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Old April 14th, 2010, 02:33 AM
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Default Paint on KM Base flaking off

Not sure if this is a common issue with KM bases but the paint on my base has been flaking off for a while. I was giving the base a good cleaning today when a whole big chunk came off on my hands. The hookah is pretty new (probably ~2months old) so I was a bit alarmed when this much paint came off the base. Luckily its just cosmetic but I'm still pretty bummed because I really liked the way my base looked. I guess I'll be looking around for a new KM base so if you guys could point me in the right direction, I'd like to perhaps try a clear/crystal type base this time around instead of a colored one.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 07:59 AM
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Default Re: Paint on KM Base flaking off

My butterfly base is starting to do that. I don't care much, it gives it character. I figure once it is all gone, since it is MrsH base anyways, we will just paint it a hot pink.

Hookah-Shisha, HookahStore (I believe), and a few others have bases for sale. Just check out our vendors section. Pick one that sponsors HP and have a look at their site.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 09:07 AM
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Default Re: Paint on KM Base flaking off

This is indeed a common problem with hookah bases of all kinds. KM does not actually make the bases themselves and the process used to paint on them is no more than just paint on the glass. There is no effort to make it truly permanent. Personally I see it coming off as a chance to customize it with proper techniques that will last longer than the paint did.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 09:30 AM
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Default Re: Paint on KM Base flaking off

just about every supported vendor, carries an egyptian base that will fit a KM
however im not sure who carries a jumbo base(this is a bigger base that fits a km as well)
i think those jumbo bases are pretty cool (also pretty expensive)

i guess if you type KM jumbo base into google you could see those if your interested.
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Oh, don't worry about the paint flaking off. That's called 'handmade craftsmanship'!
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Default Re: Paint on KM Base flaking off

Haha well good to hear that its not a defect on the base. Well I guess eventually I can do something cool with the base after all the paint has come off. Been really itching to wrap my hose in CF and maybe I'll do part of the base to match
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That happened to my old vase, so I bought a new one. But then I stripped all the rest of the paint off the old one and painted myself.

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Old April 14th, 2010, 09:37 PM
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That happened to my old vase, so I bought a new one. But then I stripped all the rest of the paint off the old one and painted myself.

That's a great design man!
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My KM base the gold is starting to fade a little, but other then that it is going 2 years strong. I know the ones that are real fancy with a ton of paint start to peel and flak but that is what happens when you paint glass and expose to water over time. Its normal.
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yeah ive had my km for a w and week now and id say about 30-40% for the paint has already chipped but as long as the base works its alllll goood. but yeah this thread jjust gave me a great idea and ill defiantly paint my own when this thing gets too bare.
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sahra smoke has some really nice bases. they have got a bit expensive recntley buy they are worth the money.
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Default Re: Paint on KM Base flaking off

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That happened to my old vase, so I bought a new one. But then I stripped all the rest of the paint off the old one and painted myself.

Uhm, that's crazy. If my vase's paint start to come off, can I pay you to do that?
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Uhm, that's crazy. If my vase's paint start to come off, can I pay you to do that?
I have yet to use it. I don't know how permanent even that is...
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I have yet to use it. I don't know how permanent even that is...
Spray clear coat is your friend.
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Was it a Glitter vase
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