How to Clean a Proto Pipe


Proto pipes are always close to the heart object. Because it is very sleek in design, and these provide a vintage feel to the users. So for cleaning the proto pipe, you need to follow some basic instructions. Following this process, you can easily clean the pipe, and there will be no damage to the pipe. For this process, you will need some essential elements.

How To Clean A Proto Pipe

These are very important because cleaning a metal object is not easy at all. You will need some isopropyl alcohol. Make sure to use it carefully and try to avoid direct contact with liquid. Then you will also need some salts. You will need a beaker and a small price for cleaning cloth. Now you have to take the proto pipe and the steel poker and start cleaning them.

Processes on How to Clean a Proto Pipe:

Process One:

Step One: Prepare the Mixture of Warm, Soapy Water and Pipe Cleaner.

  1. Fill a bucket with hot water
  2. Add dish soap to the washing liquid until it is foamy or sudsy
  3. Pour about an inch of this solution into your Proto Pipe’s chamber end (not too much)
  4. Put the brush on one side of the mouthpiece and use that as a scrubbing surface for cleaning inside each section. Scrub in a circular motion as you go through every part. Afterward, rinse thoroughly by filling up the chamber end with clean running water from your sink faucet then dumping out all remaining fluoride-rich liquids onto plant-soil nearby as not to pollute groundwater supplies.
cleaning every part Proto Pipe

Step Two: Rinse the Pipe.

Fill up the chamber with clean, cool water from your sink faucet, then dump this out onto plant-soil nearby as not to pollute groundwater supplies

Step Three: Reassemble Proto Pipe

Screw everything back together following this order: Mouthpiece, Chamber end cap, Chamber lid ring with pipe stem attached (or just screwing it into place if not using)

Step Four: Pack Away Cleaned Proto Pipe

Store it under your bed or desk so whenever you need to take a hit during class, for example, it is easily accessible without making any messes.

Process Two

You have to take some alcohol and salt into the beaker and stir them. Once the salt gets fully dissolved, you should begin placing the pipe and the steel poker in the water. These pipes are made of brass, and there appear resins on the tube. So isopropyl alcohol and salt will remove the waxes properly, and they will also keep the outer layer shining.

So after you have placed the pipe in the beaker, you have to shake it a couple of times. Remember to close the lid and then shake the beaker. You will see the resins automatically coming off from the pipe. And the color of the solution will gradually change. You will also find the poker free of resins.

You have to take them out of the solution and then start wiping them with a piece of a soft cloth. This will help you clean the inner portion of the pipe properly. After this, you have to let the pipe dry for some time and gradually, and you will observe that the pipe gas regained the glossy look. Thus you can easily clean a proto pipe, including the steel poker.


  • Fill a sink or bucket with at least an inch of water and dish soap. You want to make sure the pipe is submerged in soapy water for this part, which will help break down any grime on it.
  • Wet your hands, then rub them together until they’re really soapy before touching the pipe. This helps prevent oils from transferring onto the metal when you touch it (and I can’t believe how much cleaner my fingers are after!).
  • Give every surface a good scrubbing under running tap water (especially those hard-to-reach bits) until all the dirt has come off – if there’s anything stubborn left behind, use some steel wool to get into crevices further than your finger can reach.
  • Rinse the pipe in warm running tap water until all the soap is gone, then dry it with a clean towel.
  • Let your newly washed and cleaned pipe air dry for at least 30 minutes before using it again (remember to keep that metal mouthpiece pointed down so any moisture won’t enter the bowl).
drying Proto pipe

Final Thoughts:

Cleaning a Proto Pipe doesn’t have to be difficult; just follow these easy steps, and you will have your pipes looking like new in no time. Boil the water before using it. This helps kill any nasty bacteria that may otherwise grow if they weren’t killed off with soap or boiling beforehand. You can also add vinegar for an extra layer of protection against those pesky little guys who want to make your pipe their home.

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