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Title: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 16, 2010, 01:35:48 PM
I have received my pre-cut blue foam mods from strictlyejuice in the USA and they are entirely different material than any blue foam I have been able to source in the UK

FAR SUPERIOR and worth buying at $7.50 for 10 bags - ?4.50 for 100
Plus free shipping and fast delivery too (did get some juice at the same time to qualify for the free shipping but to be honest the jury is out on that thusfar!)

I have attached a photo to show the difference

The more solid darker blue material is the USA pre-cut


~Swan~

 
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 16, 2010, 01:36:53 PM
Might show better on this close up shot (couldnt post both on first post due to size restrictions :)

Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 16, 2010, 02:09:24 PM
For any newbies not aware of blue foam, it is an alternative filler to the standard filler used in carts. However it is more of a plug on top of your juice (it does not fill the cart)

IMHO it is far superior in all ways and even beats dripping!

In the last 12 months I have used all the popular cart mods and the blue foam is a clear winner

Any questions, just ask

~Swan~
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Moog on April 16, 2010, 03:38:53 PM
Swan.....yes it is very different I have the lighter blue foam. I can still smell the chemicals on the light blue foam can you on the US sourced? thanks.... :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jackie on April 16, 2010, 04:50:10 PM
No funny smell that I notice on my US pre-cut foam.  Well, not the unused pieces anyway.  :D
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jaded on April 16, 2010, 06:47:18 PM
Months ago I bought some UK Fluval branded blue foam and, being the cautious so-and-so that I am, I did a little test by holding a flame 10mm away to test its heat resistance. It burnt very nicely thank you, melting into a skin-scalding, stinky goo in less than a nano-second. I subsequently ordered some of the American variety from Strictly eJuice at 75c (48p) for a bag of ten. I tested it in the same way and, thankfully it didn't combust like a magnesium flare as the UK stuff had. Consequently I ordered a further 10 bags -  a whopping $7.50's worth (Hey Big Spender!). Because its resilient and washes out really easily I doubt that I will need to order any more for the foreseeable future.

It seems that not all blue foams are created equally, regardless of whether they say Fluval on the box or not.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 16, 2010, 07:49:23 PM
Swan.....yes it is very different I have the lighter blue foam. I can still smell the chemicals on the light blue foam can you on the US sourced? thanks.... :)

No not all Moog - PM me your addy and I will send you a little sample :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 16, 2010, 07:54:36 PM
Months ago I bought some UK Fluval branded blue foam and, being the cautious so-and-so that I am, I did a little test by holding a flame 10mm away to test its heat resistance. It burnt very nicely thank you, melting into a skin-scalding, stinky goo in less than a nano-second. I subsequently ordered some of the American variety from Strictly eJuice at 75c (48p) for a bag of ten. I tested it in the same way and, thankfully it didn't combust like a magnesium flare as the UK stuff had. Consequently I ordered a further 10 bags -  a whopping $7.50's worth (Hey Big Spender!). Because its resilient and washes out really easily I doubt that I will need to order any more for the foreseeable future.

It seems that not all blue foams are created equally, regardless of whether they say Fluval on the box or not.

Good to know J - I have suggested to Abe he should stock it as Im sure it would bring more business his way from UK & EU

Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: igetcha on April 16, 2010, 09:57:29 PM
hi swan,

fancy writing a quick guide on how to do the blue foam cart mod?........with a few piccies too? go on, i'll be your best friend  :-*  lol

it would be good for the people who dont know how to do it  :D
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jaded on April 17, 2010, 05:11:25 AM
hi swan,

fancy writing a quick guide on how to do the blue foam cart mod?........with a few piccies too?

