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    Can you kind folks recommend some things to put in a fairly inexpensive 'Starter Kit' for razor restoration? From reading a bunch of posts in this forum I've identified the following:

    • Wet/Dry sandpaper from 400 up to 2000 grit for removing stains and blemishes
    • WD-40 (see above)
    • Brasso for polishing
    • Cloths/rags (see above)
    • Small anvil for removing/setting pins
    • Side cutting pliers (see above)
    • Ball-peen hammer (see above)


    Would that get a relative beginner through the majority of minor issues with a razor?

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    Stuck to the top of this Sub Forum

    Welcome to the Workshop: How do I / Where do I / What do I / answers are here


    Down toward the bottom you will find a section that says

    "Most used tools in Restoration" Tons of good info in here


    also there are links to sources, if the link is dead from the vendor let me know with a pm to the active link and I will up date it
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    Quote Originally Posted by coryschmidt View Post
    Can you kind folks recommend some things to put in a fairly inexpensive 'Starter Kit' for razor restoration? From reading a bunch of posts in this forum I've identified the following:

    • Wet/Dry sandpaper from 400 up to 2000 grit for removing stains and blemishes
    • WD-40 (see above)
    • Brasso for polishing (MAAS OR Blue Magic IS wayyyyyyyyyyyy Better !!!! )
    • Cloths/rags (see above)
    • Small anvil for removing/setting pins (What is called a "Jeweler's Block" is way easier to use)
    • Side cutting pliers (see above) (Flush cutters that you polish out, and the ones for $1.99 at Harbor Freight are the best I have found so far)
    • Ball-peen hammer (see above) (4oz Chasing hammer is the best I have found to buy, making one is aslo an option)


    Would that get a relative beginner through the majority of minor issues with a razor?

    From your list

    Much of this is easiest to find on e-bay there are many Jewelry Supply places that carry the stuff we need..
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    Thanks Glen. I visited the page but must have missed the link.
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    I do like steel wool too. three and four 0 with mothers is a good pre polish before the mothers alone. It also help to get a little deeper in the pits to get the black out, presuming you are leaving them or what is left of them. Old wine corks are my preferred sand paper backer, friends that drink wine help me out here. There was a thread that Geezer had done some time ago. He will probably chime in but in case he doesn't, he uses old hair curlers and some manicure stuff as well.
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    As Glen stated, I wouldn't use Brasso as it has a very fine abrasive. Use MASS or Blue magic (blue magic smells bad but is very cheap in bulk. try looking on amazon).
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