restoring stem finish

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restoring stem finish

Post by peter cornbriar » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:07 am

I have a few pipes with stems that are oxidized.I saw the video on how to unoxidize.
Next step: With what and using what do I get those stems that factory finish shine?
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Re: restoring stem finish

Post by Goose55 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:16 am

After the stem is free of oxidation, these Micro Mesh 2X2 Soft TouchPads in a Variety Pk work well. Depending on how rough the stem feels, select one of the lower to medium grits and finish progressively finer. To then get a mirror, glass-like shine, I use automotive swirl mark remover. To maintain the shine and prevent oxidation from re-occurring, Obsidian oil is great. 4Noggins sells a tiny bottle and it goes a long ways.

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