Last week I purchased a fabulous looking President from Drandall. The razor is in perfect shape but the interior of the case had worn velvet and some bleeding of the green dye. I decided to do a bit of restoration work to the interior over the weekend. The top insert was cleaned to remove most of the dye staining. Knowing this isn't a collectors piece and more for my own enjoyment, I completely removed the velvet lining on the bottom and replaced it. It turned out pretty good, I'm not 100% satisfied with the velvet in the spots where the head goes. It bunched up a bit. I think Gillette put the fabric on the metal before they cut it and formed the plate. Anyway for now it's good, I may decide to redo the velvet again someday as I have plenty of extra material. Has anyone done this before? Are there any suggestions on how to keep it from bunching?
First Picture is before (photo courtesy of Drandall, I forgot to take one before I started this project). Next two pictures are the after pics.