1. This forum section is for discussing pipes, it is not for advertising in any fashion.
  2. If you cannot verify your email address or recover your password, you need to call your ISP and tell them to stop blocking your email from this site.
    Dismiss Notice

AussieTx's Dunhill is CLEAN!!!!

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Spillproof, Nov 7, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    12,676
    As a belated bday present for AussieTx I did a resto on his "new" Dunhill.
    The pipe was already in great shape, just a little oxidation, cake, and grime.

    Typical stuff:
    Shank brush and everclear to clean up the stem, then an Oxyclean bath and stepwise hand-sanding. Sponge buff. Tripoli. Carnuba. Flannel.

    Pipe got the cotton ball/salt soak and shank cleaning with Everclear. Cleaned up the rim with spit and a finger, mostly. Then micro-fiber and warm mildly soapy water. Then a very light tripoli buff, then a heap of Carnuba.

    Before:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    After:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Cheers!

    Edit:
    Thanks to Tx for getting me back on the horse.
    I had to get some new materials to do this restoration, but now I'm all set again.
     
    psquared, krusty, Artistik and 13 others like this.
  2. Yossarian

    Yossarian Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    708
    Beautiful work there Spill!
     
    Coda and Spillproof like this.
  3. AussieTX

    AussieTX Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,686
    So prreeetttttyyyyy.
    Thanks spill! Can't wait to get her back and light up a bowl!
     
    Spillproof likes this.
  4. Smokingmiami

    Smokingmiami Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    670
    Spill you did a phenomenal job on that pipe. Cheers to you sir.
     
    Spillproof likes this.
  5. IrishRover

    IrishRover Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,178
    Great job!
     
  6. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    4,883
    Great job there spill!.....I wonder how your car looks?;)
    OT
     
  7. Hudson

    Hudson Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Messages:
    967
    Zowie!
     
  8. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,530
    You better not be too set dammit !! Just knock it off, I've got investers to deal with.
     
    dwaugh likes this.
  9. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    12,676
    Dirty and full of dents. It's a truck, and it's my "other office."
     
  10. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    12,676
    Just buffs WJ. And they go quickly when a monkey is using them.
     
    psquared likes this.
  11. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,530
    ya ok ok, nice work btw.... urrrrrrgh
     
    Spillproof and dwaugh like this.
  12. Vaquero

    Vaquero Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    659
    Very nice, Spill is the Dunhill restore master.
    If I ever get one, I will make sure it is a really, really messed up, nasty estate,
    just so I can send it to him to make it look all new and shiny again.
    Congrats, enjoy!
     
    Spillproof likes this.
  13. Stonewall

    Stonewall Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,718
    That is some impressive work, Spill. Good on ya!

    I've really frown tired of wearing blisters on my thumbs rubbing on pipes with tube polish. I suppose I'm going to have to invest in some power tools here.
     
  14. DocB

    DocB Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,228
    Awesome... nice work Spill
     
  15. N3M0

    N3M0 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,095
    Fantastic work Spill
     
  16. 5H4N3

    5H4N3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    2,084
    Nice job Spill.
    Doesn't even look like the same pipe.
     
  17. Tony Malerich

    Tony Malerich Sales Account

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    4,909
    Absolutely beautiful there. Happy belted birthday :D
     
    AussieTX likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.