Does nail polish remover clean Bongs?
Also question is, does nail polish remover help clean Bongs?
You need a solvent that can break up the resin in your bong. Now, nail polish remover can be used for this––but who wants to smoke acetone? Instead, we at MJ prefer using pure rubbing alcohol: about a quarter cup for a large bong, and as needed for a smaller pipe.
Likewise, can I use nail polish remover to clean my Airpods? Nail polish remover is actually a dilute form of acetone, which dissolves plastics and coatings. You have permanently changed the chemical composition of the plastic, no different than if you had set it on fire. There is no fix, other than replacement. Acetone and plastics do not get along.
Also question is, can you use nail polish remover to clean shoes?
Nail Polish Remover Scuffs on patent leather or tennis shoes are no match for nail polish remover. Add a little to a cotton ball to wipe away marks. Since this method can be a little harsh, make sure to apply baby powder or petroleum jelly to the newly clean areas to protect the shoe’s material.
Does baking soda clean Bongs?
Enter baking soda and vinegar! Denture tabs can be dropped into the bowl and then covered with warm water; if you use baking soda, cover the piece with a good amount of the stuff then pour white vinegar over and marvel at the cool-ass volcano effect. Allow the piece to soak for 10-15 minutes then rinse with warm water.
Rubbing Alcohol and Salt I recommend a strong Isopropyl alcohol (91%) for your average cleaning, though you can use 70% for lighter cleaning or 100% acetone (nail polish remover) for heavy-duty cleaning. Fill the bong or pipe with about as much Isopropyl alcohol as you would water, then add a handful of salt.
Acetone to clean bong
Oh, the joy of a dirty bong. There’s nothing like wet, mildewing weed mixed with the superglue of resin coated glass. *Chef’s kiss,* indeed.
Luckily, there’s an easy way to clean your piece, and it’ll take under five minutes — ten, if you’re feeling fancy.
First: why is cleaning a bong so hard? As anyone who has cried tears of frustration over a soapy, wet ––yet somehow still brown and sticky–– pipe can tell you, normal dish soap ain’t gonna cut it. Sure, it has “grease fighting properties” –– but resin is, by definition, insoluble in water. Which means you can put as much hot water and soap in that bong you want, but nothing much will happen.
So, what to do? Follow these 3 easy steps to keep your smoking apparati from becoming a gross wax model of its former glory.
Step One: Get a solvent
You need a solvent that can break up the resin in your bong. Now, nail polish remover can be used for this––but who wants to smoke acetone? Instead, we at MJ prefer using pure rubbing alcohol: about a quarter cup for a large bong, and as needed for a smaller pipe. White vinegar can also be used, as we’ll note in the next step.
Step Two: Get an exfoliant
Now that there’s a liquid that can bust up the gunk, you need something scratchy to scrub the inside. If you’re using alcohol, coarse or table salt works wonders. Pour a couple tablespoons of coarse salt into your bong with the alcohol.
If you’re using vinegar, you’re going to want to use baking soda instead of salt (and maybe do this part over the sink, if you’re not already.)
Step Three: Shake it up
Time to shake that bong. Toilet paper may be too flimsy to cover the holes, so try using sturdier paper towels, or even a bong cork to plug up the openings. Then, toss that thing like a short lived McDonald’s promotional salad.
If you did the vinegar and baking soda method, you can just let it sit, since it sort of
itself up, as any fifth grade science class will warn you.
And there you have it! Pour all the goop off in the sink, rinse well, and enjoy your basically brand new pipe.
Save your throat for those clean, milky hits, not yelling at resin ‘till you’re hoarse.