To Refinish Smoking Pipes, you have to clean the bowl with using pipe cleaners and remove the mouthpiece or stem from the bowl. You need to ensure all the ash and tobacco are removed from the outside of the pipe. You must wipe down the pipe with a clean and damp cloth. You should allow the pipe completely dry before continuing. After that, Sand the pipe with the fine-gained sandpaper until the old finish is completely removed.
You can wipe down the pipe with a dry cloth. Then, Dab the shoe-leather dye onto a dry cloth and lightly and evenly coat the outside of the pipe. You have to allow the dye dry before adding another layer. Next, Buff the dry pipe with a polishing cloth until it develops a high gloss or leave the pipe unpolished if you prefer a matte finish on the bowl. You need to replace the stem to complete the refinishing.