Patina or re-chroming?

#2
Just wondered what the preferences are with enthusiasts. I have a nice fatboy bought a year or so ago and in nice condition though with some 50 year old patina. Should i leave it original or get it re-chromed when I have some money? Something tells me a re-chroming would strip it of its vintage charm.
It's really down to you, if you see patina and like it then maybe leave alone but if you see plate loss and brassing and you think it looks tired then a replate may be what you are looking for. :) your call .
 
#3
Just wondered what the preferences are with enthusiasts. I have a nice fatboy bought a year or so ago and in nice condition though with some 50 year old patina. Should i leave it original or get it re-chromed when I have some money? Something tells me a re-chroming would strip it of its vintage charm.
As @Blademonkey says the choice is yours.
If there's no plate loss it should clean up nicely with a toothbrush and toothpaste, or bicarb of soda.
 
#4
Original for myself. Takes away from the character and the history of the razor. Although the history is most likely not known, but its exciting to be using a tool which is still mechanically sound and approx 50 years old.
Dont get me wrong, I love new shiny things but I do prefer aged or shine.
 
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