This is our comprehensive cleaning, resurfacing and re-plating service designed to give the best possible results for vintage shaving razors that have seen better days. By preparing the razors prior to plating and restoring them after they return, results as you see below are possible in most instances.
All razors are cleaned and stripped of all soap scum and original plating. All areas of the razor are then resurfaced; removing pitting, scratches and minor dents that could have formed over the years. At this time, a mechanical inspection is given to the razor to make sure it opens/closes and holds a blade properly and any needed repairs are performed. We then plate the razor in the desired material of your choice (see below) at 8 micro-inches- thicker than Gillette and nearly 3 times that of any other plating facility today for Rhodium or 24K Gold.
Before the razor is ready for you to shave with again, we clean off any residue from the plating solution and give a final buff and polish to the surfaces. Next, specialized paint numbers, indicators, and color-coded tips are restored to "like-new" factory specifications. Razors are then re-assembled, sterilized in an ultrasonic cleaner, packaged with an official Razor Polishing Cloth and will return to you in Shave-Ready condition.
With hundreds of razors successfully plated, we have a fairly good idea of what is achievable from this process. The best results come from razors made of brass or stainless steel. This includes nearly every razor from Gillette. Unfortunately we are unable to plate the following in any capacity:
Our gold plating is hard acid gold which allows for good wear and brightness. It is applied thicker than Gillette had ever plated and should last for decades to come with normal usage. We plate exclusively in 24 Karat, the purist form of the element Au (Gold) at 99.9%. It has the highest luster of that deep and rich yellow color. Cleaning of the razor would be similar to any gold jewelry; best carried out by a professional or specialized Gold cleaning products.
Rose gold plating is a high karat Gold finish with a layer of copper added. It provides a rose colored hue and is very similar in all other ways to the wear / qualities of regular gold.
Nickel is a hard, white, abrasion resistant metal. As an under-plate it provides corrosion protection and helps brighten the finish. This was the most commonly used plating choice for most of the Gillette and other safety razors because it was relatively inexpensive, robust, and looks good for a very long time despite heavy usage and wear. Clean nickel with dish detergent and a soft bristle tooth brush on a regular basis to maintain a soap-scum free shine. Polish only when heavy tarnish is present with a cotton cloth and products like Flitz or MAAS.
The whitest of all precious metals, silver is a classic metal choice that has been used in safety razors for generations. It is applied thicker than Gillette had ever plated and should last for decades to come with normal usage. Cleaning of the razor would be similar to any silver jewelry; best carried out by a professional or specialized Silver cleaning products.
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Posted by Timothy L. Haubenstricker on 29th Jun 2015
Sent in my Razor to be Rhodium Plated. Came back beautiful the day before Father's Day. Shaves nicely and now I have started the tradition to use it on Father's Day each year as a way to honor my heritage and someday pass this tradition down to my son when he becomes a father.
Posted by Roy H. on 22nd Jun 2015
Razor Emporium refurbished and restored my 1961 Gillette Fatboy and related it in Rhodium. They did a fantastic job; it looks fantastic and brand new. They also restored, polished, and honed my father's vintage straight razor. They also installed new scales and it looks as good as new. It had some pitting on the stem, but it is not too noticeable. Marissa kept me informed on the progress of each razor and the communication was great. In summary, I could not be more pleased and I will definitely do business with them again.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Jun 2015
I got the razor revamp service for a Gillette Slim and a Gillette Fatboy. They both came back looking amazing. The best part is the Slim is my father's very first razor. It was awesome to give him his old razor back in such great condition. I shave with the Fatboy every day and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Posted by Gordon Mills on 14th Jun 2015
The products that come back to you are much better than new. There services are second to NONE!!! They communicate with you thru the whole process.I have had 3 razors revamped by them and I can only say "WOW"!!! One was done in 24kt gold, it is awesome!! Two were done in rhodium, again awesome. I have sent them 3 more to have done. They get all of my razor work. I highly recommend this company with great employees!!!!!!
Posted by DJ on 14th Jun 2015
If you want a fast turn-around this is not the service you're looking for.
If you want superb results ...look no further.
Posted by Angelos B. on 12th Jun 2015
It's the third revamp job I have assigned to Razor Emporium and this time it was replating my (birth trimester) Gillette Aristocrat Adjustable in gold. I have received it today from the post and I can sum my review in just two words: flawless work.
Thank you again Matt, Tiffany and crew.
Posted by Dan W. on 9th Jun 2015
So far I've had a Gillette New open comb, a slim, and a fatboy serviced and replated. The New was with gold/rose gold two tone and the slim and fatboy were done in rhodium. They all turned out beautiful and work great!
Thanks Razor REVAMP!!!
Posted by Robert Koontz on 8th Jun 2015
What a transformation on a 75 year old razor, using modern DE blades, shaves more comfortable and efficent than modern DE razors. It has a very mild shave, totally non-agressive. What a beautiful transformation when revamped in Nickel.
Posted by Anthony Sickles on 3rd Jun 2015
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jun 2015
This is the second fat boy that was revamped and it is flawless just like the first one thanks
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