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AussieTx's Dunhill is CLEAN!!!!

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

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  1. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    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.

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    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.
     
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  2. Yossarian

    Yossarian Member

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    Beautiful work there Spill!
     
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  3. AussieTX

    AussieTX Active Member

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    So prreeetttttyyyyy.
    Thanks spill! Can't wait to get her back and light up a bowl!
     
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  4. Smokingmiami

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    Spill you did a phenomenal job on that pipe. Cheers to you sir.
     
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  5. IrishRover

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    Great job!
     
  6. Old Ted

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    Great job there spill!.....I wonder how your car looks?;)
    OT
     
  7. Hudson

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    Zowie!
     
  8. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    You better not be too set dammit !! Just knock it off, I've got investers to deal with.
     
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  9. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Dirty and full of dents. It's a truck, and it's my "other office."
     
  10. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Just buffs WJ. And they go quickly when a monkey is using them.
     
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  11. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    ya ok ok, nice work btw.... urrrrrrgh
     
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  12. Vaquero

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    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!
     
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  13. Stonewall

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    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

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    Awesome... nice work Spill
     
  15. N3M0

    N3M0 Active Member

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    Fantastic work Spill
     
  16. 5H4N3

    5H4N3 Active Member

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    Nice job Spill.
    Doesn't even look like the same pipe.
     
  17. Tony Malerich

    Tony Malerich Active Member

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    Absolutely beautiful there. Happy belted birthday :D
     
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