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  1. danielplainview

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    Does anyone have tips for freshening up the logo/emblem that is pressed into the pipe stem? I have restored a vintage Peterson Donegal. The Peterson "P" logo pressed into the stem is still deep and crisp. Unfortunately it is black and blends in with the rest of the stem. I have heard about using whiteout and have tried this on some junkstore pipes. The results were dismal and irregular. Maybe Im just not doing it right. A crisp bright logo on the stem would be the cherry on top of this Beauty.

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  2. onepyrotec

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    I grab my daughter's nail polish and re-do logos with it

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    You could also use a very thin paintbrush and acrylic pain. Shouldn't cost more than $5 for both from your local art store.

    ~ Jeremy "Doc"

    "This is not recreation, this is therapy. This is essential... I consider the tobacco I put in my pipe all the grief and suffering. And I will burn it.”- US Navy Chaplain (RET) A.P. Sholtes
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    The cheapest and probably more easily accessible way is liquid paper. If you look at my Ben Wade clean up you will see what I did.
    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/ben-wade-cleaned-up

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  5. tbradsim1

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    Use Hard as Nails White As Nails Polish. Most logos are indented in Stem. Dob a little then take your finger pararell to it and wipe off excess, let dry and you have a Logo that stays with you.

    The Old Cajun
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  6. irish

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    + 1 @ tbtradsim1. Use Hard as nails white . Works great .

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    Another idea would be to contact Floyd Norwood at Norwood Pipe Repair to see if he can add silver leaf to the logo. I know that Mike at Walker Pipe Repair does this, but Floyd has a faster turn-around time. Betcha it would look great.

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  8. danielplainview

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    Thank you everyone for the ideas. I touched up the stem on the Peterson and it turned out pretty good.

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  9. bullbriar

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    +1 on the nail polish. I glob it on, then buff the excess off with tripoli once it has dried, but not "CURED"

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