- Jun 26, 2010
- Reaction score
I just watched Bare Pipe's youtube on a Stanwell refurbish. He uses Murphy's Oil Soap and a toothbrush to wash the pipe. I've used the same soap to soak the rim and get rid of smoke stains. Where he threw me was when in-between scrubbings, he was washing off the pipe in the sink. He also kept scrubbing until the bubbles stopped being brown, which after a couple rounds made me think he was seeing stain being removed and not any dirt or oils. We all do it differently, but the running water seemed not good. Maybe not bad, either. I don't know. I run through a similar process with paper towels and lysol I make from concentrate, but it doesn't much touch the finish. A little, but mostly not. The wood is never soaked, either. In 60 seconds, the lysol has evaporated. Then I follow up with just a couple damp towels to pull any chemical residue off the briar. I'm not saying I'm right or that he's wrong. Thoughts on running briar under water like that?