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    The razor, which I have been using for years, suddenly became discolored on one side. I always dry the blade after I use it, and leave it to air out. Can anyone offer suggestions as to how to remove this, or light rust, without harming the blade?

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    use polishing compound on a cloth.
    For storage you can start oiling the razor then you will never have the rusting problem again.
    I personally like Ballistol for oiling blades.
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    You first need to ask yourself why this happened and how to make sure it won't happen again. If the part that is folded away between the scales is rusty you will probably have celluloid rot and you need to remove the scales and bin them.
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

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    Thank you for the replies so far. Can anyone recommend a good polishing compound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmlondon View Post
    Thank you for the replies so far. Can anyone recommend a good polishing compound?
    I personally use Turtle Wax polishing compound. You could also use Maas or Mother's or any other metal polishing compound that you can find at an auto parts store.

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    +1 for Kees. Over the years I have ditched a bunch of cell scales. In most cases I have done this as a safeguard. After only ONE wrecked razor, I learned to watch cell scales like a hawk. As nice as some of them look, I would still rather have plastic, wood, horn, or bone. Best, wildhog

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    Thanks for your assistance. I tried the polishing compound, and it worked! When they dried, I put oil on them.

    Thanks again!

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