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How do you mark stainless cartomizers?

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  1. mobocracy

    mobocracy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2013
    I like to use an 808 stick battery for stealth vapes and fill blank stainless cartos. I use about 3 different flavors of juice and like to keep 2-3 filled cartos of each flavor on hand.

    What can you use to mark stainless cartos so you know what's what? I've tried two different pens, a Sharpie "Industrial Super Permanent Ink" pen and an expensive little Sakura Microperm I bought at an art supply store that's supposed to be permanent on non-porous surfaces. The Sakura starts out seeming permanent -- I write on the carto, let it dry for few minutes and a finger on the writing produces no smears and the ink seems permanent. After pocketing it and using it, I notice the ink is just gone. I've written way past where my lips go, so I'm pretty sure I'm not licking it off..

    My guess is there may be VG/PG residue on the carto itself which is keeping the ink from fully setting. I haven't tried marking them before filling, so maybe that would help.

    What has worked well has been using Brother P-touch labels, but it's so putzy to enter, print, and then snip with scissors small enough fit on the carto. But they stay on.

    Is there a pen that will write on a stainless carto? I suppose I could use little dot stickers and write on them, but I'm not sure they would stick as well as the P-touch labels which seem to hold like magic in a lot of conditions.
  2. Thunderball

    Thunderball Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 5, 2013
    Grayson, Georgia
    Use a Brother label maker. Ive kept 12 Carto's full of diff juices. The Label maker stickers wont come off of glass or stainless....wheather it be juice, hot water or the fridge or freezer. :toast:
  3. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

    It's not very attractive, but tape works. I've used masking tape and electrical tape; I'm sure duct tape would work. Tape doesn't stick to the condoms though, just the metal.
  4. Myrany

    Myrany Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 14, 2013
    I use painters tape on my clearos and DIY juice bottles. Easy to write on and peels off without a residue when I need to change it.
  5. Thunderball

    Thunderball Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 5, 2013
    Grayson, Georgia
    You label your Condoms ? :D
  6. Wow1420

    Wow1420 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2013
    Somewhere out there
    Try covering the Sharpie mark with a piece of Scotch tape?
  7. Amiaji

    Amiaji Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 22, 2013
    North Carolina
    This is the only way I have gotten any writing to stay on a tank.
  8. mobocracy

    mobocracy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2013
    That's an idea that hadn't occured to me. Faster than the Brother labeler because there's no trimming necessary.

    Maybe there's a business opportunity in all this, selling custom laser engraved cartomizers.
  9. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Moved On

    Oct 24, 2013
  10. spaceballsrules

    spaceballsrules Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 6, 2011
    Cary, NC
    I cut up blank mailing labels to size with an Xacto knife. Works like a charm.
  11. Burn14me

    Burn14me Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2013
    El paso Texas
    Try a mean streak marker
  12. always9988

    always9988 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2013
    Hicktown, OH
    I use a nail polish pen (meant for small designs)... It still comes off sometimes if it ends up getting juice on it for long but works for the most part for me
  13. bcalvanese

    bcalvanese Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 16, 2012
    I use different color tips for each flavor.
  14. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
    what works good for me (as mentioned)

    is blue painters tape / sharpie (surprised even holds up to hot water washing)

    and sharpie covered with scotch tape

    - - - -

    'white out' etches into the metal - * warning * it doesn't come off easy !!!! (if at all)
    if you try, use toothpick dipped in, then maybe a dot system
    (I've used it on some very hard metal surfaces and never get it off)
  15. Dusif

    Dusif Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2013
    Write on the carto and then give it a layer of clear nail polish...
    Never tried it byt i think it would hold

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  16. fernicus

    fernicus Guest

    Oct 27, 2013
    i get the little colored dot stickers that people use for like yard sales, write the name of the juice on it and use a piece of clear packing tape to cover it so juice doesn't ruin it
  17. BernieVideo

    BernieVideo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    NoHo El Lay CA
    Scratch it with a knife or needle.
    Or buy a $2K laser engraver

    Tapatalking with my thumbs.
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