When it comes to maintaining your smoking pipes, having the right tool for the job means you know how to tackle the necessary task of keeping your pieces free of buildup & residue. This ensures that you will always have an enjoyable smoking session while prolonging the life of your smoking pipes. Choosing the right accessories is an easy process, as we explore how you can know whether you need a certain accessory for your pipe smoker.
From pipe cleaners & screens, to powerful cleaning solutions that are capable of melting away stubborn residues while remaining safe for the consumer, the proper combination of smoking accessories will keep your piece going strong for years to come. Choosing the best types of accessories for your pipe makes it likely that every session will start fresh & enjoyed to the max. Different pipes call for different tools sometimes, such as using a metal screen on a glass pipe… it just does not work!
A broad world encompassing materials such as glass, metal, and even liquid solutions means that your mileage may vary on what you need, and for what particular piece. When choosing the best pipe accessories, you want to make that you have a compatible item to go with your device. Obviously, you would not want to use a metal screen inside your glass smoking pipe, or vice versa. Not only will they be less effective, they might not even fit at all! On another note, some cleaning solutions may or may not be compatible with certain pipe materials, such as wood for example.
In addition to keeping your smoking pipes clean, having the right type of tools can also be aesthetically pleasing despite the fact that they might end up taking the brunt of your smoking materials. Glass pipe screens are a great example of this, since they are usually handmade and come in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes. Eventually, these will turn black and cake on burnt residues, which will warrant a cleaning once in a while. Failure to do so will expand the sizes over time and become inefficient when trying to act as a proper screen for your pipe.
While some smoking pipe accessories are almost universal, such as some liquid cleaning solutions and pipe cleaners, others require the right size in order to be useful to your particular smoking pipe. Metal screens come in different sizes, and can either be too big, or just too small to be practical. It is imperative to know that glass screens are usually handmade and can also come in different sizes because of this. It is important to know that glass on glass is the best way to go and having the right sized screen for your glass piece will make all the difference in the world.
Using a pipe is rather straightforward and using pipe accessories to maintain them should be just as easy. Luckily, they are! Here we will be looking at the different characteristics of certain accessories, their practical uses, and how to maintain them. There are usually very few basic formats that comprise these accessories, which are metal, glass, liquid, hemp, and cotton fiber blends for pipe cleaners. Some are better than others, though all perform with the same function in mind.
A catchy name that has only one goal, to dissolve stubborn smoke residues from your smoking pipes better than alcohol & salt. One of the best attributes about this product is its natural fragrant aroma, which makes cleaning your pipes much more tolerable. Without having to soak & wait for your pipes to get clean, this powerful solution melts it all away in about 1 minute! It is as simple as shaking the bottle, covering the areas to be cleaned with the solution, wait a minute, then rinse it all off, dry and enjoy!
Made for bowl & spoon shaped glass pipes, these pretty little things come in a variety of colors & shapes. You can find some in the classic triangular star shape, jumping jack, or turtle shape. Usually handmade, these come in a variety pack to provide the user with the option of picking out the size & shape that suits the pipe best. The only downside is how quickly & dirty these little guys get. A little dab of our Formula 420 Original Cleaner can take care of that! These can also be used for bong bowls.
Traditionally used for metal and wooden pipes, these are not the best with glass pipes, due to the slippery nature of glass. Tediously shaping the metal should never have to be a forced option. Plus, metal interferes with the intentions of glass, which is to provide the user with a cleaner tasting, metal-free draw. These types of screens are perfect for metal pipes in that they grip the piece well and can also be easily cleaned using our Formula 420.
Made from cotton fiber blends, hemp, or metal, pipe cleaners work even better when coated with some of our Formula 420 Original Cleaner! These elongated tools are meant to get into the smaller corners & crevices of a pipe that would otherwise be very hard to reach and clean out. Usually comprised of a single metal wire which keeps it sturdy, the outer layers are a sheath of fiber or other material that scrubs away residues and discoloration for your smoking pipes.