How do you clean a pipe with Mile High Cleaner?
Written instruction, techniques and information below.
What does Mile High Cleaner work on?
Our product should be used on a smooth or finished surface that does not absorb liquids. This is virtually everything. Glass, metal, porcelain, plastic, acrylic and even painted surfaces, skin, hair, and more are all easily cleaned. And, of course, Mile High Cleaner can take care of all of your paraphernalia...
What CAN'T it clean?
The only things MHC does not work on is raw or porous surfaces like paper, construction materials such as cinder block, drywall, brick or unfinished concrete or wood.
For fabric, use DAB Drops, which are specifically made for cleaning dab stains from fabric.
How does Mile High Cleaner work?
The Science of Mile High Cleaner is based on theories of Chemical Polar Attraction and Encapsulation.
Encapsulation Theory(read more) states that any 2 compounds that can mix, one will be dominant over the other and will dictate how the combination reacts with the environment. This picture represents the various oils shown in golden form, encapsulating the resin shown in dark red.
Mile High Cleaner is positively charged while cannabis resin is negatively charged. They want to combine, which then neutralizes the resin.
This new combination is no longer sticky. As a result, it is easily wiped or rinsed away with dish soap and hot water .Read more on this topic HERE!
The resin is immediately encapsulated and ready to be wiped or washed away!
We are working with nature in harmony, using physics and science as opposed to simply throwing toxic chemicals at resin.
What is Mile High Cleaner made of?
Simply, Mile High Cleaner is the correct combination of odorless, tasteless, and EDIBLE oils that neutralizes and removes resin from any finished surface.
You likely use and eat a variety of plant oils every day. Each has its own flavors, odors, properties, attributes, makeup, acids and uses. Our Natural Resin Remover is a scientifically engineered combination of natural oils.
By combining 100% natural and food-grade plant, fruit and nut seed oils together, we developed the Ultimate Resin Remover, Preventer and Neutralizer!
(Mile High Cleaner contains no known allergens but if you are susceptible to oil based allergens please do a skin test first. Find more information here! (MSDS)
MHC is an odorless, colorless, tasteless, inert, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and EDIBLE oil that removes all kinds of resin from any finished surface.
Is Mile High Cleaner EDIBLE?
Yes, so it is completely safe to put into your bong water!
It is odorless, tasteless, inert, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and is a germicide. See the above question for more information.
We have expanded our techniques on cleaning
This is in depth and covers a lot. It is NOT complicated. I am just trying to be thorough.
Bongs, water pipes and rigs (wet smoking pieces);
The quick version;
- Rinse piece well in hot water. The more heat the better, drain completely
- Squirt in 10 or so drops of MHC
- Use brush or Canna Mag to scrub all surfaces.
- Squirt in dish soap and scrub again.
- Rinse completely.
How to Clean a Bong; the long story…
Rinse in Hot Water. Not only does it make it easier for the cleaner, but it gets the resin molecules to start moving.
Pour out all the water. Squirt in 20 drops. You don’t need much to clean the whole piece. Squirt some on your brush to make it easy to clean at the end.
Brush all the surfaces you can reach from any opening. This should just take a few seconds. If you are using the Canna Mag drop in a shuttle and scrub with the wand.
You can now add in dish detergent (Any dish detergent like Dawn or Palmolive with a good de-greaser). Scrub everything again mixing in the detergent.
For ‘dead’ spaces where percolators block access find the main area where you can create some water movement with the brush; and add in the hot water while pulsing the brush creating water movement. This allows the mixture to get to the ‘unreachable’ places through hydraulic action.
Continue scrubbing and running hot water through until clean. This should take less than a minute. As you become familiar with how to clean your piece you will be able to clean very quickly.
Rinse stem and bowl in hot water. Using appropriate brush and several drops, scrub, add detergent, scrub and rinse.
A few drops on a paper towel will wipe up any resin left on the sink, tile, counter, or painted wall (wow you got it everywhere!). Work a few drops into the brush then add detergent and wash to bring it back to new.
Now for the best part; Prevent resin from ever sticking in your piece again! Add 1 drop of WeedWipes per inch of water pipe. Add distilled water and SMOKE as much as you want. The next day simply rinse in hot water and it comes back to the same clean with no smell or resin…every time!
Note; Some dirty Water pipes have areas that have never come clean. Continued use of WeedWipes as a preventer will eventually erode those dirty ‘leopard spots’.
Dab rigs (Reclaim your Reclaim to use in baking edibles) otherwise treat as water pipe
- Remove nail, slide or catcher
- Rinse piece well to remove as much old water as possible.
- Squirt a tablespoon of warm formula onto the ‘blob’ (more if it is big)
- Let it sit in a warm place (sunny window or near a heater)
- In about 20 minutes the goo can now pour into your batch of brownies or other edibles that use cooking oil.
- Then clean as a regular water-pipe using brushes or Canna Mag
If you do not wish to clean at all add 1 drop per inch of bong to prevent resin from sticking. The next day after smoking just rinse and shake in hot water. This odorless, tasteless, inert plant-based formula keeps the water cleaner between rinses and keeps your home from smelling.
Pipes, chillums, one hitter, bong bowls and dry pieces;
Let’s face it; Pipes are basic. A good-sized mouthpiece and carburetor, the right feel in your hand and a bowl-hole and size you prefer, and you are done. It is like buying a dish, pot or a glass. It is your basic way to smoke. (rice papers and blunts are OK but taste funny and waste smoke).
Your pipe... It used to be beautiful when you bought it. It felt good. You liked smoking from it, but now it is black, ugly and smells bad like a turd. Cleaning was too hard, smelly, toxic and useless since it was going to be dirty again in minutes and who would want to put themselves through that again?!?
With just a minute or 2 of regular maintenance you can have smooth and tasty hits. Not only does it keep you from having to do a major clean, it ensures the best air flow and even burn to get the most out of your expensive bud. Besides, that first hit from a clean pipe is heavenly…
If your pipe has never been cleaned and is crusty, if you need to poke it just to get airflow or when you do a hit without weed it gives you a big resin cloud (and a headache), well then, your only option is to boil. You can do all your small microwave safe glass pieces this way.
Boiling microwave safe pieces
You are worried about the smell. We performed this exact procedure in the basement of a restaurant in Boulder Colorado. There is an odor upon opening the door of the microwave, much like a baked potato would waft out its smell. Unlike what you are used to, the smell dissipated by the time the manager got down the stairs 3 minutes later. As I wiped the bowl clean of resin with a paper towel he arrived and sniffed the air, turned around and walked back upstairs, satisfied we were not doing something illegal like smoking in a public building.
- Submerge multiple microwave safe glass pieces in a Microwave safe bowl.
- Squirt in a tablespoon or more of formula, fill with water to cover pieces.
- Cover with paper towel.
- Nuke until it boils.
- Throw away the paper towel outside (be careful; it is hot and stinks).
- Rinse pieces under HOT water until you can touch them. (do not shock the glass with chilly water, they will crack)
The bulk of the resin has come away from the glass. Depending on the size of the openings in your pipe the resin will just rinse out. The chunks don't even stick to the sink.
Now use the appropriate brush and a few more drops of formula and scrub through all openings. Bend the brush as needed.
Note; The bottom of the bowl hole is the weakest point due to thin glass and repeated heating. Be careful.
Wipe the bowl and sink clean with a paper towel and a few drops of WeedWipes. Wash with detergent.
A regularly maintained pipe cleans in under 2 minutes with just a few drops of WeedWipes
To achieve this, apply a few drops to the small soft dry, clean brush then apply to the inside body of the pipe and “coat” it with a very thin layer to make it even easier next time. It allows you to just rinse most of the resin out in hot water on a daily or weekly basis. (Do not coat the bowl / combustion area.)
Vapes, mod boxes and tools
New designs are coming out every day but generally there is a power source, combustion chamber, coil and mouthpiece. If the power source/exterior ever gets sticky use a soft cloth or paper towel and a few drops of formula to wipe any surfaces or parts.
First; disassemble all parts.
Basic parts like globes, mouthpiece, tubes and non-electrified parts can be brushed or wiped with warm WeedWipes. The longer you leave them and the warmer they are the easier the cleaning. Use a drop or 2 on the small Vape brush to scrub all non-electric parts.
Most manufacturers recommend; DO NOT touch the electric heating coil. To clean that combustion chamber, use a very small amount of Formula on the vape brush and scrub easily accessed areas. Go back over with a cotton swab shaft. Do a dry burn to remove excess.
Shatter/dab tools, trays, storage containers and grinders or garden tools.
Use a soft cloth or paper towel and a few drops of formula to wipe any tray, tool, surfaces, jar, container or part. If appropriate do a final wash in warm soapy water.
Grinders in general only need to have the screw in threads cleaned.
- Scrape out all kief powder from interior.
- Smoke it. Mm, Mm good! (stop coughing)
- A few drops of the solution on the threads using a brush, paper towel or swab then wipe clean.
I don’t recommend using formula on the grinder teeth unless you want to do a full overnight soak in warm formula.
Note; For particularly stubborn stickiness on small pieces that are not microwavable. Place items in a small plastic bag and enough warm Mile HIGH Cleaner to coat the parts and leave in a warm place overnight. Wash in warm soapy water. The formula WILL get out of the bag, that is its nature, so make sure it doesn’t leak onto something important.
- Rinse in hot water
- Add the formula to every opening and scrub with appropriate brush
- Add detergent and scrub
- Scrub and rinse clean
Add 1 drop per inch of bong to prevent resin from sticking. 10” bong gets 10 drops, 20” bong gets 20 drops. Just rinse and shake in hot water. This odorless, tasteless, inert plant-based formula keeps the water clean between rinses by encapsulating the smelly tar which keeps your home from smelling.
Some pieces with multiple percolation may have inaccessible areas or ‘chandeliers’. Please use Mile HIGH Cleaner resin prevention to get and keep these areas clean. Those ugly resin ‘leopard spots’ left behind by the solvents that did not work will erode away.
Get yourself an easy to clean daily smoker and use the multi perc for the big party.
How to use the Canna Mag.
Better than a brush. Scrub your piece from the inside. The fastest most effective way to clean. Now you can just guide the coated, rare-earth shuttle magnets through the resin and let the formula dissolve that nasty stuff.
As with any cleaning, remove all loose stem, bowl, slide or catcher and wash these as per pipe maintenance.
- Tap yellow end of wand 3 times on a firm surface to knock the shuttles into the yellow cap.
- Remove yellow cap and remove shuttles drop in the larger shuttle.
To start the cleaning. Rinse piece well in hot water. The heat helps. Pour out water.
- Squirt in a good amount of warm cleaner, about 20 drops.
- Use the wand to guide the shuttle through the formula and the resin and scrub.
- Go fast! The force is strong (young Jedi)
- Squirt in dish detergent and scrub again. Go faster, the shuttle will keep up!
- Now you start the rinse in hot water.
- Carefully scrub while rinsing to give you a bubbly white background to see missed spots.
- Rinse clean.
This usually takes about 1 minute for a 15-inch beaker bong. If it is taking longer you probably got stoned or need to get stoned so, get on with it already!!!
Growers, trimming and industrial cultivation.
Our Formula cleans and lubricates your machinery and expensive equipment, reducing stress and wear extending its life and value. Private Labeled by GreenBroz trimmers, Toms Tumbler trimmers and The Trimmer store. They loved the products so much they paid to put their own name on it.
Cleans surfaces and skin as well. Grows get sticky. Use the formula to clean tables, tools and trimmers. Keep a bottle next to the soap at the sink. Your skin and employees will thank you.
Industrial sizes from 8oz up to 55-gallon drums (store in warm, dry environment)
- Lightly moisten a soft cloth with formula
- Wipe sticky surfaces.
- Wipe off (or wash with detergent if appropriate)
Smaller parts and scissors can be submerged in warm formula overnight. Just drip off and wipe down or wash in most cases.
