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Corn Cob Finish

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by DGErwin11, Aug 5, 2011.

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  1. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    My preference in MM cobs are the great Dane Egg, Diplomat and Patriot. According to the factory section of their website these have a lacquer finish as opposed to varnish on the cheaper pipe. I have notice that after the bowl warms up, the finish feels somewhat softer than when it is cold. Could this lead to finish wearing/rubbing off? If so, is that even an issue? Since I belong to that group who thinks cobs smoke best when broken in and caked like a briar, I wold like to keep these going as long as possible.
     
  2. Pecci

    Pecci Active Member

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    I haven't noticed any problems w/any, although I'm only an occasional piper.

    Are you smoking too hot?
     
  3. Beale

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    I have not noticed this on my Cobs? Although the only one of your 3 we have in common is the Diplomat. I will be honest. I smoke mine all the time. If the cob gets a little warm? I just let it go out, and relight when cool. I Dunno? Beale.
     
  4. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    No, not hot, just warm asis normal.
     
  5. Pecci

    Pecci Active Member

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    Have you noticed any damage on the finishes? If not, I wouldn't worry about it.;)
     
  6. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    I wouldn't say damage, but the finish/appearance does change with age and use. Just the nature of the beast.
     
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