03-08-03 18:57
No 414846
      quick glass cleaning method
(Rated as: dangerous)

have random tabacco bowls, stems, pipes, etc. that you'd like to get clean? tired of buying expensive designer solutions that don't really work? get a microwave-safe glass container that fits the desired glass product to get clean. fill the glass with iso. alcohol (substitute h2o up to 60% for cost reasons if necessary), drop in the dirty glass piece, and place in the microwave for 5 minutes on medium heat. the vibration and heat elements in concert with the iso. gets all unwanted resins right off, decant alcohol, wash glass piece with h2o, and let dry. works like, well, a dream ;D. enjoy.
btw- if using drinking glass as cleaning vessel, remember to decant and set drinking glass aside until room temp. so it doesn't break in cold water. (yeah, that's a duh, but still something to keep in mind.)
(Chief Bee)
03-08-03 23:10
No 414877
      It is dangerous to heat flammable solvents in...  Bookmark   

It is dangerous to heat flammable solvents in the microwave!
(Hive Bee)
03-09-03 00:08
No 414892
      Tell that to the stims forum! :-)  Bookmark   

Tell that to the stims forum!smile
(Chief Bee)
03-09-03 03:59
No 414934
      I usually do that, repeatedly... :-S  Bookmark   

I usually do that, repeatedly... crazy
(Hive Bee)
03-09-03 04:23
No 414939
      There is no way !  Bookmark   

There's no way i would put isopropanol ( alcohol ) in the microwave or near an open flame your got to be abit silly if you try it or your got to like a fire in your kichen     blush    .The one thing you don't want to wash your glass with is soapy water  .

Littlejase     smile     .

" Better to be than not to Bee "
(Hive Bee)
03-09-03 05:22
No 414945
      Let it sit  Bookmark   

Just let that iso sit overnight(~24 hrs) and even throw in some rice or corn kernels for abrasion, and swirl, for the larger tubes.

I got money in the bank, I can still get high...
(Hive Addict)
03-10-03 21:39
No 415432
      heating flammable solvents  Bookmark   

Heating flammable solvents is dangerous anyways. Keeping them closed in the fridge and never open is a possible way to handle them halfway secure.
Search for "tapwater chemistry" .....coolwinklaugh

btw. adding iodine to hydrocarbons is regarded as safe?.....tongue

nothing special
(Mystic's Path to Cosmic Power)
03-12-03 18:28
No 416182
      Tap water works pretty good by itself.  Bookmark   

Tap water works pretty good by itself.  Heat for five minutes then get a q tip and all the resin wipes right off smile

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03-13-03 08:49
No 416487
      put your pipe into acetone that will get the...  Bookmark   

put your pipe into acetone that will get the job bone just be sure its all evaporated before you try to use it again
(Hive Bee)
03-18-03 09:49
No 418443
      use some np, then some iso  Bookmark   

or ethanol (aka methylated spirits)

toluene is rather good at getting carbonaceous crap of glass... I guess naptha would be too, though in greater quantities. Iso isn't that good at doing the trick. neither is EtOH. (we talking about base pipe right?). tol's the best I've ever seen. turps would be good too. main thing is let it sit in the sun for a few hours after to get all the residues out.

next step is a copper gun cleaner thingy.

It means buckle your seatbelts dorothy, because kansas ... is going bye bye
(Hive Bee)
03-19-03 08:41
No 418965
      hmmm  Bookmark   

I've always found rubbing alcohol and salt work on just about anything....

03-19-03 20:39
No 419141
      Boil in bleach  Bookmark   

I boil mine in bleach for a couple of minutes ,they look brand new when I'm done.Put bowl in the micowave or pot on the stove.

Right is Might