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« on: Sep 01, 2010, 14:11 »
As some of you guys know I smoke the pipe and have done for years and years. Earlier on when putting it in the tray after a nice long puff without noticing I put the pipe right down onto a piece of chewed, green gum. The heat from the pipe then melted the gum and it's now smeared out and stuck to my beloved pipe in a way that I can't get it off again without using a knife and I don't want to do that as it will most likely scratch the lovely blue pipe surface, too. Am not going to ask why some people leave their gum in ash trades like that, it's better than thrown on the ground I guess, but how do I get the gum off my pipe again without too much hassle ? Anyone ?

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Re: Gum
« Reply #1 on: Sep 01, 2010, 16:38 »
As some of you guys know I smoke the pipe and have done for years and years. Earlier on when putting it in the tray after a nice long puff without noticing I put the pipe right down onto a piece of chewed, green gum. The heat from the pipe then melted the gum and it's now smeared out and stuck to my beloved pipe in a way that I can't get it off again without using a knife and I don't want to do that as it will most likely scratch the lovely blue pipe surface, too. Am not going to ask why some people leave their gum in ash trades like that, it's better than thrown on the ground I guess, but how do I get the gum off my pipe again without too much hassle ? Anyone ?

Freeze it. That's how they get gum off pavements.

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Re: Gum
« Reply #2 on: Sep 01, 2010, 17:28 »
Cheers, mate, that's exactly what I ended up doing. Someone on the Sunderland football forum suggested that, too. I have my fingers crossed it'll do the trick.

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Re: Gum
« Reply #3 on: Sep 01, 2010, 23:03 »
You could also Google "Chewing Gum Remover"  Lots of products.

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Re: Gum
« Reply #4 on: Sep 02, 2010, 00:40 »
Cheers.

The freezing did the trick and the green gum was quite easy to just peel off.

Wonder how long it'll take my beloved pipe to defrost, though :lol:

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Re: Gum
« Reply #5 on: Sep 02, 2010, 10:18 »
I'm an ex pipe smoker.  Used to light up at 8.30am and continue 'till about 11.30pm.  went home one  night and put the pipe down and never picked it up again. It wasn't a chosed path, it just happened for some reason.  A year or so later, on an unrelated trip to the doctors he asked if I still smoked a pipe.  I told him that I'd stopped.  He shocked me by saying   "It wouldn't have harmed you!"  I always smoked aromatic baccie, usually Dutch.

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Re: Gum
« Reply #6 on: Sep 02, 2010, 10:50 »
When I lived in Shildon I got some very nice mixed tobacco from the pick & mix boxes where you can blend your own at the tobacco shop in Church Street. I grew a fondness of a mix of half Dark Cherry, half Toffee. It tasted glorious and the scent both as dry tobacco in the bag but also when smoking it filled the room with the most wonderful of aromas. Sadly I can't get it here so I'm now back on smoking either the Sweet Dublin brand (a nice mix of plain Virginia and lovely Black Cavendish with added Irish whiskey) or the Original Choice from Mac Baren. I sometimes smoke the Sweet Dublin Vanilla, too but I can't smoke that for more than a few days in a row as it tickles my tongue in an odd kind of way if smoked too long.

My current pipe is an OB1, my first Italian pipe. It's got a shaded dark blue head with a black neck with a lovely curve like in the old days. Before that I had a Stanwell pipe, which I was really fond of and had for years. I've tried straight necked pipes in the past but always go back to curved ones. They seem to fit better in my hand for some reason.

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