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  1. gmwolford

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    I just finished up a blog article on restoring a GBD New Standard pot. If you're interested you can read it Here.

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    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. cajunguy

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    An excellent restoration and well-written blog. Thank you for sharing.

    "It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black." - Nigel Tufnel, Spinal Tap
    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. rigmedic1

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    Really nice work, my friend.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Great work! Thought I would take a peek at your work and got hooked! Very informative. I may try my hand at restoration some day.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. voorhees

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    Nice. I have similiar steps and results in my process. I have also done quite a few now as well.

    Jason
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Very nice article, I’ve never used the cotton ball method before, will try that on the next one.

    Craig

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    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Outstanding job and tutorial; I bookmarked it for future reference.Thanks.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. joeahearn

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    Great job. I love old GBDs.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Terrific job, as usual, Greg. I very much enjoy your articles and thanks for posting this!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Great job again Greg! I also read your steel wool article, so I'm going to try it as well on my next project. .

    (Note to self...take pics! Just finished two Kaywoodies and a Comoy restoration, no before pics...)

    Matt.
    Posted 6 years ago #
  11. cortezattic

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    I read both the GBD restoration and the steel wool article. Both very well written and useful for me.
    I'm thoroughly impressed by the results on that GBD! Great job! Thanks for all the pix and the care you put into the articles.

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    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Great work Greg!

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    Excellent post Greg - great work - looks fantastic, but auto motive polish? Is it non-toxic?

    "Be seeing you"


    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. ssjones

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    I just commented on your work on the blog a little while ago. Nice job! That is really a neat shape. I love how those GBD stems look so bad but shine up so nicely. Enjoy that one, it looks like it would be a wonderful smoker. The nomenclature is also super-crisp, nice find!

    Al

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Greg:

    What a treat it's been watching your maturation in pipe restoration.

    You made that New Standard pop, man!

    Fnord

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    Posted 6 years ago #
  16. hfearly

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    Nice restoration Greg, you've become a master restorer! Although I kind of disagree on the Steel Wool

    Suffering from a serious case of "EPARD", also known as the Estate Pipe Acquisition and Restoration Disorder.
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Great Article Greg, loved your post and the pics very well done!

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    -Albert Einstein, 1950
    Posted 6 years ago #
  18. gmwolford

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    Thank you all for the kind words. I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to check in here to see the feedback.

    The steel wool will have its place, I think, in some situations. But it won't work on all and, as I think I said, it won't replace sanding, heating, etc for chatter and dents. But it is a good tool to have in the box of tricks.

    The polish as far as I can tell is fine: I'm not dead yet! Plus, it gets buffed with white diamond and then carnauba wax so I doubt there is any residue; I can't smell any at least.

    I used tweezers to remove the cotton balls and it was so much easier than trying to get salt out of the bowl! I may never use salt again: we shall see...

    And I'd like to thank all the folks that have answered questions and shared ideas and methods with me to help me along the way. I just hope I can be of some help to others in the future as many of the guys here (and elsewhere) have been to me.

    Posted 6 years ago #

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