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Whats the best way to clean a Clearomizer

Discussion in 'Tanks, clearomizers and drop-in coils' started by Medieval Barber, Jul 9, 2012.

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  1. Medieval Barber

    Medieval Barber Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 10, 2012
    Griffin, Georgia, USA
    I have two Vision ego clearomizer tanks, what is the best way to clean them, I tried cleaning one with Vodka shaking it around in side then trying to do a dry burn, but it still does not work to peak efficiency. The other one I have not cleaned, have had both for about a week and a half, I would love them both to last me about a month. I have read some posts about using water too, but what kind only distilled or is tap OK.

    P.S. also have a little atty cleaner left in a 3 ml bottle.
  2. John1952

    John1952 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 27, 2012
    United States
    In my experience (based on about 10), you don't clean them. You throw them away.

    Others claim to have success, but nothing I tried has worked for me. At one point, I thought Clearomizers were the answer. Now I'm back to cartos.
  3. ingerri

    ingerri Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2012
    NW Indiana
    on my clearo's i carefully wiggle the tube from the base and remove. then rinse out the tube, and inner "workings", and wicks. dab wicks partially dry(carefully) and dry burn and put back together. thats the great thing about them they are cleanable and i get 3-4wks out of one by doing this. there are videos on youtube if the directions alone dont help :)
  4. recidivus

    recidivus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 20, 2012
    I've only cleaned out 3 now, but here goes. First up, I don't follow all the directions online to a tee.

    Now then, on with the goods.

    I unscrew the mouthpiece, empty whatever I can by tipping it (usually syrupy at this point so not much flows). Using a 5ml juice thingy, I fill the clearo around half way with warm water, shake a little (the clearo, I only shake my booty on the dance floor), and empty. Fill with warm water again, and shake more vigorously for around 15 seconds now that the thick stuff is mostly out. I do this 2-3 times till the water runs mostly clear. Here's where I divert a little...

    I blow on mouthpiece end into a paper towel a la cartomizers. Do around 5-10 dry burns to get most of the water out, but I don't get too crazy. Once most of the steam stops coming out (usually starts at around 5th) and the smell of old juice is faint, I just fill it and let it stand for a few minutes. The first few pulls are sub-optimal, but after 5 or so long pulls it's back to business.

    All in all, other than letting it stand a bit, it takes ~3 minutes to do the procedure and doesn't take any extra tools. It's not as thorough as most of the vids I've seen, but it works well enough. Very little hassle involved, no pulling things apart and getting them back together. I haven't had one die on me yet, but have only been using them ~2 weeks.
  5. MattNicStation

    MattNicStation Full Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    Portland, Oregon
    Take the mouth piece off, put the clearomizer in a pot of boiling water for 30 second intervals until it looks like new set out to dry then fill. After doing this a couple time it should be like new, that's how I clean mine. "Note that if you do this, have something to elevate the clearomizer off the bottom of the pan if you don't it could melt the plastic case."
  6. tsk138

    tsk138 Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 30, 2010
    Arlington, TX
    I've got about 20 of these and have been able to clean them successfully.
    First, I will fill them with hot water about 10-20 times, covering the opening and shaking them before dumping the water out.
    Second, I will soak them in Everclear for 12 to 24 hours and then fling out as much alcohol as I can.
    Let them dry for 12 to 24 hours or until no more condensation is visible.
    Worked on everyone one so far.
    Same goes for the replaceable attys.....think I will try boiling them a few times and then the Everclear soak to see how well that works this weekend.

    Just make sure they are dry before trying to use them.
  7. meli.

    meli. Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Why do they have to be completely dry before you use them again?
    Perhaps a silly question but I wouldn't ask if knew the answer.:blush:
  8. HomerT

    HomerT Full Member Verified Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Western Maryland
    If I am not mistaken, what ever liquid that you use to clean it with, dilutes the flavor/ juice of the cig.
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