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Restoring a Nording

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Restoring a Nording

Postby butterspread » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:46 am

Hi comrades,
I aqcuired by means of eBay purchase an estate Nording. It needs some work.
I think I can handle the bowl and the rim, got my Isopropanol and non-iodized salt so it will be fairly straight forward.

What I need help with is the stem.
The seller seems to have looked after this pipe and it came quite 'waxy' to touch. The stem likewise was quite greasy. I notice it is a bit oxidized and I can see the difference between the part that is covered by shank and the rest of it.
I want to restore it but your usual oxiclean doesn't seem to be available here in UK. What product should I use?

Any advice from my fellow UK pipe smokers and restorers will be greatly appreciated.

Regards.
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Re: Restoring a Nording

Postby SidStavros » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:07 am

In ebay purchases many times the mouthpiece is full of wax or oil so will look good in the photo to lure the customer. A photo of your mouthpiece could help to see in what condition really is, do you want to keep the logo? Do you have buffing wheels?
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Re: Restoring a Nording

Postby Geo3rge » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:58 pm

Savinelli do a good stem polish, slightly greasy but works fine. Denicare (got mine from GQ, I think) is a little grittier and does a decent job. I don't have a buffing wheel; this would probably do the trick, though. Any help?
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Re: Restoring a Nording

Postby butterspread » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:01 pm

Here is a link to an album with some pictures https://goo.gl/photos/H12ihd3xSdC7P3ZM8
As you can see the bowl is rather okay, just need some good salt/alcohol treatment.
The mouthpiece is also in good shape but I want to get it back to black?
Would magic eraser do the job? Or do I need to sand it down and then polish and buff?
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Re: Restoring a Nording

Postby KevinM » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:46 am

Try wet sanding by hand with 1000 grit or higher under a faucet. Keep at it til the stem is black. You can finish by using a car buffing compound. Apply, let dry, then gently buff with a clean soft cloth. I have used magic eraser with decent success, but be patient as it may take awhile. Best of luck with the restoration!
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