How to Clean Your Oil Rig with Kryptonite


The primary difference between a water pipe/bong and an oil rig is its size in terms of stature and the size of the openings in the pipe itself. Oil rigs generally don’t have slides as they are part of the overall rig and are used with a nail made from quartz, titanium or ceramic. They are also primarily used for concentrates like BHO shatter, BHO crumble and CO2 wax.

Butane hash oil shatter and CO2 waxes are extremely sticky. After repeated use of BHO shatter or CO2 in oil rigs, small dab marks tend to accumulate on the inside and outside surfaces of your pipe, leaving it feeling like an IHOP syrup dispenser. Traditional salt and alcohol cleaners have very little effect on concentrates like BHO and CO2 waxes.

Kryptonite Original Formula and our new Kryptonite Naked Formula were specifically formulated to remove BHO shatter, CO2 waxes and other concentrates from glass and other hard surfaces.

For smaller oil rigs, we recommend using Kryptonite’s 2oz. travel-sized bottles as they make application on smaller pieces much easier.

  • Remove the water from the oil rig

    Remove the nail and all water from the oil rig. Once all the water is removed, grab your bottle of Kryptonite.

  • Apply Kryptonite thoroughly

    Shake your bottle of Kryptonite and squeeze or pour it into the lower opening of your oil rig. Kryptonite is a clay-based solution with a unique coating formula which doesn’t require you to use a lot. You should be able to clean your average oil rig several times with one travel bottle. Swish the Kryptonite around until all surfaces of your oil rig are coated.

  • Clean the outer surfaces of the oil rig

    Once the inside surfaces of your oil rig have been coated, take a small amount of Kryptonite and wipe the outside surfaces of your oil rig to remove any residue or dab marks that may remain.

  • Let Kryptonite's formula go to work

    Kryptonite works significantly faster on concentrates and shouldn’t require 30 minutes to remove all build up. However, if your pipe looks like it’s never been cleaned, then you may want to give it the full 30 minutes.

  • Clean the nail

    Now that you’ve coated all inner and outer surfaces of your oil rig with Kryptonite, you can focus on cleaning the nail. If there’s a lot of carbon buildup on the nail, you may want to use a hard, sharp surface to scrape any big deposits off. Place the nail into a Ziplock bag and add a small amount of Kryptonite and make sure the nail is coated with Kryptonite. Let the coated nail sit for 5-10 min.

  • Rinse with warm water

    After coating all surfaces of your oil rig and nail with Kryptonite and letting them sit, all that’s left to do is rinse them with warm water, let them dry and enjoy!

Cleaning your oil rig with Kryptonite cannabis accessory cleanerKryptonite is the best dab rig cleaner on the market!

With the ever-expanding market of cannabis smoking accessories for BHO and CO2 extracts, there are endless possibilities when it comes to how simple or complex you oil rig can be. No matter what your oil rig looks like, how many chambers it has or how dirty it gets, Kryptonite’s cleaning formula will make sure your hits are as smooth and tasty as the day you first bought the rig!

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