Gillette old Restoration Help.

CjH

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Hi.

I have a nice razor that I've managed to do a fairly good repair on the cracked handle.

Its lost most of its original plating across the whole razor. With the top cap showing its posts. I have managed to polish up enough so this is hardly noticeable. And I like the brass look,.
I just need some help on what is the best way to keep it looking shiny, the clear lacquer I tried just seems to peel off.

Any idea's or tips would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Must be an OLD, I repair/clean/polish when I get one, after that I just clean occasionally with soap and a soft toothbrush. The oxide that forms is protective and harder than the brass, and every time you polish it off you make the razor smaller! Patina is beautiful. :cool:
 
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CjH

CjH

Messages
159
Location
Bedford
Must be an OLD, I repair/clean/polish when I get one, after that I just clean occasionally with soap and a soft toothbrush. The oxide that forms is protective and harder than the brass, and every time you polish it off you make the razor smaller! Patina is beautiful. :cool:
Thanks man for the info.... I may give it one last polish to see if I can remove some of the 'polish rings'
 
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