One of my pipes was starting to taste really funky, so I decided it was time to do a deep clean on a few of them. I read through the info in the Gentleman's Essentials sticky (thanks James!) and followed the instructions for cleaning with pipe cleaners and everclear. Next I set them for the salt and alcohol treatment. It's pretty neat to watch the snow white salt slowly turn a dark mahogany color.
My question is about polishing the bowls and stems. I read the instructions about how to restore an oxidated stem, but I don't need anything that strong.
What should I use to polish the briar and the stems? I don't have anything around the house, so info on where I can purchase the items would be very helpful as well.