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Cleaning your used glass roach tips is quick and easy. It is best to clean your tips straight away after each use however you can store your used tips in a smell proof container until you are ready to clean them.

How to clean your used glass roach tips

Items needed:

  • Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
  • Salt
  • Pipe Cleaner or similar tool (all Piff Tips come with a special pipe cleaner tool)

Optional: If you do not have isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), you can use these instead:

  • Hand sanitiser + hot water
  • Dish washing liquid + hot water

Remove all rolling paper material from your used tips then follow these steps:

  1. Let the dirty glass tips sit for 5-10 minutes fully submerged in either isopropyl alcohol or the mixture mentioned above. This will break down the dirt and resin so it comes off when you use the pipe cleaner.
  2. Add a small amount of salt to your soaking tips and mix it around and the salt particles will help knock off some of the dirt.
  3. Carefully remove the dirty tips after they have soaked and gently insert the pipe cleaner through the glass tip giving the inside a good scrub. Use the blue end of the cleaning brush for a deeper clean. It has additional hard bristles to help break down and clean stubborn dirt from your tips.
  4. Dry your tips with a paper towel or leave them somewhere to dry.

More tips for cleaning your glass filter tips

  • Piff Tips should be cleaned between each use for best results.
  • Add some coarse salt to your soaking mixture and mix it around to help loosen up any dirt or resin.
  • Isopropyl Alcohol is the best cleaner – it melts away annoying sticky dirt and resins from your tips much better than hot water and dish washing liquid. You can find isopropyl alcohol at most pharmacies and big shops – it is also called “rubbing alcohol” and is used as a disinfectant.
  • The majority of hand sanitizers are mostly made up of isopropyl alcohol, and can be used if you do not have isopropyl alcohol to use. Rinse tips after cleaning as some hand sanitizers may be flavoured or scented.