I just cleaning all my 20 stems under warm water with water sandpaper 1200, dry, and rub them between hands with hand creme. How long I must wait to polish stems with care cloth? Is 10 minutes enough to creme absorb in stems?
Don't worry, t-bear, I use a little warm water for stems.... I mean by "hand creme" is ordinary Nivea creme in tiny doses. Maybe it's wrong, but, I saw a couple pipe smokers here in Croatia that use this method with hand creme, and it's really works.