This was a fun project that I picked up in a lot purchased online. This was also my first time staining a pipe bowl green. Check out the process and finished product below!
Stem: The stem had quite a bit of oxidation and a few teeth dents. I wet sanded the stem with 500 grit, 1000 grit, and 1200 grit sand paper. It took off the oxidation and sooth out to tooth marks because they weren’t too deep. I then took a q-tip with high-proof vodka to the filter section of the stem. Then I took hard bristle pipe cleaners with high-proof to the rest of the inside of the stem.
Bowl: I started on the bowl by reaming the inside. I cleaned the inside of the bowl and shank with high proof vodka, q-tips, and pipe cleaners. I then tackled to ugly outside. I wet sanded with 500 grit, 1000 grit, and finished with 1200 grit. Once I got the bowl down to the bare briar, I re-stained the bowl with green Fieblings leather dye. After the stain dried, I put a bowl coating in the bowl to smooth out any imperfections and help the next smoker to get a good cake started. The bowl was finished with a buff of red rouge and a buff of carnauba wax.
Here is the finished product: