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Does your glass get more gunked up by wax?

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Vicki, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    Like the title says, does your glass get gunked up faster when you use wax? As a result, do you need to clean your glass more often?

    I'm finding it harder and harder to get my glass clean since I started using wax. :(
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  2. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH Hey hey hey bhombs away!

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    Oh yeah! It paints the walls with honey. Much prettier stuff than the globules too, still can be a pain to reclaim, but IMO worth the hassle...:nod:
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  3. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl 200% THC

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    Oh yeah, concentrates will paint my pieces like @SSVUN~YAH so eloquently put it :tup:

    Vapor does it slower and prettier IMO, concentrates color my glass faster.
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  4. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    Do you guys do anything special to get the extra gunk out?
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  5. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl 200% THC

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    99% ISO and some careful shaking/moving if I want to reclaim it, otherwise PBW and rinse.
  6. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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    That's why smaller volumes are better with oils, less space to get messy.
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  7. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    I can't get 99% ISO. The 91% ISO I'm using now isn't cutting it, even with added salt. :(
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  8. syrupy

    syrupy where a vape has no name

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    The fizzing type cleaners, like oxy-clean, sometimes dislodges stubborn gunk that iso misses.
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  9. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH Hey hey hey bhombs away!

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    99% iso on amazon, let's get a poll going on massdrop ;)
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  10. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    That's a good idea, thank you!

    I hate to pay shipping for something so cheap.
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  11. mrboote

    mrboote ethics matter

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    91% ISO is potent enough to dissolve any build-up from wax. Fill with alcohol and wait, no shaking necessary. If the piece is ultra dirty, loosen the gunk by running the piece under hot water first. If you are diligent about rinsing after every session, you can go quite awhile before you have to break the solvents out in fact.
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  12. aesthyrian

    aesthyrian Well-Known Member

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    I Find my oil rig much easier to clean. No small particles of plant matter, no stinky water smell. It's just an overall more enjoyable cleaning experience. I use 91% iso no matter what piece I clean, and the iso simply doesn't cut it with my vapor rig. That plant matter really causes hard build up IME.
    FWIW I also never use salt, which could explain why I have more difficulty cleaning my vapor rig?

    EDIT: Also heating up the ISO a bit can help a lot with cleaning dirty glass.
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  13. Tweak

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    Heating both the glass and the ISO will help tremendously.

    Rinse glass with hot water so it doesn't absorb the heat from the warm ISO. Then boil some water, turn off heat/flame, and place ISO in hot water for a few before adding to glass.

    To save on cost of ISO, reuse it. Fill your glass with desired amount, rinse and then return to another or the same bottle. Then when you think it is dark enough you can reclaim it or toss it for a new bottle.
  14. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    I'll try that too, thank you!!!
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  15. ogcook

    ogcook Well-Known Member

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    @mvapes had a tub and it inspired me to make my own larger one, but we just throw our pieces into a simple green concentrate mix overnight and rinse it out in the morning, ends up looking brand new!

    But yes, concentrates do end up leaving more residue in pieces.
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  16. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    Hmmm, simple green. Never thought of that. I'm out of wax now, so I just started to clean the nasty bubbler. Switched to a clean bubbler for the flowers I have.
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  17. FeelingFactory

    FeelingFactory Active Member

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    I was recently informed the Safeway & Vons line of stores should carry 99%, heat does help a lot.
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  18. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    I don't have either of those stores here, but thanks for letting me know. :)
  19. smokum

    smokum The Guy Your Mother Warned You About

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    I've found that dabbing a nail or skillet that isnt heated cherry red to be less messy on the glass (and in turn easier to clean, not to mention nicer on the bronchs). I tend to just heat it enough to start its glow and stop now, finding it much better a method.
  20. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    If you are dabbing I'd switch to a pen, I too like the hit and taste of a nail but they dirty the glass 5x more than the pens...

    Also try a drop of the red RezBlock, it works wonders. Keeps my colie recycler clean for days!
  21. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    Thanks for the suggestions. :)
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  22. FeelingFactory

    FeelingFactory Active Member

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    Ah, if it helps, Amazon does offer a free month of "Prime" which includes free shipping on most items. I like the idea of using a little less heat on the nail & will give it a shot.
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