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A little help here...

Discussion in 'Pipe Making Forums' started by Quinn Martin, Dec 17, 2013.

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  1. Quinn Martin

    Quinn Martin Member

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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
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    anyone know the secret....and willing to help me out?
     
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  2. User3940

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    Wet it and put it in a dark warm spot. Once the mold develops trim to the desired length. Good Lord QM, that pipe is ugly as hell.
     
  3. Quinn Martin

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    Its a Chia-pipe...but seriously is this kelly green going to be that bright right out of the bottle, or does he add more alcohol or something to the dye?
     
  4. woody

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    Looks like they used Soylent Green to stain that one.
     
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    ???????

    Sorry man, I have no idea what they did to achieve that. Almost looks radioactive.
     
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  6. Sasquatch

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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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  7. Quinn Martin

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    Because Sas is right, it seems most paints take on a wooded color when applied to a pipe. Of course my knowledge about this is very limited; if you know how to acheive this look, please share.
     
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    Please do not put that in your mouth.
     
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  11. blueeyedogre

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    That's what she said........ Sorry, little loopy with the silly season on us and couldn't resist.
     
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  12. bubbagump

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    No joke. That pipe looks like a great way to catch a disease.
     
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  13. Quinn Martin

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    Alright already, pick what ever color suites your fancy, I'd still like to know how to imitate that effect:
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  14. Quinn Martin

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    Apology accepted, now how about a little more respect for the lady. :bangin:
     
  15. AdamInWA

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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:
     
  16. BigCasino

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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. blueeyedogre

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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.
     
  18. Quinn Martin

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    :toast:
    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.
     
  19. Longshanks

    Longshanks He who shall; so shall he... wait, who?

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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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  20. Sasquatch

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    I'll be sure and tell Roger next time I see him. No doubt he'll finally see the light and start producing Dunhill catalog shapes. ;)
     
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