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    Default Green versus Clear Rubbing Alcohol

    Ok...this question may be a dumb as a bag of rocks but which of the two kinds of rubbing alcohol is best to dip your razors in ,the green variety or the normal clear type? Is there a difference between the two?
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    Clear type. The green kind has a menthol and/or wintergreen additive that is more for the rubbing aspect of the alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmack66 View Post
    Clear type. The green kind has a menthol and/or wintergreen additive that is more for the rubbing aspect of the alcohol.
    Makes sense, I got to thinkin that it might stain my Super Speed a minty green colour also
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    There are also usually 2 strengths of clear isopropyl available - 70% and 91%. I'd recommend the 91%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobtrumpet View Post
    There are also usually 2 strengths of clear isopropyl available - 70% and 91%. I'd recommend the 91%.
    +1 on this. However the 70% is the one you'll find the most. The 91% is harder to find. Both work fine.

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    Since I have been dipping my Super Speed in rubbing alcohol after each shave the soap scum seems nonexistant. I am unsure if it is actually making the blades last longer or not but I definately see a major decrease in the soap buildup on the razor head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmountainslim View Post
    Since I have been dipping my Super Speed in rubbing alcohol after each shave the soap scum seems nonexistant. I am unsure if it is actually making the blades last longer or not but I definately see a major decrease in the soap buildup on the razor head.
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    I dunk my razors in alcohol before and after every shave, and when I'm done shaving give them a good wipe, no major cleaning effort needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmack66 View Post
    clear type. The green kind has a menthol and/or wintergreen additive that is more for the rubbing aspect of the alcohol.
    +1
    Hugh

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