We also offer an ultrasonic cleaner for big operations
The formula works on blades, zippers and surfaces. Lubricate sticky points and joints. Reduce motor stress and extend the life of your expensive equipment. Used on all trimmer types;
Plate, trammel, mesh zipper, tumbler, bowl, spin, barrel, dry, wet, rotor and shredder. If you deal with cannabis you deal with stickiness. There is always something Mile HIGH Cleaner can clean as a healthy choice over a solvent.
Note; Try a little on your lips if they feel sticky from the joint. It will remove the resin and leave your lips softer.
To use on trim scissors;
Seasoning the Shears. On new scissors apply a small amount to a soft cloth and spread completely then wipe off. This fills the micro cracks in the metal so that the plant matter cannot get a grip and provides some protection against accumulation as well as lubricates the friction points. This is called Seasoning the Shears.
While trimming, using a soft cloth you can wipe with a very small amount as often as you like. Keep a small towel or paper towel with formula on it and as soon as you build up stickiness WIPE! Wiping while the resin is still moist is most effective.
Once they become dry and crusty; soak overnight in warm Mile HIGH Cleaner. Drip off as much as you can to re-use then use a soft cloth to wipe clean or wash in warm soapy water for a brand-new feel!
If you still feel you need to use ISO even after all the facts we have provided on it’s hazardous nature, please do so as a very final wipe and minimize the use of these harmful VOC’s.
If you currently use Grape seed oil; it has an odor and it is a polyunsaturated fat (PUFA) and prone to oxidation and turning rancid. This oil is mostly marketed by the wine industry since they have TONS of grape seeds. Da… they grow grapes and want to get rid of them. Most is extracted using benzene or other toxic solvents. The remain in minute amounts.
The formula is less is odorless, tasteless, inert, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal keeping your grow safe.
Please call for our MSDS.
Everything; INCLUDING the kitchen sink.
In the bad old days of using solvents you EXPECT leftover resin balls that stick to the sink or countertop. You did not use ISO or any solvent on acrylic, paint, plastic or countertops because it ruins polymers and often ‘re-deposits’ the resin when the solvent evaporates
Mile HIGH Cleaner is the Next Generation in cleaning and works on any finished surface and all your stuff; storage jars, tools, trays, kitchen sink, counters, walls, floors, paint, plastic, fingers, hair, glass and paraphernalia. We even had a customer use it on his DOG Spot! We never got the story of how Spot got his spot, but we did get that spot off Spot without a spot of harm to Spot!
- If thick it is still 100% effective; 15 seconds in microwave or put it in your pocket.
- Shake well! Warmth helps so rinse item to be cleaned in hot water if appropriate. (Don’t expect a frozen chunk of resin to come off easily for any cleaner!)
- Use a paper towel and a few drops of Mile HIGH Cleaner to wipe away any non- porous sticky surface.
- Not for use on brick, cinder block, concrete or unfinished
- Use the brushes to scrub any finished surface then wipe, rinse or wash in hot soapy water.
It works in many ways
- Wash your glass coffee pot then wipe with a few drops on a paper towel…stunning!
- Wipe a thin layer over the display jars or cleaning tray that get the ‘crusty coating’ and leave for a few minutes in a warm place. EASILY wipe off or wash in hot soapy water.
- Remove label adhesive
Ooh that smell!
Note; In between uses, water pipes tend to stink up the house. You can always tell when someone smokes a water pipe by the smell when you walk in the room. A few drops of the formula in your piece prevents not only resin from sticking but the evaporation that carries the smell while keeping your piece bacteria, microbe and fungus free. As product tester I have up to 3 dirty bongs in my home at any given time. The smell of the Cannabis is the only detectable odor (and it smells delicious). OK, a little dog smell as well…not so delicious.
It is a tough job doing all the product testing… No, we are not currently taking applications for this job.
3 pre-treated dirty bongs had been left in an enclosed house for over 24 hours for an odor test. None of the test subjects detected an odor, though they did say they could smell the tasty bud.