Question About Chips and Color

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flrubi

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Hi gang. New Meerschaum owner. I've been smoking a new Meer from Paykoc and noticed a small chip around the outside edge of the bowl owning. (Sorry no pics). My pipe has started to color nicely but the chip is currently bright white. Will this area eventually start to take on color or will it remain white? Thanks
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cortezattic

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Part of the fun in smoking a meerschaum is watching it change over time. Relax, enjoy it, and let us know what happens. :puffy:

 

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warren

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Too early in the morning. I should also mention that you now have a piece of bare, unwaxed, meer exposed. No wax means the tobacco residues will simply rise to the surface and not be trapped by the wax. You might add a bit of wax to the "wound", let it harden thoroughly, buff and keep your dirty fingers off that area as much as possible.
Meers usually color from the heel of the bowl up. The chip should color at the same time the surrounding area begins to color.

 

flrubi

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Thanks for the info. I'll definitely add a bit of wax to the "wound." Looking forward to seeing how it heals. :)

 

flrubi

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Adding wax did the trick. You can't see the wound at all. Thanks for the advice!

 
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