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I bought a no name pipe at the flea market today and want to change it up.
I am cutting down the bowl,rusticating it,and want to turn it black.
Which dye do I use for this?
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This brand is what I see mentioned the most among pipe makers and restorers
https://www.fiebing.com/catalogue/dyes/
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Mr Beardsley wrote:
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This brand is what I see mentioned the most among pipe makers and restorers
https://www.fiebing.com/catalogue/dyes/
Also of note, if you have a Tandy Leather in your city, they sell Fiebing's dye.
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Anyone ever try something like this?
I will use my dremel for rusticating.
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Amazon sells Fiebings.
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I'll be the one to suggest using iron acetate. Cheap and easy to make. Plain white vinegar in a jar, add rusty stuff like nails/steel wool, wait a few days/week then it's ready to use. Adding tannins to the wood before applying will make it darker. Anything with tannins, black tea/black stain/etc. The acetate is a chemical reaction stain so it can only be removed/lightened by sanding it off. Good luck, put up pictures if you can.
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I'll be the one to suggest using iron acetate. Cheap and easy to make. Plain white vinegar in a jar, add rusty stuff like nails/steel wool, wait a few days/week then it's ready to use. Adding tannins to the wood before applying will make it darker. Anything with tannins, black tea/black stain/etc. The acetate is a chemical reaction stain so it can only be removed/lightened by sanding it off. Good luck, put up pictures if you can.
I've seen this mentioned in a few places and it's intriguing enough that one day I'll probably try it
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Wont regular RIT dye work?
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mrpipster wrote:
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Wont regular RIT dye work?
Yes, it will stain it black but the nature of briar to accept stain is going to prevent a saturated black look. If you just want it really dark it's fine but for a jet black finish iron acetate on top of black RIT works or you could mix up some shellac with black RIT and apply that.
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