Whether you are new to dabbing or are a pro, learning how to season a titanium nail is crucial for an optimal experience.
But why should you choose titanium over glass, ceramic, or quartz? And, how do you season it? We’ll answer all your questions and provide some insight on how seasoning your nail will help you and improve your dabs.
Titanium is meant to survive heavy use, so if you are a bit clumsy and like to drop or knock over your dab rig and tools, a titanium nail will be fine with a bit of rough handling.
In addition, titanium retains heat well and warms up more quickly compared to alternatives. Also, titanium nail dabs will never suffer from heat stress as ceramic would.
When purchasing a titanium nail, do not just go for the cheaper option. Look for quality, as some titanium nail manufacturers try to cut corners by adding chemicals and fillers to their titanium.
These added materials may contain carcinogens and can potentially be toxic to inhale. When buying a titanium nail, look for grade 2 or 3 titanium and always buy from a reputable manufacturer.
There are three primary to season a titanium nail for your rig to dab with:
The first reason is that it will improve the taste of the vapor when you dab with new titanium nails. This is similar to how you would season a cast iron pan.
The seasoning process involves heating the nail to open the pores of the metal, then coating the surface with oil or resinous material. By doing this, you will avoid that metallic taste that of unseasoned titanium.
Secondly, to season a titanium nail, it sterilizes and cleanses it of any impurities from the manufacturing process. By seasoning, you will also prevent the chemical taste associated with a new dab nail.
Lastly, when you first get the nail, you may notice that your concentrate slips off the new nail’s surface. Seasoning the titanium nail first will prevent this struggle.
There are two primary methods to season your titanium nail. Before seasoning, be sure you purchased the correct size nail for your dab rig. Test it out, and if it fits snugly, you will know you chose the right one to produce masses of vapor.
To season a titanium nail you will need: :
Though it may use a bit of valuable concentrate to season your titanium nail, it is in your best interest to use the oil as it will remove the (undesirable) taste associated with new nails.
If you are not planning on using it right away, disconnect the titanium nail from your rig. Place it in a bowl of 91% isopropyl alcohol until it is fully submerged. Remove it from the solution and leave it out on a piece of paper towel to air dry.
The second method of seasoning a titanium nail requires the following:
Here’s how you do it:
Now that you know how to clean your nail, enjoy your concentrates and related products with confidence!
Disclaimer: Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Nature & Bloom and its staff. This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention for any disease.