MONSTERS OF SMOKE Bongs How to Avoid Breaking or Cracking Your Glass Bong While Drilling or Cleaning It?

How to Avoid Breaking or Cracking Your Glass Bong While Drilling or Cleaning It?

A glass bong is a great way to enjoy your favorite herb or tobacco, but it can also be a fragile and delicate piece of equipment. If you want to drill a hole in your glass bong to add a downstem, bowl, or carb, or if you want to clean your glass bong to remove any residue or dirt, you need to be careful not to break or crack it. Here are some tips on how to avoid damaging your glass bong while drilling or cleaning it.

How to Drill a Hole in Your Glass Bong?

Drilling a hole in your glass bong can be tricky, but not impossible. You will need the following materials:

  • A glass bottle with a long neck and a wide base
  • A 3/4″ diamond drill bit
  • A battery powered drill
  • A rubber grommet with an outside diameter of 31/32″, an inner diameter of 1/2″, and a 3/4″ groove
  • A 14mm glass bowl and downstem
  • Safety goggles
  • A sharpie
  • Duct tape

Once you have all the materials, follow these steps:

  1. Clean the bottle with warm water and remove any plastic labels or stickers.
  2. Find a spot on the bottle where the surface is relatively flat, somewhere on the upper curve of the body. Place the grommet there and use it to trace a circle with the sharpie.
  3. Cover the circle with duct tape to prevent the glass from chipping or cracking.
  4. Attach the diamond drill bit to your drill and put on your safety goggles.
  5. Turn on the faucet and hold the bottle under a steady stream of water. The water will keep the glass cool and lubricate the drill bit.
  6. Start drilling slowly at a 90 degree angle. Apply gentle pressure and do not force the drill bit through the glass. Let the drill bit do the work.
  7. Once you have drilled through the glass, grind away any sharp edges and clean out the glass dust.
  8. Remove the duct tape and insert the grommet into the hole. Make sure it fits snugly and securely.
  9. Insert the downstem into the grommet and attach the bowl to the downstem.
  10. Your glass bong is ready to use!

How to Clean Your Glass Bong?

Cleaning your glass bong is important to maintain its functionality and appearance. You will need the following materials:

  • Isopropyl alcohol (at least 90% strength)
  • Salt (coarse or fine)
  • Ziplock bags
  • Rubber bands
  • Paper towels
  • Pipe cleaners or cotton swabs

Once you have all the materials, follow these steps:

  1. Disassemble your glass bong and place each piece in a separate ziplock bag.
  2. Pour some isopropyl alcohol and salt into each bag. The alcohol will dissolve the resin and the salt will act as an abrasive.
  3. Seal the bags and shake them vigorously for several minutes. Make sure the alcohol and salt reach every part of the glass pieces.
  4. Let the bags sit for an hour or more for stubborn stains.
  5. Rinse each piece with hot water and wipe them dry with paper towels.
  6. Use pipe cleaners or cotton swabs to clean any hard-to-reach areas or holes.
  7. Reassemble your glass bong and enjoy!