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:
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.
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!
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 Alvin on 30th Aug 2015
I could not recognise the Rotbart DE, Fatboy and the Big Fellow that came back to me! They have literally been given a new lease of life. I think it is a good thing that RE moved their replating service in-house. I was not in any particular hurry so the wait was more than acceptable for me. I think the Rotbart in nickel turned out best.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Aug 2015
Razor Emporium did a very good job of platting the razor, but didn't assemble the razor properly. It was a Toggle TTO Gillette razor and it would not open or close properly after getting the razor back. It worked perfectly prior to plating. They suggested to use mineral oil, but that didn't work. I finally had to send the razor out to another razor revamper to get it working properly. Would recommend Razor Emporium for three or two piece razors only, not TTO or Toggles.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Aug 2015
I sent my dads old safety razor to Razor Emporium just to see what they could do with it. It was in very poor condition and, as I was told when they received it, looked like somebody had hit it with a hammer. I was warned that with the pits on the surface it might not be possible to make it cosmetically perfect but it would be functional.
What I got back was this 1962 razor in brand new condition! Not only was it functional, but they had done such a great job refinishing and plating the razor that I couldn't really tell where any of the damage had been.
Razor Emporium has done a great job and I appreciate their attention to detail. I hear that they now have their plating process in house and that's one reason why my razor turned out so nicely; they control their entire process from start to finish.
If you have any doubts just send them your razor and quit worrying. You'll be glad you did.
Posted by Dr. Mario c Barbiere on 10th Aug 2015
I was exceptionally pleased with the great service provided by Razor Emporium as the old razor I sent it came back beautiful. I now know that I can buy any razor I like and have it re-plated and it will come back looking great
Thanks os much for a job well done
Posted by Lee on 5th Aug 2015
Razor emporium did a great job with my 1960's adjustable slim. The rhodium revamp is great ( numbers still in black) and the action now as good as new. Thanks guys.
Posted by Gordon Mills on 2nd Aug 2015
It is difficult to describe how great their work really is!!!! I have had 6 razors 1 razor case and 1 blade case done by them. Their attention to detail is next to none. I highly recommend their services!!!
Posted by Michael Traher on 2nd Aug 2015
Great work and worth the wait.
Posted by Technopundit on 1st Aug 2015
Class act. Am very satisfied. Dropped off my razors in person. Staff and facility is a pleasure to deal with. Well organized and friendly. Very professional.
Posted by Don The Navygoat on 31st Jul 2015
I couldn't believe this was the same razor I sent in for a revamp. I believe razors should keep their patina (you should see the new comb my Dad carried during WWII in the Pacific). That razor tells a story in it's patina! But this Aristocrat was absolutely abused. When I got it back, it looked like a brand new one. I use it as a daily driver since, IMHO it is not a collectible anymore. It's a beautiful razor! Thank you to the team who worked on this. And thank you Melissa for being so patient with my questions. You guys all deserve raises!
Posted by Kent Johnson on 29th Jul 2015
Thanks guys for the work done on my Gillette Fatboy sent to you. I am thinking it looks as good if maybe not better than when it was new! Also thanks for getting it here sooner than I expected. Hope to deal with you guys again.
Best Regards, Kent
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