I’ll give you my routine, and then everyone can talk about what a germaphobe I am. Here’s my routine: 1. Spray with Scrubbing Bubbles (the one without the bleach). Let sit no more than 5 mins, use a toothbrush (old one with soft bristles) and scrub under warm water. 2. Use Dawn dishwashing liquid with old toothbrush, rinse with warm water. 3. Use concentrated Lysol (little brown bottle, used by hospitals — sold in Walmart), I mix a tablespoon in a cup or two of hot water (not boiling). That’s a lot more concentrated than the bottle says. Soak for 10 mins. Rinse well with warm water and maybe some brushing with toothbrush. 4. Dry well and polish with some Flitz metal polish.
Okay, so a couple of things I should add: 1. I’m a freak and I know it. 2. Most people do step 2 and call it good, and I suspect they don’t die from their razors. 3. I use Lysol, but some people prefer barbicide....I think either is fine. 4. You don’t have to polish your razor, it’s just something I do sometimes. 5. I used to give it an alcohol soak (isopropyl) between steps 3 and 4, so I think I’m getting better. Actually, I like alcohol because of it’s drying properties. 6. I wouldn’t use bleach. I’ve heard horror stories, and I’ve also heard horror stories of people boiling their razors.
That’s what works for me, but some do less and that works for them, and some do more (I guess, never met anyone nuttier than me when it comes to this topic).
Great info, thank you. I'm a fellow germaphobe. It did say it was cleaned and polished, ready to use. But I have a hunch I'll be buying more
I'm similar....but after no.2 I swish it a bit in isopropil alcohol...I don't actually soak it. And I swish after shaving with carbon blades...Great way to get the water off the blade. Swish in alcohol and then dry it...And the alcohol really will keep a poliahed razor shiney!! .And I tooth brush it with whitening tooth paste lightly....Its a great mild polisher.
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The OP new Gem Jr. has what we call an "Ornate" handle. It was first introduced in 1927 and used in many Gem and Ever Ready models until 1953. Probably it's the most iconic Gem "1912" handle ever.
Did they really use the ornate hexagonal Art Deco chain link design handle all the way up to 1953? Or was it the fluted brass hexagonal handle which seems to be more common in the Gem Juniors?
Yes, especially on Gems "Made in England" for the Australian market. Also, I have seen a very nice "fatter" ornated handle on a 1950 gem strop set. The 1953 Ever-Ready "Sun-Ray" has a modified ornate handle too.
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carlfrommo: Hey guys. Last minute question here. What shot size should I use for flying reindeer?
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ordinaryshaver: You want to use 3 1/2 in magnum lead shot, in size T. Problem solved.
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ordinaryshaver: No steel, too light and use an extra full choke, unless you have a good blind setup
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carlfrommo: Well, last night was a failure. I had one shot, and I didn't lead the red-nosed one enough. I think I ended up shooting the driver. Might have gotten him in the leg. Hard to tell because he was wearing red pants and coat.
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mrconklin: Last time I hunted waterfowl. 2 3/4 shells were standard and the cool kids were starting to play with the 3 inch, but most guns weren't made for them. Steel was also just starting to be mandated on Federal and State land.
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