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Razor REVAMP Service


 Product Description

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.


Our Razor REVAMP Process

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:

  • 1950's Black Tip Super Speeds
  • 1950's Bottom Dial Fatboys
  • 1960's Lady Gillette's
  • 1960's/70's Black Handle Super Speeds
  • 1960's/70's Super Adjustable's

The following have restrictions:

  • British Gillette Razor that feature a TTO Knob / Shaft that screw up into the handle can only be done in Nickle or Rhodium
  • Also, 2 or 3 piece Zinc-Alloy Pot-Metal razors (Edwin Jaggar, Muhle, Merkur, Hoffritz) can only be plated in Nickel or Chrome

Also, please keep in mind that most surface scratches, dings and dents can be either minimized or removed all together through our surface restoration, however deep pitting or other serious metal imperfections can't be removed! We take into consideration the integrity of the metal before aesthetics and sometimes corrosion, pitting or dents are just too deep to safely be removed on parts of the razor. Know that we will do our best to make your razor sparkle and shine, but are limited by what we receive from you.


  1. Simply select at the bottom whichever precious metal plating finish you'd like and indicate which razor model you're sending (if listed)
  2. "Add to Cart" this item at the top, check out and make payment
  3. Send us your razor along with a completed shipping form, which can be downloaded from a link on your confirmation email you will receive AFTER CHECKOUT


Orders are welcome from all Domestic and International customers and are processed in a timely fashion, with typical turn-around times of 4-6 weeks.  


  • We fix 'em. As expert collectors, we're qualified to perform mechanical adjustments to make your razor function better when/if possible
  • We resurface the metal. Plating alone would be like painting a hail-damaged car
  • Longer lasting. We plate 2-3 Times thicker than anyone else
  • Razors arrive Shave Ready. We clean, polish, lubricate, paint, test and sanitize all razors before they're sent back to you
  • We stand behind our work. If you ever have an issue with your revamped razor, send it to us and we'll make things right


Rhodium is a hard white metal in the group of platinum metals. It is very resistant to corrosion and will not tarnish. It is also very reflective and has a brilliant white shine. It is a precious metal, more expensive than the more commonly known gold and platinum. Cleaning rhodium is about as easy as it comes: a simple light scrub with a soft-bristle tooth brush and dish soap should remove any soap scum that may form on the surfaces over time with normal usage. Lightly buff the metal with a dry cotton cloth when you're done rinsing it

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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.

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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.

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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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 Product Videos

Razor Emporium: Revamp Service FAQ's
  • How it's Made: The Razor REVAMP™ Process at Razor Emporium
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 Product Reviews

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  1. Well worth it!

    Posted by John on 23rd Jul 2014

    I sent in an old, aren't they all?, Fat Bot missing its finish and received back a razor that looked brand new. Even a nice handwritten note saying they could not get some of the deeper scratches out. Funny I couldn't even find them. The included polishing cloth was a nice touch too.

  2. 24K Gold Gillette Toggle Adjustable Date Code: F4

    Posted by Edgar DeCastro on 19th Jul 2014

    Gorgeous.....kudos to Razor Emporium for a job well done:))

  3. Not good at all

    Posted by Kevin Bury on 18th Jul 2014

    This was my second razor to be revamped. The first was bad, but they fixed it. I didn't want to write them off, maybe it was a random mistake. I doubt it was. The second one was not completely plated and was mailed to me dirty. It was not sanitized, or even cleaned for that matter. I took pictures to send them. I filled out the contact me email form to let them know of the issues and four days later I haven't even had a reply from them. So thats three strikes for me, one poorly done razor (although the did fix it), a second poorly done razor delivered dirty and a failure to respond to a customers email sent through their websites automated form.

  4. Gillette Gold Tech

    Posted by Kevin on 18th Jul 2014

    Had my father's old Gold Tech from the 40s stripped & plated in 24K gold.
    This razor saw the S. Pac. WWII & I had it refurbished to give my son ( a medically retired Marine Sgt.).
    It looks great. This company does good work
    I will be sending mine in to be done.

  5. Excellent

    Posted by J.H. on 9th Jul 2014

    Sent in a fatboy because I wanted it to look and feel just like it did when it was new and I got that exactly. If you are on the fence about using them don't hesitate. I debated on this for nearly 6 months and wish I had done it sooner. Now trying to decide which razor I want to send in next :)

  6. Fatboy revamp

    Posted by Allan Boyd on 4th Jul 2014

    I sent 2 Fatboys in to be revamped in rhodium. They cam back in perfect working order and a beautiful new finish. they look as good as they did when they were brand new. I am totally pleased with the resuts and would recommend their service to everyone!
    Allan B.

  7. Absolutely beautiful

    Posted by Mark Davis on 4th Jul 2014

    Great communication....They always let me know when anything was happening with the razor. It came back to me absolutely beautiful!!! I am going to send my other razor to them now and would send more, if I had them!!!!!

  8. Great service!

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Jul 2014

    Top-notch quality of the work. Rhodium finish is flawless.

    Timely and clear communication.

    Very happy customer. Highly recommend.

  9. Exellent Service!

    Posted by tsruark on 26th Jun 2014

    I sent my 1961 Fat boy to Razor Emporium for the Revamp service. It needed a small adjustment and re-plating. I selected nickel re-plating so it would be somewhat as it was originally intended... Razor Emporium did an awesome job, and my razor was returned to me quickly. I have since acquired a second Fat boy, which I intend to send to them for rhodium re-plating. Then I'll have to decide which one to keep and which one will become a gift. I have a Super speed that might be heading their way as well. Thanks Razor Emporium!

  10. safety razor revamp

    Posted by Paul Klerowski on 25th Jun 2014

    The product was revamped promptly and as expected.Will use the service again in the future.

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