How to Maintain Silicone Pipes Without Endangering Them

Maintain Your Silicone Pipe Without Endangering It

The majority of people identify silicone with practical kitchen cooking utensils.

However this effective substance also produces other excellent goods, such as a smoking tool.

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Silicone can be used to make bongs, pipes, chillums, silicone nectar collectors, and a variety of dab-related goods.

Using silicone to smoke?

Smoking on the go has become increasingly popular thanks to silicone pipes.

Silicone pipes are safe to use for smoking, and because of the non-stick surface they offer.

They are less prone to break than those made of glass, ceramic, or other delicate materials.

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A silicone chillum pipe is also easier to clean than a glass chillum pipe.

Since silicone is less prone to absorb and retain oils and residue after smoking sessions.

Various Cleaning Techniques for Silicone Pipes

You can experiment and select the silicone pipe cleaning technique that works best for you from a variety of cleaning options.

In this manual, we'll go over a couple techniques for doing it correctly:

  • Using Water and Soap for Dishwashing
  • Dishwasher Silicone Pipe Installation
  • the silicone pipe becoming frozen
  • Using what NOT to clean your silicone pipe.

All of these work well, don't need much work, and give you a silicone pipe that feels and smokes as new as the day you first got it.

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The Water and Soap Method for Cleaning Dishes

For the most part, cleaning smoking accessories only requires a basic solution of water and soap, and silicone pipes are no different.

However, when it comes to removing the foul, sticky substance, silicone cleaning with liquid soap actually does an amazing job.

A light liquid dishwashing detergent, such Dawn or Palmolive, should be used.

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The following is how we clean silicone pipes:

  1. Add three drops of dishwashing detergent to one cup of extremely hot water.
  2. Add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar or white vinegar, and combine thoroughly.
  3. In a Ziplock baggie or other storage container that can resist the heat of the hot water, put your silicone chillum pipe. Thicker baggies perform better than those meant for freezer storage.
  4. Pour enough cleaning solution into the container to completely cover the silicone tubing as well as any glass parts.
  5. Depending on when you last cleaned, you should leave the sealed baggie or container to sit for 30 to 60 minutes.
  6. To remove any last bits of debris, wipe the silicone pipe and the glass or metal bowl piece using cotton swabs or pipe cleaners.
  7. Rinse the pipe entirely in warm water, then allow it to completely dry.

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Eager to take another hit?

With paper towels, dry the silicone pipe's exterior. Then, blow any leftover water out of the pipe completely.

If you wish to dry the inside parts, you could use a pipe cleaner or a clean, dry cotton swab, although we don't think it's required.

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Using a Dishwasher

A significant amount of time can be saved by cleaning your silicone pipe in the dishwasher.

This procedure works best if you have a modern dishwasher rather than an old clunker.

Although it might not be the greatest choice if your pipe is heavily resinated.

  1. Make sure the dishwasher is empty entirely.
  2. To prevent it from bouncing around in the dishwasher, place your pipe on a shelf and secure it with a shelf anchor.
  3. Put the silicone pipe in the basket with the forks and knives or use something to keep it down, such a zip tie.
  4. Switch it on after adding a teaspoon of dishwasher detergent.

You'll be shocked at how clean it becomes after the cycle is finished with essentially little effort!

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Freezer Technique

When you have a really bad pipe that has either been used frequently or is rarely cleaned, this method works well.

Freezing Silicone Pipes Will Clean Them It

  1. The pipe should be thoroughly rinsed both inside and out before being put in the freezer without being dried.
  2. Allow it to sit there for 3–4 hours, then take it out.
  3. To release the frozen resin, manipulate the pipe by pinching and bending it. This will enable the residue to separate and crack.
  4. Rinse it out once you've removed all of the resinated ice.

This approach could take longer than others, but it can work with obstinate pipes.

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Can I combine salt and isopropyl alcohol?

The standard cleaning solution for many pipes, bongs, dab rigs, nectar collectors, and other smoking devices consists of isopropyl alcohol and salt.

Even while it's usually a terrific idea for cleaning a glass chillum or pipe, it won't work for silicone-based items.

The silicone can be harmed by cleaning solutions including isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and items containing oil.

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They may cause your pipe to bend out of shape and the silicone to swell, causing damage or making it worthless.

Please refrain from doing it, ok?

Silicone pipes may be damaged by smoke shop cleaners.

The typical neighborhood smoke store will include a range of cleaning supplies.

That are promoted alongside smoking accoutrements including pipes, bongs, and glass bubblers.

These can be pricey, especially when compared to the economics of utilizing cheap cleaning supplies you most likely already have at home.

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Additionally, several of the cleaners in bottles that are being sold fail to disclose the fact that not all materials are suitable to use them on.

The use of many, which are only intended for glass smoking accessories, on silicone might lead to damage and possibly ruin your favorite pipe.

When cleaning a glass or ceramic pipe, cleaning agents with potent chemicals typically wash away, but silicone does not.

Tiny air pockets in silicone absorb chemicals and cause the substance to degrade.

For us, the chance of damaging another silicone pipe simply isn't worth it.

Prepared to Light, Cleaned, and Packed

You now have a few reliable and straightforward options for cleaning your silicone pipe.

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To experience the finest smoking sessions, find what works for you and be sure to develop a regular cleaning routine.

A clean silicone pipe makes it much easier to carry out your aim of striving to enjoy life every day.

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