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    I have an old Clauss razor that I am restoring. The blade and scales are in good condition. I notice, however, the scales are not nice and smooth. I know celluloid can be an unstable material, but in this instance they show no overt signs of breaking down. I am wondering what is the best way to polish, restore, clean celluloid scales?

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    For a few years I'd sanded them with 2K wet and dry sandpaper then used a cloth wheel and a hand held drill with some 3M Plastic Polish followed by some automotive paint wax.

    Since I got my buffer I basically do the same but instead of the plastic polish I use some CrOx on a buffer wheel and then usually I don't use the wax.

    I hope this helps
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    I just sand with 800 grit finishing with 1000, 2000 & 2500. Followed with Mothers polish.
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    I follow the same process as Bouchie. Never have used a buffer. I don't have a hell of alot of luck with power tools
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whizbang View Post
    I have an old Clauss razor that I am restoring. The blade and scales are in good condition. I notice, however, the scales are not nice and smooth. I know celluloid can be an unstable material, but in this instance they show no overt signs of breaking down. I am wondering what is the best way to polish, restore, clean celluloid scales?
    Lightly oil to start.
    Even WD40... No bright sun...
    inspect and watch the steel for problems.

    No power tools (for a single razor) ... perhaps MicroMesh

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