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Maybe sandblast...

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:27 pm
by JMG
I've never been happy with the way the color worked out on this pipe. I think I may sandblast it when I get back home and give it a redo.

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Re: Maybe sandblast...

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:30 pm
by durangopipe
JMG wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:27 pm
I've never been happy with the way the color worked out on this pipe. I think I may sandblast it when I get back home and give it a redo.

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I love the shape, JMG.
Smooth or blasted, it’s a beautiful pipe.

Re: Maybe sandblast...

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:03 am
by JudgeRusty
Very nice pipe.
I like the color, but it has a cocoa powder tint that is just off from the deeper chocolate of the stem, if that is getting to what you don't like about it.
I with Durango, it will be good either way.

Re: Maybe sandblast...

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:58 am
by Cleon
JudgeRusty wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:03 am
Very nice pipe.
I like the color, but it has a cocoa powder tint that is just off from the deeper chocolate of the stem, if that is getting to what you don't like about it.
I with Durango, it will be good either way.
Yeah, it's the combo of the stem and stummel that I think might be off. I'd change the stem to a plain black ebonite stem before I'd blast it. Any flaws on the surface of the bowl?

Re: Maybe sandblast...

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:04 pm
by Bloodhound
I like a sandblast, but I have to agree that an all black stem might just make that pipe even more stunning than it already is. Very nice work!

Re: Maybe sandblast...

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:05 pm
by Irish-Dane
What they said (about the black stem). But if that doesn't do it for you, thank goodness, because that's a really great stem.

Re: Maybe sandblast...

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:17 am
by Goose55
JMG wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:27 pm
I've never been happy with the way the color worked out on this pipe. I think I may sandblast it when I get back home and give it a redo.

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I love the large birds-eye in this pipe & I like the shape very much. Maybe a good scrub with denatured alcohol would lighten the color?