Brebbia stem polish is great for cleaning oxidized vulcanite stems. Apply a small amount to a soft cloth and work the polish into the stem in order to bring back that old luster. For particularly bad stems, this polish can be used with a buffing wheel to restore a stem to its former glory.
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Brebbia Stem Polish works well for cleaning up lightly oxidized vulcanite pipe stems. If a stem has turned slightly gray, green, or brown, this product can fix it up. Putting a bit of the polish on a paper towel and buffing the pipe stem by hand for ... Read Morea couple of minutes seems to give the best result. I've never had this product leave a scratch or fail to clean up a slightly discolored stem, so it has become an essential part of my cleaning kit. Read Less
I have a number of vulcanite stems (I smoke mostly pre-1980 pipes), and I use this stem polish to help restore them to a shiney, "like new" luster. It does take some elbow grease to work it into really badly oxidized stems, but the results ... Read Moreare always well worth it. Note: I usually soak the vulcanite stems in Oxyclean for 24 hours before using this polish. I've done this dozens of times, and again - this stuff yields great results. Read Less
I ordered because I got two Brebbias and thinking well a matchng wax, right?
Well, I have used it on Briar mainly, smooth, sandblasted and rusticated (brebias, chacoms and off brand pipes even Honduran Rossewood, with amazing results.
I have read t... Read Morehat smooth, sandblasted and rusticated should have different waxes as one leaves white spots specially rusticated finnishing, but with this product, my pipes look and stay plain great!!! Read Less
There may be similar products out there that I am not aware of. All I can say is this stuff is remarkable!
The TINIEST amount cleans up vulcanite, removes light scratches on acrylic, even polished nickel parts on my Peterson pipes. Takes a bit of... Read More effort but no other polishing product I have tried has come close. Read Less
Had an estate pipe I recently restored with what I thought was irreparable oxidation on the stem. This stuff is like magic, it really impressed me. Works on the briar just as well - it took years of caked soot off the rim of the bowl with just a litt... Read Morele effort (to be honest, I used a Dremel tool with a buffing wheel on the rim in conjunction with this polish. What can I say, I was a Teamster for years - “work smarter, not harder” is like the 11th commandment, might as well be a constitutional amendment.) Read Less
I use this to smooth the surface and clean stems that are faded, filthy or just plain nasty. It does well and a little goes a long way. For stems that don't need this kind of cleaning, obviously chap stick works well.
Well it works, kind of. It's very pricey and I've gotten better results with inexpensive solutions that I've put together from safe non-toxic items i have in the house. Only recommended for those who have no other solution to nasty oxidised Vulcanite... Read More pipe stems. Perhaps if paired with the more pricey Obsidian oil it may be more effective. Read Less
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