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Old July 6th, 2009, 07:17 PM
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Default KM rusting?

Hey guys I was just checking out my KM and i've noticed that the part that goes in the water started rusting, the little ball looking part all the way at the bottom. Is this normal? or was mine just poorly made.

I know water will rust metals but I only used it like 12 times, it's somewhat new. Is it even safe to smoke it anymore? Because if it's not i'll cry lol
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Old July 6th, 2009, 07:31 PM
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It is still safe to smoke. Just make sure when you are done smoking u take it out of the water and dry your hookah off. Don't store it with the stem in the vase either, all the moisture left over in the vase will rust anything to shit.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 08:42 PM
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Happened to mine too, I just took some fine sandpaper and removed the surface rust. I thought about shooing the entire down stem in a coat of Rust-oleum to prevent it from happening again or just remember to try and keep it dry and hit it with the sand paper as it needs it.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 10:07 PM
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Default Re: KM rusting?

i am a bad perosn, and leave my km all set up, in water for sometimes a week at a time.... and i have noticed ZERO rusting. It is wuite impressive. lol. I thought it was the awesome-osity of the KM name, but maybe i just have the sickest hookah ever.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 10:14 PM
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Default Re: KM rusting?

Stainless steel does not mean it's w/o staining/rusting.

Stainless is "Stain Less" so while more resilient to corrosion per say it should still be cared for.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 10:40 PM
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Brass FTW!

but brass still will corrode, but its usually with areas that are more porous and unfinished. The downstem is really smooth so there are less tiny spots for water to get trapped and corrode. If you want to make your downstem more rust tolerant, then i would sand it with a low grit sandpaper, then slowly move up to 500, then 1000, then 2000 and finally buff it off with a buffing rag or sponge thing. This will make it extra smooth and make less spots for water to get trapped. You could also try applying some type of grease or something to the downstem before smoking it. This will ensure that no water will get in those tiny holes and corrode it more. But make sure that it is some type of food safe grease or something. Actually, bacon grease would work great, because its safe to have in the water. But im not sure if it would add any flavor.
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Mine is a tri-metal and I just recently polished it with a polish that is supposed to seal the metal and prevent corrosion, so we'll see if this helps.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 12:04 AM
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i am a bad perosn, and leave my km all set up, in water for sometimes a week at a time.... and i have noticed ZERO rusting. It is wuite impressive. lol. I thought it was the awesome-osity of the KM name, but maybe i just have the sickest hookah ever.
i do that with my egyptian too
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Old July 7th, 2009, 04:06 AM
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I do not cleabn my hookah every day like others.. I clean it once a month.. and I smoke twice a day at least.. I never do anything other then leave the hookah when Im done with it.. just the stem in ther water and such.. ive done tyhis with my kms for about 1.5 years and it has never rusted.. so the stem is in water 24/7 on my hookahs.. I have 5 of them thats been used like this for longer periods.. and none of them rusted for this reason
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Old July 7th, 2009, 04:20 AM
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btw.. Danyal.. Dont take this the wrong way but..
You have started 25 threads and you have been member here for like 3 weeks..
Have you ever thought about just browsing this forum and u can learn alooot more?
On hookahpro we have the advantage of stored archive of threads from loong time ago.. so you can read up on many different subjects and so on, instead of just making same quesctions over and over again.. people can actually research some for themselves..
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Old July 7th, 2009, 02:53 PM
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my curretn crap hookah i use just sits when im done adn gets cleaned before each use, ill treat the km with care, but not this one.
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