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The vulcanite dilemma

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Whalehead King, Mar 18, 2012.

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  1. Kiowapipe

    Kiowapipe Active Member

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    Right on. If you have a good local pipe shop, they'll probably clean your stems for cheap to free, depending on how much business you do there.
     
  2. dwaugh

    dwaugh Moderator Moderator

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    If your pipe shop can't do it, you might have to go see the Wizard of Oz, he has a buffer. You might end up with a task though, like bring back a sample of Mixture 18 and 1/2 that has been missing.
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  3. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    What's a pipe shop?
     
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  4. SouthBound

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    Never seen one of those. You mean a plumbing supply store?
     
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  5. Kiowapipe

    Kiowapipe Active Member

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    I have zero recollection of this scene.
    Also, someone should tell these buffer operators about magnacobs. They'd be perfect for them.
     
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  6. Stonewall

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    Same here! Minus the buffer. Don't have one. I hand polish them. Takes forever, but it works. I actually just had to use the oxyclean method 4 times on one stem that was so brown, it matched the briar wood.:eek:
     
  7. Stonewall

    Stonewall Active Member

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    I've been looking for this. I may have to order it off line.
     
  8. ArtisanArcher

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    I've only done one (partial, didn't high buff or wax) stem restoration. I used a Mr. Clean scrubber pad. Which it's basically just a foam pad infused with bleach. It did a pretty good job, but the stem wasn't all that oxidized to begin with. So if it's only a minor job, that may be something for you to consider.
     
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