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    I do both. These days I'm shaving every 72 hrs. So it's a wipe on toilet paper for the first pass so as not to clog up the sink with all those whiskers, then rinsing for the second pass followed by touch-ups. This also coincides with the lather becoming thinner with each pass when face-lathering, so it's a win-win situation for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian1 View Post
    I just put my razor under the water faucet (usually warm/hot water). Usually do half my face rinse, other half rinse and then dry (like palm stropping but on a dry rag). lather up repeat and finish. I have been drying razor inbetween my first pass and second shave since I had bad luck with rust getting on bevel when I started. I probably don't need to do it at all though
    +1 Why rinse or wipe every stroke? I probably wouldn't bother rinsing at half shave but then I switch hands and sides of the blade.
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    I rinse when the blade loads up with lather. If needed I will wipe the residue that sticks to the edge with a facecloth, usually between passes.

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    Rinse when necessary.

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    I rinse and dry at the end with TP. I'm sure it's fine to wipe too, but early on I developed a paranoid thought about touching the edge on anything but a hone, strop, or skin.
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    I rinse and wipe after doing the right side and again after doing the left side.

    Some have said never to put a blade in water but the lather is water and soap.

    What you do want to avoid is letting the water run down the blade and get in the pivot. That is a no -no for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaotuzi View Post
    I rinse and dry at the end with TP. I'm sure it's fine to wipe too, but early on I developed a paranoid thought about touching the edge on anything but a hone, strop, or skin.
    I probably should do it your way. The Swiss Miss is not happy about cuts in some of the expensive bath towels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolodave View Post
    I probably should do it your way. The Swiss Miss is not happy about cuts in some of the expensive bath towels.
    Dave.....If you are stropping, you are not cutting!
    I strop mine on my 4-folded face (hand-size) towel. Lain at the side of the sink.

    Wife uses them to wipe down the sink with bleach cleaner before she washes them.

    Hence the 'mystery splotches' on my shaving towels..
    I expect new ones for Christmas!

    We just need some shave-dedicated towels. That's all!
    Not much to ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Wipe mine on a damp sponge. I rinse it under the tap only when finished shaving abd before drying it with some TP.

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    Same here. After seeing the Chimensch Video I started using a sponge and havenít looked back.
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    I always tell beginners to wipe but I rinse then wipe as a rule.
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