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Vulcanite Stem Restoration Kit

Post by Monarchist » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:29 pm

All I can say is: WOW! This stuff really works!

http://www.walkerbriarworks.com/html/st ... e_kit.html

I've done one fairly oxidized stem so far, and it looks great!
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Post by Monarchist » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:39 am

Yeah y'all, it really does work.
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Post by kaydens » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:10 pm

totally agree, have been using it to restore some of my old pipes and it's amazing. Takes a little elbow grease, but as far as polishing up stems without any kind of machinery, it works wonders.
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Post by FlyCruiser » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:28 pm

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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri May 01, 2009 6:53 pm

I need to get me some...
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Re: Vulcanite Stem Restoration Kit

Post by Goose55 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:06 pm

What I do takes some work but its worthwhile. I soak the stems in a high solvent, lacquer thinner for a couple hours and then scrub well with a small piece of thick terry cloth soaked in lacquer thinner. This will get rid of all the ugly brown and I can tell when the stems are jet black. They are dull at this point but they are black. I then polish with micro sanding pads. Lastly, I polish further with automotive swirl mark remover. As a final enhancement and preventative treatment, I apply Obsidian Oil and let it soak in for an hour or so before wiping dry.

I can also remove light to moderate teeth marks starting with 320 grit wet/ dry sandpaper, and then progress sequentially up to 8000. That's tedious work and I sometimes think it's better to just get new stems. :?:

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Re: Vulcanite Stem Restoration Kit

Post by Goose55 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:06 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:06 pm
What I do takes some work but its worthwhile. I soak the stems in a high solvent, lacquer thinner for a couple hours and then scrub well with a small piece of thick terry cloth soaked in lacquer thinner. This will get rid of all the ugly brown and I can tell when the stems are jet black. They are dull at this point but they are black. I then polish with micro sanding pads. Lastly, I polish further with automotive swirl mark remover. As a final enhancement and preventative treatment, I apply Obsidian Oil and let it soak in for an hour or so before wiping dry.

I can also remove light to moderate teeth marks starting with 320 grit wet/ dry sandpaper, and then progress sequentially up to 8000. That's tedious work and I sometimes think it's better to just get new stems. :?:

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Worked on another stem today with equally good results
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Re: Vulcanite Stem Restoration Kit

Post by Barepipe » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:59 am

Here is a good article from reborn pipes that describe all the different methods he tried.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/rebornpipes ... ems-2/amp/

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Re: Vulcanite Stem Restoration Kit

Post by Gabriel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:23 am

Monarchist.

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