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This is a good place to start:
Proud member of BOTOC (Brotherhood of the Open Comb) and LOSER
Self proclaimed Slant-aholic - 2012 MOvember participant
Can a Bad replate job be redone?
There used to be a vid on their YouTube channel that showed their work area. They have removed it. Basically, it was a dingy basement with junk everywhere, and a young teenage cousin/brother/whatever working on the razors. The work order slips were just stacked on a workbench with no rhyme or reason, very unorganized.
Yes indeed, I've done quite a few!
I'll even admit that I've redone the odd one of my own - entirely free of charge of course. For every 100 or so replates, the odd one doesn't go according to plan - chemicals are like anything else, not a perfect science and I'm far from prefect myself :-).
No matter how well prepared, the plating just doesn't take to the metal for some reason - usually a chemical imbalance in the plating tank. It's a simple matter of removing and doing again though.
The problem arises when the plater responds with something like 'not my problem pal, or worse, doesn't respond at all'
Machine buffing off of old plating etc also removes metal, detailing, imprints etc and should be avoided. A final polish of silo doors or head before plating is fine, but not removal of old plating.
Last edited by Gruder; 06-19-2012 at 05:57 AM. Reason: Removed excessively commercial content.
http://www.restoredrazors.com - Razor Restoration and Replating
Thanks for the replies, trying now to get a refund through PayPal. Hasn't happened yet but was told they reversed the charge on the 15th. May have to take it up a notch. Also some good info to keep in mind. Will let you know what the end results were. Once again Thank You.
I know you guys like quality products, so I thought I'd add a video here of how well Toyota Builds their Tacoma Pick ups.
That stinks. Go after them and make them make it right.
Patrick - ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Gents - DublDuck is no longer with us.
Look at which threads he has primarily posted in, and understand that he was posting from Tempe, Arizona, and you can probably figure out why.
Just an update as to what happened in the end. Finally got a full refund from PayPal minus the return postage of the razor returned. So I am out $6.50, but better that and learn a lesson then to be out a larger sum. And what's really sad is that it didn't have to be this way. I don't know if they are really dishonest, stupid or lazy...but it's a shame because they have such potential but have ruined their reputation through actions like this with their customers. Thank you everyone for your help and advice.
Last edited by AABCDS; 07-08-2012 at 08:41 AM.