Archive for the 'Cleaning Advice' Category

Alcohol and salt

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

The fact of the matter is that you DO NOT need to buy any special “Formula’s” to take care of your 420 cleaning needs. All a used bong needs is salt and alcohol. Rice works too.

Cleaning a Plastic Piece

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

One of the most asked questions I get is how do you clean a plastic bong or pipe?  My usual advice is to throw away the piece and buy glass.  The fact is that there are some people not in a position to have glass.  I do not own any acrylic and don’t know how to answer this question.  I do know not to use alcohol with plastic.   I am puting the question out there and hope you can help.  Leave a comment if you have a tip or some solid advice n how to clean a plastic/acrylic pipe or bong.

I leave you with some Aloha from Maui… aloha.jpg

Citrus Isopropyl Alcohol

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

So I am cruising through K-Mart picking up a few things and I remember that I needed some rubbing alcohol.  No big deal, then low and behold I run into something rather unexpected on the shelf… 70% Isopropyl Alcohol with Citrus.  citrusalcohol2.jpg

I check out the bottle and it is regular alcohol with a citrus scent.  Sweet.

First thing I did when I got home was clean my bong and man this stuff is great.  I just added a little bit of salt and it was just like I remember formula 420 being.

I highly recommend this citrus scented blend. You get great cleaning powers and now you don’t even have to deal with the sharp smell of the rubbing alcohol.

I paid about 2 bucks a bottle and I am gonna go back for more.  Do yourself a favor and pick some up.

Keep cleaning those bongs.

UsedBongs Own How-To Cleaning Video

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

We knew it was a matter of time before we would make our own  ‘how to clean a bong’ video.  Consider this version 1.1 and please stay tuned for more videos.

Cleaning a bong is a simple thing. Too often we make bong cleaning complicated or we stoners are just too lazy to do the job. Bottom line is that if you clean your water pipe weekly, you will have a healthier, more pleasurable smoking experience.

I hope you enjoy the video and appreciate the advice.

You, your bong, and your smoke will be better for it.

Is It Time to Clean Your Bong?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 is trying to start a clean pipe and bong movement.

All too often pipes and bongs are neglected. Filled full of unhealthy, nasty residue.

I try to make this analogy: A marijuana enthusiast is to a cooking enthusiast as a bong is to a frying pan. They are both tools of the trade.

Would you want to eat what a cook had used the previous day without cleaning? That’s nasty and so are dirty bongs. Your pipes and bongs not only deserve to be cleaned, but should be done for health reasons.

Once you get into the habit of regular cleaning it becomes less chore like. Cleaning will become routine and less challenging. Having to clean out a couple months of crap can be quit tedious.

As grows, we will provide constant assistance in your bong and pipe cleaning missions. Tips, tricks, how-to’s, and how not’s.

(more…) Auctions to a Higher Level

Monday, April 14th, 2008

420bay is an alternative to some of the big classifieds and auction websites. 420bay does not have all the harsh restrictions and FREE. You can post bongs, pipes, grinders, stash jars, 420Scope’s, dvd’s, posters, whatever. I have seen some nice glass at great prices. Totally free listings for your 420 stuff. I actually just sold a bong that I had for years. I cleaned it to new condition. (Check some of our other post for tips on how to do that.) Anyway, got ride of an old Graffix bong and was able to buy something new. 420 bay is kinda like craigslist meets ebay with 420 goodness.

CLEAN YOUR BONGS AND PIPES. For you and your friends health.

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The easy way to a cleaner pipe or bong.

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

I am sure that this will be up for debate, but I feel the easiest way to clean you pipe or bong is to use Rubbing Alcohol, Salt and Rice.

The alcohol is what breaks down the sludge. You add the rice and salt to act as scrubbers. If you have a bong, You can add all these directly to the tube and shake away. (more…)

Acetone and bongs

Sunday, April 13th, 2008


So I just heard that Acetone was a “killer” way to clean your bong. Holy Crap…Acetone?

I always knew this stuff to be the main ingredient of nail polish remover. According to Wikipedia : Acetone is a colorless and flammable liquid. Sweet. They also state that it can melt certain plastics. Please be careful if you go this route.

I will test this at some point and will include before and after photos.

One Bong at a Time.

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

The only way to clean up this world is one bong at a time.

I found a really nice straightforward video on cleaning your bong. I guess we coulda made our own video, but we are stoners and very lazy.

This video is from thejointchiefs channel on YouTube. Available here:

The video is a simple how to utilizing Alcohol and Salt. My preferred method of both maintenance and resurrection for all of my pieces.

I hope you enjoy the video:

What Do Dentures Bongs and Glass Pipes Have in Common?

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

The fact that you can use Efferdent to clean them.

Tiny Bubbles

Most dentures are made from porcelain, a type of ceramic or they are made of resin, a very hard plastic. Hence this product lends itself to the bong and pipe cleaning world.