Don't forget to wear your elbow length black satin gloves too Ms Vesta!
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: igetcha on April 19, 2010, 12:41:37 AM
ive tried pretty much all of the cart mods around and have not really been impressed with any of them..........one of the only ones i had not tried was the blue foam version.

i received a sample of USA blue foam from swanvesta and have just got round to trying it. not being totally sure of what to do and too lazy to go scouring the forums or youtube i decided to just have a go of what i think is meant to be done! lol

so quite simply i just cut a piece of the foam to the same shape as the opening of a cartridge but made it about 2mm bigger. i then filled the cart with e-liquid until it was just below the brim.....about 7/8th full. next i carefully pushed the cut piece of blue foam into the top of the cart and made sure it was flush with the brim. i then finished it by adding a couple more drops on to the foam, allowing each drop to soak in before adding the next.

go to be honest, i really was not expecting much and just assumed that it would be very little difference in performance to any of the other cart mods out there..........but rather surprisingly it worked an absolute treat!

it vaped consistently through out, and when the vapour eventually started to fade i removed the piece of blue foam and was astounded to see that the cartridge was completely bone dry...........not a drop of wasted e-liquid in sight!

i am now a fully fledged blue foam convert!  :D

thank you swan for the sample!

cheers,

scott


ps.........i think this is very worthy of a video tutorial which i shall record tomorrow   :D
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jackie on April 19, 2010, 01:41:28 AM
I was like you Scott, been a confirmed dripper for months and was extremely sceptical of this stuff.  But it really does work.  :)

The pre-cut pieces from strictlyejuice.com are well worth getting, you only need spend $10 for free postage.  Only downside is they don't work well in an 801, but if you only use 901/510 atties you should be good to go.  :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Moog on April 19, 2010, 02:41:47 PM
This is good news......trust me to get the wrong foam...LOL
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jaded on April 19, 2010, 03:57:33 PM
You could always buy an aquarium and some fish to justify your purchase...
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Moog on April 19, 2010, 04:00:03 PM
LOL....with three predatory cats they wouldn't last long....they've got all the frogs. :o
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 19, 2010, 10:26:35 PM
hi swan,

fancy writing a quick guide on how to do the blue foam cart mod?........with a few piccies too? go on, i'll be your best friend  :-*  lol

it would be good for the people who dont know how to do it  :D

Not been around much this weekend and hectic week but sure - however Jaded would be sooooooooo much better at it ;D
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 19, 2010, 10:32:46 PM
ive tried pretty much all of the cart mods around and have not really been impressed with any of them..........one of the only ones i had not tried was the blue foam version.

i received a sample of USA blue foam from swanvesta and have just got round to trying it. not being totally sure of what to do and too lazy to go scouring the forums or youtube i decided to just have a go of what i think is meant to be done! lol

so quite simply i just cut a piece of the foam to the same shape as the opening of a cartridge but made it about 2mm bigger. i then filled the cart with e-liquid until it was just below the brim.....about 7/8th full. next i carefully pushed the cut piece of blue foam into the top of the cart and made sure it was flush with the brim. i then finished it by adding a couple more drops on to the foam, allowing each drop to soak in before adding the next.

Ermmmm Scott its PRECUT as in, cut to size for you :P (are you having a "Swan looks for an atty to attach to her carto" moment there ;) ;D)

Just squish it together with your tweezers and push it in, then pull it back up to the top of the cart and add a few drops on top if its a new clean square (I personally find when its just a refill no extra drops on top are required)

Swan

Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Tinytears on April 19, 2010, 10:34:51 PM
Ooooh, Sorry that made me laugh so much, lol, sorry Scott.

Diane
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 19, 2010, 10:38:17 PM

i am now a fully fledged blue foam convert!  :D

thank you swan for the sample!

cheers,

scott


ps.........i think this is very worthy of a video tutorial which i shall record tomorrow   :D

OH YIPEEEEE I dont have to do one now!! ;D

So pleased you like it Scott, I have ordered 10 bags so will send you another bag when that arrives -  hope I get a mention - my 2 seconds of vaping fame 8)

I will keep checking in the UK for match of foam but it appears thus far that this exact stuff is only made in the USA and as strictlyejuice sell it pre-cut to size with free shipping there is no point at all buying it in bulk form from the US.

~Swan~

Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 19, 2010, 10:40:54 PM
Ooooh, Sorry that made me laugh so much, lol, sorry Scott.

