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Easy way to remove resin from glass bowls

Discussion in 'Hashish & BHO' started by Munchies420, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Munchies420

    Munchies420

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    My friend soaked his in a zipploc baggie with rubbing alcohol in
    it. Took it out a few hour later and the pipe was clean and all
    this brownish liquid was in the bag. He then said let it
    evaporate and the resin will be in the bag, he did this after we smoked
    so i dont know how sure he was. But if i did this wuldnt there be
    alcohol in the resin?
     
  2. Stingray_313

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    It sounds like it would work, but i dont think its worth messing your
    resin/bowl up. I use a paperclip and it works just fine. I think there
    would be some alcholol left in the resin, making it taste fowl and
    maybe get you sick. I wouldent trust it. Just my opinion.
     
  3. asystole

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    BEST way to clean is alcohol in an ultrasonic cleaner. The bowl will be spotless. As far as the resin goes, why would there be alcohol left in the resin? if you use 99% rubbing alcohol, it should evaproate. You just need to dry it properly, and unless you have like a gram of resin in your bowl, there would be such a small amount of alcohol (if it for some strange reason didn't evaporate) it would be negligable.
     
  4. VIKETIME

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    i do the same as stingray just use a paperclip in the carb and stem and you'll get a good amount of it, wont make it spotless but its easy.
     
  5. Herbal Remedy

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    yea the alcohol would evaporate at room temp, and a paper clip is not
    good for ur bowl cuz itll scratch it up, but if ur ok with that then
    its cool. i would usually heat up a paper clip to scrape one of
    my bowls, but with my sweet bub i wouldnt do that, love it to much...



    my friend usually uses alcohol to get his resin out, and then puts his
    pipe in a microwavable bowl full of bleach and puts it in microwaves it
    for a good minute or so. when it comes it looks brand new, ive
    never seen anything work better but ive never tried it as i like the
    way my glass looks after a good amount of use.
     
  6. Muirner

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    as for the paper clip and scratching... yea maybe it does but just the smallest bit, if you buy quality glass there should be no issue about this. actually the glass being scraped alows the resin to grab onto something the next time and build up from that thus making it faster.


    As for scraping a bubbler... i dont think that it's even worth it, because when anything gets sucked through a bubbler it just gets trapped in the watter, all i'd do is get very hot water, as hot as your tap water will get, cover your bowl's holes and shake it, it takes some practice but u will eventually get it... this is how i've cleaned every bub i've owned.


    As for the bleach idea. if your cautious with your pices then throwing them in the microwave isnt the best of ideas i dont think, because in there when it starts to bubble it will push the piece up and let it drop on the bowl... i say negative, i get worried when i boil my bowl in water on the stove but again quality glass can take it... after you boil it in water strain what's in there, and your set, let it dry resin time


    Muirner
     
  7. Df1337

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    I have always used rubbing alcohol without a problem. Resin will
    accumulate if you allow the rubbing alcohol to evaporate. Never
    noticed any taste/health problems from smoking this resin. Always
    refreshing if for some odd reason marijuana is not available.
     
  8. Herbal Remedy

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    yea i wouldnt put my pipes in a microwave, ive just seen it done and it
    always makes the glass look brand new, not just clean ya know... i
    think its silly though.



    like i said, i scrape my pipes with a paper clip all the time if i
    wanna smoke my res or unclog something, i dont mind the scratches, just
    something to think about... this makes me wonder about another
    question, think i'll make a topic about it...
     
  9. Muirner

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    herbal, what topic did u make, i'll look for it as soon as i come out of this topic. I've always used a paperclip because it it easy, fun, and i enjoy it


    Muirner
     
  10. elbow

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    All I have to say is OXYCLEAN-it is unbelievable how clean that shit
    gets your glass, they should brag about it in their infomercial: "Are
    you tired of spending countless hours scraping resin out of your bowl?"
    with a picture of an exasperated pothead and a close up of people
    throwing resiny paperclips in the trash-"now there's Oxyclean!"
     
  11. Muirner

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    OXYCLEAN? idk how great of an idea it is. True i've looked around online and i've found that it oxyclean is just Potassium Hydroxide but in big letters on a site it says "POISON! DANGER! CORROSIVE. CAUSES SEVERE BURNS TO SKIN, EYES, RESPIRATORY TRACT, AND GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. MATERIAL IS EXTREMELY DESTRUCTIVE TO ALL BODY TISSUES. MAY BE FATAL IF SWALLOWED. HARMFUL IF INHALED. "that is in a concentration of 10-40%. oxycleen uses 10-30% concentration. To me this dosent sound like the best of ideas. just because if there is any residue left in the bowl after you clean it then maybe an issue could arrise.


    the site i took the quote from


    another site to look at
    The oxyclean MSDS sheet(note .pdf)


    True the LD50 of this is 365mg/kg and that is pretty high in my eyes so maybe it could be ok, but why not stick to something completly natural? like a paper clip? or boil it, even rubbing alcohol because that evaporates leaving nothing behind.


