How to clean a dab rig the right way without breaking it news

How to clean a dab rig the right way without breaking it

What is the safest and best way to clean your dab rig when it gets clogged or just plain needs a good cleaning. Our experts at 420 Pot Bongs put it to the test and this is what we came up with.

Cleaning Dab Rig: Step 1

Disassemble your dab rig; place your down stem, dab bowl, and pieces into a small small bowl if you plan on cleaning them as well.

Cleaning Dab Rig: Step 2

Run hot water through your dab rig and other glass dab accessories to get any loose resin in there, this will also loosen up the hard resin before being scrubbed away with the alcohol and salt combination.

Cleaning Dab Rig: Step 3

Pour salt into the base of your dab rig and into each of your dab accessories in a bowl. For your dab rig, you might want to measure out a cup to a cup and a half, depending on the size of your dab rig. As far as the down stem and attachments are concerned. We recommend putting in more salt than you initially think is reasonable, mainly because salt is what will be scrubbing away your resin, and it’s not going to actually hurt your dab rig regardless of how much you have in there, just make sure to not submerge your dab rig pieces to much, if you have salt covering more than a fourth of the glass in question, you have added way to much salt.

Cleaning Dab Rig: Step 4

Pour in the alcohol. For your dab rig, pour enough in to fill about half of the rig, you want to have some air in the rig while you’re shaking it so you have the shaking alcohol/salt combo knocking against the resin all along the glass that you won’t get if it’s completely full of liquid. To seal the dab rig, wrap up paper towels tightly to fit inside the mouthpiece and the down stem and shove them in there. This won’t totally stop the alcohol, especially if you turn the dab rig upside down, but you shouldn’t need to that anyways. Other ways you can seal the openings wrapping plastic wrap, or a bag, around the opening and securing it with a rubber band.

When pouring alcohol into the bowl, pour enough in to totally submerge your dab rig accessories. Unlike dab rigs, you’re going to want to soak them awhile before shaking them out and rinsing with warm water to make them easier to hold.

Cleaning Dab Rig: Step 5

Shake the dab rig in a circular motion, shake up and down, shake with force, but just don’t shake it too violently. So long as you see the liquid slowly getting darker from the resin inside your piece, and the dab rig getting clearer, you're making progress. Some people get impatient, and believe more violent shaking will get the job done faster. Don’t be that guy, this more often than not leads to someone smashing their dab rig onto the ground because they didn’t have a good grip on it. So take your time shake it around and watch as the mixture gets darker.

If you get to the point that you feel like the alcohol and salt mixture hasn’t done anything for a few minutes throw more salt in there. If it is just a difficult spot in the dab rig that isn’t getting cleaned wrap a paper towel that issoaked with alcohol and salt around a pipe cleaner and scrub it clean.

Cleaning Dab Rig: Step 6

When everything is clean and sparkling again in the dab rig take the paper towel out remove your glass accessories from the soaking bowl and run them all through warm water to get all of the alcohol and salt off. Dry off your dab rig well before putting it back together to avoid dropping it.

Cleaning Dab Rig: Step 7

Load a dab in your new clean dab rig and enjoy a nice clean hit as smooth as your dab rig's first.

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