How To Clean Your Dab Nail
Any dabbing pro 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. Also, there's no denying that it simply looks better. Just like your bong, you should season and clean your dab nail regularly. If you let it get dirty, then you have to spend a ton of time and energy trying to get it clean again.
No need to worry - we'll show you exactly what you need to do to keep your dab nail clean. This way, you can maximize the flavor from every dab and upgrade the experience a lot more. Remember: there are different ways to clean your nail depending on its material, quartz, titanium or ceramic, which we'll explain below.
What You Will Need:
Cleaning Titanium Domeless Nails
A lot of people think you shouldn't clean your titanium nail. However, that's absolutely, unequivocally a misconception. Keeping your titanium nail clean is super important - and very easy. When cleaning a titanium nail, you do not want to use rubbing alcohol. Titanium is a porous material, and rubbing alcohol is abrasive enough to potentially damage the nail.
When using a titanium nail, you should make sure it's good quality. Using low-quality nails can be unhealthy and even dangerous. Once your nail starts to accumulate reclaim or residue, it's time to clean it. The simplest and most effective way to do this is to heat the nail using a dab torch. While the nail's 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 with titanium nails, you should not use a dabber tool to scrape the inside of your quartz nail. It could seriously damage it.
- Every real dabber knows that low temperature dabs are the best. Find that optimal heating and cooling time on your nail. This way, you get the most out of every dab. It's not just about maximizing the flavor and potency of your concentrates. Also, it helps to keep your nail clean. When you dab at extremely high temperatures, the oil can combust. This causes permanent stains on the nail.
- Unlike titanium nails, you can use cleaning solutions or alcohol to clean your quartz dab nail. If your nail is really dirty, you can let it soak in rubbing alcohol for a super thorough clean. This should remove all residue. And with a little scrubbing from a Q-Tip, your nail will be looking and tasting brand new.
- The best and easiest way to keep your quartz nail shining 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. 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.
- You'll burn off any leftover alcohol the next time you heat up your nail.
In conclusion, it's very important to make sure you keep your concentrate nails clean and performing at their best. You pay good money for concentrates! So if you're dabbing on a budget, this is especially important. And you should get the best flavor you can from them. After all, the superior flavor is a huge part of the reason why you're dabbing in the first place, right?
A little cleaning after each dab will save you a lot of time and money in the long run. And of course, it will extend the life of your nail. And don't forget to clean the nail's joint to ensure no excess oil is getting into your dab rig's joint. This can cause your nail to get stuck or break. Ultimately, if you have any more questions about keeping your nail clean or dabbing in general, don't hesitate to reach out! Toker Supply is more than just an online headshop. We're also a passionate community of smokers and dabbers who love sharing insight with our customers.