    All and all it theoritacally this oxy would work, i look on the container here at my house and i dont really see very many warnings on it, but if it were to be used i'd use generous amounts of water with it, and make sure that it is rinsed out hardcore


    Muirner
     
  12. The_Great_Sage

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    Well me personally i just use a paper clip and a lighter. if you heat
    the bowl up the resin will come off alot easier. One my friends and I
    have scraped enough resin to get us well lit. i have never used any
    cleaning fluids on a bowl but i might try the alcohal thing
     
  13. sands of time

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    Try this out... Soak the bowl in alcohol, take bowl out after a day or so, allow alcohol to evaporate to a small amount and soak your joints in the alcohol. This gives your joints a little kick, or u can soak the alcohol up in a cigarette [​IMG]
     
  14. Stingray_313

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    Yeah, i was there (it was my bowl actually). What you do, is get a
    long-flamed lighter, and pull a slight amount on the bowl while you
    hold the lighter to it... sort of like if you wanted to take a hit, but
    not actually inhaling (unless you want to... it kind of tastes bad).
    After you do this for approx 10+ seconds, immediately take a
    needle/paperclip or whatever you use and in a circular motion, go
    around the bowl. You should get large, flat sheets of resin/tar into
    your scraping utencil. Just wipe it onto a piece of paper or something
    for use later. Repeat this process a good 5 or 6 times, and your bowl
    should be reallllllly clean. Like, i was able to see through my bowl
    again after doing this! And it was really dirty too!



    Now, as for that resin.. what i like to do is, using my fingers, roll
    it into a compacted ball and put it on the end of a clean
    needle/paperclip. Then, i hold it over the bowl approx .5 inches from
    the hole and hold the lighter to it. It will eventually catch on fire,
    when it does, just blow it out and then inhale. The smoke is very harsh
    and you will probably cough, no matter how professional you are at
    smoking. The hit is just about as powerful as like 5 hits of normal
    pot, but less desirable. I only suggest doing this if you are desperate
    (like we were).



    Hope this method is good for you. Just dont put the resin ball back
    into the pipe without holding it on a needle/paperclip or something. If
    you just put it in the pipe, it will melt all over it and you might not
    even be able to get air through the main hole again, which would really
    suck. Just a word of advice.



    Peace
     
  15. Muirner

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    SWIM has found that your right stingray, a long flamed lighter is ausome, also if u hit the bowl like normal through the carb then push the paper clip all over the bowl head part, then blow through the carb covering the mouthpiece with your hand and the blow piece with your thumb you will blow out chunks of resin... then take these chunks and put them in the bowl, true i do need to stick a paperclip through sometimes but not all.. SWIM will give your method a try (rolling it into a ball and a pin in it)next time he needs to get high and dosent have anything [​IMG]


    Muirner
     
  16. purplehaze

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    Swim has smoked resin but it hurts his lungs terribly and doesn't really like to smoke it but has and probably will again, it will get u completly tore up but swim hates smoking it without herb, but if he has shader leaves then its ideal to swim to throw the resin out of the bowl ontop of the shader leaves and fire it up, dunno why but if swim has herb he usually rolls a blunt rather than smoking from a bowl inless he is alone. If swim doesnt have alot of herb he will throw resin ontop of the herb if there are friends there and he isnt sure he has enough.


    Sorry that was a little off topic swim cleans his bowls by heating them up but swim only has metal and wood bowls and the metal is theone he heats up and the wood he doesnt clean alot cause he doesnt like it all that much and the resis is very sticky and causes a mess when u try to clean them at all anyways with this method swim is going to buy a glass bowl and then he will try that but for now he only has the above and water pipes and other things.Edited by: purplehaze
     
  17. Mindless

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    Rubbing alcohol may contain different solvents and other ingredients, it's formulation does not appear to be standardised globally. If resin extracted from a bowl is intended for consumption, it seems safer to know which solvent is to be used. Without this information it's properties are unknown, as are any potential hazards.

    Proprietary formulations of rubbing alcohol can contain either ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, along with around thirty percent water. Other ingredients can include denatonium benzoate (a bitter compound to deter ingestion) as well as colourants, stabilisers and perfumes. Both ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol produce flammable vapors, their safe use requires good ventilation and a lack of ignition sources. If isopropyl alcohol is not given time to evaporate off before smoking the resin, it's vapour may be inhaled. The same risk applies to use of isopropyl alcohol in poorly ventilated areas. This may lead to toxic effects including headache and coma (amongst others).
     
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