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Gillette RFB Before & After

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Had a great shave this morning followed by a wonderful Sunday Brunch with our son and daughter-in-law.

Nice relaxing Sunday so I decided to take the time to clean and Flitz my Gillette RFB 77. Here are some pics.

Before:
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After:
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Not finished yet but certainly good enough to shave with it tomorrow. :)
 

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That's not a #77, not without a case!
Andon,

If I am not getting my razors confused, I believe that this one was advertised on the auction site as a #77 and came with a bakelight case (that is packed away).

You know vintage Gillettes a lot better than I do so we can certainly call it an English RFB or whatever it should be called and that's fine with me, too. :)

Appreciate the opportunity to learn. :)
 
NEW RFB is what the razor is.
#77 and #88 sets came with that same razor.
Gillette have assigned that numbers to the sets and not the razor.
It may have been sold as a part of set #77.
 

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NEW RFB is what the razor is.
#77 and #88 sets came with that same razor.
Gillette have assigned that numbers to the sets and not the razor.
It may have been sold as a part of set #77.
Cool - appreciate the clarification. :)

It's too late to edit the original post but, moving forward, NEW RFB is what it will be. :)
 
The RFB is one of the best Razors that Gillette ever made. I have 2 piece and a #44 three piece set. Love them both.
You did a great job with the cleaning.
Will this be your first Shave with it ?
 
Nice job on the cleanup. The RFB is a terrific razor. I went on a tear a while back and bought every RFB I could find that was in good shape, and at a decent price. I don’t regret that for a second. Enjoy the shave!
 

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Hello, I'd clean the gaps of the teeth before using it.

Adam
Hi Adam,

It had a lot of crud when I got it so it's already been through two rounds of soaking in Dawn then scrubbing with a soft toothbrush and more Dawn then soaking in Isopropynol and finally soaking in Barbicide.

After polishing it, I scrubbed it with Dawn and a soft toothbrush to remove any Flitz residue.

I don't see any crud left between the teeth.
 

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The RFB is one of the best Razors that Gillette ever made. I have 2 piece and a #44 three piece set. Love them both.
You did a great job with the cleaning.
Will this be your first Shave with it ?
Thank you, Steve.

I couldn't resist and shaved with it once after thoroughly soaking, scrubbing and sanitizing but before polishing.

Its a really good shaving razor.

Can't wait to try it again now that it's looking better. :)
 
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