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Res Gel® – Glass Bong Cleaner & Pipe Cleaning Solution

Res Gel® bong cleaner is engineered to give your dirty glass bong or pipe the best clean on the market. Our natural, clay-based bong cleaning formula easily removes resin and tar from your glass bongs, pipes, rigs, bowls, stems, steamrollers, chillum, tools, grinders, jars, hands and even clothes.

Best Pipe Cleaner and Bong Cleaner on the Market

Our patented formula is free of abrasive salts and is low in VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) making it safer on your glass and 100% safe for the environment and your lungs. Learn how you can clean your bong fast and save money below:

Fastest Bong Cleaner in the Industry – Save Time

Resolution Gel bong cleaning solution is the fastest bong cleaner in the industry. Clean your dirty bong, dirty dab rigs, dirty pipes, and other smoking items in less than a minute! Our bong cleaner removes stubborn resin and tar fast and efficiently.

Reusable Bong Cleaning Solution – Save Money

Resolution gel cleaning solution comes in our innovative Shake-a-Bag, resealable pouch, making cleaning your bowls, stems, chillums, and small accessories a breeze. You can pour back used gel into the bong cleaning pouch to reuse the solution over and over!


Engineered To Be The Best Bong Cleaner & Pipe Cleaner

How to Properly Use Resölution Gel Bong Cleaning Solution


Shake the bag to active Resölution Bong Cleaning Gel. This prepares our custom engineered pipe cleaning solution to work effectively.


Pour Resölution Gel into glass piece and let sit for 30 seconds. You can use Res Carb Caps to cover openings in bongs to prevent spills when shaking.


Disassemble all smaller pieces and place into Resölution bong cleaner bag and let sit for 30 seconds.


Rinse dirty bong with warm water and let your bong or pipe dry. Remove smaller peices from bag and rinse with warm water.

Environment Friendly Bong Cleaner

VOC Compliant

Clay Based Formula

Clean in Seconds

Reusable Bong Cleaner

Why choose Resolution Gel Pipe Cleaner?

Non Toxic

VOC Compliant


Non Abrasive

Remove Oils and Resin

Improved taste

Frequently Asked Questions

Step 1:

Shake bag to active the Resolution Gel. You will want to pour just enough gel to coat the inside of the glass. Put the caps on both ends of the glass and make sure the inside of the glass is completely coated in gel. Once coated, immediately pour the excess back into the bag through the resealable top. The cleaner you keep the gel the more use you will get out of it. Let the gel sit from 5-30 minutes depending on how dirty the piece is.

Step 2:

Remove the caps off of the glass. Rinse glass with warm water until there are no more bubbles. And there you have it, your glass is cleaner then when you first bought it.

Step 3:

Shake bag to activate the Resolution Gel. Grab your bag of Resolution and tear off the top. Open the resealable top and slowly drop in a bowl, down stem, banger or smaller bowls into the bag. Wait 5-30 minutes depending on how dirty your glass is.

Step 4:

Carefully remove the glass from the bag. Use warm water to rinse off glass. And there you have it, sparkling clean glass.

Resolution can be used with metals and glass but is not made to be used on plastic.

While it’s true that you can purchase alcohol and salt at nearly any gas station or drugstore, it’s far from the best way to clean your equipment. Alcohol based cleaners tend to be abrasive and can cause damage to your equipment and health over time. Using Resolution Gel to clean your equipment is a much safer option.

Yes. The Res Gel formula and pouch were developed with sustainability in mind. After you’re done cleaning, simply pour any used solution back in to the pouch.

Depending on how clean you keep your glass, each Res Gel pouch can be reused on an average of 5-10 times.

Res Gel is non-toxic and safe for cleaning with.

Unlike chemical solvents that contain up to 100% VOCs, Res Gel contains less than 3% VOCs and does not pose any significant threat to the environment.

Isopropyl alcohol on the other hand, is made up of 100% VOCs and should not be used carelessly or on a regular basis.

Volatile organic compounds, otherwise known as VOCs are compounds that have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility.

A high vapor pressure causes molecules to be emitted and released as gasses from certain solids or liquids, such as isopropyl alcohol.

VOCs are pollutants that can have short and long-term effects on someone’s health.

Chemicals such as isopropyl alcohol are extremely high in VOCs which can lead to problems if used to clean your glass and equipment on a regular basis.

Resolution Gel contains approximately 97% less VOCs than isopropyl alcohol and similar chemicals.

Yes. Res Gel can be emptied in your sink, drain, toilet, or on the ground outdoors.

Yes. All packaging is 100% recyclable.

Yes! We pride ourselves on using eco-friendly packaging. The plastic Res Gel pouch saves 77% in plastic compared to bottles.

Resolution Gel should not be used to clean acrylics or soft plastics.

Resolution sells the best pipe & bong liquid cleaning products available. Safe and environment friendly. Our cleaner works like nothing you have tried before. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!

Best Bong Cleaners

Cleaning your bong can be a hassle, even more so if you’ve neglected it for too long. We get it. You kept telling yourself you were going to clean it, but what was a thin layer of resin has developed into a densely packed on tar. Dirty bongs don’t just look and smell gross, but they really degrade the taste of your hit. You miss out on the full flavor profile and it’s just not as enjoyable of an experience.

