The Science of Naturally Removing Resin
How Mile High Cleaner utilizes the harmony of nature and the insights of physics and chemistry to neutralize resin and make cleaning easier than ever before
Basic Encapsulation Theory states that when any two compounds mix, one will be dominant over the other and will thus dictate how the combination reacts with the environment, due to the variation of levels of charge of atoms in each compound. Utilizing this theory, MHC is able to naturally neutralize resin and make cleaning your piece as easy as doing the dishes!
Read more on the Basic Encapsulation Theory here!
Ionic Polar Attraction
MHC is a positively charged molecule, while resin molecules are negatively charged, so the compounds are naturally attracted to each other.
Polar Attraction in Action
MHC is positively charged while resin is negatively charged. They want to combine, just agitate with heat. The resin is immediately encapsulated by MHC, and its chemical properties are altered so that is no longer sticky. After combing with MHC, resin is easily wiped or rinsed away!
“The resin is immediately encapsulated and ready to be wiped or washed away!”
More Science behind Mile High Cleaner
MHC has no known reactants and is inert. This means it will not react with anything including bleach, acids, bases, ammonia, solvents, and most chemicals, much unlike isopropyl alcohol.
Not only does MHC kill the bacteria and microbes that love to live in bong water, by naturally creating an inhospitable environment for them, but it is not a harmful substance to humans.
While MHC is formulated from plants and is so safe you can eat it, the classic bong cleaner, isopropyl alcohol, is considered to be a toxic substance to humans. Additionally, according to poison.org, “rubbing alcohol can also be toxic when inhaled,” which is another important consideration to remember when choosing a method of cleaning your pipe.
We are working with nature in harmony, using physics and science as opposed to simply throwing toxic chemicals at resin.
Why clean your glass you inhale from?
It’s intuitively important to maintain your pieces on a regular basis, so why do so many people still struggle to scrape their downstems out just to get a hit through their already blackened water? Well, to put it simply, resin is hard to clean! Or, rather, it is unless you have MHC!
Why Clean your glass? First of all, it is YOUR PIPE. You inhale from it inviting that great smoke into your lungs. Give it a good sniff, if you gag that is really the flavor you are inhaling when you smoke. At the very least you would not drink from yesterdays glass left out over night, would you?
Hard and/or chlorinated water can leave your piece dirty or cloudy looking, and cleaners with chemicals, solvents and salt can ETCH the glass.
Chemical Etchings are permanent damage cause by repeated exposure to Non PH Neutral Liquids (Either Acidic or Bases).
These are seen in the form of chemical bong cleaners, including ISO & Salt.
IMPORTANT: Isopropyl (Rubbing) alcohol and most commercial bong cleaners will also etch metal plumbing and corrode your pipes.
How to Remove Chemical Etchings?
Unfortunately, once a chemical etching has started, the only way to reverse it is to polish the inside of the glass.
In 99.9% of the cases, it is impossible to polish the inner portions of glass smoking accessories. This is due to the extreme intricacies of pipes & water pipes.
Avoid solvents like Formula 420, Randy’s, Grunge Off or Acids like Klear Kryptonite. These chemicals can not only damage your glass, but they harm you, the environment and even your plumbing. Simply look up the health effect of solvents and VOC’s and you will see why it is SO important to avoid these harsh cleaner.
Clean your glass regularly using a 100% natural cleaner, like Mile High Cleaner.
What are Water Spots?
A Water spot is a mineral or compound deposit left behind on a surface from evaporated liquids. Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, metal cations, and/or compounds such as sulfates and bicarbonates can cause water spots. Often referred to as HARD water
-Small dots/circles or dried spots
-A cloudy film covers your piece and the water will not cleanly sheet off.
These symptoms generally get worse over time as more & more minerals collect on the glass.
These can be gently scrubbed away if you can get to them.