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Silence2477

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PostSubject: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:17 pm

I would like to thank Rob_In_MO for his suggestion in one of the other posts:

"Ironically, a 'Mr. Clean Magic Eraser' works well. It takes off much of the Oxidation without a lot of effort.

Afterwords, rub a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil all over the stem and let it sit for an hour or two. Wipe the EVOO off and your good to go for a while. As a bonus, the stem tastes good too."

I tried this today on an estate pipe that I picked up on ebay. The stem that was totally green and brown and nasty looking. I wish I would have taken a before picture. Here is a picture of the stem after Mr. Clean and I put some Paragon wax on it to shine it up a little.

I haven't bought a buffing machine at this point, and after seeing how well the magic eraser and some wax worked, I may save my money and buy a really nice pipe.

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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:14 pm

That's one shiney stem
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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:29 pm

Olive oil exposed to air goes rancid.

Oil (like "Obsidian") made for that purpose doesn't.

http://obsidianpipe.com/

Disclaimer : No commercial or personal connection involved. Never even used the stuff, but noted for the record.

FWIW

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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:33 pm

I didn't use the olive oil. I'm not a big fan of it other than to cook with it here and there.
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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:03 pm

I forgot i did take a picture of pipe and you can see the color of the stem. It's the Nording with the oxidized stem.

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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:32 pm

Big change!
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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:31 pm

Mr Clean Magic Eraser has been an essential part of my stem cleaning for some time now. I'm pleased there are others who find this helpful Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:41 pm

Glad it worked so well for you, I've been using them for quite a while now with decent results.

With the coat of wax you should be good to go for a while. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:39 am

OK, that 'before' photo convinces me.

Now to find the product...
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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:04 am

Aristokles wrote:
OK, that 'before' photo convinces me.

Now to find the product...

In Pittsburgh? John Iggle!
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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:42 am

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:47 am

hows a guy from ahia know how ta speak pixburgheese anat? He must be like my nebby neighbor
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PostSubject: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:02 pm

Thanks for the tip. That before shot convinced me. Off to raid the ol'Lady's stash.
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Aristokles



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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:21 pm

tgwilt wrote:
Aristokles wrote:
OK, that 'before' photo convinces me.

Now to find the product...

In Pittsburgh? John Iggle!

Hey, I only shop at my B&M, the state liquor store, and the beer distributor. All else is terra incognita to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:48 pm

tgwilt wrote:
Aristokles wrote:
OK, that 'before' photo convinces me.

Now to find the product...

In Pittsburgh? John Iggle!

That was good! drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:02 pm

I've had somewhat marginal results with the eraser.

While it did remove some of the discolouration/oxidation, apparently it was too deep for the eraser to eliminate. Since I lack the equipment and skills to do this properly, I ended up sending them to a professional.

And not sorry for the experience. Now if I can just manage to maintain them......

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Cheers,

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Aristokles



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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:40 pm

Well, I asked my wife to stop at the "John Iggle" today (sorry guys and gals, Pittsburghese is a second language for me - I'm a transplant from VA) and get me some of this Magic Eraser stuff. She said, "No, I'll go next door to the Dollar Tree where they have a knockoff for cheap that works just as well". What do I know about "shopping"? Zilch

This afternoon I got to work on a bunch of greenish stems. None had ever been cleaned well before despite lots of use of stem polishes and sore fingers. The work went quickly on seven pipes before I got bored. Took an hour to apply polish (Denicare) to shine them up and a spot of mineral oil to finish.

Danged things look new. Only about thirty pipes to go, eventually.

Thanks, yinz.
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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:45 pm

Aristokles wrote:
Danged things look new.

cheers

Never tried the ones from Dollar Tree, but I'll keep that in mind. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:41 pm

RR, the Eraser might be the key to maintaining the pro-shine you're sending out your briar stems to have. That and some obsidian oil might just keep them lookin' fine longer between trips to whomever you're sending them. Or, you're like me, and can green up a vulcanite stem faster than all getup, which is why I have a buffing wheel attachment for my drill and pipe rouge, now.

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PostSubject: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser    Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:49 pm

Well, I tried the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, some elbow grease, chapstick, etc. It worked. . not wondeful but a hell of a lot better than before. Note to self..get out the J.H. Lowe file and get yer own stuff and do it proper. Just the association of you guys makes a feller want to get er done. Thanks for the inspiration.
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PostSubject: Re: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser   Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:16 am

pepesdad1 wrote:
Well, I tried the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, some elbow grease, chapstick, etc. It worked. . not wondeful but a hell of a lot better than before. Note to self..get out the J.H. Lowe file and get yer own stuff and do it proper. Just the association of you guys makes a feller want to get er done. Thanks for the inspiration.

Just keep at them. After the first session on some of my pipes when I thought I'd done a decent job the view under direct sunlight (horrors!) showed lingering green crud. Some pipes are just plain stubborn in releasing the oxidation, especially at the shank end and the transition points on saddle bits.

I also use mouthpiece polish after the eraser treatment, then hand buff with mineral oil. "New".
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