how to clean lookah swordfish

Cleaning a Lookah Swordfish dab rig is essential to maintain its performance and keep it looking its best. Here’s how to clean it effectively:

Materials you’ll need:

  1. Isopropyl alcohol (at least 90% concentration)
  2. Coarse salt or Epsom salt
  3. Resin cleaning brushes or pipe cleaners
  4. Rubber stoppers or caps (optional)
  5. Plastic bags or containers
  6. Warm water
  7. Dish soap (optional)
  8. Paper towels or cleaning rags
  9. Gloves (optional)

Step-by-step cleaning process:

  1. Prepare a cleaning solution:
    • Fill a plastic container or plastic bag with enough isopropyl alcohol to submerge the dirty components of your Lookah Swordfish. Ensure the alcohol concentration is at least 90% for effective cleaning.
  2. Disassemble the rig:
    • Carefully disassemble your dab rig, separating the various components, including the glass pieces, percolators, downstem, and any removable parts.
  3. Soak the components:
    • Submerge the glass components in the container or bag filled with isopropyl alcohol. Make sure all parts are fully covered by the alcohol.
  4. Add coarse salt:
    • For enhanced cleaning, add a few tablespoons of coarse salt or Epsom salt to the alcohol. The salt acts as an abrasive to help remove stubborn resin buildup.
  5. Seal and shake:
    • Seal the bag or container and shake it gently. Allow the rig components to soak for at least 30 minutes, or longer if there is heavy residue buildup.
  6. Brush and scrub:
    • After soaking, use resin cleaning brushes or pipe cleaners to scrub away any remaining resin or residue from the components. Focus on areas with visible buildup.
  7. Rinse with warm water:
    • Rinse each component thoroughly with warm water to remove any remaining alcohol and salt. Continue scrubbing if needed until the components are clean.
  8. Dish soap (optional):
    • If there are still traces of residue or a lingering alcohol odor, you can wash the components with warm soapy water using a mild dish soap. Rinse thoroughly afterward.
  9. Dry and reassemble:
    • Use paper towels or clean, lint-free cloths to dry each component completely. Ensure that there is no water or soap residue left.
  10. Rubber stoppers (optional):
    • If your rig has multiple openings (e.g., multiple percolators), you can use rubber stoppers or caps to seal them while cleaning to prevent alcohol or salt from entering unused chambers.
  11. Reassemble the rig:
    • Reassemble your clean and dry Lookah Swordfish dab rig, ensuring all parts fit snugly and securely.
  12. Dispose of waste responsibly:
    • Properly dispose of the used isopropyl alcohol, salt, and cleaning materials in accordance with your local regulations.

Regular cleaning of your Lookah Swordfish dab rig will help maintain its performance and appearance while providing a cleaner and more enjoyable dabbing experience. Remember to exercise caution while handling glass components to avoid breakage, and consider wearing gloves for added safety.

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