Easy way to Clean Bongs and Pipes

By Luna / August 13, 2017

We have all been there countless times…

You are trying to smoke out of your bong/one hitter/glass pipe and you realize that it very difficult to try and get a puff in.

Well it’s that time of month where you have to clean all of your equipment or go to the gas station to pick up some papers.  If you aren’t feeling lazy well today is probably the best day to clean!  Everyone has different techniques and or rituals to get their pieces clean.  I will tell you about my quick easy and cheap way to clean all of the gunk out of everything.

Easy At Home Cleaner

What you will need

  1. Nail Polish Remover / Rubbing Alcohol
  2. Salt
  3. Zip lock baggies

(The best place I like to clean is the kitchen because you have enough counter space to lay all of your pieces out)

Bongs

First step:  Grab your empty bong fill the base of it a quarter of the way full with nail polish remover / rubbing alcohol and a teaspoon or two of salt.

Second step: Cover both the mouth of the bong and the stem hole for the bowl with hands / fingers.

Third Step: While holding the nail polish remover / rubbing alcohol and salt filled bong you are going to want to swish the liquid vigorously. Pretend you are a bartender mixing a drink and shake it.  You are also going to want to use a cyclonic motion so that you can swirl the salt around the bottom of the bong.  The salt acts like a scrubbing agents and the nail polish remover / rubbing alcohol breaks down and weakens the tar build up.

Fourth step:  You may need to repeat steps one through three depending on how thick the build up is.  You have gotten to the point where you are satisfied with you bongs cleanliness you will need to rinse it.  I usually rinse out my bong a few times to make sure the nail polish remover /rubbing alcohol is completely removed.  You could go ahead and use soap when you wash just to be sure.

One Hitters/Glass Pipes/Stem Slide Bowls for bongs

These pieces are usually smaller and the cleaning process works better within an enclosed bag.

First Step: Grab your empty One Hitters/Glass Pipes/Stem Slide Bowls for bongs and place it in a zip lock bag.  Do not put multiple pieces in one bag, this possibly damage either item during the shaking/swirling step.

Second Step: Fill the zip lock bag with a quarter cup of nail polish remover / rubbing alcohol and one or two teaspoons of salt.

Third Step: Seal the bag and then get a good grip on the item inside of the bag from the outside so you have more control when you begin to shake.  Shake vigorously and try to get the grains of salt to flow through the pieces.

Fourth step: You may need to repeat steps one through three depending on how thick the build up is.  You will end up with very dark brown solution when you’ve gotten done cleaning.  Once you are satisfied you will need to rinse the piece.  I usually rinse with warm water a few times and maybe even give it a final wash with soap and water.

Now that you are finished cleaning! You can set everything out on the counter to dry!

Hopefully this cheap easy way is able to clean all of your equipment, if not there are cleaning solutions you can buy.

 

 

About the author

Luna

Luna is an avid smoker and is always ready to see what new and exciting developments there are in the cannabis community. Please excuse her writing, she's still trying to figure her way around words. Practice makes perfect! If you wish to learn more about her please be sure to check out the "About" page!

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