- Aug 4, 2019
I don’t see a big issue. From what I can see it has dulled out quite a bit but the finish is better than I envisioned. If it were my pipe I would put a coat of light brown shoe polish (paste in tin) on it, buff it out with a horse hair shoe polish brush and buff it with a microfiber cloth. This should do the trick and cause the pipe no harm. If you want to get more technical, you can purchase Lustersheen tinted wax but I would be very careful using it as it is a toluene based product. Many will say what I’m suggesting is a cheat and a major no-no, but I have corrected many pipe finishes with shoe polish and they all look just fine. I learned this method from Gustav Stickley who used to put stain in floor wax to correct the color of the furniture he made. Shoe polish is basically the same process. I hope that this work-around works well for you.