It is easy to figure out how to use glass rigs and glass pipes, but do you know how to keep them clean? Do you know what to use to get the gunk and residue off that once brand new glass rig? Today, I will talk about how dab users properly take care for their glass rigs and glass pipes in detail. Hopefully after reading this post, you will know more than you did before.
Cleaning Your Glass Rigs & Glass Pipes
A multitude of cleaning products exist in the world of dabbing and I am sure you may have seen some of these products before whether you shop at a brick and mortar shop, or an online one. Some will work while others are simply a waste of money. Personally, I have an issue with some of these products as they do not get rid of the problem of dirt or nasty odor; the products mask the color and smell by changing the glass rig’s color and making it smell like daisies to hide the strong isopropyl alcohol.
Simple Solutions Work Best!
I suggest taking some isopropyl alcohol and mix a little bit of salt. The salt will help carefully scrape away the residue in your glass rig. Buy some pipe cleaners to help you clean every inch of the inside of the glass pipe. Some people just pour the alcohol in and let it sit for a while. Be careful because since it is obviously alcohol, it is flammable.
Remember the Reclaim When it Comes to Glass Rigs
When it comes to the reclaim, it would help to buy something to collect the reclaim automatically from your glass rigs. The more room you give for the reclaim to collect to the surfaces, the more build-up will appear. As a result, you will have to clean longer to remove it. That is why you need a large bowl, hot water, a silicone container, and a metal spoon. This is going to help with cleaning out your rig.
Once you get all the supplies together, take out the dab nail and dome from the glass rig. Apply a slight amount of heat from your torch and add some hot water. Slowly whirl the water and empty it into the large bowl. Repeat with the hot water and bowl as many times as you need to remove the reclaim. Use the spoon to scoop it out. Once you have removed as much as you could, take the pipe cleaners and alcohol and make your rig good as new.
Cleaning Tips for Glass Rigs
A quick tip: do not use the alcohol if you are not done using the torch. Make sure you get your reclaim and then use the isopropyl. If you feel unsure about using the vapor rig before taking a hit, rinse out the rig with water and let it dry. Also, when you are using the heat, be sure to not go over the same section of the glass rig repeatedly. One more thing: when it is time to throw out the used alcohol, either throw it out in the garbage or pour down the toilet (I prefer the first one).