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Aaron

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Bristle or no? What's your preferred type of pipe cleaner? Myself I think I'm leaning toward non bristle... But I'm curious what you folks think. :)
 

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I buy about 10 fluffy to 1 bristle. I use a fluffy cleaner after every smoke, which generally keeps the pipe pretty clean. I use a bristle cleaner with a bit of rum on it once in awhile just to kind of soak/scrape any tars building up.

I got a beater pipe from an antique place yesterday, and took about 30 bristle cleaners soaked in acetone to get the tar out of the shank. I don't think that pipe ever had a cleaning in its life. PUke....
 

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When I clean my pipes after a smoke I run a bristled cleaner through them followed by a regular (non-bristled) cleaner.
 

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I use the fluffy cleaners after a smoke to soak up the moisture and tars. When I want to give a complete cleaning, I use the bristle soaked in Alky.
 

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For the smoke to smoke cleaning I use a fluffy. When I do the thorough cleaning with alcohol I use the bristle followed by the fluffy.
 

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Beware using fluffy cleaners on pipes with an average draw.

I did as most of the stem and shank of a certain pipe was big enough to accommodate a fruffy; but the bugaboo was the first 1/2" of the stem which was not big enough; I had to push hard to get the fluffy cleaner through, the result of which was that fluff balls accumulated in the stem and I had to resort to all manner of tools to get them out.

Trying to smoke the pipe before that condition was fixed was an exercise in acute frustration.
 

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Nothing but fluff here. I use them as needed during a smoke, let one wet with iso sit in the pipe for about 30 minutes following each smoke, and then run a final one through to remove any iso/tar slime still in there.

Buddy
 

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Justpipes":uxfgq9mi said:
When I clean my pipes after a smoke I run a bristled cleaner through them followed by a regular (non-bristled) cleaner.
That's my routine; scruffy then fluffy.
 
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Aaron":sspd90fa said:
Bristle or no? What's your preferred type of pipe cleaner? Myself I think I'm leaning toward non bristle... But I'm curious what you folks think. :)

Non-bristle regular pipe cleaners and ONLY BJ Long brand. No substitutes.
 
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