An Irwin For IPSD 2019

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chasingembers

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My wife picked up a GBD made Irwin's 9613 as an early birthday present, and while cleaning it up I decided to not smoke it until IPSD this month. No abrasives were used except a wet paper towel with a lighter, toothpaste, and my thumb, and the cake was removed with a Case XX clip blade. In reading about the Irwin's line, I found that the pipes were cured with rum. To simulate this I've coated the bowl with a very fine layer of rum simple syrup and coated the layer with sorghum ash. The stem will be thumb buffed with a little more toothpaste but satisfied overall.





 

seanv

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Really impressive. Looks great and hard to believe you did this all with minimal products

 

chasingembers

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I've been avoiding sandpaper and micromesh for almost a year. Too much risk of altering the stem shape and size plus they can remove stem logos.


 

anthonyrosenthal74

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Wow! That turned out great, Duane! :clap: Enjoy the heck out of it!
I decided to not smoke it until IPSD this month.
Well, at least your not waiting until Christmas :rofl:
Rum cured? That sounds interesting. I believe that's the first I've heard of that.

 

chasingembers

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I had been using a Magic Eraser, Barkeeper's Friend, and toothpaste. Now I've used a lighter and a wet paper towel to remove the oxidation and toothpaste to shine it up.

 

leafsmoker

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Thanks for the enlightenment. I will try the Toothpaste when needed. I have been using the magic eraser for a few years and I am happy with the results. Happy IPSD and enjoy the Haddo's for the first smoke!

 

chasingembers

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I will try the Toothpaste when needed. I have been using the magic eraser for a few years and I am happy with the results.
Magic Erasers do a great job and have used them in the past on many cleanups. The toothpaste just gives it that mirror shine.