Thank you sir, i have about 250 pipes plus some 30+ ''retired'' due to modification failure. I was born close to the sea, high temperatures (especially when i was a kid) is something ''normal'' for us, some guys don't ever wear a cap and we apply sun-oil only for few days in the begging of summer.Sid, how many pipes do you own? I love seeing your photos. We are planning to visit Greece once all of this Covid stuff calms down (whenever that may be) -- I'd love to enjoy morning coffee at a cafe with you, some day. I'm jealous of your 30˚ + weather; I haven't seen above 22˚ here in the Netherlands.