Diane

Just so you can laugh at me too Diane - I really really did say to Scott that I couldn't try the cartomizer he had sent me as my 901 atty was at home - yes I really did ??? :'(
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: igetcha on April 20, 2010, 01:28:28 AM
ive tried pretty much all of the cart mods around and have not really been impressed with any of them..........one of the only ones i had not tried was the blue foam version.

i received a sample of USA blue foam from swanvesta and have just got round to trying it. not being totally sure of what to do and too lazy to go scouring the forums or youtube i decided to just have a go of what i think is meant to be done! lol

so quite simply i just cut a piece of the foam to the same shape as the opening of a cartridge but made it about 2mm bigger. i then filled the cart with e-liquid until it was just below the brim.....about 7/8th full. next i carefully pushed the cut piece of blue foam into the top of the cart and made sure it was flush with the brim. i then finished it by adding a couple more drops on to the foam, allowing each drop to soak in before adding the next.

Ermmmm Scott its PRECUT as in, cut to size for you :P (are you having a "Swan looks for an atty to attach to her carto" moment there ;) ;D)

Just squish it together with your tweezers and push it in, then pull it back up to the top of the cart and add a few drops on top if its a new clean square (I personally find when its just a refill no extra drops on top are required)

Swan

not so fast with your wise cracks missy! lol  :D

i had seen a few vids on youtube where people were still cutting the foam down to make a pellet in the way that i had described above, so it was that method which i copied.

however!

i must admit that i was just coming back on here to edit my original post to say its actually easier to bend the foam in half and then push it in the cart! lol

dont worry swan, i will make sure you DEFINITELY get a mention in the vid! he he  (just kidding, you will of course get a nice mention of thanks  :-* )


but the pellet type method does actually work really well, plus it allows the cart to hold a little more juice........but i do prefer the easier of option :D



now where did i put that cartomiser?  :P

Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jaded on April 20, 2010, 06:01:22 AM
Yes, I've seen those scissor-snapping vids too, but I belong to the Bend-It-Like-Vesta gang!

I do hope Strictly eJuice (http://strictlyejuice.com/) keep going - they haven't had any vaping "hardware" in stock for the past two months and all these free international foam orders must be putting a strain on their over-heads. If you're planning an order from them I can recommend their 3ml keyring juice bottles (https://strictlyejuice.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=43&products_id=245) - they're rather nifty and surprisingly useful.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 20, 2010, 10:36:43 AM
Good morning :)

OK, hands-up, I admit I have not watched videos modding the pre-cut blue foam and Im not going to be tempted - staying firmly in the bend-it-like-vesta gang ;D  I usually call it a squish but hey a bend works too ;)

I am mildy interested in making a pellet but no I will not give in!
I do wonder why people want to mod a pre-cut mod - I think they just like fiddling because they are creative, whereas I just want something that works straight from the pack. It works so why bother?

Im even getting a little bored with DIY mixing and looking at the offers for example currently on DV juice which is good quality stuff, the DIY method is hardly even saving much money so whats the point? Back to being creative and fiddling because you enjoy it I think. Problem for me is that I have months and months worth of stock but Im going to run it down and return to off the shelf eventually.

If an outlet sold at a reasonable price - 510 whistle tops, blue foam plug, prefilled with good quality high flavour juice I would just go buy 100 packs

~Swan~

p.s. Jaded - I also bought one of the 3ml keyring juice bottles - very useful I agree
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jackie on April 20, 2010, 01:17:31 PM
I'm a 'bend it like Vesta' member too.  :D

I could do with finding a way for these to work in an 801 cart though, the pre-cut pieces are just too small.  :(  I'll have to try again with 2 pieces I think.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Tinytears on April 20, 2010, 11:33:51 PM
Ok, I'm not going to laugh at anyone, not after Swans admission to the Carto, lol, sorry that slipped out.

Would 2 or 3 pieces put vertically and bent in an 801 cart not work Jackie.

