A few days ago a friend from the DGCF sent me a box of pipes including a Carey meer. At first I thought it was a sandblasted briar until I saw a couple of whitish areas around the rim where it had been dinged up. The pipe is filthy-inside and out. Can anyone suggest methods for cleaning meers.This one has a two toned stain-red over black. Can aniline stains be used on meer? I'd like to touch it up. Would Halcyon wax be OK to use? Carnuba? Thanks.