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Restoring an Ebony Finish Estate Pipe

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    I recently picked up an estate pipe that originally had what looked like a real high shine ebony finish. It now sports a cracked and flaking finish. I have restored a ton of briars, but never an ebony finish. Should I go about this the same way or are there any hints/tips/tricks for the ebony finishes?

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Sounds like the pipe has a lacquer finish. Got some pics? The lacquer can be stripped and the pipe made to shine again,but getting a nice dark black color is very hard to do in my experience.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Why not strip it all off and stain the stummel instead of resealing it? Unless the wood also has major pits/fills/issues and needs to be hidden again -- but even so, applying some judicious rustication could take care of these.

    Posted 6 years ago #


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