1. Razors are completed based on first come first serve. Our current turnaround time is to 6- 8 weeks on average. Read our recent blog post here.
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 Satin 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 Ronald Davenport on 30th Jan 2016
I sent my least attractive razor (IMHO) to test the waters, as it were, wondering if all the hype about Razor Emporium had merits. Well, let me tell you it is all true.
This ABC Pocket Razor, with Schell Handle and Blade Bank in 24 kt. Gold is now the most beautiful razor in my den. But not for long, I can assure you. I have a monthly line up planed, for a few classical Razors.
Not only looks were improved on. They did something to tune-up the shave quality of this piece, and let me tell you, it shaves better than I ever remember.
If you are looking for a "real deal" Revamp, this is your puppy.
Posted by Mark on 25th Jan 2016
I have had two razors "revamped" and both turned out incredible. My Gillette Slim Adjustable was revamped in rhodium and is almost too pretty to use. My Gillette Super Speed was revamped in nickel and has become my favorite razor. Both took about 8 weeks to finish but if you don't mind the wait, you won't be disappointed.
Posted by Laura Francis on 25th Jan 2016
I had my boyfriend's grandfather's Gillette Red tip revamped in a nickel finish. He couldn't be happier with the way it came back. They did an amazing job. Thank you!
Posted by Raymond on 23rd Jan 2016
The end result more then met my expectations ..Excellent work ..Will use this service again no doubt..
Posted by Primo on 18th Jan 2016
I acquired a 1940 Gillette Milord Tech and the TTO mechanism wasn't functioning properly. I sent it in to Razor Emporium for a Tune -Up. Couple of weeks later Matt calls me up, to give me a progress report. The razor functions as it should. We start talking about the condition of the razor. The original plating was 99% gone. This razor was never going to have a high collector's value, so I decided to have it revamped in 24K Gold. Great decision. Wow, I wish that i could post a picture of the finished work here. They did a terrific job and my Milord Tech looks fit for a King. Great job Matt @Razor Emporium. I highly recommend this company.
Posted by Ken on 17th Jan 2016
The razor that had been in my family since 1959 had been in a drawer since 1974. It was beat. When Razor Emporium had finished the Revamp Service it was LIKE NEW again. Thank you so much for your great work.
Posted by Paul Thomas on 16th Jan 2016
My Fatboys are from Ebay or thrift stores from about 10 years ago. They were in reasonably good shape when I bought them. I just refinished one in Nickel and it looks great, a beautifully restored iconic American item. I feel like I just restored a classic Corvette or Mustang and watched it roll out of the paint shop. Ok, that is a little much. But in much scaled down way, that is how it feels!
What I didn't really expect was how much better the razor performs on my face. Even a simple mechanical device will work better after an overhaul, and this is where the magic happens at Razor Emporium. Thanks!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Jan 2016
They took my grandfather's razor, and cleaned it up nicely. It is now ready to be used for another 40 years
Posted by Unknown on 12th Jan 2016
Matt and his crew expertly preformed the many steps in this procedure to insure the integrity and look of my father's Super Speed DE razor. Thanks Guys for bringing this fine implement back to it's original condition. Your work is flawless!
Posted by Unknown on 6th Jan 2016
I sent in my Aristocrat for a revamp. The end caps had come off, and thus the bay doors didn't align when closed. Miserable to attempt to shave. My Aristocrat came back working and looking factory-fresh and recoated in gold. A shaving delight. I highly recommend Razor Emporium if your razor needs work or a refinish.
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