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Savinelli Estella question

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    scottbtdmb

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    Just received a Savinelli Estella (shape 316) in the mail today that I won on eBay recently. Unfortunately, it appears to have some odd whitish specs all over the bowl. I have never seen anything like this in all the years I’ve been smoking a pipe. I am including a pic below....any idea what it could be and how I could safely remove it?

    -Scott

    https://servimg.com/view/16216266/144

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Hi Scott. I can't confirm what it is, but I've had similar results when I applied Halcyon wax improperly to a rusticated pipe.

    I wonder if a warm heat gun or hair dryer would let you dab it off with some cotton balls. If I remember right I had to softly remove mine with a "blunt" needle I found in my wife's sewing kit.

    These days all I use for polish is a cotton hand cloth.

    Just a possibility- Jah

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    All things considered, that's a cool pipe.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    I’ll second the poor wax job done by the previous owner. Gentle heat and a soft cloth or a wire brush use VERY gently could work it out

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Hot water from the tub and paper towel might do the trick

    Paul The Scandinavian'
    Posted 1 month ago #

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