Does that include old pipes, sasquatch? i.e. has this been common practice for a long time? And is the same true of blasts?Almost every rusticated pipe on the market
Castello Sea Rocks? Not sure anyone really would know about all of the various finishes they have come out with on this line since they stopped making them all black. I see many Castello Sea Rocks with stains that are to my eye impaired, most likely by a buffing wheel, so it doesn’t seem like they would have a hard finish. BTW, Bob Hamlin, who was the agent for the US importer, told me back in the 1990’s that Franco Coppo mixed all the stains and that no one else (Carlo Scotti was deceased by then) had the formulas. I asked what would happen if Coppo died. He said he guessed that Scotti’s daughter (Coppo’s wife) would have the formulas.Almost every rusticated pipe on the market has a hard finish of either shellac or urethane or acrylic etc.