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Charcoal????

Postby hooboy » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:30 pm

I suppose everyone has heard of the practice of using Charcoal (powdered) and superglue to repair stems.
In everything I read on the subject says use "deactivated charcoal." My question... " What is the difference between Activated and deactivated Charcoal?
My search attempts are a dismal failure trying to get this answer. thanks
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Re: Charcoal????

Postby ratatosk » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:42 pm

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Re: Charcoal????

Postby HowlinWolf » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:44 pm

I've taken the stems from hopelessly damaged pipes that came in lots, sanded them with a Dremel drum bit, catching the sanding powder on a piece of paper and using that.

If you're patching bite-throughs, a pipe cleaner lightly coated with Vaseline and inserted into the stem makes a good backer.
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Re: Charcoal????

Postby hooboy » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:13 pm

Good info! thanks
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