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From: Bad70Torino (Rep: 85)Date: 2011-10-06 13:56:41
Forum: Casual Lounge - Thread #673305287Msg #600 - Part 1/3 (Rec: 0)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 1:55:04 PM by econjack

A person suggested that the primary reason for dulling was microscopic pitting caused by rust.

On August 6th, I started drying my razor with a hair dryer after shaving. While I don't have a real heavy beard, I do have to shave daily...something I've been doing for over 50 years. I've been using the Gillet Fusion blades (you know, the ones with the five little cutting edges). Typically, I could get at least three weeks out of one blades, which is pretty good, especially when the blades cost about $3 each.

The hair dryer is always plugged in and sit near the sink, and it only takes about 20 seconds to really dry the razor. Today marks two months since I started using this blade and it still gives a clean shave with no uncomfortable drag.

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From: mikeri (Rep: 67) reply to Bad70TorinoDate: 2011-11-01 21:28:22
Forum: Casual Lounge - Thread #673305287Msg #601 - Part 2/3 (Rec: 0)
That's good to know. I have a heavy beard, and I save like every 4 days. I buy those cheap **** plastic throw aways, and they last like 4 shaves.

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From: Grasshopper43 (Rep: 0) reply to Bad70TorinoDate: 2012-06-09 09:16:13
Forum: Casual Lounge - Thread #673305287Msg #608 - Part 3/3 (Rec: 0)
A simple way to make razor blades last at least 5X longer is to use a bar soap on your face instead of shaving cream. I've been doing this for the past 18 months since hearing about it. Any bar of soap seems to work. When I travel I no longer take shaving cream. Whatever soap the hotel supplies works fine. As you say I suspect it has something to do with corrosion of the blades caused by the shaving cream or water or both. The soap must coat the blades thereby preventing the corrosion. All I know is it works as well as any shaving cream I've ever used and cut my purchases of razors by 5 or 10 fold.

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