Razor Plating Services

Heads Up!- I will be off Sept 27 to Oct 15, I am fully booked until I leave. Any razors sent after I leave will be safe at my UPS Store where my box is.

Next Time off will be Nov 22 to Dec 11 while we celebrate Thanksgiving and transition back to Quartzsite Arizona. Cutoff will be Nov 15th.

Mirror Nickel – $60 (Most Requested)

2 Tone Nickel/Gold – $70 | 24K Hard Gold – $75

Note on Rhodium / Palladium / Platinum


OUTSIDE THE USA orders please use my Etsy Store.

High Quality Razor Replating at affordable prices.
We strive for the highest quality using Mirror Nickel and 24k Gold, the metals that Gillette chose for the majority of their razors. Hopefully Rhodium prices will go down in the future and I can bring it back.

EXCLUSIONS – I do not plate STAINLESS STEEL Razors, TOGGLES, Bottom Dials, Black Handle Gillettes, Super Adjustables, Blue Tips, Gem Micromatics, Chrome, Zamak, Zinc, Pot Metal Razors, Plastic, Starburst, Titanium, Bronze, Aluminum handle, Schick Eversharp all metal handle, any replated razor I did not do. Not replating Razor Cases at this time. I can plate Red Tips but will not paint the TTO (TTO can be plated Nickel or Gold).


  1. Inspection, Repairs are made, guards are straightened, doors are straightened, mechanics are checked, endcaps soldered, razor is then disassembled.
  2. Extensive Deep Cleaning and Disinfection.
  3. Outer Head Surface and Endcaps are resurfaced to remove ALL scratches and pitting then mirror polished smooth. The rest of the razor will have a polished factory finish. Heavy pitting under doors, cap and baseplate, if present, will be lessened but still be visible.
  4. Hand Polish with special jewelers cloths.
  5. ALL razors receive Ultrasonic Deep Clean / Disinfecting at 160 degrees then 160 degree Electroclean, then Acid Surface Activation, then Bright Nickel Plating.
  6. Followed by plating with 24K Hard Gold if chosen.
  7. I paint the numbers and selector spring with Testors enamel paint on Adjustables. The black ring below the selector dial on Fatboys and Executives is now USA made automotive pinstriping, which in our experience lasts longer than painting with enamel. No longer painting Red and Blue Tips.
  8. Reassembly, blade gap is checked and set, mechanics are checked.
  9. Razor is lubed with Super Lube Synthetic grease.
  10. Final Hand Polish.

FATBOYS and Executives – I paint the numbers and selector spring with Testors enamel paint. The black ring below the selector dial is now USA made automotive pinstriping, which in our exprience lasts longer than painting with enamel – see pic.

All razors are returned in a sturdy gift box, wrapped in a drawstring cotton bag, with a Warranty Card
Gillette Gold Plated Razors
Gillette NEW Long Comb Razor, NEW Ball End Razor, Fat Handle Tech Razor, and Blade Banks plated in 24K Gold

My Plating Guarantee covers the first 6 months under normal use, following these recommended cleaning proceedures: After each use, take the blade out and dry after use. Clean when needed with Dawn Soap. Dry with microfiber cloth.

I use a 24 karat hardened gold plating that is many times more thick (29 micro-inches) than the original plating or gold wash used in the early 1900’s. Anything less than 20µin is considered Electroplating, over 20µin is considered Gold Plate by the FTC. I provide a shave ready, restored razor with high hardness, corrosion and wear resistance.

Razors should be in good working condition, we do offer repairs, please email first about any repairs needed.  I straighten comb teeth at owners risk only, 30% of the time the teeth break. Plating issues or cleanliness does not matter much. The final result is totally dependent upon the condition of the razor sent in. The nicer the condition, the nicer the final result. A heavily pitted razor will look 10X better, but may still have a few flaws.


Use the ORDER FORM for sending in razors for Replating. Pricing is below, NO Sales Tax! Non-USA Please use my Etsy Store.

  • PLATING PRICING Includes TuneUp and Repair and Return Shipping is free to USA. Non-USA Please use my Etsy Store. My recommendation? Always- Mirror Nickel, longest lasting of most Gillette razors over the last 120 years.
    • Mirror Nickel – $60 Outer doors and End caps are Mirror polished, rest of razor is super polished factory look.
    • 2-Tone $70 – Any combination of Mirror Nickel and 24K Gold of these 5 pieces – TTO, Handle and Guard, Doors, End Caps and T Bar.
    • 24K Gold – $75 Outer doors and End caps are Mirror polished, rest of razor is super polished factory look.
    • White Platinum and Palladium – I cant get plating soltions for these that are as consistant as Rhodium. They cause stains or spots sometimes that need polishing. When Rhodium prices fall I will bring it back.
  • TUNE-UP – CLEAN AND POLISH – $30.00 Razors receive the same pretreatment, clean and polish as our re-plating service. Safety Razor Disassembled, adjusted, disinfected and polished. Return Shipping is free to USA. Non-USA Please use my Etsy Store.
    • Any Gillette Razor, Adjustables, TTO, 3 Piece – $30
  • Add On Items (when ordering safety razor re-plating)
    • Single New End Cap $10 each (we supply the end cap, install, and plate with razor)
    • Blade Banks – $30 Nickel $40 Gold
    • 3 Piece Head (Top Cap) – $20 Nickel $25 Gold
    • 3 Piece Guard (Base Plate) – $20 Nickel $25 Gold
    • 3 Piece Handle – $25 Nickel $30 Gold

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