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Old May 31st, 2007, 01:06 PM
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I've heard of people getting a personalized hookah... any ideas on where to find something like this?

Also, my first post here, just registered... been on HF for a while, not tryin to get involved with all the BS but that place has changed a bit so i thought i would get the best of both worlds
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Old May 31st, 2007, 01:15 PM
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Define "custom" hookah? I know Hookah Kings and Hookah-Hookah do custom hookahs, but the prices can get up there.

You could always do like I did - buy a stem here, a base there, bowl from this guy and a hose from these person. I have 2 custom hookahs that I piece-mealed together.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 01:19 PM
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Oh i meant like custom bases... like could i get one with a logo on it or anything?
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Old May 31st, 2007, 01:26 PM
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well, you could also make your own. Basicly buy a "plain" hookah vase of your choice and color - either paint it, place rub-on transfers or maybe get some of that "frosting" acid and put your own design on the glass (check craft stores for the frosting stuff).

Two of my bases where plain, I bought some 18k gold and silver paint pens and drew my own designs on them.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:04 PM
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Good idea Sammni! Shoot, I think I am going to do something like that to one of my hookahs!
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Old May 31st, 2007, 07:13 PM
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This is the base jar I was talking about... I ordered one, it came without the gold paint as pictured on the site, but also was chipped. While waiting for an answer, I gave up and painted it (the gold one has a small ship in the very top mouth of that jar). By the time they got back to me, I had painted it, but they offered a replacement.

The replacement came and unfortunately it had a WORSE crack/chip in it (silver base's foot - see the clear section, that's the chip). It wasn't the person who packed it - it was packed to heck, but the shipper... so I painted it silver. I use both, but I DON'T put the silver one in the freezer, kinda afraid it may shatter with the temp difference and that chip.

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Old June 2nd, 2007, 11:59 AM
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I took my own advice and decorated my small hookah's rather plain purple base with some gold - how do you like?
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 01:47 PM
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Looks good I need to do something soon, I have so many projects I want to get started!
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 09:19 PM
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i think it would be pretty kewl to have some glass etching done, kinda like tattoo's for ur vase.
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 01:42 PM
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that is a good idea, I have a dremel, hmmmm?
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 03:31 PM
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if you use the dremmel, be very careful - tried "glass" etching with one before, not a fun experice - got glass in my eye and ended up breaking the object. Use glasses, gloves and a mask - and make sure to have a back-up base just in case. Good luck.
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glass in your eye!?!?!?? OW!!!!

I'm going to paint my vase, dont know about etching, i'd break it.

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Old June 3rd, 2007, 06:30 PM
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ohh well, maybe I'll just skip the dremmel on my base!
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Default Re: Customized hookah?

for something like that i would find someone who knows how to do the etching instead of tryin it myself(dont want to get glass in my eye)
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Old June 9th, 2007, 10:44 AM
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they do make something that "chemically echts (sp)" glass with an acid - it's available in craft stores and the lot. Basically it makes the "design" areas looked frosted. You might try that instead of carving glass (lot safer, providing you follow the directions)
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Old June 10th, 2007, 10:20 AM
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There used to be a site where you can customize your own hookahs, but I think it ran outta business....who knows
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