Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

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Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Goose55 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:02 pm

Rusty wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:26 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:31 pm
Those round and some bumpy circles on the bottom of the bowl and shank,.. small and large, weren't clearly seen until this last deep cleaning and several coats of Halcyon wax.

It's sandblasted birdseye grain on the bottom of this densely grained Preben Holm Ben Wade
Were you rubbing the pipe's bottom?
Yes, and it was the right thing to do.
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Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Goose55 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:01 pm

It's not just for rusticated/ sandblasted pipes. I just used some Micro-mesh Soft Touch high grid (highest: 12,000 grit) sanding pads on a smooth pipe, and put 3 coats of Halcyon on it and it is like glass.

Very high melting point, too. Much higher than Carnauba
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Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Goose55 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:00 am

I've been using this Halcyon II Wax for finishing the many pipes I've been restoring and it is marvelous stuff. Hard as nails, much more heat resistant than Carnauba, and also highly resistant to moisture, skin oils, salts, etc. Very long lasting if you keep a dedicated wax rag handy. Does both smooth & sandblast/ rusticated pipes. Many thanks to our Cleon for recommending it!!

The one ounce jar is $10, and lasts a long time for just a tiny dab on a finger goes a long way. But if you want an 8 ounce jar, it's way more economical at $27, plus $8 Priority mail. But the 8 ounce jar is not available on eBay. You have to send a message requesting a PayPal invoice for it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Halcyon-II-Wax- ... 2610328448
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Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Cleon » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:41 pm

You're welcome.
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