View Full Version : Warped scales
09-08-2009, 05:59 AM
I purchased this S A Greathead over the weekend, it's in pretty good shape but the scales are warped. Does anyone have any tips or tricks to get them back into shape?
09-08-2009, 06:11 AM
ive straightened some scales by holding them over a pot of boiling water, letting them steam for a few seconds, then straightening them out, and giving them a bit more steam to make sure the position is right before then letting it cool back down in the position I want. Be careful not to oversteam/oversoften the scales or you may ruin them, and the bolsters may come off
Make sure though, the blade is completely dry afterwards.
09-08-2009, 10:30 AM
I am not sure about the rules here any more for linking to other shave forums...
I see some people do that but the last time I linked one I got in trouble for it...
Let's just say I have a really good illustrated guide on fixing warped scales posted at another forum and that on my Dial Up connection the chances of me re-doing all the pics in multiple forums is not going to happen anytime soon...
09-08-2009, 10:50 AM
Thanks for the help! I'll post my results!
09-10-2009, 07:36 AM
Just wanted to say thanks for the help. I used a combination of your suggestions, made a jig then steamed the scales, when they were where I wanted them I ran them under cold water to set them. They came out great.
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