Huge Puffer Fish packed with spikes
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Seems like Franks coating is organic, so no harm. I only removed it because it had a distinct unpleasant (to me) smell and for me, that means it needs to be removed. Most of the production pipes Iíve owned come with a bowl coating, but it doesnít come off when you touch it. I donít know if thatís good or bad, but I leave those alone, or it will require sandpaper.
The only coating that ever really bothered me, was on my Brigham. It turns to a sticky goo when heated during your 1st few smokes and starts smearing. I fully sanded that bowl, but it always had a really bad taste, and smoked awfully, so I tossed it.
Iím sure Franks pipe will smoke just fine, regardless of your choice. I certainly hope no one took it as me complaining about the pipe, as it was easily remedied with a damp paper towel, as Fusion mentioned. All good
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