How we like to clean our metal smoking pipes:
In order to keep your new metal smoking pipe working well, you will need to clean it every once in a while. This is our preferred method on how to clean a metal smoking pipe with a rubber mouthpiece. Such as our Brass stealth smoking pipe rubber mouthpiece pictured here.
Time needed: 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Take apart pipe
Remove rubber mouthpiece and the screen. Unscrew and remove the cap. It’s easiest to poke the screen out from the back end with something blunt, like a paper clip.
- Clean the pipe manually
Scrape out as much tar and residue as you can from the bowl. A paper clip works well. A pipe cleaner can be used for tight spaces.
- Soak the metal parts of the pipe in cleanser
Soak cap, bowl and screen (unless replacing) in isopropyl alcohol (or your favorite cleaner from the head shop) for at least an hour.
- Rinse the pipe parts
Remove pipe from cleanser and rinse under hot water. You may need to scrape around walls with a toothpick or paper clip while rinsing to remove any residue. If not all residue can be removed, repeat steps 3 and 4.
- Put pipe back together
Wood mouthpiece models should not be soaked. Other than that, cleaning method is similar. Remove as much of the gunk from the bowl as possible. Remove the screen and swab the inside of the bowl with an alcohol (or other cleanser) soaked Q tip. You can also poke the cleanser moistened Q tip through the hole on the wood mouthpiece to increase draw. Use a pipe cleaner on the hole if needed.
If you’re learning how to clean a metal smoking pipe, you can start this method on any of our Sneak A Toke smoking pipes.
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