How to Maintain an Acrylic Bong

Acrylic bongs are a popular choice for many smokers due to their affordability, durability, and variety of colours and designs. Unlike glass bongs, acrylic bongs are less prone to breakage and are easier to clean. However, to ensure that your acrylic bong lasts a long time, it is important to maintain it properly. In this blog, we will discuss some tips on how to maintain an acrylic bong.

Clean your bong regularly

Cleaning your acrylic bong on a regular basis is essential to keep it functioning properly and to prevent the buildup of resin and other contaminants that can affect the taste of your smoke. 

You can clean your bong with a simple solution of warm water and dish soap, or you can use specialised bong cleaning solutions that are available at most smoke shops.

To clean your bong, first, remove any loose debris or ash from the bowl and downstem. Then, fill the bong with warm water and add a few drops of dish soap or bong cleaner. Cover the openings with your hands or plugs and shake the bong vigorously for a few minutes. Rinse the bong with warm water and let it dry completely before using it again.

Use a screen

Using a screen in your bowl can help prevent debris and ash from clogging your downstem and bong. A screen can also help prevent resin buildup and make cleaning your bong easier. You can purchase screens at most smoke shops, or you can use a small piece of mesh or wire.

Avoid harsh chemicals

While acrylic bongs are durable, they can be damaged by harsh chemicals. Avoid using bleach, rubbing alcohol, or other harsh chemicals to clean your bong, as they can cause discoloration, cracks, or warping. Stick to mild detergents and bong cleaning solutions that are specifically designed for use with acrylic bongs.

Store your bong properly

Proper storage of your bong can help prevent damage and prolong its lifespan. Always empty the water from your bong after use and store it in a safe place where it won’t be knocked over or exposed to sunlight. Sunlight can cause discoloration and warping of the acrylic material.

Replace damaged parts

If your acrylic bong becomes damaged, such as if the downstem or bowl cracks or the seal between the pieces becomes loose, it is important to replace the damaged part. Smoking from a damaged bong can be dangerous and can also affect the taste and quality of your smoke. Most smoke shops sell replacement parts for acrylic bongs, and you can also find them online.

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Maintaining an acrylic bong is relatively easy. It can help to prolong its lifespan and ensure that you get the best smoking experience. 

Regular cleaning, using a screen, avoiding harsh chemicals, proper storage, and replacing damaged parts are all important steps in maintaining an acrylic bong. With proper care, your acrylic bong can last for years and provide many enjoyable smoking sessions.

If you need to learn more about acrylic bongs, get in touch with the Bong Warehouse and we’ll be sure to help you out.