We don't recommend alcohol, or any other chemical products, it will kill your atomizer. We recommend blowing through the atomizer and dripping a few drops of liquid after this simple but effective cleaning method. The dripping is to soak the atomizer.
Dry atomizers smoking will overheat and burn the filament inside, resulting in a burned taste and eventually defective filament. Dry smoking is tricky and can result in defects if you dry smoke too long. Always check your atomizer for overheating when doing this!
If you use different sorts of liquids with the same atomizer, especially bad quality liquids, the only thing you can do is rinse the atomizer with water and blow through the atomizer and repeat this like 20 times. Then dry blow with a hairdryer, drip a few fresh drops of good liquid, then about 5 puffs and you should be good to go again.
Keeping you atomizer vertically at night when the cartridge is half full or horizontally if the cartridge is still full is also a good trick.
Over dripped atomizers should be kept vertically without cartridge, on a tissue paper or on the dry rack overnight.
None of these methods is guaranteed all the time of course.
Ludo has brought up a very valid point for us all to take into account after we complete whatever cleaning we choose to use.
That is cleaning will remove any juice that is in the fabric fibres in the centre core of the atomizer filament. It's important to keep those fibres moist at all times. They are the cause of most of the burnt tastes people are getting from their e-misters.
Here's what I do ... After cleaning and careful drying I let it rest for most of a day, usually overnight. Then I drip 3-4 drops into it and put on a fresh cartridge. The atomizer is then left for 15-30 minutes minimum before I use it again.
I believe that this process allows the fibres in the atomizer to re-soak with juice and thereby prevent them from being damaged when I use it again. The dripping and installing a fresh cartride refills the metal wool basket surrounding the atomiser pot. Remember if there is no juice in the surrounding metal wool, you wont get much in the way of mist out of a unit.
We sure do kit, but anyone that hasn't read all the previous posts on cleaning before may not be aware of it, which is why I thought it was a good idea to make the post again.
Been chatting to smokester and his matte white atomizers he has been selling are the same as the old ones but without the fancy writing on.
He has sold over 200 allready and only had one return
so the new ones he has been selling are the same as the old, without the fancy writing on
i think lol
Last edited by Kit; 07-30-2008 at 10:40 PM.
I said "NO" to nicotine but he wouldn't listen !