Clean Glass Pipes and Bongs with Kryptonite
Water Bongs, Glass Pipes, Oil Rigs and So Much More!
In the ever-expanding cannabis market, glass pipes and water bongs have become significantly more sophisticated than they were ten years ago.
Today, most glass water bongs have built in ice catchers to cool the smoke, complex chandeliers that work as upside-down pea traps, diffuser plates, and in a lot of cases, ornate designs that help cool the smoke while providing a dramatic piece of art for display.
These modern glass pipes and water bongs make it difficult to use homemade or commercial cleaners that are primarily salt, alcohol, acetone and D-Limonene (which is a hazardous material). The reason is that the alcohol or acetone don’t clean off the tars and resins like a clay-based glass pipe and bong cleaner such as Klear Kryptonite does.
Most cannabis accessory cleaners have a heavy salt content, which is infused in the product to do most of the cleaning. It’s basically using a scrub bush to clean the inside of your pipe. This process works is only semi-effective, and leaves behind the smell and taste of bong water and other chemicals. Also, these types of glass and bong cleaners have a difficult time reaching all the intricate parts of most modern glass water bongs such as diffusers and percolators.
How can VOCs affect human health?
Chemicals can enter the body through three major pathways (breathing, touching or swallowing). This is referred to as exposure.
Whether or not a person will have health effects after breathing in VOCs depends on:
- The toxicity of the chemical (the amount of harm that can be caused by contact with the chemical).
- How much of the chemical is in the air.
- How long and how often the air is breathed.
Differences in age, health condition, gender and exposure to other chemicals also can affect whether or not a person will have health effects.
Short-term exposure to high levels of some VOCs can cause headaches, dizziness, light-headedness, drowsiness, nausea and eye and respiratory irritation. (All commercially available and home made solutions are 100% VOC)
These effects usually go away after the exposure stops. In laboratory animals, longterm exposure to high levels of some VOCs has caused cancer and affected the liver, kidney and nervous system. In general, we recommend minimizing exposure to chemicals, if possible.
Unlike all homemade and commercially available cannabis cleaning products on the market today, the entire line of Klear Kryptonite products have <3% VOCs.
How to Clean Glass Pipes and Bongs With Kryptonite
Our entire line of Kryptonite glass and bong cleaners were engineered and designed to wash cleanly from the cannabis accessory being cleaned without leaving residue and odor behind. Cleaning with Kryptonite also reduces the complexity of how to clean your pipe since it doesn’t require you to vigorously shake your glass bong or pipe. Our Kryptonite cleaners also don’t require you to try and figure out how to get the cleaning product into the various chambers designed to diffuse the smoke, or submerge your pipe completely.
1. Remove your slide and bowl
Pour out your dirty bong water into your sink or toilet – however you normally dispose of your used bong water. Cleaning up the areas where you disposed of your used bong water with Kryptonite will make clean–up fast and simple.
2. Pour in Klear Kryptonite
Once the dirty bong water is removed from the pipe, pour in Klear Kryptonite’s green slime into the lower opening of your pipe.
3. Coat all areas of your pipe
Now that you’ve added Kryptonite into the lower opening of your bong, simply slush it around and thoroughly coat all areas of your pipe. Because Kryptonite is a clay-based cleaning solution, you shouldn’t need a lot. On average, a 2oz bottle of Kryptonite will clean 4 waterpipes – and it’s reusable so don’t fret if you’ve poured in too much Kryptonite into the lower opening. You can recover the excess Kryptonite for future use.
4. Flip and turn your pipe
All of your ornate diffusers built into your waterpipe act as upside down pea traps allowing Kryptonite to flow through the bottom to the top of the pipe by simply flipping the pipe upside down. Recover the excess Kryptonite into the original container or a ziploc bag for your smaller parts.
5. Wait and relax
Once your water pipe or bong has all its’ surfaces coated with Kryptonite’s coating action, wait 20-30 min and simply rinse with warm water.
6. Now let’s focus on your bowl and slide
Assuming you can still get air through your slide you should be able to squirt a small amount of Kryptonite in it. Since Kryptonite is safe for your hands, even if you get a little of the tar on your hands from the process of coating your slide, it’s not a problem. Simply put a couple drops of Kryptonite on your hands and rinse them with warm water to remove the any stains orodors from your hands almost instantly.
7. Use a plastic bag or q-tip
Now place your slide into a Ziploc bag to ensure the inside/outside are coated. You should be able to reuse this solution for several cleans. If you’re a traditional smoker and cannabis in flower form, add Kryptonite into the bottom of the bowl and coat the top area where your herb goes and simply place in the same Ziploc bag as the stem.
Now simply relax. The time it takes Kryptonite to clean your bowl and slide can vary depending on how much you clean. If your pipe is filthy then it will take 30 minutes. If you clean more frequently, it will take significantly less time. Use your best judgment on how long to let Kryptonite to sit. It should be noted that Kryptonite has an incredibly low VOC (under 3%) which means it won’t evaporate like acetone or alcohol and will simply remain on the glass until you wash it clean.
If you’re a heavy cannabis user and in a hurry to clean your bowl, use a Q-tip to coat both the outside and inside of the bowl with Kryptonite bong cleaner.
Now rinse with warm water. Your bowl should look brand new.
Tips to Save Time and Money Cleaning with Kryptonite
When you’re ready to wash out Kryptonite, simply add a small amount of water to the lower opening of the waterpipe. (less than ½ cup of water)
Swish it around gently to remove a majority of the Kryptonite and pour the water into the Ziploc containing your slide and bowl.
Completely rinse all of the Kryptonite from your waterpipe until there’s no spearmint smell remaining.
Hard American glass should come back crystal clean. If you glass is somewhat soft, the high temperature burn areas may be permanently stained.
So don’t wait until your commercial or homemade bong cleaners with 100% VOCs, which can cause cancer and affect the liver, kidney and nervous system, do serious damage to your body. Don’t wait until you’ve shaken, your glass pipe or water bong until you break it! And most importantly, don’t waste your heady cannabis by smoking it through a dirty pipe ever again. Visit our Shop to buy your Kryptonite glass and bong cleaner today.