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Found an easy fast way to fix old clogged up boge softcap cartomizers

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by Gigaah, May 29, 2011.

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  1. Gigaah

    Gigaah Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 25, 2010
    United States
    So, I was waiting for my new cartomizers to arrive in the mail. My last cartomizer was on its last legs. I ordered to mistake. You know how they still produce some smoke but the draw on it is like sucking thru a mixing straw? Well I found a rocking solution! and its easy, fast and can turn a completely useless cartomizer into one that works like pracitcally brand new! You ready for it?

    A Metal guitar string! Thats it. I had one laying around(they are also pretty cheap). Just take one that is wire wound, one of the bigger ones. feed it carefully into the screw end and pull it out the mouth piece. Put a slight crink or two in it. and work it in and out of the cartomizer rotating it slightly. You'll see the wire winds will collect a bunch of brown crap. After doing that a couple times. fill the sucker back up. 9 times out of ten Your cartomizer will draw and vape like new. Its amazing.

    I havn't visited here in quite awhile but I wanted to share this with others since it worked so well, is fast and cheap. It might work with other cartomizers, I'm not sure if the coil design of the boge make it more feasable or not.
  2. Rosco

    Rosco Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 23, 2010
    #5 string works best for me. I have a long sewing needle that has helped a lot as well. Just be careful not to "snag" any filler during the process. Doing so will usually mean the death of the carto.

    See need to stick around more often. Learn a little - share a little.
    It's all good. :thumb:
  3. BWG707

    BWG707 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2011
    The little dental brushes work great for cleaning the Boge cartos. I use the large sewing needles for when I over fill my cartos. I stick it through the tube in the middle of the carto and then wipe it off on a tissue. Do this a few times and it will stop gurgling and you don't get any overflow mess.
  4. cjf1961

    cjf1961 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 7, 2010
    Oswego, New York
    I use a large safety pin to clear the tube, keeps things up to snuff and from gurgling. Also prevents having to blow out the excess and lose juice.
  5. donnah

    donnah Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I work in the operating room and have access to lots of little tiny brushes that are on the end of wires.. we use them to brush out dirty cannulated instruments. I have one here that I brought home (for some reason or another) and this thread got me to thinking about using it. I too have and use a long sewing needle but it doesn't scrap the sides. This long brush is perfect for brushing the inside of the tube and and insert it through the battery end too and brush it out. My older cartos that I've set aside seem to be vaping much better now. I don't know where you could get one of these brushes other than where I get them. I'll look around and see if I can find any online.

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  6. donnah

    donnah Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Ok.. so I bought some dental brushes at dollar general for a couple bucks... I don't know about cleaning a carto with them but they sure are great on my teeth!!
  7. cleolove

    cleolove Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2011
    ♥ Minnesota ♥
    I found some tattoo brushes on Amazon for a couple bucks, the tiniest of these work great for this! tattoo brush
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