Originally Posted by Luv2Smoke
Is it dangerous to polish the downstem?
Potentially hazardous if the downstem isn't cleaned well immediately afterward. Typically, the water used in cleaning the downstem will cause it to tarnish faster anyways. Kinda redundant.
Essentially, if any Brasso/cleaner were left behind on the stem, it would dissolve into the water and remnants be pulled in through the smoke.