Posted by Derek Champoux
5 years ago / March 25, 2019
The Vape Pen Maintenance Guide
Better maintenance is better vaping. Keeping your vape pen clean and free of debris creates a more reliable, better vape flavor and experience. It also helps to prolong the lifespan of your vape hardware. Fortunately, good maintenance doesn’t take much.
This vape pen maintenance guide will show you how to care for your vape simply, easily, and effectively.
How To Store Your Vape Pen
Proper vape pen storage will prevent unnecessary damage or wear and tear. That begins with where you store it.
As a rule, you want to keep your vaporizer in a cool, dry area. Moisture can damage electronics over time. Temperatures below 32°F or above 104°F can damage the hardware. As well, try to avoid leaving it out in direct sunlight.
Some people opt to store their vape pens in airtight containers. This is not necessary for everyone, but it’s a good way to avoid spreading cannabis smells throughout your home. It can also help prevent dust buildup.
When on-the-go, a carrying case can be worthwhile. This can prevent damage that could occur from carrying in your pocket. Some vape pens, like the GT Commuter, come with a carrying case, making transportation safe and convenient.
How To Clean A Vape Pen
Cleaning your vape pen on a regular basis keeps your hardware running like new. If possible, try and clean your vaporizer after each use to keep it running smoothly each and every time.
We look at how to clean your vape in four easy steps:
Power down and disassemble your vape pen. No need to break out the tools here. You only need to take apart the pieces meant to easily disassemble, which you can unscrew by hand. Depending on your model, you may not need to remove the mouthpiece. Consult the unit’s instruction booklet if unsure.
Step 2. Clean Components & Bowl
We recommend using Snap Sticks, Isopropyl cleaning swabs, to clean your vape. It’s a safe yet effective way to clean out your device. Simply snap the tip with the blue stripe and the opposite end absorbs any liquid as you swab away debris.
These swabs are ideal for ceramic and quartz vapes, and can clean any oil or concentrate-based product. Be gentle while cleaning around the coil.
Step 3. Clean Mouthpiece
You can gently run the mouthpiece under lukewarm water to clean it. Wiping or dabbing with a clean, cotton cloth can help to remove any stubborn particles. If the mouthpiece doesn’t detach, you can use a damp, clean cloth to wipe the mouthpiece clean.
Step 4. Reassembly
Once all the pieces are dry, you can reassemble your vape pen. Restart the device to make sure everything is in good working order.
Cleaning The Vape Pen Battery & Connections
If the battery of your vape pen is easily accessible, you may want to periodically remove and clean it, especially if it has recently gotten wet. Wipe the exterior down to remove any dust or debris with a clean, dry cloth.
Check the connections of the 510 threaded vape battery for any buildup or corrosion. Any wet areas should be wiped dry to prevent corrosion. As well, look over the battery for any signs of leakage. Any leaking battery should be disposed of and replaced.
Using The Right Vape Pen For The Right Purpose
Use the right tool for the job. While some cannabis vape pens are designed for all-in-one use, not all pens are ideal for all vaping styles or products. Using the wrong pen can result in a shorter device lifespan and an inferior vape experience.
Here are a few examples of cannabis vape pens you can use for specific purposes:
- Dabbing or Vaping Wax: The Torrch battery powered-dab rig. Designed specifically for shatter, budder, and hard concentrates, this device is ideal for mess-free dabbing.
- Sub-Ohm Vaping: The GT CR. This delivers the superior taste and vapor quality users demand from Sub-Ohm vape pens.
- Cannabis Distillates: Products like the GT CR, CR Resin and DX are premium cannabis distillate vape hardware. Their design offers cleaner, richer vaping for purified extracts.
High-Quality Vape Pens
No amount of maintenance can overcome vape pen quality. If you want the best possible vaping experience, you need to start with premium vape pens. For users and vape pen retailers alike, top quality vape hardware offers the best experience.
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