Cleaning stems

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  1. smokerpipe

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    I just cleaning all my 20 stems under warm water with water sandpaper 1200, dry, and rub them between hands with hand creme. How long I must wait to polish stems with care cloth? Is 10 minutes enough to creme absorb in stems?
     
  2. smokerpipe

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    Stems are polished. ;)
     
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    Be careful with the water on Vulcanite stems...too hot will turn the stems green. What do you mean by "hand creme"? Is this a pipe product?


    Glad you got them finished!!
     
  4. smokerpipe

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    Don't worry, t-bear, I use a little warm water for stems.... I mean by "hand creme" is ordinary Nivea creme in tiny doses. Maybe it's wrong, but, I saw a couple pipe smokers here in Croatia that use this method with hand creme, and it's really works.
     
  5. Stonewall

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    ...well that's rather interesting. Did you buff them by hand or machine?
     
  6. smokerpipe

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    I buff them by hand.
     
  7. Stonewall

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    So the creme works well for that?
     
  8. smokerpipe

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    Very well. Just rub stem between hand with a little pick of Nivea creme, and then polish stem with silk cloth. Results are fantastic, stems looks like a new!
     
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