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Old May 22nd, 2010, 10:35 AM
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Default FYI about the Glitter Base!

I purchased a 3 hose KM from hookahstore.com a lil while ago now for my buddys and i and have washed the vase say 3 times. this last time i was washing it, all the paint on the outside of the base just started to fall off. i wasnt using really hot water or anything, all i had to do was hold it under the water and it would "power wash" it right off. i wasnt too crazy about the glitter base anyways but it came with the hookah i ordered and was on sale so w/e but if you were thinking of getting the glitter id look into that, could have been a bad vase or something too. or maybe your not supposed to clean the outside of the vase?

this is more of a rant than anything i guess, so sorry about that but IMO the glitter base is a pass!
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Default Re: FYI about the Glitter Base!

In general it's a bad idea to wash the outside of painted bases if you want the paint to stick around. They are not painted well and it takes more than just putting paint on glass to make it stay.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 11:10 AM
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That sucks, you might want to check out this thread to get it looking good again.

http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22782
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 05:44 PM
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Default Re: FYI about the Glitter Base!

yep, i got one as an extra base from them when i got my KM, the pics on line looked a lot better (at first i hadnt looked at them really close and thought it was leaf not glitter but even the pics still look better than what i got). i havent used it still but both of the vases i got were really crappy. but i digress, if you search back you will see my view on egyptian "quality" in a lot of places here
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 09:54 PM
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Default Re: FYI about the Glitter Base!

iv had nothing but trouble with this base, I cant find a grommet that fits it and all the paint washed off. Ended up buying a new one.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 09:57 PM
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for the grommet issue, my km fit perfectly when i got it (it had a thick black then a think white silicone over that) the white grommet broke and i ended up just wrapping electrical tape over the rubber grommet until it had a good fit. its worked for months now with no issues

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Old May 23rd, 2010, 12:37 AM
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Default Re: FYI about the Glitter Base!

How, oh how did the world ever survive without electrical and/or duct tape?? Great fix idea. Smoke happy.

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for the grommet issue, my km fit perfectly when i got it (it had a thick black then a think white silicone over that) the white grommet broke and i ended up just wrapping electrical tape over the rubber grommet until it had a good fit. its worked for months now with no issues

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Old May 23rd, 2010, 09:00 AM
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no problem, wasnt my idea, i got it from some one else here but they just removed the whole grommet and only used electrical tape to build up a grommet, but that way takes a full roll mostly
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 06:25 PM
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Default Re: FYI about the Glitter Base!

if it was glittery to begin with, maybe it was a good thing the paint washed away
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 06:52 PM
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Default Re: FYI about the Glitter Base!

yes i will agree that the pics online looked a lot better than what i actually got too. i wasnt crazy about the glitter. i just thought that the paint would generally last if i was washing the inside of the base. im serious, i barelly had water pouring on the outside and it just came right off. i will be getting a different base soon anyways. i really like those jumbo ones! just dont wanna wish out the 60 bucks.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 06:57 PM
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Yeah mine started coming off and chipping within just 2 weeks of me using it, and I was careful to only hold it by the neck and only wash the inside of it, didn't help, which is why I've done what I've done to mine.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 08:56 PM
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I noticed the same thing but eh, who cares....
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: FYI about the Glitter Base!

Guess I won't be getting one of those. I came real close the other day to buying one too. Thanks for the headsup!
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 10:52 PM
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Default Re: FYI about the Glitter Base!

I really think that all painted glasses vases will eventually chip off.. On my Egyptian it started to wear after 9 months or so.. so i just chipped the rest off and made it a clear vase... I guess it is the price to pay for a clean vase.
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