out any gunk in the really old razors!

    No discoloration after 2 days

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    I imagine plastic scales would be fine. Metal as well.

    Wood, horn, bone... I don't think I'd risk it.

    This is just conjecture, however.

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    Yeah - I'm assuming that like any porous material, it's best not to subject it to any colouring (especially that electric blue!).

    Good to know that it ends up cleaning up some of the gunk from old razors.

    Mark

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    I wouldnt use it on CA coated scales as CA isnt waterproof Have you ever used Clippercide it is a rust preventative as well,and comes in spray can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveller View Post
    I wouldnt use it on CA coated scales as CA isnt waterproof
    From Wikipedia (about CA) among other places:

    "A normal bond reaches full strength in two hours and is waterproof."

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    Alex,We use it in a military application on some circuit boards that we manufacture,and it is not cosidered waterproof (For that application )according to the milspec .I just cut and pasted part of it below it seems to be water resistant for short periods of time.but would probably be a problem to leave soaking for any period of time .I sold a couple of pounds of it to Joe Chandler last year(the milspec grade) supossedly the same as the FDA approved medical type,and checked the milspec ,and remember the non waterproof issue.I think Joe is still buying it from the same manufacturer.I cant renember all this for sure,(I cant even remember what I ate for breakfast)I dont think it will be an issue with scale finish unless exposed to water for extended periods.I can get someone to pull the full spec for me if its really that important,or I can get with the manufacturer,(we still buy a couple of pounds a month) Best regards Gary




    Stability Indicator: YES
    Stability Condition To Avoid: EXCESSIVE HEAT ABOVE 176F, MOISTURE AND
    ALKALINES. STABLE UP TO 122F. STORE IN COOL DRY PLACE.
    Materials To Avoid: POLYMERIZED BY WATER, ALCOHOL, AMINES, ALKALINE MATERIALS
    AND DIRECT UV.
    Hazardous Decomposition Products: COMBUSTIBLE BY-PRODUCTS OF CARBON
    MONOXIDE/DIOXIDE.
    Hazardous Polymerization Indicator: NO
    Conditions To Avoid Polymerization: NOT RELEVANT
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    Gary, AFAIK CA is not waterproof to Mil-spec because of the application method, not the compound and the test requirements. I believe full immersion coating of thin viscosity CA will result in full waterproofing, but Mil-spec requires tests subjecting items to vibration and shock standards that can crack and shatter CA whereas a razor handle will never see that. Circuit boards for example will vibrate and thus can crack the coating.

    It's been few years since I have been involved in any mil-specs, and they were electronic in nature, so I may be wrong.

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    haha oh the blue stuff. I was expecting a thread about how someone had killed their barber

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