Lot of varying opinions on the cleaning process of the atty.. Have only had my 510 for half a week but after perusing forums and reading other's thoughts the last few days I have decided to use the same exact method Xeno is using. I will only soak my atty when it totally DIES (which it looks like there is a 50/50 success rate bringing them back from the dead)
I did a no-no and broke open all 5 atomizers when i got my 510 and tried them out.. apparently you shouldnt do that lol. But.. of the 5 I had 2 of them that I could NOT get the plastic taste out of them. I blew them both back out and let them sit for a few days and tried them yesterday and after a few 20 second burn offs.. redrip.. burn off.. the taste went away.
If you want a less fuss system for your husband you may want to consider going with a KR808 with cartomizers. Even though the 510 comes highly recommended, I personally feel a cartomizer method is better for people totally new to vaping. It does not produce quite as much vapor, but it is SOOO much less hassle and a filled cartomizer lasts a LOT longer for me than a 510 cart. I find it has a slightly better flavour as well, but that could just be me =)
From one new vapor to another, do yourself a favor and try the FluCured and Taboo juice from liquidXpress.com. I just did a review on them and they are hands down the best juice I have tried so far.
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