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 and many other vintage brands. We prefer not to work on zinc alloy razors on a case by case basis. The following razors we can work on, will powdercoat handle, can plate doors, center rod / T-Bar, knob etc but not guard:
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.
If your razor does not meet the Premium Finish Revamp standards due to serious corrosion or pitting, you will be contacted before work begins, order changed to Factory Finish, 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!
Posted by Unknown on 12th Apr 2018
I sent in a working (but not pretty) Fatboy and got back a Fatboy that now looks better than in functions (and it functions perfectly).
Posted by Jon Power on 23rd Feb 2018
If I didn't know any better, I would think they replaced my old one with a new one. I originally sent my slim in and ordered the factory nickel revamp. I quickly decided that the rhodium finish would be a better choice. I called them up, they were really friendly, professional and accommodating. Once I got it back I was speechless. Every time I use it I am very pleased that I chose Razor Emporium for this service. I have another one that will be making the same trip when I'm ready.
Posted by Joe Mata on 23rd Feb 2018
Have had my revamped razor back for over a month now and it looks wonder. I’m afraid to use it because it looks so pristine! The replating looks exceptional and it came back quicker than initially promised. I’ll be sending a couple of Fat Boys over shortly! Highly recommend their service!
Posted by PK on 14th Dec 2017
My dull greenish Superspeed looks brand new. Razor belonged to my grandfather and it now belongs to my son. Service and quality exceeded expectation.
Posted by Andrew Glasgow on 22nd Nov 2017
Sent my grandads 1956 red tip Superspeed for the revamp service, Rhodium finish. Wow, amazed at the difference, better than brand new. Kept up to date throughout and quick service.
Posted by John on 20th Nov 2017
I have had Razor Emporium Revamp-Restore two Gillette Safety Razor's that belonged to my deceased father-in-law. Both came back quick and were absolutely gorgeous when they were returned to me. I could not be happier.
Posted by Christopher P Garcia on 12th Nov 2017
I sent in a D3 Gillette Super Speed for revamp. Was expecting it back around 2nd week of December. Got it back by end of October! The website keeps you updated on the progress of the work, as do the emails. I received the razor back and it looks so fantastic I am hesitant to use it! Also included was a polishing cloth and the warranty card.
Any shave enthusiast owes it to themselves to purchase a classic razor online or in an antique store and then sending it to Matt for revamp. YOU WILL THANK YOURSELF LATER!!
Posted by Unknown on 24th Oct 2017
As always professional, quality, and great customer service razor looks and works beautifully
Posted by Charles McCall on 21st Oct 2017
Sent in my 1958 Gillette Fatboy chrome DE Safety Razor to Razor Emporium for the tune up and revamp in Rhodium with the polished mirror finish.
It came back to me with every component completely tuned up and overhauled internally and externally in brand new excellent working condition.
From the doors and the blade gaps, to the TTO knob and the adjustable 1-9 dial, the numbers and the black band around the handle repainted and baked on, everything was perfection and made shave ready as I requested.
The polished Rhodium refinishing was absolutely amazing, and my 59 year old razor was restored to an outstandingly pristine work of art.
It now looks as if it were purchased today right off the shelf.
It shaves like the precision instrument that it is.
I am completely satisfied with the work that Razor Emporium put into a cherished possession of mine, and I am confident that if there had been any issues, that they would have been addressed and corrected.
I have done business with Razor Emporium in the past, and I would not hesitate to continue to deal with Razor Emporium.
5 star rating. *****
Posted by Larry on 20th Oct 2017
This razor was not in terrible shape, but the head was down to the bare metal. Razor Emporium cleaned and replated the razor in 24K gold.
Spectacular job, very pleased, could not be happier! Looks brand new!
Thank you Razor Emporium!!!
Browse our large selection of high-quality new & vintage razors, shaving products, and accessories that we have hand-selected for their quality to insure that you have the best shaving experience from the start. Specializing in vintage shaving gear, you can shop with ease for professionally restored and sanitized razors that have been adjusted, photographed in high-resolution and arrive Shave-Ready. Buy with confidence knowing that we stand behind everything we sell and service. What you see online is exactly what you will get. We guarantee it!