Preventing Ebonite Oxidation

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cshubhra

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I keep them in the dark, locked in a drawer and occasionally use Obsidian oil - After every 10-15 smokes
 

cigrmaster

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I don't care Obidisian might be mineral oil. I don't
care it costs 8 bucks. The bottle lasts forever, it keeps my vulcanite stems shiny and II have been using it for years with great results.

When I find something that works I stick with it until it stops working or the product is discontinued. I heard a rumor that Obidisian might go the way of the DoDo so I plan on buying a hundred bottles and corner the market. People will pay me hundreds a bottle, I just know it. lol

Plus those little blue bottles are kind of cool.
 

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hauntedmyst

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So, what's in it?
Minc. You got a green bottle because the green were on clearance and I was out of the blue.

That's a trade secret. I will say it has food grade oils and some UV protectants and was formulated for Vulcanite. Naturally I'd rather you use that because I think it's the best and it's mine but when it comes Vulcanite stems, almost anything is better than nothing. Wax, mineral oil, chapstick, olive oil. Use them regularly. Vulcanite oxidizes because the pores get exposed to sunlight, air and saliva which accelerates that.
 

mingc

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Minc. You got a green bottle because the green were on clearance and I was out of the blue.

That's a trade secret. I will say it has food grade oils and some UV protectants and was formulated for Vulcanite. Naturally I'd rather you use that because I think it's the best and it's mine but when it comes Vulcanite stems, almost anything is better than nothing. Wax, mineral oil, chapstick, olive oil. Use them regularly. Vulcanite oxidizes because the pores get exposed to sunlight, air and saliva which accelerates that.
Cool. I didn't know that you are Obsidian Oil. I like it.
 

Seeker81

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I apologise if it has already been mentioned... I just quickly scanned over most of the posts here.

Can anyone recommend a specific brand of obsidian oil or mineral oil? (Link maybe?)
 
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