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    have to say i'm surprised at how many of you are ok with my trying to clean up antique razors. any tips/tricks/materials y'all could lead me on to?

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    welcome to srp.

    take a look at the workshop section, as well as the restoration articles in the wiki. that'll probably be the best way to get an idea what's involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonPopeil View Post
    have to say i'm surprised at how many of you are ok with my trying to clean up antique razors. any tips/tricks/materials y'all could lead me on to?
    Why? You are an adult of legal age...right? As long as you promise not to come back about losing a finger...lol.

    In all seriousness, I see it like this. If you're doing scales, there's no way to bung up the razor. If you're polishing the blade out with metal polish, there's still a high unlikelyhood that you'll booger it up. If it requires a full scale blade restoration and you screw it up then that's alright because likely the blade was hosed in the first place.

    I think that what some folks cringe over is when someone takes a beautiful gilded razor and uses metal polish and 'accidentally' strips all the gold off the razor. I think that common sense and asking questions along the way go along way in completing a restoration. Also knowing when to stop and realize that you're about to go over your own head is very important too. You seem like the type that already have a bit of knowledge of the world and how things work so I'm really preaching to the choir here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red96ta View Post
    Why? You are an adult of legal age...right? As long as you promise not to come back about losing a finger...lol.

    In all seriousness, I see it like this. If you're doing scales, there's no way to bung up the razor. If you're polishing the blade out with metal polish, there's still a high unlikelyhood that you'll booger it up. If it requires a full scale blade restoration and you screw it up then that's alright because likely the blade was hosed in the first place.

    I think that what some folks cringe over is when someone takes a beautiful gilded razor and uses metal polish and 'accidentally' strips all the gold off the razor. I think that common sense and asking questions along the way go along way in completing a restoration. Also knowing when to stop and realize that you're about to go over your own head is very important too. You seem like the type that already have a bit of knowledge of the world and how things work so I'm really preaching to the choir here.
    thanks! digging through the wiki, couldn't get to your comment straight away.

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