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alfredo_buscatti

alfredo_buscatti

Age : 65
Location : Piedmont, North Carolina
Registration date : 2007-12-17

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PostSubject: Removing Bowl Coating   Removing Bowl Coating EmptySun Jan 20, 2013 9:58 am

How exactly do you use sandpaper and dowel to do this? I've tried to sand inside a conical chamber before and found it difficult; same now.

Roughly speaking I hold the dowel with a finger, the sandpaper under the dowel and at the area that I'm trying to sand. The sandpaper continues to slip from under the dowel. I get no real pressure on the sandpaper with it such that sanding occurs. I get better results just using the sandpaper and my finger, but this is hard on my finger and I also can't get into the bowl to any depth; I just get to the middle.
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BigCasino

BigCasino

Age : 51
Location : North of Pittsburgh pa
Registration date : 2012-11-27

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Coating   Removing Bowl Coating EmptySun Jan 20, 2013 10:03 am

did you keep the sand paper long enough to hold it with your finger as well?
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docwatson

docwatson

Location : Central Massachusetts and midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2008-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Coating   Removing Bowl Coating EmptySun Jan 20, 2013 11:03 am

Another method is to get some stiff emery boards at the local drug store and use them to sand/remove the coating.
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flytyer

flytyer

Age : 53
Location : N E Pa.
Registration date : 2009-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Coating   Removing Bowl Coating EmptySun Jan 20, 2013 11:22 am

I usually wrap the paper tightly around the dowel and keep it long enough to hold it in place as I sand the coating off. Another option would be a very carefully used dremel rotary tool with a sanding drum. I prefer the dowel though.
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Dutch

Dutch

Age : 54
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Coating   Removing Bowl Coating EmptySun Jan 20, 2013 12:04 pm

I have been using some of the large sanding sponges that are designed for paint stripping of base boards and crown molding. I use a large pair of kitchen scissors to cut a small piece that will fit the bowl perfectly, and then use a pair of needle nose pliers to hold it inside the bowl while I use a twisting motion.

I first started doing this as a way to ream the cake my conical shaped bowls, as I was having a hard time keeping the original conical shape, using a senior pipe reamer. I like this method, as it will take a minimal amount of cake or bowl coating off, and the sanding sponge will conform easily to the original shape of the bowl, removing cake or bowl coating evenly as you use the needle nose pliers to twist it back and forth.
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Mr. Doody

Mr. Doody

Location : MA, USA
Registration date : 2012-04-14

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Coating   Removing Bowl Coating EmptySun Jan 20, 2013 12:51 pm

Brilliant, Dutch! Just make damn sure you clean the bowl and shank very well after this: wouldn't want to inhale any of that crap - as particulate or combusted.
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Dutch

Dutch

Age : 54
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Coating   Removing Bowl Coating EmptySun Jan 20, 2013 12:53 pm

Mr. Doody wrote:
Brilliant, Dutch! Just make damn sure you clean the bowl and shank very well after this: wouldn't want to inhale any of that crap - as particulate or combusted.

Absolutely! Once I am done with the sanding process, I always use a Q-Tip swab dipped in spirits to swab out the inside of the bowl, which is my standard procedure in cleaning my pipes after smoking.
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alfredo_buscatti

alfredo_buscatti

Age : 65
Location : Piedmont, North Carolina
Registration date : 2007-12-17

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Coating   Removing Bowl Coating EmptyWed Jan 23, 2013 11:54 am

OK, so I've sanded off most of the bowl coating of the MisterE bomb Peterson Donegal. The inside of the bowl is mostly the dark tan of the briar. Do I need to sand absolutely to bare briar before I declare the pipe fit to smoke?

This has taken quite some time. Remind me to never buy another bowl coated pipe!
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alfredo_buscatti

alfredo_buscatti

Age : 65
Location : Piedmont, North Carolina
Registration date : 2007-12-17

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Coating   Removing Bowl Coating EmptyWed Jan 23, 2013 7:56 pm

Took about three hours of sanding, mostly because one can't make good contact between sandpaper and briar.

Never again!
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Bullwinkle

Bullwinkle

Registration date : 2010-04-03

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Coating   Removing Bowl Coating EmptyWed Jan 23, 2013 8:18 pm

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