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    Thanks. Short and effective.

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    I remove the blade, rinse everything well and air dry. If needed, I'll wipe with a wash cloth too. I also use the scrubbing bubbles for a good hour long soak every week or so.

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    How nice is the razor you shave with? Mine are antiques in pristine condition, not what are termed "user grade" for lack of a better term. Water stains silver, rhodium and gold and diminishes the razor (IMHO). I started as a straight razor user and quickly became phobic about water and water stains. So post DE shave I remove the blade, dry it and then dry and blow my razor with pressurized air. A quick buff with a dry towel and replace the blade. I leave the wings up. You do what you feel comfortable with and enjoy your shaves.
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    I religiously clean and dry my straight razors after use. My DEs/SEs get a rinse under the tap, a quick shake and back in the rack they go. When the spirit moves me, that is not all too often, I will strip, clean and dry my DEs/SEs.

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    My everyday routine is to hold it under running water, shake the excess water off and place on the stand to dry. Once a week I give it a good scrubbing with an old tooth brush with some Palmolive body wash on, the wipe it on a towel and leave it to dry.

    Once a month I scrub it with just the tooth brush,then spray a few puffs of WD-40, wipe it with a rag and place it on the stand.

    BTW I use a Parker 99R.

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    Gentlemen,

    I wash my razors with soap and water, dry them with a cloth, run a Q-Tip in all the little hole, and then leave them open for a while before returning them to the rack. About once a month, I give my razors a gentle scrubbing with a soft toothbrush and soap. I like things clean and spotless.
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    I am much more precious about cleaning my straights than my DEs.

    The DE blades are stainless and the razors I have are either stainless or plated. I simply rinse them well and dry them with a towel. The drying process included a strop motion on the towel with the blade still in the razor. I change the blade when it seems necessary. Sometimes when I replace the blade I'll give the razor a going over with a toothbrush.

    I have never had any problems with any of my razors, I have passed several of them on (since I picked up straights) to new homes and the new owners have always been happy with them.

    Having said all of that they were all bought new, things might be different if they were vintage.
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    I rinse them under hot water and then dry them with a cloth. When it comes time to change the blade I wipe out the inside. With a 3 piece I disassemble it and give it a good cleaning, then leave it apart to dry. Hot water is sufficient for me, I don't use any cleaning products on them.
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