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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:16 AM
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so i saw the thread about cleaning the hookah and had a wierd idea pop into my head.

If anyone ever played paintball then they know about barrel swabs used to clean your barrel after a paintball breaks from the impact of the hammer hitting the ball. They are used to clean your barrel when this happens on field. However there are squeegees too that were used when the barrel was off after a game made of rubber. they had little rubber discs that flexed to your barrel and swabbed out any gunk inside left over.

Is it just me or does anyone thing that this item might be awesome for cleaning hookah stems after usage.

http://www.actionvillage.com/055-143-0001

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Old January 31st, 2010, 05:00 AM
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i already do this i push wadded up paper towels through my stem with my brush it works pretty well after you hit it with the brush and some water
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Old January 31st, 2010, 05:17 AM
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Default Re: Paintball Idea brought to hookah

yep.. i do this after i clean my hookahs.. i use the barrel swab/squeegee to take out the leftover water that way i prevent any rust
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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:18 AM
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I use a .40 cal brush, but this migh be better since it's not q brass brush and gets the excess water with it.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:37 AM
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If my squegee was long enough, I would have done this a long time ago.
I guess I could tie it to a string or something.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:37 AM
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for a small hookah that might work but theres no way your going to pull it through a full size hookah. also its not very cost efficient and i wouldnt be up on dual tasking them. i have piles of squeegees but honestly i think a paper towel passed through with a coat hanger dries very well.

i also really question how easy it would be to force it through, its one thing to pass it through .688 but something totally different to pass it through something about .40

if you want to do it i would just go down to the hard ware store and get the soft rubber washers and make one that is closer in size to the hookah

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Old January 31st, 2010, 01:55 PM
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i have a shotgun cleaning kit i used till it went missing, the big swabs from a PB gun would work really well, but untill i have money for something ill just keep useing my km brushes
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Old January 31st, 2010, 02:09 PM
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i already do this i push wadded up paper towels through my stem with my brush it works pretty well after you hit it with the brush and some water
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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:23 AM
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very nice idea dude. i have seen them before as my m8 paintballs. never used them tho lol. really have to go paintballing
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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:31 AM
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A good idea.. I like it. I have found that with stems that are too long for brushes to fully clean a length of dowel and a piece of paper towel works nicely. It's cheap too. I always have dowels on hand but most people have something similar. A coat hanger hooked into/twisted around a piece of sponge has been used to great success.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 02:27 AM
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haha cool idea i have a lot at home ill have to try it!
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Old February 1st, 2010, 02:38 AM
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Paintball swabs/squeegies/straightshots are WAY too thick to fit through any stem of a hookah. Paintball guns are either .69/.68 caliber, and stems are not even close to that. Also, squeegies are around 1 1/2-2 feet long(average paintball barrel is 14") so any stems longer than that are kinda screwed. This product could be used to clean/dry a vase though http://www.actionvillage.com/055-235-0001
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