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How do I deep clean a 1958 Gillette

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I just acquired a “new” 1958 Gillette Flare Tip. It’s in decent shape, but I want to clean off the soap scum and disinfect it. What’s the best method to clean it? (If you suggest I take it apart, I’ll need detailed instruction)

In terms of disinfecting, I plan to use alcohol, because I don’t have barbisol.
 

Hannah's Dad

I Can See Better Than Bigfoot.
1. Scrubbing Bubbles (no bleach). Then
2. Dawn dishwashing soap/hot water bath. Then
3. Another Dawn bath and clean it with a soft toothbrush.

No germs will survive all of that, and you’ll enjoy the shiny razor.
 
This is what I have done with a batch recently. Maybe not the best method.
-Boiled razors in water for 5-10 minutes-loosens soap scum.
-scrubbed with soft tooth brush with dawn dish soap in warm water. ( used nitrile gloves)
-Quick boil 2nd time 2-3 minutes.
-scrubbed with soft tooth brush and soap 2nd time, rinsed with clean water.
-plunked razor in 99% isopropyl alcohol 5-10 min, great stuff for removing germs and water.
Good to go after that!
 
I might be wrong but I thought the '58 Super Speeds had the vertical lines only on the handle (known as the '58 TV Special), or were there also '58s with the regular handle too?

I'd love to know. Great razor you got!
 
It’s marked D3, so it may be a TV special. Would love to know. Anyone who
Can provide info, I’d appreciate it.
 
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That is a beautiful Flare Tip. I have a D1/1958, great shaver. Fairly mild, but less so than my M1/1967 Black Handle.

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I might be wrong but I thought the '58 Super Speeds had the vertical lines only on the handle (known as the '58 TV Special), or were there also '58s with the regular handle too?

I'd love to know. Great razor you got!

TV Specials were put out for just one date quarter I believe. D1.
 

nemo

Cheaper than ink
TV Specials were put out for just one date quarter I believe. D1.

More than one quarter -- D-1, D-2, D-3 in my collection with the different knurling. And let us not forget the 1954 TV Specials, distinguished by the case only as the razor seems unchanged from the norm.

But alas, we stray from the topic.
 
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