View Full Version : Daily cleaning my DE razor
07-10-2011, 09:38 AM
When I was a young guy in the army, back in the70ís, a career soldier, with a lot of stripes, informed me that my fatigue cap was dirty. (Iím foggy with this but Iím pretty sure thatís how he phrased it). I told him I had washed it, but he told me that it was head sweat and if I didnít wash it with shampoo, it would never be acceptable in his Army. I did it and he didnít have to tell me again. Using that idea I thought about my razor, with soap and water, and started using my shower cleaner, that I spray on after every shower, and then letting the razor sit in my lather bowl for a while and then a quick rinse and dry. Seems like it sparkles every day. whether this is good or bad I have no idea, thats why I am posting this.
07-10-2011, 10:46 AM
welcome to the wet shaving world and the Badger.....use scrubbing bubbles but dont let it sit, rinse within reasonable time....then it shuold be dried off by towel or air dry. thanx 4 serving in army.:tank::tank:
07-10-2011, 10:51 AM
i rinse every shave with HOT water,then when i see soap building up i hit it with toothpaste,,i also blow the loose water off after every rinse,just hold it to your mouth and blow like your blowing the dust off,works for me:}
07-10-2011, 11:23 AM
I'm not sure this is really necessary.
On a daily basis I rinse the razor, with head loosened, under running water. When I remove a blade I dry the three pieces to a polish using a towel.
07-10-2011, 11:26 AM
Daily rinse after use. When it's time to change blade I rotate the razor out, clean it with scrubbing bubbles, rinse and dry. Ready for its next time in rotation.
07-10-2011, 12:00 PM
With a DE, I just remove blade (I have to change it after every shave anyway -- yes, I use both sides), rinse, dry, place new blade into razor, close up, hang on rack. As long as the soap scum does not sit on the razor after use, it is easy to clean this way. With an SE (I can get two shaves from that blade most of the time) I just remove blade, rinse, dry (both blade and razor), replace/change blade and hang on rack.
07-10-2011, 02:02 PM
Welcome to B&B.
I seem to not have to break out the Scrubbing Bubbles more than once or twice a month on my razor and then it is more for peace of mind than detecting any build up.
I would think it may depend more on the water in your area. If you notice a lot of water spotting in the kitchen and bathroom then a more aggressive schedule may be called for.
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