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How to clean without stripping the stain

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  1. themitch

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    Sorry if this has alredy been discussed elsewhere, but a search gave no results.
    So with natural finished estate pipes I like to scrub them (on the outside) with a toothbrush and natural olive oil soap, marvelling over the amount of grime and dirt coming off. Doing the same to a stained pipe would remove the color, so is there a method to clean away said dirt without attacking the underlying finish? (Rewaxing is no problem, but restaining is out of my league).

    Posted 6 months ago #
  2. donjgiles

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    I have used Murphy's Oil Soap and not noticed any stain removal.
    Be careful not to get it into the bowl as it will not taste very good.

    Don

    Posted 6 months ago #
  3. ashdigger

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    Donjgiles is exactly correct. Murphy's is the way to go.

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    Posted 6 months ago #
  4. seanv

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    Stuff the bowl with a paper towel as an extra precaution

    Posted 6 months ago #
  5. leafsmoker

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    Thanks for the post. I was wondering the same thing.

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    Posted 6 months ago #
  6. trouttimes

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    Another vote for Murphys

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  7. themitch

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    Thank you all!
    I'll have to see if I find an Italian/European counterpart to Murphy's.

    Posted 6 months ago #

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