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New Rim for Old Pete

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Spillproof, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    The rim was cracked/charred, but it wasn't deep.

    1) Tape off rim and take it to the belt sander
    2) Using various grades of sandpaper on a granite counter-top, smooth the new rim
    3) Stain the rim black
    4) Lightly sand the rim with high-grit (*I used 1500)
    5) Stain the rim with Dark Brown (which is really pretty red).
    6) Micro-mesh sanding of rim.
    7) Shellack entire pipe (tape off silver and stem)
    8) Polish silver with cigar ash
    9) Buff shellack to a level you like with Tripoli
    10) Shank/stem cleaning with bristle brushes and Everclear
    11) Redress stem (oxyclean, stepwise sanding, white polish, carnuba)
    12) Begin overnight soak of bowl.
    13) Buff entire pipe with Carnuba
     


  2. Labman

    Labman Member

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    Very nice work!
     
  3. David Emond

    David Emond Active Member

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    Wow looks just like new
     
  4. PipeSimmo

    PipeSimmo Active Member

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    Amazing job. Well done! ENjoy
     
  5. ShawnP

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    Oh Oh Oh it's .......MAGIC........:wiz:


    Looks awesome Spill as usual you do nice work.

    Shawn
     
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  6. Stonewall

    Stonewall Active Member

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    That's a nice piece of work, Spill. I've got a Pete Shamrock I need to do the same thing with. Mine is just dinged from tapping the rim on an ashtray. Thanks for the info on how to repair it. I'm so looking forward to nice weather.
     
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  7. jdto

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    You done did good.
     
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  8. AussieTX

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    Prrrreeeetttttyyyyyy
     
  9. t-bear

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    Well...you certainly screwed that one up! It H-A-D a beautiful patina of hard use and rough lovin. Now the poor thing looks almost...need I say it...."Virginial"!! Someone needs to give that beauty some hot, baccy lovin'....:hip1:
     
  10. Tony Malerich

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    That turned out wonderfully, Spill! Great work!
     
  11. Tony Malerich

    Tony Malerich Active Member

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    Once I get it back I will! I was a little too eager on the birth year pipe hunt such that I caught some flaws on this pipe but missed others. Spill took on the project for me and obviously did a great job on it!
     
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  12. Pipe Matt

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    Very nicely done Spillproof. I have a few estate pipes that could do with the same treatment so this is very helpful - thanks.
     
  13. Biggles

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    Nice work Spill. That's a rather elegant looking Peterson IMO; nice size too. Well done! :appl:
     
  14. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    :thu: Nice job , Spill
     
  15. Riff Raff

    Riff Raff Active Member

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    Nice work! What a handsome Pete.
     
  16. lifeon2

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    Spill you should open a resto business gorgeous as always
     
  17. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Well-Known Member

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    Nice rescue. That's a nice Pete also.
     
  18. MainePipe

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    Looks like new...great job spill
     
  19. ruffinogoldswife

    ruffinogoldswife The Mayor's Wife

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    Great job!:gjob::gjob::gjob::gjob::gjob::gjob::gjob::gjob: standing ovation
     
  20. Arkie

    Arkie Well-Known Member

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    Good job. When I saw the thead title I thought you had somehow replaced a missing silver rim on an old Pete.
     
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