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    When I'm using the razor for shaving I just rinse off lather after a few strokes, and when reapplying lather or when I lay the razor down for a few seconds I rinse and wipe it on one of those round cotton pads.
    They work really well, I wrap 'em around the spine and wipe the edge clean from both sides.

    The Chimensch Video is a classic, nicely done

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    Usually wipe unless I haven't shaved for a few days. The amount of posts I have seen where new members hit the tap with their newly honed razor, ding...get a giant sponge and WIPE
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    I wipe on a barbers towel, and it works great for me.
    Used to rinse, but got concerned about water getting in the pivot. So now, after using the hot towel in my shave prep, I just fold it and set it at the front edge of the sink and wipe my razor on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel View Post
    Same here. After seeing the Chimensch Video I started using a sponge and havenít looked back.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XIM0Coix6Gg
    I like how he holds the razor when shaving his face. I need to learn that one. The tip is towards his nose not ear.
    Thanks for the link.
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    Ole Roy uses that same technique, I tried once but everything seemed fine for me. But I watch hat video at least once a year since I started, that is the the perfect shave, he really is comfortable with a razor.
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    Wipe on a paper towel or a tissue while I shave, wipe on a microfiber cloth when I'm all done. Most of the Gunk goes onto the paper and not into the drain. Once in a while throw the microfibre in the wash and get a fresh one out. I also use the microfibre to place the razor back in my razor box, so I don't leave finger oil on the blades. I tried to use a sponge, but I never could wash the stubble out well enough,

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    He uses the right hand for left side of face and neck. And with the way its held??? I'm going to give it a try. Never hurts to try new things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    I like how he holds the razor when shaving his face. I need to learn that one. The tip is towards his nose not ear.
    Thanks for the link.
    I liked his technique as well, he seemed to hit his face from every angle.

    I will admit that I'm a little freaked out about those quick and effort-less upward strokes on the cheeks.

    I'd bet that at-home cataract surgery might not be as cool as it sounds. Maybe I just need another 30 years experience.

    I don't see the difference between wiping a blade on a wet sponge and rinsing. The lather and whiskers are gonna go down the drain once you RINSE the sponge, and the blade still gets water on it. If you want to avoid getting the pivot wet, don't put it in the stream of water.

    My name is Fred, and I rinse (and then I wipe and dry and strop.)

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    I rinse, and then wipe with a towel. but, after watching that video, I'm going to buy me a sponge.
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    I wipe the blade on my palm when I need a break in concentration. Half way through a pass I rinse the blade with my fingers under running water. I put it down and rinse and dry my hands. If I'm slow and the remaining lather on face is dry, I relather. I do two passes. When finished I dry the blade with TP, then strop.

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