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How to clean your glass pipe or bong

Discussion in 'Toke N Talk' started by mogie, Jul 10, 2007.

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    mogie

    mogie Well-Known Member

    Many people like to keep their glass pieces relatively clean, or enjoy reaping the benefits of scraping their bowels for resin to smoke. I can scrape my bowel pretty clean, but there is only so much you can get out. The end result is usually a pipe that wont look right until you get more resin in it to give it back its color. And every time you do this it gets harder to scrape clean because of the old stuff hardening.

    If you follow this technique you can get your pipe as clean as it was the day you bought it every time, plus it will always be easier to scrape your pipe the next time.

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    Scrape your pipe as cleanly as you want, or not at all, some people don't enjoy smoking their resin so they can skip this step.

    Fill your pipe with a teaspoon or two of salt, depending on pipe size. You can use regular table salt, sea salt (preferred) or rock salt.






    Plug the head of your bowel with your finger or thumb, and pour rubbing alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, into the mouthpiece of your pipe.

    Cover the mouthpiece with another finger or thumb and shake the pipe up and down vigorously but carefully, for a few minutes.







    Dump out the waste and rinse thoroughly with tap water.

    Repeat if needed until pipe is sparkling clean.
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    cincismoker

    cincismoker Well-Known Member

    neat never heard of that have to try that
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    t0k3s

    t0k3s Well-Known Member

    ive heard rumors that it leaves a little film on the glass no matter how many times you wash it out afterwards so they say to wash it with a household soap but idk if its really true i just do a water with salt wash after ward with no isopropyol to clean better. and a tip for ur post would be its better to use hot water rather then cold water it dosent have to be boiling though.bongsmilie
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    jpalms27

    jpalms27 Well-Known Member

    my mom put my turtle pipe in the dishwasher lol came out damn clean
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    cannabis patient

    cannabis patient Active Member


    Thanks for the tip "mogie" Wow this works so good, way better than soap. You gotta try it to believe it, Thanks again "Mogie".
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    tehdansauce

    tehdansauce Well-Known Member

    haha no lie, i've been doing this for years too...this is how i thought everyone did it.
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    GoodFriend

    GoodFriend Lumberjack

    i always scrape as much as i can

    then boil water, take it off the heat, toss a pipe in

    wait like thirty seconds, scrape again, and blow through the pipe... another round of resin to smoke once it dries!!! (throw it in an oil burner and free base resin, it doesn't suck as much as putting the flame right on it...)
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    Greyskull

    Greyskull Well-Known Member

    Great thread, mogie.

    "Simple Green" is a non-toxic cleanser/degreaser. I fill the bong up to 505 of water line, add in a little uncooked rice (acts as an organic abrasive... salt is groovy, too), plug the holes, and shake and shake and shake until the goo is gone. Then rinse, repeatedly (I do 3 or 4 rinses), dry, and smoke. I have been using it for years... one of many techniques I use, depending on what I have under the sink at the time.

    I use the method you introduced for some time, but with a little twist - I heat my solution. I'll put all the contents (pipe or bowl - NOT BONG, plus alcohol + salt/rice) into a zip lock and nuke for 20-30 seconds. Remove, and shake shake shake the goo away. Rinse and ready.

    BE CAREFUL...IF YOU OVER COOK THE SOLUTION THE MICROWAVE WILL STANK FOR A LONG TIME & ROOMATES WILL BE PISSED...
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    SONIA

    SONIA Active Member

    this also works if you let the salt, alchohol, and pipe soak in a plastic bag(for the extra dirty)
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    mogie

    mogie Well-Known Member

    I can't believe the number of people that spend money on special cleaners. This is so much cheaper.
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    Greyskull

    Greyskull Well-Known Member

    The cleaners do work well... but they are taing on the wallet.
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    t0k3s

    t0k3s Well-Known Member

    yea they are pretty expensive but IMO rubbing alchahol works just as good.
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    billbobstoner

    billbobstoner Active Member

    I Have a sherlock bubbler and ive been told not to clean it but i also heard from a guy that it will work way better wen its clean... should i just wait untill a bunch of ress is built up then smoke it and boil it?
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    PlasmaRadio

    PlasmaRadio Well-Known Member

    Yep.

    Just be careful, the glass will be very brittle after while heating.
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    smokinjs

    smokinjs Well-Known Member

    anyone got any tips on cleaning a zong? the z part of the glass just wont clean. tried the alcohol and salt
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    Live2Die420

    Live2Die420 Well-Known Member

    i wonder if everclear or any other kind of grain alc would work better then rubbing alc?

    If I was ever enough of an alcholic to purchase grain alc I might try it lol.
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    smoke two joints

    smoke two joints Well-Known Member


    awsome, how exactly do you dry the resin? :-?

    thanks =]
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    t0k3s

    t0k3s Well-Known Member

    set it out somewhere ventilated and it will dry out over night. if your smoking resin then use a screen so it doesent get sucked trough if its wet resin the just keep hitting till that shit drys and burns fhat.
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    lvjay702

    lvjay702 Well-Known Member

    in my opinion the best way to clean your glass is to use acetone!just put some in your piece, cover the holes, shake for a min., then rinse lots of times with really hot water ( boiling if you want). your glass will look newer than when you bought it. it leaves no chemical taste either! try it, you'll see!
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    xCrazyFoox

    xCrazyFoox Active Member

    My friend has a 2 perc zong and has no problem cleaning it with this method it just takes him a good 5-10 mins of shaking it around. (being really careful not to drop it) Dunno how long you keep the rubbing alcohol in there for but keep shaking it back and forth and im sure it will come out brand spakin new

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