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I need some expert advice please.
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What is the red material showing through the gold plate on the top cap.

Were these razors lacquered, if so is that the material seen in patches on the base plate and top of the handle.
 
Hello,

it’s gold plated brass with a layer of colored lacquer. The orange spots are most likely lacquer, there should be an extremely fine layer of gold beneath, the rest is pure brass. The red spots are copper, something dissolved the zinc from the brass alloy. It can be polished out, if it won’t go away, it’s deep and could cause problems for eg. during a replate (it rarely happens).

Adam
 
Hello,

it’s gold plated brass with a layer of colored lacquer. The orange spots are most likely lacquer, there should be an extremely fine layer of gold beneath, the rest is pure brass. The red spots are copper, something dissolved the zinc from the brass alloy. It can be polished out, if it won’t go away, it’s deep and could cause problems for eg. during a replate (it rarely happens).

Adam
Thank you Adam, very helpful
 
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