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Pretty awesome Peterson deal...I think

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Moonrover333, Aug 8, 2013.

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  1. Moonrover333

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    So I was cruisin ebay this week and stumbled on an older peterson system xl307. I've never owned one but do really like Petes'. So I watched it for a few days and got it for $27 shipped.WOOT.
    So I got it today and it pretty dirty but in relatively good shape. This will be my first "restoration" any pointers on how to polish the nickel band, what to use to clean outside of bowl, and clean up stem? I don't mind the bite marks (though whoever it was was an angry clencher) sadly I'm in an apt and don't have access to buffer amd cool things like that. Any help is much appreciated. Also did I get a good deal or get hosed?

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  2. xrundog

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    Looks like an easy clean up. Score!:thu2:
     
  3. User3940

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    Congrats. Looks in good ship and should clean up real nice. Enjoy.
     
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  5. Bullwinkle

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    nice find.. for starters I would soak the stem in oxyclean. I would clean the exterior wood with Murphy's Oil soap. then as suggested micro-mesh the outside of the stem. I would use a 12ga shotgun bush to clean up the bowl. once everything is shined and clean. Then I would use some liquid Turtle Wax ICE and buff up a nice shine on wood and stem. (won't leave white residue on rust/blast finishes. as a final touch I would get a rubber stem bit and cut the fat part off and slide it right up p-lip.
     
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  6. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    Good score, man!
     
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    That is a nice pipe. There are some really good write-ups in the Pipe Making subforums about how to clean up the stem and do the salt/alcohol treatment of the bowl. I think you stole that. :D
     
  8. jshogan2

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    Very nice pipe! I can't wait to see that beauty all cleaned up :).
     
  9. Explorer352

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    Duuuuude! I'm super happy for your score and also quite a bit jealous, I don't mind saying! A month ago I was surfin the 'bay, satisfying my PAD and I spent a LOT of time searching for/watching Pete's. Never found one that was within budget. Congrats
     
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  10. Moonrover333

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    Well that was easy. Im sure I did the worst possible things known to man but I'm happy with it!
    It got a scrub with just a damp nylon brush on outside of bowl. The stem got the oxyclean treatment and a mr.clean magic eraser. The collar got a bit o neverdull. Then I used some mothers carnuba wax (its what I had) and tada. The only casualty was the P on the stem the oxyclean got it....oh well not bad for a newb

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    If you dab a little petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on the markings on the stem before the soak, you can usually keep it fairly intact. Also, plain cigar ash is good for polishing silver and nickel fittings on your pipes. Looks like you did a good joy, though. Congratulations on a nice score.
     
  12. Moonrover333

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    For some reason the shine on the collar isn't comming thru on my cell phone pic. But its like a bramd new nickel
     
  13. Moonrover333

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    I did find those spots on the briar under the dirt. So its def not a 10/10 pipe but for under $30 I think its awesone
     
  14. AussieTX

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    Looks good, great deal for $27.... I wish my Peterson's had only cost me $27 lol
     
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    Great job!!! I've got one just like this at home, in need of some serious TLC itself! :P
     
  16. Moonrover333

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    Just smoked for first time. Opened up s fresh tin of holiday spirit. I wanted to try a damp toby snd see how it did.....AMAZING. probably the best pipe I own. Such a cool dry smoke . And this narrow plip is soo comfy. I'm stoked
     
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  17. Lukasaurus

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    Glad you enjoyed!
     
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