Home User CP Browse Members Calendar Register Today!  
Get New posts Faq / Help? Community Menu
   

Go Back   Hookah Pro - Hookah Forum > Hookah Stuff > Hookah Discussion

Hookah Discussion General discussion related to hookah ...

Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

Hookah Discussion

Reply Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old October 1st, 2009, 10:10 AM
Segasaurus
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4
Default Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

I recently bought a shisha. The glass vase has a really awesome design, which is the main reason I bought it. I smoked it the normal way with water a few times and the vase looked as good as new still. Tonight I tried to smoke with milk instead of water though after my friend had recommended it. Big mistake. After the session, the vase picked up clouds in it and there are dried dirty water spots inside the glass now. Literally inside the middle of the glass, nothing I can scrub away. I'm pretty sure this is due to the milk somehow seeping inside the the glass itself. Any tips on how to clean it out or is my vase doomed to look like crap forever now?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old October 1st, 2009, 10:30 AM
blazingking's Avatar
blazingking
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 443
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

try lemon and baking soda worked for me when i used milk and the fizz might seep into those holes and leave it sparkling clean hope this helps.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old October 1st, 2009, 10:34 AM
Segasaurus
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

My shisha is a standard size base. I'm guessing use warm water, squeeze a lemon inside, along with a scoop of baking soda? How much of each did you put in? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old October 1st, 2009, 10:44 AM
merkaba's Avatar
merkaba
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 461
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

rubbing alcohol and salt works wonders in a matter of seconds, a lot faster then lemon juice and baking soda too. Just make ssure the base is somewhat dry, throw salt in and iso alcohol and just swirl it around the sounds. The salt doesn't dissolve so it acts as an abrasive material and scrapes the the gunk off, the alcohol acts to dissolve the material. Takes me about 30 seconds from pouring to swirling to clean a base. After running some water through to get the alcohol and salt out, it smells new.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old October 1st, 2009, 11:06 AM
Segasaurus
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

Thanks for the input guys. I'll try both methods. The weird thing about this though is that the dirt is actually inside the glass. Hopefully it works.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old October 1st, 2009, 11:08 AM
ChronicHookah
Status: Offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South OC
Posts: 3,291
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

do you have a base cleaning brush. Many egyptian hookahs come with these, they are easy to fit in, twist and turn, and scrub out any buildup.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old October 1st, 2009, 11:33 AM
xin666's Avatar
xin666
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicagoland Area
Posts: 279
Send a message via Skype™ to xin666
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

I've never had problems with a little soap and hot water, but my hookahs don't get hella dirty.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old October 1st, 2009, 11:37 AM
abzy786's Avatar
abzy786
Status: Offline
Hookah Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,344
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

do not use hot water!!!
__________________
Rigs:
KM Pharonie Jumbo Base - KM Tri Metal Pro - KM Kafee - AF Solid 30"

HP Feedback - http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showt...hlight=abzy786
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old October 1st, 2009, 11:59 AM
Segasaurus
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

Before I posted here I did that... Then read that I should not right after. I didn't run hot water in it too long though. No cracks as far as I can see.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old October 1st, 2009, 01:12 PM
Brutus
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 185
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

Don't worry.. If you didnt notice any cracks, there isnt any.. you'll see them immediately.

I ran BOILING water through both my generic chinese (REALLY sturdy base.. mya-like, impossible to break), and my KM vase with loads of chips and air bubbles in it, nothing happened, but still, be careful
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old October 1st, 2009, 04:09 PM
Dakins's Avatar
Dakins
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 722
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

This stuff will get rid of anything: limescale, rust, ground-in dirt etc

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old October 1st, 2009, 09:18 PM
mattathayde's Avatar
mattathayde
Status: Offline
Hookah Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Richmond/Yorktown VA
Posts: 3,779
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

Quote:
Originally Posted by abzy786 View Post
do not use hot water!!!
thermal shock can crack glass if it is shitty glass. boiling water is not a good idea, but hot water is not bad unless the glass is shit... which is pretty common out of egypt.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
Don't worry.. If you didnt notice any cracks, there isnt any.. you'll see them immediately.

