By Smoke Cartel Crew on Jan 19, 2014

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What is the best way to clean your smoking device?

There are many different ways to clean your glass water pipe, hand pipe, bubbler, chillum or any other smoking device you might have! Here at Smoke Cartel, we sell some pretty cool products that will help clean your glass to pristine.

Our favorite?  The ResRemover Pipe Cleaning Solution.  This specially formulated product is a solution that requires only the addition of water.  Mix the water in, let it soak overnight, and you'll wake up to a clean glass pipe.  It also works on metal, ceramic, acrylic, and much more.

Let's talk preventative measures. It's a lot easier to clean your pipe if it's not all that dirty to begin with. 420 Science makes the awesome product, RezBlock, which you drop in the water to help prevent resin from building up. Trust us, this stuff really works. 


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If that's not for you, some people also swear by using rubbing alcohol and Epsom salts.


What will you need

  • Large Ziploc bag
  • Salt
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Water
  • Pipe Cleaners (wire with the fuzzy stuff)
  • Your glass pipe/pipes
  • Q-tips

How to clean the glass pipe

Follow the first steps of method 1. After you have taken the pipe out of the water, clean the pipe further as follows:

  • Take your Ziploc, fill it up (not all the way, just how much you need) with rubbing alcohol you may also want to pour some salt into the alcohol and shake the bag a bit. (Alternatively, just pour the rubbing alcohol into your water pipe or dab rig.)
  • Pour some salt in the stem (not so much that the rubbing alcohol can’t get through it) and then in the bowl itself.
  • Put the bowl in the rubbing alcohol Ziploc, seal it up, and shake it for a good 30-40 seconds.
  • Scrub your pipe with Q-tips and pipe cleaners if there is any residue left.

Now you are done and have a brand new looking glass pipe. You're welcome!


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Smoke Cartel Crew

Written by the staff here at Smoke Cartel. Our passionate team of headshop professionals are dedicated to educating people on products in the online headshop industry, from glass, to vaporizes, and all the consumption devices and accessories in between.

We believe that knowing how your products are made, what they were originally designed for, and how to properly use them - is essential to keeping our customers happy. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to reach out to us!

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