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If you are a fan of smoking herbs or tobacco from a glass bong, you know how frustrating it can be when your precious piece gets damaged. Whether it’s a crack, a chip, or a clean break, you don’t want to throw away your bong just because of a minor flaw. Luckily, there are some ways to fix a broken glass bong and restore its functionality and appearance. In this blog post, we will show you some of the best methods to repair a cracked or broken glass bong using common household items or easily available products.
Assess the Damage
The first step to fixing a broken glass bong is to assess the extent and type of damage. Depending on how your bong broke, you may have different options for repairing it. Some damage may be irreversible, such as when your bong shatters into many pieces or has a large hole in it. In these cases, you may be better off buying a new bong or recycling the glass for other purposes. However, if the damage is more manageable, such as a single crack, chip, or busted piece, you may be able to repair it with some glue or sealant.
Decide the Sealant
The next step is to decide what kind of sealant to use to fix your broken glass bong. There are many products that can bond glass together, but not all of them are safe for human consumption or resistant to heat and water. You want to avoid using any sealant that contains toxic solvents or chemicals that could leach into your smoke or water. Here are some of the best sealants for repairing a cracked or broken glass bong:
Food grade silicone:
This is a non-toxic and waterproof substance that can be used as a sealant for minor cracks and chips in the body or joints of your bong. It can also be used to stick together clean-cut pieces of glass that broke off. Food grade silicone is easy to apply and remove, and it does not crack, crumble, peel, or dry out. However, it does not provide much structural support and may not work well for areas that are frequently handled.
This is a strong and durable glue that can bond glass together by polymerizing a mixture of resin and hardener. There are many brands of two-part epoxy that are non-toxic and heat-resistant, which makes them ideal for fixing bongs with clean breaks. You may need to use a glass cutter or sandpaper to create smooth edges before applying the epoxy. You also need to follow the instructions carefully and let the epoxy cure completely before using your bong again. Two-part epoxy can last for a long time, but it may become waterlogged and leak if left submerged in water.
This is a special type of cyanoacrylate glue (also known as super-glue) that is designed to bond glass together. It is water- and heat-resistant, and it does not contain solvents that could be harmful to humans. Loctite Glass works best for hairline cracks or small chips in the glass. You need to clean the area around the crack with alcohol before applying the glue and let it dry for at least 15 minutes.
Apply the Sealant
The final step is to apply the sealant of your choice to fix your broken glass bong. Here are some tips on how to do it:
Food grade silicone:
Squeeze out some silicone from the tube and apply it to the crack or chip with a toothpick or a small spatula. Smooth out the silicone and remove any excess with a damp cloth. Let the silicone cure for at least 24 hours before using your bong again.
Mix equal parts of resin and hardener in a disposable container according to the instructions on the package. Apply the epoxy to both sides of the break with a toothpick or a small brush. Press the pieces together firmly and hold them in place with tape or clamps until the epoxy sets. Let the epoxy cure for at least 24 hours before using your bong again.
Apply a thin layer of glue to one side of the crack or chip with the applicator tip. Press the pieces together gently and hold them in place for at least 15 minutes. Wipe off any excess glue with a damp cloth. Let the glue dry for at least 24 hours before using your bong again.
Enjoy Your Repaired Bong
Congratulations, you have successfully repaired your cracked or broken glass bong! Now you can enjoy smoking your favorite herbs or tobacco from your restored piece. However, keep in mind that even the best sealants may not last forever, and your bong may still be more fragile than before. Be careful when handling, cleaning, and storing your bong, and avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures or pressures. If the damage is too severe or the sealant fails, you may need to replace your bong with a new one.
We hope this blog post has helped you learn how to repair a cracked or broken glass bong. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Happy smoking!