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    Awww. I was hoping I could do it myself, but honestly in my current living situation (at the hotel I work at, since I didn't want to renew my apt lease and the wife and I are moving here in a month back to West TN since we're done with college), getting all of the honing equipment right now just isn't feasible. So that's why I was hoping to be able to do it on the 12K barbers hone. Oh well. I will likely send it off to Larry to get honed then. I already talked to him and he said he'd do it for $15. I will definitely clean it up with some Mothers before I send it off though, and take additional pics of the progress.

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    Good luck. Enjoy
    ......... Making Old Razors Shine N' Shave, Once Again.
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    Polished the blade with Brasso and here's what it looks like now:



    As you can see, oxidation occurred on the scales when I got them wet. I washed the entire thing off after polishing, because there was some gunk down in between the scales. Rookie mistake I guess? Any ideas on how to get the scales back to black?

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    Oxidation problem easily solved with some Orange Glo!

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    Errr, scratch that. It oxidized again after the Orange Glo. ZAP Wood Restorer took care of the issue.

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    Here she is:

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    Nice work and a good learning experience! Congratulations!
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    Nice blade at a good price! About 80% of my collection is from Ebay and I am continually amazed at the quality/price of many of the vintage blades on the 'Bay-Gearhead

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    1000 /1500 grit wet sand and finish the horn scales with mothers and watch the shine like new. Razor looks nice btw, good work.... And it only gets better :-)
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