Last updated on April 17th, 2018 at 10:13 pm
Keeping your vape clean is the best way to draw an enjoyable and tasty vapor every single time. A well maintained weed vaporizer will also have a longer lifespan which will create a better return on investment. Desktop and portable dry herb vaporizers are known to conserve herb so if that’s a reason you got yours, cleaning your Arizer Extreme Q Vaporizer is definitely something you will have to keep in mind. Some vaporizers are quite expensive, you wouldn’t buy a Maserati and then let it become caked in dirt would you? The same goes for a $200-300 vaporizer, you don’t spend that type of money just to let your vape build up with resin.
It isn’t as easy as it sounds to keep a vape completely clean, some have many pieces or hard to reach vapor pathways. The Arizer Extreme Q is one of those nuanced pieces of machinery, this article will help you correctly clean your Extreme Q vaporizer. To get the most out of this vaporizer I’d say that you need to clean once a month to once every three months depending on usage levels.
Medical Grade Plastic Tubing
The whip is made of plastic so when cleaning, never apply alcohol directly to the tube because the PVC plastic will degrade. First, remove the glass mouthpiece from the whip. Heat some water a bit below boiling and soak the tubing into it. You’ll need enough water to submerge the whip completely. After a couple of minutes carefully remove the whip from the water and run clean warm water from the faucet through and on the tube. Let the whip air dry. The whip that comes with the Extreme Q vape is PVC, I’d recommend getting a silicone tube. This will ensure that the tubing lasts longer and gives you the best vape possible. As for the bags, those can’t be cleaned. You’ll need to buy replacements if they get built up with resin. Preserve their life by making sure not to overfill them frequently.
Removing Residue From The Glass Joints
Glass and plastic are different, and glass is easier to clean because you’re able to clean it with alcohol. Pour isopropyl alcohol into a container with just enough in the container to completely submerge each glass piece. The pieces are fine to be in the same container, the alcohol works as a loosening agent for the resins and buildup. Soak the pieces overnight in alcohol. After removing the pieces from the solution, run hot to warm water over them while rubbing lightly with a towel until all resin and residue has been removed. To preserve the glass joints, use glass lubricant to ensure that no microscopic cracks form.
Housing Unit & Remote of the Arizer Extreme Q
Sometimes bits of dry herbs will get caught inside of the housing unit, don’t stick anything into the unit. Just turn the whole thing upside down and shake any remnants out. To clean off any germs or residue from the buttons just dampen a cloth and wipe down the outside of the machine. Do the same with the remote. Dampen a cloth with disinfectant and wipe down the remote. Be careful not to get any liquids or disinfectant in the battery chamber because that will short the remote.