I'm about to start giving the salt treatment to about 7 estate pipes I won off of Ebay. Some of the stems are highly oxidized, and some are not much. I've been pouring over the tutorials and videos on the internet and trying to find the best way to bring these pipes to a nicer look, without having to shell out for a bunch of shop equipment.
I'm worried about using a dremel because of the speed, and the fact that I am most assuredly, a buffing "noob".
I do have access to a corded drill - but not a workbench, etc.
From what I have put together, is it possible to use Barkeepers Friend to take the oxidization off of a stem, and then shine it up with Paragon Wax/ Halcyon II Wax? Will the barkeepers friend make it too rough?
Also, after cleaning the briar - would the same Paragon Wax/Halcyon II Wax get a decent result?
I'm not looking to take a pipe from a 2 to a 10 - but more like a 2 to a 6.