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Here’s How to Clean a Bong: Keep it Looking Good!

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Cleaning your bong is essential to keeping it looking good and functioning correctly. Over time, resin builds up inside and on the outside of your bong, making it look and feel grimy. Not to mention, the resin can also add an unpleasant taste to your smoke. Fortunately, cleaning your bong isn’t as hard as you might think! Whether you have made your own bong (look on sites such as Vitae Glass if you’re looking to build a bong for yourself), or you have bought one, you have to take good care of it to keep it going.

This step-by-step guide will show you how to clean your bong so that it looks and functions like new. Whether you’re using a glass or silicone bong, you’ll find all of the tips and tricks you need to get your bong spick and span. So, let’s dive right into how to clean a bong and keep it looking good!

What You Need To Clean Your Bong

First, you’ll need to find all the cleaning supplies. Whether you’re cleaning a glass or silicone bong, you’ll need something to clean the main chamber, a cleaning agent, and a few swabs. For cleaning the main chamber, use a pipe cleaner (or toothbrush). This will get in the nooks and crannies better than a standard cleaning brush.

Pipe cleaners are also great for scrubbing caked-on resin in the down stem or bowl of a glass bong. For silicone bongs, standard cleaning brushes or cleaning sponges work great. Next, you’ll need something to clean the bong. If your bong is made of glass, use rubbing alcohol.

For silicone bongs, use a mild dishwashing liquid or rubbing alcohol. For silicone bongs, avoid standard cleaning agents, like bleach or vinegar. You don’t want to eat toxins! Finally, you’ll need a few swabs. You can use these to scrub resin out of the down stem and bowl. Swabs are also great for cleaning the outside of your bong.

Cleaning a Glass Bong

A glass bong is the most common type of bong and the best type of bong to have. They’re easy to find, easy to clean and come in a wide range of colors, sizes, shapes, and styles. When it comes to cleaning a glass bong, it’s important to follow a specific order: disassemble, rinse, soak, scrub and dry. This will help you to prevent dirt, grime, and resin from building up inside your bong.

Disassemble and Prepare

Before you start to clean your bong, it’s important to disassemble it. This will make it easier to clean all of the individual pieces. You can use a blunt object (like a wooden spoon) to pop off any stuck pieces of resin from the inside of your bong. It’s best to clean your bong outside, where you have more space and fewer things to clean up.

If you’re cleaning a glass bong, be careful about how much water you spill. Glass is breakable and you don’t want to risk anything going wrong. You can use paper towels to clean up any spilled water. Alternatively, you could use a bucket or bowl to contain the water while you clean.

Rinse and Soak

Before you start to scrub away all of the resin and grime, it’s important to rinse off your bong and bowl. This will make it easier to scrub off any stubborn pieces of resin. Once they’ve been rinsed off, place your bong and bowl in a bucket or bowl filled with warm, soapy water to soak. This will help to break down any stubborn resin that’s built up inside of your bong.

You can add a bit of alcohol or vinegar to the water, for a more thorough cleanse. You can leave your bong and bowl in the water for up to an hour, although it’s best to leave them in for no longer than 30 minutes.

Scrub Away Residue

Once your bong and bowl have had a chance to soak, you can scrub away any stubborn pieces of resin. You can use a scrubber to clean away any grime, dirt, or resin that has been loosened by the water. Make sure to clean thoroughly inside the bong, down into the bowl, and along the outside of the bong, where resin likes to build up. Be careful to not scrub too harshly, as you could chip your bong.

Rinse and Dry

Once you’ve scrubbed away all of the grime and resin from inside of your bong, it’s important to rinse it thoroughly. Make sure to scrub away any soap or bits of hair that might be caught in the bong. After you’ve rinsed the inside and outside of the bong, you should let it air dry. You can use paper towels to dry the outside of the bong. It’s best to leave the inside of the bong to dry naturally, as you don’t want to risk any moisture getting trapped inside.

Cleaning a Silicone Bong

Silicone bongs are another type of bong that is gaining popularity. They’re a good alternative to glass bongs, are often less expensive, and can offer the same level of quality. Silicone bongs can be easier to clean than glass bongs, as they don’t break as easily and can be put in the dishwasher. When it comes to cleaning a silicone bong, you should follow the same order as cleaning a glass bong: disassemble, rinse, soak, scrub and dry.

Tips to Keep Your Bong Clean

Clean your bong as soon as it’s been used. This will help to prevent grime and resin from building up and will make it easier to clean your bong next time. Once a week, give your bong a thorough clean. This will prevent the buildup and will keep your bong running smoothly. Make sure to clean all of the pieces thoroughly.

If you notice your bong collecting more grime than normal, you may need to replace the bowl or use a cleaner that’s more potent than usual. – You can use cleaning products like rubbing alcohol, vinegar, or even bleach to clean your bong, although you may need to clean the bong more often.

Start Cleaning Your Bong Properly Now!

Cleaning your bong is an essential part of owning one. You don’t want to let your bong get too dirty, because it can make the smoke taste bad. It can also cause the bong to break sooner than expected. Luckily, you don’t have to clean your bong very often. You should clean your bong every 10 to 15 uses, or once a month. By cleaning your bong regularly, you’ll keep it looking and tasting great!