Cleaning a dab rig is different compared to bongs and water pipes because of the reclaim. Here’s how you can clean and unclog your dab rig so that you enjoy clean, pure flavor of your concentrates.
Do not use alcohol or other strong chemicals. These break down the silicone material of your dab rig. The best way to clean your silicone dab rig is to use warm water and mild soap solution. Place it inside the freezer for 4-6 hours, then take it out. Roll to remove the frozen concentrates inside then tap them out on a piece of parchment paper. Wash thoroughly and let it dry.
Different dabbers have different methods of getting reclaim. Some clean the dab rig with hot water first to get most of the gunk out. Next, is to fill up the rig with enough water and swirl it around to reach as much reclaim as you can. The reclaim will loosen up bit by bit. Empty the hot water into a large bowl and repeat the process until you get as much reclaim as you can.
You can try torching the dab rig to melt the reclaim, but there is a high risk of cracking the glass. It’s also vital that your dab rig is dry before you caress it with your torch. Invert your dab rig on top of a piece of parchment paper, and gently sweep your torch across the areas where the reclaim is stuck. Let the melted reclaim flow down on the parchment paper and let the dab rig cool down naturally before you clean it.
It’s easier to maintain a dab rig if you clean it after each use. Letting all that nasty water and gunk accumulate in your dab rig will significantly affect the quality of your hit. Make sure your dab rig is dry before you use it!
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