Hi, everyone. I just started vaping about a month ago and haven't had a regular cigarette since then.
Quick question: is there any kind of documented procedure for cleaning the Halo G6 battery?
Here's my (slightly long-winded) issue: After filling up what I thought was an empty cartomizer with some e-juice and waiting for around half an hour, I attached the cartomizer to my battery and attempted to draw from it. Instead of getting a nice cloud of vapor, I sucked the juice right out of the cartomizer. It was a pretty nasty experience. I removed the cartomizer, and the juice spilled out onto the battery. I'm chalking this up to a faulty cartomizer as I've refilled my other empty cartos with no issues. I tried to dry it up as best I could, and my G6 worked for a few days after that incident. However, I could still feel the dried e-juice sitting in the connector when I screwed the battery to the cart. I would also inhale gritty bits of dried e-juice on taking a drag, which was not ideal.
Yesterday I got it into my head that I'd try to clean the remaining gunk from around battery connection. I used an isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol swab and a paperclip to get into the recesses where the gunk was, and then I used a tiny folded piece of paper to sop of the alcohol. It *looks* like I was successful. The gunk is now gone and I'm not getting those sandy bits of dried e-juice in my mouth when I take a drag.
Now my G6 is producing nice vapor clouds, but it tastes like I'm inhaling a penny. This metal aftertaste I'm experiencing is overwhelming the flavor of the e-juice. The vapor is also burning hotter than I remember and leaving an unpleasant residue in my mouth. I wonder if I'm just inhaling battery acid? Ha!
So, anyone else experience anything like this? Is there a proper way to clean the G6 that I should follow? Should I not ever try to clean the battery connections?
I've already ordered a new battery, so it's not a huge deal if I ruined it. I'd like to know if my G6 battery is salvageable, though.
Thanks for any input!