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What a difference with Carnuba

Discussion in 'Repair, Maintenance & Restoration' started by User3940, Dec 29, 2013.

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  1. User3940

    User3940 Active Member

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    I just finished cleaning up and salvaging a pretty beat up Kaywoodie bulldog. Then applied some rustification. This is the first time that I have used my new buffing setup on a pipe I did, and all I can say is....what a huge difference some White Diamond and Carnuba can make. Obviously the first pic is without polishing, and the second after. If anyone was thinking about buying a buffing wheel.......DO IT!

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  2. TWolf

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    Beautiful work, as always. Looks like that marble might just about fit in that bowl. Not sure why you'd want it to. Just sayin'...
     
  3. 5H4N3

    5H4N3 Active Member

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    Very cool!
    What a difference!
     
  4. User3940

    User3940 Active Member

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    It is actually a pretty small pipe and small bowl. Shows that the marble is not as big as you thought.
     
  5. ruffinogold

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

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    Theres no comparison to having one and not having one . Go make or buy one people !
     
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  6. TWolf

    TWolf Member

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    I assure you had no preconceptions as to the size of your marbles.
     
  7. rlucas

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    Very nice Coastie.
     
  8. Trauma

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    That's awesome!
     
  9. bosun

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    It is amazing what a few minutes of electricity can do when compared to hours of using elbow grease isn't it?
     
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  10. SmokeyJoe

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    Nice work, but are you sure that's a bulldog??
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  11. t-bear

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    The "general consensus" on the forums I belong to is that all pipes with that BOWL shape are considered a Rhodesian, and the ones with a diamond shank are considered a sub-genre called a Bulldog.
    That said, it would be a Rhodesian.....a VERY NICE Rhodesian!

    I know, I know....there are as many definitions of this shape as there are pipers. Just telling you the one that seems to hold predominance among the pipers I know. <grin>
     
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  12. martydrmr

    martydrmr Enjoy every pipe.

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    Just curious, what kind of carnauba wax did you use and are there different kinds? Are there different carnaubas for cars and pipes? I've always wondered this. Great job on the pipe! :appl:
     
  13. User3940

    User3940 Active Member

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    Funny that I know the difference between a Rhodesian and a Bulldog and still mislabeled it.
     
  14. User3940

    User3940 Active Member

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    I used a carnuba wax that comes in a solid bar form. You can find it on eBay or Amazon.
     
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  15. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    You're still tender about "the incident", huh?

    Another thing, we're supposed to make our pipes shiny? What next, clean the insides too?
     
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  16. User3940

    User3940 Active Member

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    I apologize. I loose control occasionally. You know, that recurring problem. :booty:
     
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  17. SidStavros

    SidStavros Member

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    Very nice pipe and beautiful mouthpiece! Bravo Coastie3202. :th1:
     
  18. Tsalagi44

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    Killer work John!
     
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