Bones Bulldog- Mold/Mildew Fix?

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Sep 20, 2023
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Hello all,

I have a Morgan Bones Bulldog that was in poor storage for a few years. Picked it up recently, and found it covered in a whitish blue mildew/mold (?). I've looked at restoring estate pipes with similar issues, and the results have either been a light cleaning solution so as to not hurt a finish, or it's not worth the risk.

For the price, I'm not sure if it's worth the risk, but being an unfinished Bones, I don't have to worry about protecting a finish. Any reccomendations? I thought of simmering it in a sauce pan with salt, thinking it would kill the stuff on it, but again, for $40 is it worth any risk?


Thanks for any advice!
 
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OzPiper

Lifer
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Nov 2021- Feb 2022 was an extremely wet/high humidity summer in Sydney, Oz.
With resultant mould throughout our house and storage cupboards - clothes, shoes, pipes, etc.
We have been in our present house for over 35 years and this was the 1st time we have encountered this.
Luckily my cigars or tobacco were NOT affected

I just cleaned up the pipes with paper towels inside and out.
I used cotton wool and alcohol soaks for the worst affected bowls.
And ran alcohol soaked cleaners through the airways.
 
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LeafErikson

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I would personally just toss it. I had a bones bulldog once. I loved that pipe. I accidentally left it somewhere by the river one day and haven't seen it since.
 
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HRPufnstuf

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Another classic cleaner that might work is baking soda paste.
 

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Lifer
Nov 26, 2018
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Leave it out on full sun. If that doesn't do it, there are solutions that will get rid of 'em on contact, and you can actually use safely as a human being.