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Old April 28th, 2010, 03:04 AM
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Default How to get rid of an EXTREMELY stubborn carbon line?

hey guys, i've had a phunnel bowl for like 2 years now and now i have this carbon line that is so thick that it makes everything i smoke taste like double apple.

i've done the sos pad with lemon juice and vinegar, and in the past when i've cleaned my bowls in a p.o.t. of boiling water, it would get rid of the line but i've tried 3 times with baking soda for 45 minutes and i cant get this carbo line off. i don't want to drop $20 on a new bowl.

any suggestions? i'm thinking sandpaper or a dremel with the sandpaper attachment or like a stone/wire attachment. (see below)

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Old April 28th, 2010, 03:12 AM
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Default Re: How to get rid of an EXTREMELY stubborn carbon line?

I've had good luck with oven cleaner. Whenever I clean out my toaster oven, I'll coat the inside of the oven, then I'll coat a couple of my bowls and put them inside, too.
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Old April 28th, 2010, 03:42 AM
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talk about kiling 2 birds with 1 stone biker! i think i may try that lol
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Old April 28th, 2010, 08:40 AM
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Ya, anything sharp like a knife + oven cleaner works nice for
me... But it takes time ><
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I've had good luck with oven cleaner. Whenever I clean out my toaster oven, I'll coat the inside of the oven, then I'll coat a couple of my bowls and put them inside, too.
so just spray it on the bowl? do i need to put it in the oven and turn it on? do i have to use like a sos pad with soap to get all that shit off?
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Default Re: How to get rid of an EXTREMELY stubborn carbon line?

steel wool
i Use it on my phunnel, but i never let the line appear in the first place
i press it lightly and it works to remove what hot water and a toothbrush can not.
it never removed any glaze or paint, just black yuck
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so just spray it on the bowl? do i need to put it in the oven and turn it on? do i have to use like a sos pad with soap to get all that shit off?
Heat makes it work faster, or you can just leave it overnight. Then just wash it off with soap and hot water. Anything still stuck on should come off pretty easy.
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iv had luck with the oven cleaner. Make sure you really clean the oven cleaner off the bowl before next use
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try an SOS pad, they work pretty good on my phunnel.
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try an SOS pad, they work pretty good on my phunnel.
thanks, i've tried that but its super stubborn. it's so thick i can't even explain it. that's my go to but it's not going so well this time.

edit- just saw you live in nevada, i'm in carson city, where are you located?
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Heat makes it work faster, or you can just leave it overnight. Then just wash it off with soap and hot water. Anything still stuck on should come off pretty easy.
it sounds like a good idea but i'm not too comfortable with putting hazardous chemicals in the bowl. i'll probably try it tomorrow.
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With my most recent vortex (broke the last one) I use the foil to scrape any remaining blackness off the bowl with some hot water, helps to fight the buildup and you are tossing the foil anyways.
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That's why you wash it off afterwards!
If it's good enough for that thing you cook food in, it ought to be good enough for your bowls.
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I boil mine every now and again when I can't get it off with just water and scrub pad, works for me.
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Have you tried boiling it?
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Have you tried boiling it?

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i've done the sos pad with lemon juice and vinegar, and in the past when i've cleaned my bowls in a p.o.t. of boiling water, it would get rid of the line but i've tried 3 times with baking soda for 45 minutes and i cant get this carbo line off.
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Copper scrubbers are good for the heavy stuff.
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I just scrape it off with a good sharp knife. Works for me.
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I've had good luck with oven cleaner. Whenever I clean out my toaster oven, I'll coat the inside of the oven, then I'll coat a couple of my bowls and put them inside, too.
The trouble I always have is with the holes on the spire. They get caked with black stuff and steal wool can't get in there to do the trick.

What's actual product you're talking about using? Are you saying to use an oven cleaner, then put it in the oven with the oven cleaner on it? I don't know of any product that does that, but it sounds pretty great!
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