1. Razors are completed based on first come first serve. Our current turnaround time is to 4 - 6 weeks on average.
2. The Tune Up service is included in the price of your Revamp. Razors will be returned functioning as best as possible only being sent home when they complete several quality control checks. We have the knowldege and expertise to fix many razor issues. Unfortunately, we cannot go back in time, so please remember your razor is vintage and we can only do the best with the limitations of your razor. If you have specific questions about what to expect when your razor comes home to you, please call and speak with us before sending it in.
3. Because the steps of our service have changed, so have our updates. We are working to update you when your razor progresses, but if at anytime you have a question about your Revamp please call us at 855.264.1199 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Finding a vintage razor online or at an antique store can be fun and an economical way to try out some of the classic performing models. However what do you do with the pitts, rust, worn plating and broken components that sometimes come with it? We designed our Revamp Service to address all of these issues and deliver to you a vintage razor that looks and functions like it just left the factory floor!
With thousands of razors successfully revamped, 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:
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! These areas will leave texture underneath the plating, and still be visible.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.
As of 10/20/2015, If your razor does not meet the Revamp standards due to serious corrosion or pitting, you will be contacted before work begins, order changed to Factory Finish / Nickel, and refunded the difference. If you would prefer a full refund we can issue one minus the cost of return shipping.
We promise to deliver to you a "Shave Ready" razor that has been polished, adjusted, plated, painted, sanitized and lubricated. We guarantee our work for 6 months from the date we ship it back to you, giving you the confidence to enjoy using a quality vintage razor! Please CONTACT US with any other questions!
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Posted by Unknown on 15th Aug 2016
Excellent work! I sent in a Gillette slim adjustable that had the original nickel playing that was starting to tarnish on the handle and was looking pretty worn on the head. I opted for the rhodium finish, and can't be happier with the results. It came back at a mirror shine lookin like a brand new razor. If I had any more razors that needed work, I'd definitely be sending them in! The cost and the turn around time are definitely worth it.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Aug 2016
When I sent it in it was garbage now it's a diamond and was updated through out the entire process Will definitely send more work their way
Posted by Dale Layton on 8th Aug 2016
Thanks for good service, 10.
Posted by Mike S. on 8th Aug 2016
I had learned about the Revamp Service through someone on a games forum and kept this in mind as I was wanting to get my Pops old Gillette double edge safety razor and wanted to get that fixed up to use and hand down to my nephew when he started shaving, but that razor appears to be MIA.
One day while rummaging through an antique store, I came across a 47 Milord and picked it up. I decided to get that one fixed up and am glad I did. It appears that I get a better shave with that than I do with a newer DE safety razor and it looks great as well as just like new. I have a 49 that I now want to send it to have revamped. Great work.
Posted by Mike stephens on 23rd Jul 2016
Work on razor well done - but I asked for the rings on the razor handle to be painted -- I asked when I sent it in... I responded to two separate people's email fro razor emporium... I went into the actual work ticket once the job was started and wrote my request in the notes section of the ticket... I did not receive any response to any of these attempts to communicate. Disappointing...
Posted by Unknown on 15th Jul 2016
My girlfriend found a Gillette Senator at the Delaware Flea Market for $3. It was in pretty bad shape but all the teeth were there. Soaked it in vinegar for a few hours and hit it with a toothbrush and scrubbing bubbles. The plate loss was heavy so I sent it off to Razor Emporium to get re-plated. They fixed a sticky spot in the door operation, straightened the teeth out, fixed the blade gap, and the plating looks fantastic! It took a long time to get back but the waiting was worth it.
Fantastic! I will be sending them more razors for sure! Pictures tell all! The flash on my phone makes some spots look odd, they aren't. The new plating is flawless.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Jul 2016
The turnaround time to have my 58 Gillette 195 revamped was long (~8 weeks), but it was worth it. The polished nickel plating looks fantastic.
Even though it took a while, they sent numerous email updates along the way.
I would definitely do business again in the future.
Posted by Kurt C Holden on 5th Jul 2016
Had Razor emporium repair and revamp both razors but will evaluate what needs to done to get the razor back to factory look but even better than factory . Its definitely worth the money and time that it takes for these vintage razors to be restored . You will see when you get it back .
Shaving with them takes time to get use to just go slow and take your time and watch emporium you tube videos . Its all about prep and technique to each individual. These 3,4,5 blade plastic junk they sale now are not worth the dollars spent . You can buy 200 blades for the vintage razors for under 10$ . I my self started with a black handle 68 superspeed and can get a better shave then the plastic junk they sale now for 20$ on up . You will definitely save in the long run if you have to shave every day or two .
Posted by Matthew on 13th Jun 2016
My grandfather was my biggest influence in my life. He was a wonderful man and I loved him dearly. When my grandmother passed away I found all my grandfather's razors while cleaning their house. Among the razors was a bent and chipped Gilette Fatboy. It had clearly been dropped at some point and that was probably the end of it's use.
I had heard of the revamp service here and decided to give it a try. It was definitely worth the wait. What I received back was a beatiful razor that appears new. I cannot express how much pride it gives me to shave with that razor knowing my biggest hero did too. I would not be a pilot if not for the many stories at my grandfather's knee. This razor connects me to those fond memories in a very personal way. I entrusted Razor Emporium with an object for which I cannot put a pricetag and they delivered. Thanks, Razor Emporium! This was no ordinary razor to me.
I would recommend this service to anyone. I am very grateful for the superb work that was done.
Posted by John Alford on 1st Jun 2016
I sent a Sheraton and Milord for revamping. The Milord was returned looking great like the razors you revamp^ almost always do. However, the Sheraton is not up to par. While the "head" (doors, mechanism and blade tray) look fine, the handle does not appear to have been replated, especially when compared to the similar handle of the Milord.
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