Getting Some Pipes
Hey guys wanted to get some help on this, I just won some pipes on Ebay its a BRIAR & CROWN DUKE I know they need to get restored but what steps would be good to get them cleaned and restored. The stems do need to get cleaned good, what advise do you guys give to have them cleaned up?
When they come in post up some pics and We'll be able to give you much more sound advise on the restoration.
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Thanks Josh I'll go ahead and do that once they arrive.
It's quite possible your estate pipes will just require a good, simple cleaning.
Since you're new top pipes, and if they arrive really nasty, I'd send them out for restoration. If they do need a lot of work and you are determined to restore them yourself, here's some highly useful info to get you started in your research:
And many of these threads, here on PM Forums, under Piper Repair & Maintenance, are quite useful:
Thanks roth, question how do you post up pictures on here.
Grabows are good pipes. I have a Crown Duke that smokes just fine.
Roth left great links for you to study up on, but I would add just one more:
Reborn Pipes Especially this post. (That's two, but who's counting?)
Grabows are good pipes.
Yep, great pipes actually -- especially the older ones (early 1970s and older).
Freddy, I know that's a lot of homework, but the truth is, from my experience anyway, it pays huge dividends; the more research and study you put in, the more you get out of it.
That's true it is a lot of reading and remembering, but it does pay off greatly.I personally learned most of what I know about pipes and restorations from these guys here and their links to other sites, of course with a lil trial and error.Read up, ask questions and experiment, you'll have it in no time.
Thanks guys that is some HW to do but looking forward to getting these pipes. I will post up pictures once they arrive.
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