The cleaning process can be lengthy, and if you only have one piece it means no smoking until it’s done. Luckily, there are a number of bong cleaning solutions specifically designed to make it faster and easier to get crystal clear glass, as well as tried and true at-home methods. Bong cleaners come in a variety of formulas, all promising quick, easy results, but which is the best bong cleaner? This article explores the best way to clean your bong and suggests some of our best bong cleaner for both flower and oil resin.

Best Bong Cleaner

1. Formula 420 Original Cleaner

Sick of leaving your pipes to soak overnight? Formula 420 Original Cleaner , or just 420 Cleaner as it’s commonly known, is one of the fastest bong cleaners around. This strong solution contains large, coarse salt in addition to other resin-melting chemicals which leave your glass looking brand new in under 5 minutes. Just be sure to shake the bottle before using 420 Cleaner to ensure you get a good mix of salt and liquid.

420 Cleaner is a favorite among veteran smokers for its ability to clean heavily soiled pieces in addition to its quick-acting ingredients. It’s also relatively cheap compared to other specialty bong cleaners. You really can’t go wrong with the popular and widely available 420 Cleaner.

2. Orange Chronic

This cleaner has been around for years and there’s a good reason it’s still such a well-known brand. Made from all-natural and renewable resources, Orange Chronic is a reusable glass and metal cleaner. With abrasive granules in the cleaner it produces immediate results and does not require scrubbing or waiting. They actually don’t recommend you soak for more than 5 minutes. This bong cleaner is amazing for those smoking flower from their piece, but in our experience does not work as well on concentrate build up. After the 5 minute soak, rinse with hot water and watch all that resin just slip out of even the tightest percolators.

3. Grunge Off

For something a little more environmentally friendly, Grunge Off is our favorite natural bong cleaner. This biodegradable solution uses no abrasives (like salt), no harsh-smelling chemicals, and is easy on your skin while not being any less potent. In fact, we think Grunge Off cleans as well or better than 420 Cleaner. As if that weren’t enough, Grunge Off only takes minutes to work and is reusable . The only downside is that Grunge Off is more expensive than other brands. There are cheaper natural bong cleaners out there, but none of them clean as well as Grunge Off.

4. Resinate

Resinate is a patented, alcohol-free solution that’s available in both abrasive and non-abrasive form. For use on glass, metal, and ceramic, the formula was designed to focus its cleaning power on, “removing all resins, particularly excessively burnt or caked on resins.”

Their non-abrasive Resinate Liquid claims to work quickly by simply filling your piece and shaking or by letting the liquid soak. It works well, but for tougher jobs we recommend their abrasive Resonate Cleaning Solution. The Cleaning Solutions cleans on contact and requires no wait time. Simply fill, shake, and watch the resin slide off.

5. Randy’s Black Label

Oil resin can be trickier and stickier than plain flower resin. And while most bong cleaners still work okay on rigs, not all are safe to use on titanium, quartz, or ceramic. That’s why we recommend Randy’s Black Label. It’s more expensive than other cleaners, but it works flawlessly on any common dabbing material. Clean your nails and rigs with the same solution and striking results.

The most impressive thing about Randy’s Black Label is how quickly it works. Regardless of the complexity of your piece, Randy’s melts caked-on oil resin in just minutes for a sparkling clean rig.

DIY Bong Cleaner – At-Home Solution

The original bong cleaner that has stood the test of time is a bottle of isopropyl alcohol and salt. This old standby has been helping smokers clean their glass for decades. The alcohol effectively dissolves resin, softening it so that the salt can pull it off the walls of your bong or rig and slide right out. While this method is effective in cleaning your glass, it’s also incredibly inexpensive, which explains a lot of its popularity. A single 32oz bottle of 91% ISO and a 1lb container of salt costs no more than $5.

The downside to using rubbing alcohol as opposed to other bong cleaners is time – and time is money. Typically, you need to soak your bong in alcohol for at least an hour to loosen caked-on resin. If it’s extra dirty it may need another soak, or even an overnight stay. This is in contrast to specialized bong cleaners, which take just minutes to work.

How to Use Isopropyl Alcohol to Clean Your Bong

Start with the highest percentage of iso alcohol you can find. The purer the alcohol, the better it cleans. Fill the bong chamber with the alcohol, plug or hold the mouthpiece and joint, then “swish” the alcohol around the bong until it coats the interior. If your bong is really dirty, don’t hesitate to fill it to the brim with alcohol. You may also add coarse salt to the mix to help removed solid pieces. Salt will NOT damage your glass, but can cause deep scratches in acrylic and ceramic.

Another tip is to warm the alcohol in the microwave before using it. Warm alcohol works even faster than alcohol at room temperature. Just be careful and only microwave in increments of less than 15 seconds. Alcohol has a lower boiling point than water and will boil incredibly quick. You don’t want a microwave full of alcohol splatter.

Finally, leave your bong to soak for at least an hour. Dirtier bongs take more time. When the soak is finished, rinse the bong with water until all the resin is washed away and there’s no alcohol smell. Like we mentioned earlier, very dirty bongs may need another round of alcohol treatment.

Cleaning your bong can be a hassle, even more so if you’ve neglected it for too long. We get it, but dirty bongs don't just look and smell gross-they really degrade the taste of your hit. Read along as we discuss the best way to clean a bong and offer suggestions on specialty bong cleaners that get the job done quick! ]]>