Razor Plating Services

Factory Fresh Nickel – $45 | Mirror Nickel – $60

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

USA – NO SALES TAX – NO SHIPPING FEES – JUST AN AWESOME RAZOR WITH THE FASTEST TURNAROUND IN THE INDUSTRY!!!

OUTSIDE THE USA orders please use my Etsy Store.

Current Platings – Factory Fresh Nickel, Mirror Nickel, White Platinum, 24K Gold
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, TOGGLES, Bottom Dials, Red Dot Fatboys, Black Handle Gillettes, Super Adjustables, Gem Micromatics, Chrome, Zamak, Zinc, Pot Metal Razors, Blue Tips, Plastic, Starburst, Titanium, Bronze, Aluminum handle, Schick Eversharp all metal handle, any replated razor I did not do originally. Not replating Razor Cases at this time.

Backroadsgold.com Restores and Replates Vintage Gillette Safety Razors. I offer only Mirror Nickel and 24 K Hard Gold. Rhodium will be available when prices come down. (Thats the reason people are stealing catalytic converters) Razors are ‘New Again’ and Shave Ready.

MY PROCESS:

  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 Plate if chosen.
  7. I paint the numbers and selector spring with Testors enamel paint. 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. Red Tips and Blue Tips use Humbrol Enamel paints then are baked on.
  8. Reassembly, blade gap is checked and set, mechanics are checked.
  9. Razor is Oiled with ‘Break Free MIL-SPEC CLP’
  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.

TO ORDER

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.
    • Factory Fresh Nickel – $45 a refresh of the nickel after cleaning and disinfection, slight scratches and factory dings will remain. Doors and endcaps are not mirror polished. Pt 1: https://youtu.be/Ai1t5PE5R_w     Pt 2: https://youtu.be/zGN02vqVk-w
    • 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 $75 Outer doors and End caps are Mirror polished, rest of razor is super polished factory look.
  • 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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