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 Post subject: Can this be fixed?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:40 pm 
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I got this pretty little Mansion House pipe in a bunch of estate pipes. I really like the shape and it is in good condition overall, but the stem is a mess at the button.

The pipe...

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The stem from the bottom... not so bad.

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But from the top, it isn't pretty. Can this be repaired? The stem has such a nice shape and marking, I want to save it if possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Can this be fixed?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:36 pm 
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G-Flex epoxy colored black with epoxy pigment. Clean & roughen the edges of the break, seal/protect the airway with a shaped sliver of Delrin, blob the epoxy on and let it cure 100%. Then shape and finish as if it's vulcanite.

https://www.amazon.com/655-8-Pre-Thicke ... rds=g-flex

https://www.amazon.com/System-Three-320 ... black&th=1

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 Post subject: Re: Can this be fixed?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:22 pm 
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Thank You! I will give this a go. I was pleasantly surprised by the look and feel of this pipe. I hope it smokes well when I get it finished.

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