Gillette Fatboy....

Discussion started by fruityasu, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. fruityasu

    fruityasu smashes all the likes 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Good afternoon All....
    I am on a mission to own and use a Vintage Gillette Fatboy and have been loitering around the etsy and eBay sites with not much luck....
    Today I heard about the Razor Emporium site and discovered that they offer the Gillette Fatboy already refurbished....
    Are they the real deal ???
    Is it a case of buyer beware ???
    The offer of a two to three week turnaround from order sounds to good to be true....
    Any advice/opinion would be great....
     
  2. Rami

    Rami Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Calling @58FB :)

    He can always hook you up.
     
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  3. 58RW

    58RW Member

    Well I guess I'll answer this one.You could picked up a half decent FB on eBay and then have someone or even yourself clean it up I know from experience they can come up pretty good With the likes of Razor Emporium they are ok my son had one refurbished in nickel and came back good there are a couple of other vendors I have heard that can do similar. It's not a bad time to pick one up at the moment I have seen some half decent ones at ok prices.

    Here is one I turned around before & after
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  4. fruityasu

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    That's a beautiful restoration 58FB....Did you get it re-plated locally....I'm guessing that there would be a few local razor repair/refurbers around....Dilemma
     
  5. Errol

    Errol Member

    You could do a lot worse than select a Fat Boy. Really nice shave.
     
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  6. fruityasu

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    I'm hoping it is....Just need to find a decent one that can be refurbished without to much fuss....
     
  7. 58RW

    58RW Member

    This is my own work I myself restored it. If you ask around a few here in the distant past had me restore a few of theirs
     
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  8. Nico

    Nico Member 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Feeling nostalgic, used Gillette's in the 70s. Seriously considering getting a Fat Boy or Slim.
     
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  9. fruityasu

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    I take my hat off to you....There is a whole lot of patience and skill in your work....But for the average Joe like myself are there workshops out there that will pull a razor apart and return in pristine usable condition....
     
  10. 58RW

    58RW Member

    I believe one or 2 I'm out of touch but I'm sure your get a reply with some info on them
     
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  11. fruityasu

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    I'm liking the Slim and Aristocrat....He'll I'm liking all bloody three....
     
  12. fruityasu

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    I've read on hear North Shore Razors do refurbishments....
     
  13. 58RW

    58RW Member

    The only one I know of from chit chat is a guy in New Zealand someone will know the name
     
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  14. fruityasu

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    Looks like I'll be Googling all night....
     
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  19. 58RW

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    Don't be to put off with the door issue I've fixed a fair few with that issue in the past
     
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  20. fruityasu

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    You read my mind - the door not sitting was front of my mind....
     

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