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Maintenance: Steel Care

 

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Stainless Steel Safety Razors

For double edge safety razors like the Pils 101NE or Feather AS-D1
    • We recommend using only high quality stainless steel double edge razor blades. Using inferior blades can cause rust to form on the blade and transfer onto the razor.
    • After each use,
      • Remove the blade from the razor
      • Run the razor under warm water to wash away any residue
      • Pat the razor dry with a towel
      • Store the razor and blade separately while not in use
      • Store the razor in a dry environment.
        • If humidity is an issue, store the razor in a cabinet or drawer
    • We recommend thorough cleanings once every few months,
      • Remove the blade
      • Pour vinegar into a small cup
      • Submerge the entire head of the razor for 10 minutes
      • Run under cold water and pat dry
    • If you notice rust developing,
      • Scrub gently with an old, soft bristle tooth brush and toothpaste
      • Scrubbing Bubbles cleaner will also work

Stainless Steel Straight Razors

Some prefer stainless steel straight razors because they do not rust. THIS IS NOT TRUE. The likelihood that a stainless steel straight razor will rust is less likely than with a carbon steel straight razor, but they still need to be cared for properly. We recommend oiling straight razors withBallistol Lube if they will not be used for more than 5 days. Do not use metal polishes on any straight razor blade as it was damage the surface.