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I picked up some Kelly Green Fiebergs, but something tells me its going to take more than just that to get a color like this

anyone know the secret....and willing to help me out?
 

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Wallenstein does some pretty freaky stuff. I wouldn't be surprised if the pipe is painted, blasted, steamed, blasted and painted, steamed painted and blasted, or stained with any number or weird things.

The trouble with green is that if you use it as a stain, you almost invariably get a brown "woody" look underneath it. So I suspect a top-coating of some kind for that bright of a green.
 
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Minorority here, but I think that looks awesome. I'd use that just as a conversation piece, and it'd be a bonus if it was a good smoker. But then again, I got married in Nikes that were described as "highlighter yellow"... :xd:
 
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Kaywoodie and Dr.Grabow have been painting pipes for years it is the inside of the bowl you have to worry about, altho I doubt I would paint any of mine, cause I like the look of stain more
 
#17
Apology accepted, now how about a little more respect for the lady.
I beg the Lady's forgivenness!
Now in all seriousness. Pick a pipe, take off the stem, remove the finish with alcohol, or sanding. If you sand make sure you use a tack cloth to insure all particles are cleaned from the pipe. Fiebing's leather dye...... Comes in a variety of colors including 3 different greens, available at most leather stores or shoe repair shops........ apply it using a q-tip or small foam brush being careful not to get any inside the bowl. I would recommend 3 coats. DO NOT SOAK THE PIPE IN IT!!! Fiebings is very potent stuff and it stains very well and the colors from it are very good, its about $7 for a 4oz bottle that will stain a lot of pipes. I have used it many times to stain leather, gun stocks, and walking sticks, and pipes. After staining it then let sit for a few hours, wipe it down with a clean dry cloth to remove any extra surface dye residue. After 24hrs of cure time you will have the pipe in the color of your choice.
 
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I beg the Lady's forgivenness!
Now in all seriousness. Pick a pipe, take off the stem, remove the finish with alcohol, or sanding. If you sand make sure you use a tack cloth to insure all particles are cleaned from the pipe. Fiebing's leather dye...... Comes in a variety of colors including 3 different greens, available at most leather stores or shoe repair shops........ apply it using a q-tip or small foam brush being careful not to get any inside the bowl. I would recommend 3 coats. DO NOT SOAK THE PIPE IN IT!!! Fiebings is very potent stuff and it stains very well and the colors from it are very good, its about $7 for a 4oz bottle that will stain a lot of pipes. I have used it many times to stain leather, gun stocks, and walking sticks, and pipes. After staining it then let sit for a few hours, wipe it down with a clean dry cloth to remove any extra surface dye residue. After 24hrs of cure time you will have the pipe in the color of your choice.
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The thing is, like sas said above, the Fiebings color gets dulled by the wood so that guy must coast the pipe with something then color it. Unless he uses the fluorescent wood stain that I linked above.
 
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Ermmm... it almost looks like the designer used pine instead of briar and then used various easter egg coloring dyes. Not trying to be funny, just trying to figure out how they made the wood 'not' take color very well. Everyone's tastes vary, but these are awful. And it bothers me to be critical of any pipe maker, as I can usually appreciate unique designs.
 
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