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    Default Has anyone had any experience with razorbrite soaking solution?

    I have seen some of the discussions on soaking razors in alcohol or mineral oil between shaves. I have done that from time to time myself. My question is has anyone had any experience with a product called razorbrite? I think that somewhere in my basement there is a very old two piece crock that once used this product to soak razors. I thought that at one time this product was available in this country. It looks as though it is a British co.

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    Razorbrite is used to extend the life of your razor blades. Considering the cost of DE razor blades, is this solution even useful from a financial standpoint?
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    That depends on how long the blades last then how much the solution costs. Subtract the cost of the solution from how much longer it makes the blade last. Though I just do not care. Fifteen dollars for 100 Supermax blades I would not use the blade life extender solution.

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    The pottery unit you have is from the 20's/30's and was popular for soaking razors in mineral oil to protect the blade. I don't have any information about the soaking product by the same name.
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    I've been to their website and if you're using the expensive cartridges and it works as advertised, then it does indeed have value. OTOH, if you're using DE blades, I can't imagine that it would be worth the cost. Their claim that some of their users are still using the same blade after a year sound a little over hyped. I'm looking at my blade stash and calculating that with 3-4 shaves per blade, I have almost a 5 year supply of blades on hand. I can't see it myself but YMMV.
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    I understand the original use for this product since the blades back then were carbon steel. I was just curious to see if anyone uses or has used this product or if it has any present day value. I agree that the web site spins a great deal of hyperbole. I suppose it could be used with Barbicide or other product to soak a gummed up razor. I think that I will see if I can find the old crock and put it out on a shelf. If nothing else it is a nice piece of family memorabilia.

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    Doug
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