Home User CP Browse Members Calendar Register Today!  
Get New posts Faq / Help? Community Menu
   

Go Back   Hookah Pro - Hookah Forum > Hookah Stuff > Hookah Discussion

Hookah Discussion General discussion related to hookah ...

KM jumbo base discolored? help

Hookah Discussion

Reply Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 10th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Twitchy15's Avatar
Twitchy15
Status: Offline
Hookah Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
Posts: 2,477
Default KM jumbo base discolored? help

well the other night was smoking with my new KM americana 34'

but anyway was like 4 am and i tried to clean it up abit and i guess i didn't rinse the base well so it was still wet with dishsoap on it .

originally it was a dark blue base with gold rings and patterns, now the gold rings and patterns are discolored there like a dark dark gold orange bronze?

anything i can do? or just too bad
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old April 10th, 2010, 08:47 PM
mattathayde's Avatar
mattathayde
Status: Offline
Hookah Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Richmond/Yorktown VA
Posts: 3,779
Default Re: KM jumbo base discolored? help

depends what the rings are made from, if it is metal foil and light metal polish will work but if its a cheap paint it might have just reacted, even your tap water could have reacted with it depending on whats in the water and the type of paint
-matt
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old April 10th, 2010, 08:57 PM
dyeforlyf's Avatar
dyeforlyf
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 147
Default Re: KM jumbo base discolored? help

You cleaned the outside with soap and water? I don't understand...

I'd stick with what matt said, though. Metal foil is fixable but if it's just cheap paint you're SOL. You might be able to get some more acrylic paint at a store and touch it up with a tiny brush.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old April 10th, 2010, 09:16 PM
mattathayde's Avatar
mattathayde
Status: Offline
Hookah Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Richmond/Yorktown VA
Posts: 3,779
Default Re: KM jumbo base discolored? help

realistically thinking about it i would bet its paint, not foil since paint is a hell of a lot cheaper and faster to apply (and honestly Egyptian glass is cheap). you still might be able to clean off the discoloration with a super super light abrasive (like pumice powder)

-matt
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old April 10th, 2010, 09:36 PM
A_Teator1's Avatar
A_Teator1
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 618
Default Re: KM jumbo base discolored? help

Hopefully it ends up being metal and not foil so you can fix it. Realistically it's probably paint like you said and unfortunately there may not have been anything you couldve done about it. Just the minerals in the tap water could've messed it up
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old April 10th, 2010, 09:41 PM
mattathayde's Avatar
mattathayde
Status: Offline
Hookah Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Richmond/Yorktown VA
Posts: 3,779
Default Re: KM jumbo base discolored? help

Quote:
Originally Posted by A_Teator1 View Post
Hopefully it ends up being metal and not foil so you can fix it. Realistically it's probably paint like you said and unfortunately there may not have been anything you couldve done about it. Just the minerals in the tap water could've messed it up
there is no way it is metal, foil is hard enough to add but adding metals to glass when it is hot is very difficult and requires pure metals and a good amount of science (the coefficients of expansion have to be very close or else the glass will break or the metal will fall off). if it is foil it will be applied when it is cold and usually is picked back up and re heated but that is very labor intensive while paint takes probably half the time as it takes to just apply the metal foil while cold

-matt
Reply With Quote
Reply Share
Share with your friends on facebook

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ARRIVED KM Kamanja W/ Jumbo Base Akira81386 Whats in your shopping cart? 2 March 17th, 2010 02:51 PM
Americana w jumbo Base ChronicHookah Vendor Sales / Specials / Deals 18 February 15th, 2010 07:01 PM
Jumbo Base birdhousebmx Hookah Discussion 22 January 28th, 2010 02:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:22 PM.

Skin Design By vBSkinworks



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2007 - 2012, Hookah Pro Inc.