Yellowish marks and how to get rid of them?

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JVR 090

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A bit of an odd question I feel but I bought this old pipe and was wondering if anybody knows what the Yellowish marks are and how to get rid of them?
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Edit: Shortened title, and put original title in the body. Only thing I didn't touch is the pic. --Didimauw
 
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Those are spots where the lacquer is coming off, just take some alcohol and a few cotton balls and strip the rest of it off. You don't want that stuff on a pipe anyway.
 
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JVR 090

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Those are spots where the lacquer is coming off, just take some alcohol and a few cotton balls and strip the rest of it off. You don't want that stuff on a pipe anyway.
Thanks for the advice, May I ask how I would go about lacquering the pipe again afterwards?
 
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Thanks for the advice, May I ask how I would go about lacquering the pipe again afterwards?
You don't want to do that, leave it bare and wax it. Most folks will strip the lacquer off a smooth pipe if its lacquered and leave it off. After you strip the lacquer off just polish the pipe and wax it. Lots of threads on various waxing methods here.
 

JVR 090

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You don't want to do that, leave it bare and wax it. Most folks will strip the lacquer off a smooth pipe if its lacquered and leave it off. After you strip the lacquer off just polish the pipe and wax it. Lots of threads on various waxing methods here.
Thanks I will be sure to try this
 
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JVR 090

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You don't want to do that, leave it bare and wax it. Most folks will strip the lacquer off a smooth pipe if its lacquered and leave it off. After you strip the lacquer off just polish the pipe and wax it. Lots of threads on various waxing methods here.
Also may I ask what you would recommend I use for waxing as pipe supplies are quite scarce where I live and is waxing and polishing the same thing or are they different steps ? I would think you wax and then polish but do I then use different substances for polishing and waxing?
 
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Also may I ask what you would recommend I use for waxing as pipe supplies are quite scarce where I live and is waxing and polishing the same thing or are they different steps ? I would think you wax and then polish but do I then use different substances for polishing and waxing?
First you polish the pipe, then wax the pipe, then buff the wax. You can use renaissance wax, paragon wax, or if you have buffing wheel you can use straight up carnauba wax. All available online.
 

blackpowderpiper

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Small holes or imperfections that are filled with putty or some other material to hide them prior to the finish coat of lacquer being applied. I'd just smoke the pipe as is or give it a coat of wax.
Agree with Reloader. Doesn't look too bad. I would just smoke it and enjoy it. I have a few pipes with some fills and I don't worry about them too much. Either way, nothing I've seen should affect the smokability.