I’ve decided to start my restoration experience with the little Green pipe because I like it. I won it on eBay so I don’t know the guy who smoked it before. Deep cleaning and restoration ahead. I welcome any advice.
I decided to try an Oxy bath on this one. Hot water a few spoonfuls of oxyclean and a dash of Alcohol.
I put some petroleum jelly on the logo to protect it.
After 30 mins it still look bad. Back in it goes.
While the 30 minutes passed I did a little on the bowl and stummel. I started reaming the bowl, but not much came out. Either I was doing it wrong or it didn’t need much. Its my first time to do that.
I tried just using my finger with a paper towel wrapped around it and then just the paper towel.
Hey Folks, I joined this forum a few weeks ago when I posted some before and after pics of a yellow Dr. Grabow Viscount on the "What's under that Grabow" thread... http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/whats-under-that-grabow/page/2 A couple folks asked for more info on how I restore these...
Use a very light hand with the micromesh, working your way up to 12000 (or whatever that pink one is). Pay extra attention to where the stem meets the stummel, no reason to wear it down there and disrupt the lines of the pipe.
Once that is done, I usually do an application of Plast-X polish, followed by 2 or 3 applications of mineral oil. Then a final coat of carnauba wax.