I ran BOILING water through both my generic chinese (REALLY sturdy base.. mya-like, impossible to break), and my KM vase with loads of chips and air bubbles in it, nothing happened, but still, be careful
the chinese bases are machine made with better glass so that isnt a big issue, as to the km base that probably wasnt a great idea, the stress cracks, chips and air bubbles cause weak spots, but if it didnt crack it then it didnt do any damage but i wouldnt do it again


to the OP use the denture cleaning tabs, works well, just need to rinse it well after

-matt
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old October 1st, 2009, 09:37 PM
photolinger's Avatar
photolinger
Status: Offline
Arabian Sensation

 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 5,364
Send a message via AIM to photolinger Send a message via MSN to photolinger Send a message via Yahoo to photolinger Send a message via Skype™ to photolinger
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

If you don't wash the CLR out, you'll end up looking like Dakin's Avatar
__________________

"blu mist rulz dawg an that stuff ain't like it an if youz don't agree you bez a shithead yo" - Hajo Flettner
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old October 3rd, 2009, 03:35 PM
BigE's Avatar
BigE
Status: Offline
Hookah Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,358
Send a message via Skype™ to BigE
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

try polident denture cleaner.then scrub with a brush.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old October 4th, 2009, 03:10 AM
Efactor
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 94
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

i added hot water to a generic MZ base before and it cracked.. stupid idea dont ever do it. btw sometimes i just add tonic water to the vase and leave it over night with baking soda and scrub.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old November 3rd, 2009, 12:38 PM
blazingking's Avatar
blazingking
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 443
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

i remember when i filled my tub with boiling water and cleaned the base, as soon as i went to pick it up from the tub it just popped.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old November 3rd, 2009, 12:42 PM
Kwikwi's Avatar
Kwikwi
Status: Offline
Hookah Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,180
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

Vinegar and water solution. Let sit overnight filled to the neck. scrub, rinse, done.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old November 3rd, 2009, 01:02 PM
Hayter's Avatar
Hayter
Status: Offline
Hookah Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Long Beach
Posts: 2,334
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

there is a video of how to clean your hookah with beer. It may be a better alternative. The carbonation may get in there and clean it out for you. Also, you can try the coffee "kettle" (wouldnt let me use the right word) stain removal method that restuarants use. Put some ice cubes in your vase, then pur some corse salt in. Swirl the ice cubes with the coarse salt around. The salt will scrub the vase, and not be damaging. Plus its all natural.
__________________
(*Disclaimer* These are my opinions and mine alone. It does not reflect the opinions of others and is based on my personal smoking enjoyment and experience)
http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/signaturepics/sigpic7368_3.gif
GO KINGS!

Last edited by Hayter; November 3rd, 2009 at 01:22 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old November 3rd, 2009, 01:06 PM
Bogalu
Status: Offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 250
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

You should pick up some F420. It says its for water pipes specifically. I used it on my mya that was EXTREMELY stained inside my vase from leftover smoke and carbon and 2 years of abuse I use this stuff once, just once, and the whole deep inbedded stain was gone. I also think that they make this stuff called Orange ******* or somthing like that. Its used for the same purpose as the F420. Its got alchohol and what they call "Crystals" and I have a feeling those "crystals" are salt. lol Either way, the stuff works and you can buy from a variety of vendors and places online. best of luck
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old November 3rd, 2009, 03:41 PM
Ignited's Avatar
Ignited
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 321
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

Btw with any glass you should always heat it gradually, dont use extremely hot water right away or you will crack/break it like you read in many of these posts.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old November 4th, 2009, 01:18 AM
FreshSesh's Avatar
FreshSesh
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 215
Send a message via AIM to FreshSesh
Default Re: Shisha vase dirty and cloudy inside. Cleaning tips?

Sambooka has done a tutorial on this topic and it can be found here on the Hookahpro Youtube channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/hookahpr...63/O0VRJp0DUUY
This method has worked wonders for the two of us at FreshSesh. You can use the method once a month or so for a very thorough deep cleaning of your hookah base and downstem (We do this once a month along with regular cleanings with water and the hookah brushes after every session)
Reply With Quote
Reply Share
Share with your friends on facebook

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Request for tips / cleaning techniques section Hajo Flettner Hookah Discussion 26 January 29th, 2013 08:41 PM
Km vase cleaning help. 1lowtoy Hookah Discussion 13 January 4th, 2009 01:23 PM
Stains on the inside of a clear/white Mya Vase (pics) onehourlater Hookah Discussion 7 November 25th, 2008 01:09 PM
Super Dooper Vase Cleaning Method Scoop Hookah Discussion 13 June 8th, 2008 01:16 AM
Cloudy drifts in cloudy Introductions - Forum Members 10 February 19th, 2008 12:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:08 PM.

Skin Design By vBSkinworks



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2007 - 2012, Hookah Pro Inc.