Hardware We recommend that vapers clean their hardware once a week for the best vaping experience. Regular battery cleaning will keep it functioning and charging properly. Often a decrease in performance is the result of a blocked connection point, the area where a cartomizer or tank screws on the battery. If stick vape batteries are not cleaned regularly, then over time this connection part will become blocked with debris. Cleaning your stick battery is fast and easy! You will need a cotton swab, rubbing alcohol, and a thumbtack or sewing needle. Step #1: Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and swab the battery connection point. Step #2: Take a tack or needle and gently wiggle it through the air holes and crevices in the threading. Step #3: Use the cotton swab to go over all metal areas once again. Let the battery completely dry before using it.   Refillables Tanks and even cartomizers can be cleaned for a fresher taste, or to change flavors. To clean a cartomizer, simply soak it in hot water. Then make sure it is completely dry before adding more vaping e-liquid.