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    Like you said...lesson learned.
    I'm with TC and others on this one. Get on the bottled water quick. You never know when those strange things in your water will read their ugly heads again. I'll bet you see a big improvement in the way your soap performs as well.
    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    The water quality in ABQ is rotten especially since they converted to the Chama Water. In addition to the usual hard minerals there is iron. (ask me how I know).

    Use distilled water for your shaving.
    I'm going to take you advice, but I have a question. We have a filter pitcher and my wife runs all the water we consume through it. Will this suffice, or do I need to get distilled water instead?

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    I took the general advice and got some distilled water. I put some in a coffee cup and heated it in the microwave to 145 and started soaking my boar brush in it while I did a pre-wash.

    My weekend soap is Colonel Conk's (currently the Amber) I've had a difficult time getting a good lather out of this and have had to load the brush heavily. Not tonight. The lather formed very quickly and was dense, slick and moist. Couldn't ever get the dense and moist in the same lather before. Tomorrow I'll try some water out of the pitcher and see how that does.

    Edit: The "product" or quality of the post shave seems to have an improvement also.


    Thanks for the discussion.
    Last edited by DaveStauffer; Yesterday at 02:44 AM.

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