Gold Gillette Slim .....cleaning info

Discussion started by Truggers, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Truggers

    Truggers Member

    Hi Guys

    I have a 1967 M1 gold Slim inbound ( I have never been too bothered by the whole birth year thing but this is actually my birth year and correct quarter so bonus there) it looks to be pretty clean on the outside but I have read a few horror stories re the nasty gunk that builds up on the inside of adjustables.

    With the gold plating being so thin I am not sure of the best way to clean internally - I have watched the Captain Murphy video re disassembling these razors but am worried that I could end up killing the razor completely !

    Would you worry about disinfecting beyond warm water and soap or should I just get on and use it and stop being a big girl’s blouse ?

    Cheers
     
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  2. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    So what you actually have is a M 1 (1967) Aristocrat, as the gold-plated ones where called. Achim has an M2 on his site -

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    Warm water, a toothbrush and toothpaste will sort out most of the exterior stuff. The interior is a different story. I would not attempt to undo. Our resident cleaning maestro @58RW will tell you all about the gunk inside but I don't get too concerned. A disinfectant like Barbercide will take care of germs (available on eBay from international suppliers) or there would be other local equivalents. Just don't soak in these too long - lest hard be done as happened to me once (overnight in Barbercide is not recommended!)
     
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  3. Truggers

    Truggers Member

    Thanks Mark - I forgot about them being called Aristocrat’s !
    I would definitely describe it as user grade but sometimes bad photos leave you happily surprised when they actually arrive.
    It could take a while to land from Israel but will put some photos up when it does.
     
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  4. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

    What was the result of overnight in Barbercide? I've left stuff to soak for 5 or 10 mins and forgot about it for up to an hour but got away with that.
    I've got some user grade Fatboy's and Slims and was wondering same thing. Whether they get sent away for full treatment which would include dissembling or whether to have a crack at dissembling myself.
     
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  5. 58RW

    58RW Member

    Show me a pic I might be able to access what you have coming if there more than one pic (angles) then include
     
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  6. fruityasu

    fruityasu smashes all the likes 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    That is one beautiful set there @Mark1966....WOW
     
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  7. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

    Yeah, I'm trying not to look at it too long. Just start drooling......
     
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  8. fruityasu

    fruityasu smashes all the likes 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    I know what you mean @Pbgoose - it is f@&$ing stunning....
     
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  9. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

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  10. fruityasu

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  11. 58RW

    58RW Member

    OK OK.......... step aside let me take a closer look at this, I think I'll have to take this away with me to study it more closely.
    Trust me I'll give it back honest, promise .................:whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::p:p
     
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  12. Truggers

    Truggers Member

    Hi 58RW

    I can’t seem to save the photos off the ebay auction however if you search on this item number you will see it :

    123231129917

    Hope it is not a dud !
    Thanks
     
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  13. lerenau

    lerenau ...is a cheeky monkey 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Holy crap! You got that for a good price!
    Well done!
     
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  14. 58RW

    58RW Member

    Not coming up tried 3 times copy/paste
     
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  15. 58RW

    58RW Member

    Why not coming up for me
     
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  16. 58RW

    58RW Member

    GOT IT :)
     
  17. 58RW

    58RW Member

    However the listing says no longer available to view :(
     
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  18. 58RW

    58RW Member

    You still got access to it
     
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  19. 58RW

    58RW Member

    From the price I could see it appears you did well on that score. Maybe as he has other items including a Gillette Black Beauty and one other a Schick I think he has deleted the listing following it's sale so onlyn you the winner can still see the pics
     
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  20. lerenau

    lerenau ...is a cheeky monkey 2018 Charity Auction Winner

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