December 09, 2017

Any true dabbing connoisseur knows the importance of keeping your dab nails clean, not only does it give you better flavor from your concentrates, but it also extends the life of your nail and just looks better. Just like your bong, you should be cleaning your dab nail regularly rather than letting it get really dirty and having to spend a ton of time and energy trying to get it clean again. This simple guide here at Toker Supply will show you exactly what you need to do to keep your dab nail clean and to maximize the flavor from every dab. It's important to know that there are different ways to clean your nail depending on its material, quartz, titanium or ceramic which we will explain below.

What You Will Need:

Cleaning Titanium Domeless Nails

Many people believe you shouldn't clean your titanium nail but that is a common misconception. Keeping your titanium nail clean is important and very easy. When cleaning a titanium nail you DO NOT want to use rubbing alcohol because titanium is a porous material and it could damage the nail. It's important when using a titanium nail you have a high-quality titanium nail, using low-quality nails can be unhealthy and dangerous. Once your nail starts to accumulate reclaim or residue its time to clean it. The simplest and most effective way to do this is to heat the nail using a dab torch and while the nail is hot simply scrape off the residue with your dabber tool.

Cleaning Quartz Nails, Quartz Bangers, Domeless Quartz Nails, Etc.

Nobody likes to dab out of a dirty quartz nail, so it's important to keep your nail clean at all times and after each use. Unlike cleaning a titanium nail, you SHOULD NOT use a dabber tool to scrape the inside of your quartz nail as it could damage it. 

  1. Every real dabber knows low temp dabs are the best, it's important to the find that optimal heat up and cool down time on your nail to get the most out of every dab. Doing this not only maximizes flavor and potency of your concentrates but also helps to keep your nail clean. When you dab at extremely high temperatures the oil can combust causing permanent stains on the nail.
  2. Unlike titanium nails, you CAN use cleaning solutions or alcohol to help clean your quartz dab nail. If your nail is really dirty you can let it soak in rubbing alcohol for a deep clean. This should remove all residue and with a little scrubbing from a Q-Tip your nail will be looking and tasting brand new.
  3. The best and easiest way to keep your quartz nail clean is to clean the bucket with a Q - Tip after each dab that you take. To do this simply dip a Q - Tip in rubbing alcohol and then clean the inside of your quartz bucket, banger or other quartz nails right after you take a dab, this will soak up any residual oil or wax. Using Q - Tips with pointed tips will make getting into all the edges and creases of your nail much easier.
  4. Any leftover alcohol will be burned off the next time you heat up your nail.

How to clean a dab nail

In conclusion, it's very important to make sure you keep your concentrate nails clean and performing at their best. You pay precious money for concentrates and you should get the best flavor you can from them. A little cleaning after each dab will save you a lot of time and money in the long run and will extend the life of your nail. It is also very important to clean the nails joint to ensure no excess oil is getting into your dab rigs joint which can cause your nail to get stuck and or break.

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