Thanks! Anything you think i should use to polish it a bit?If it opens and closes smoothly, does the last tightening 1/4 turn OK, appears to be adjusting, and has no bends, you should be good!
Might want to clean it up with warm water, Dawn soap, and a soft bristled tooth brush.
You're talking about coincidences? I stumbled upon a 1962 Gillette Slim at an antique store yesterday too. Mine isn't quite that nice, it has a bit of corrosion in a couple spots, but it twists open fine and clicks through all 9 settings, though there is more resistance from 5 to 9. I'm away on vacation and could only give it the hot water and Dawn treatment. Definitely scrubbing bubbles and toothbrush and probably metal polish when I get back. It still had a very rusty old blade in it, alas, leaving some crusty rust in the razor. Some of that rust came off with my fingernail, but we'll see how clean it will get. Any advice?Hi,
Huh. What a coincidence. This morning, I found a 1961 sitting at my computer chatting on a shaving website.....
Enjoy your score.
I didn't mean to step on your thread, but it was quite a coincidence I found a 1962 H2 Slim the same day you did. When I get back home I'll try polishing mine with Maas, which works quite well. Mine was a real rusty mess since an old blade was left in it. I alternated soaks in white vinegar and hot water and Dawn and only very slight traces of rust are left. I might not bother polishing it at all if it looked as good as yours, but you could try a bit of polish and see if you like the results.
I probably wouldn't bother polishing at all, but there are still traces of rust from the rusty blade. I've had great results with Maas metal polish. Look at the results on this vintage meat cleaver, sacrificed in the interests of science. I tried several things, including vinegar, Bar Keeper's Friend, and Maas polish. The Maas was the most effective, and relatively gentle. We'll see about the razor when I'm back home.A long soak in Dawn Platinum works wonders. A little Flitz goes a long way. Be careful.