Color Critique

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topcoat?

tan
0
No votes
red
3
43%
orange
0
No votes
yellow
2
29%
natural
2
29%
taco
0
No votes
 
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Color Critique

Post by FredS » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:50 am

I'm looking for honest critique, not a feel good fluff I can get from my mother. When it comes to contrast stains, do you think a more reddish or orange or tan/brown top color is preferable to a yellowish/gold color?


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Re: Color Critique

Post by wosbald » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:54 am

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FredS wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:50 am
I'm looking for honest critique, not a feel good fluff I can get from my mother. When it comes to contrast stains, do you think a more reddish or orange or tan/brown top color is preferable to a yellowish/gold color?


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I like wut ya got in the pic. Wut color is dat?




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Re: Color Critique

Post by hugodrax » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:00 am

I cannot help as I don't like them. Pickle cabinets if you must, but not pipes.
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Re: Color Critique

Post by Del » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:12 am

I can't help you with nuances of color.

I don't like this pipe:

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Re: Color Critique

Post by Cleon » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:14 am

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Re: Color Critique

Post by Rusty » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:22 am

Cleon wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:14 am
Reddish.
Well, Cleon certainly voted. LOL!

I think it depends upon the pipe. But if there is a general rule here that speaks of colour choices beyond my preferences then I don't know what it is.

I like Burgundy in smaller classic shaped pipes. And a contrast stain isn't necessary in those. Red/Brown/Black in two tone and contrast stains are fine in other freehand shapes. Would you do it in green or maybe blue?

Yours appears as a nice golden brown and it will darken with use.
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Re: Color Critique

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:23 am

wosbald wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:54 am
+JMJ+
FredS wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:50 am
I'm looking for honest critique, not a feel good fluff I can get from my mother. When it comes to contrast stains, do you think a more reddish or orange or tan/brown top color is preferable to a yellowish/gold color?


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I like wut ya got in the pic. Wut color is dat?
yeah. wut he said.
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Re: Color Critique

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:23 am

Del wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:12 am
I can't help you with nuances of color.

I don't like this pipe:

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Re: Color Critique

Post by UncleBob » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:40 am

Hmm..
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I think the reddish tints look great but I tend to like that yellow/gold highlights.

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Re: Color Critique

Post by Cleon » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:45 am

Rusty wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:22 am
Cleon wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:14 am
Reddish.
Well, Cleon certainly voted. LOL!

I think it depends upon the pipe. But if there is a general rule here that speaks of colour choices beyond my preferences then I don't know what it is.

I like Burgundy in smaller classic shaped pipes. And a contrast stain isn't necessary in those. Red/Brown/Black in two tone and contrast stains are fine in other freehand shapes. Would you do it in green or maybe blue?

Yours appears as a nice golden brown and it will darken with use.
That's what I was thinking. I like those little burgundy pipes. And you're right, the contrast wouldn't show that much. It would be subtle. I think I'd find that attractive. :chili:

The old Blue Ribands I've always thought of as golden contrast that darkens with age. Never seen one in person. Then I just ran across this:
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labeled as a 1950s pipe.

Anyway. It's a beaut.
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Re: Color Critique

Post by durangopipe » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:24 am

All of the above. But that's me. I like variety. I think your contrast stain suits that pipe beautifully.

Some of my favorite pipes are Orlik Golden Contrasts:

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I'm giving this pipe to my son for his birthday:

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He's an architect/designer and ambers and oranges are among his favorite colors.
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Re: Color Critique

Post by Jocose » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:10 pm

Cleon wrote:
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Re: Color Critique

Post by JimVH » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:12 pm

Cleon wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:14 am
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Re: Color Critique

Post by FredS » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:02 pm

wosbald wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:54 am
+JMJ+

I like wut ya got in the pic. Wut color is dat?
It's called "virgin' because - in theory - it imparts no color beyond the briars natural color. In practice it goes on sort of yellow, and buffs out to what you see on this pipe.
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Re: Color Critique

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:13 am

That pipe is a beauty and I like it fine. That said I tend to look at and buy pipes with the reddish tones
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Re: Color Critique

Post by wosbald » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:28 am

+JMJ+
FredS wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:02 pm
wosbald wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:54 am

I like wut ya got in the pic. Wut color is dat?
It's called "virgin' because - in theory - it imparts no color beyond the briars natural color. In practice it goes on sort of yellow, and buffs out to what you see on this pipe.
Well then, "yellow" it is. The pipe in the pic (assuming that the pipe in the pic is the pipe in question) is great as-is. I wouldn't change a thing.




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Re: Color Critique

Post by JMG » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:14 pm

I prefer either yellow or tan, sort of like what Geiger does. However, I just saw a really long shank pipe that Abe finished on IG and he did it with a really dark stain that still showed contrast (much like Dunhill's Chestnut finish) that looked really great.
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Re: Color Critique

Post by FredS » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:49 pm

JMG wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:14 pm
I prefer either yellow or tan, sort of like what Geiger does. However, I just saw a really long shank pipe that Abe finished on IG and he did it with a really dark stain that still showed contrast (much like Dunhill's Chestnut finish) that looked really great.
That long shanked tomato I sent you has British Tan over Black. It came out muddy and I vowed to never attempt a contrast again. Then this pipe happened and I changed my mind, so I searched back through old posts on PMF and found some tips from Todd J and Tyler. They both suggested putting on the dark stain after 400 grit, then buffing it off with white or tripoli compound. Of course you then need to sand with 500/600 to remove the buffing compound before you can apply the top coat. The top coat is applied in a single, light pass in order not to reanimate the base coat. That process resulted in what I've shown here. It shows promise.

What is the IG you write of?
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Re: Color Critique

Post by JMG » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:21 pm

FredS wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:49 pm
JMG wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:14 pm
I prefer either yellow or tan, sort of like what Geiger does. However, I just saw a really long shank pipe that Abe finished on IG and he did it with a really dark stain that still showed contrast (much like Dunhill's Chestnut finish) that looked really great.
That long shanked tomato I sent you has British Tan over Black. It came out muddy and I vowed to never attempt a contrast again. Then this pipe happened and I changed my mind, so I searched back through old posts on PMF and found some tips from Todd J and Tyler. They both suggested putting on the dark stain after 400 grit, then buffing it off with white or tripoli compound. Of course you then need to sand with 500/600 to remove the buffing compound before you can apply the top coat. The top coat is applied in a single, light pass in order not to reanimate the base coat. That process resulted in what I've shown here. It shows promise.

What is the IG you write of?
Hey, man! Don't talk bad about my FredS pipe.

This is Abe's pipe I was talking about:
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Re: Color Critique

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