Diane
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jackie on April 21, 2010, 12:24:01 AM
I'll let you know Diane, when I next get the urge to use a BE112.  I'm madly in love with the 510 LR atties atm so it might be a while.  :D
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 21, 2010, 10:15:47 AM
I'll let you know Diane, when I next get the urge to use a BE112.  I'm madly in love with the 510 LR atties atm so it might be a while.  :D

Jackie
where did you buy your current love from?
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Moog on April 21, 2010, 02:26:32 PM
I'd like to thank Swan for sending me some foam :-* :-*
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 21, 2010, 02:52:28 PM
I'd like to thank Swan for sending me some foam :-* :-*

I'd like to respond to Moog that he is very welcome :-* :-*
and I hope his little square of vaping heaven brings him as much joy as I have had reading his prolific posts over the last year ;D ;)

Jaded - where IS that bucket! :-X
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jackie on April 21, 2010, 09:21:33 PM
Jackie
where did you buy your current love from?

My 510 LR atties are from TW.  :)  They're the only place selling them in the UK atm I think.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wijakaja on April 22, 2010, 02:25:46 PM
Is there any chance that someone could send me a sample of this blue foam?

Thanks,
Billy.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 22, 2010, 02:55:15 PM
I am waiting for a delivery (last delivery was about a week)
If you PM me your addy I will send you a sample when my stock arrives

~Swan~
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Tinytears on April 22, 2010, 09:46:25 PM
Swan, you should order tons of it and sell it on, lol. I'd pay ?1 a bag.

Diane
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Moog on April 23, 2010, 03:19:52 PM
The foam works great Swan and its very different to the UK foam and no funny taste.....maybe we should call you "FoamVesta"...jk... :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: igetcha on April 23, 2010, 10:14:51 PM
any idea how many times a piece of the blue foam can be reused? one piece of mine has stopped working for some bizarre reason despite giving it a good rinse under a tap...........it looks and feels exactly like brand new but it just wont let any juice pass thru it now!  :(
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jaded on April 23, 2010, 10:24:47 PM
That's odd - you don't live in a hard water area do you?

Seriously though, I've been using the same foam filler, well the same four squares in four different atomizers, since I first got them a month or so ago and they are just as they were when I first took then out of the bag. No sign of degredation or wear.

Did you squeeze them out and dry them after rinsing? Have you tried putting the juice in first, bunging in the foam and topping it off to finish?
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: igetcha on April 23, 2010, 10:37:48 PM
hi mate,

yeah i use the foam in the exact same way as you described. the only thing i can think of is that it was fine until i used some new VG liquid from LF that was VERY thick!

but after rinsing it out several times and drying it etc then i cant see any logical reason why it will no longer wick! tis a mystery! lol
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jaded on April 23, 2010, 10:41:32 PM
I think its safe to use a little detergent to get out any stubborn residue as long you rinse it thoroughly.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jackie on April 24, 2010, 12:07:33 AM
Yeah the detergent might do it.

Very odd, like Jaded I've been using the same few pieces for weeks now and not had that problem.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Moog on April 24, 2010, 01:54:19 AM
I think down south its hard water...... :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jackie on April 24, 2010, 03:17:50 AM
I've lived down South Moog and agree, but where I live the water is even harder.  Seriously it's a royal pain, if I was OCD about it I could descale my kettle every other day.  :D

So it can't be that either...
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Moog on April 25, 2010, 03:36:22 PM
I'm lucky I now live in a soft water area....All those kettles I threw away in London cost me a fortune...LOL
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wijakaja on April 26, 2010, 08:31:41 AM
any idea how many times a piece of the blue foam can be reused? one piece of mine has stopped working for some bizarre reason despite giving it a good rinse under a tap...........it looks and feels exactly like brand new but it just wont let any juice pass thru it now!  :(
Scott, maybe you have it in upside down. Lol.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: mduval on April 26, 2010, 09:25:31 AM
Been watching some videos on this mod but can't wait to see scotts (which we all know will be clear and understable).

Plus I don't want to begger but does anyone have a few pre-cut peice's they could send to try cause it seem 1-4weeks is a long long wait.

God I said like a school kids, "Come on please splash me a cig" but yeah if anyone thinks they could help me out that would be amazing.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 26, 2010, 12:12:27 PM
hi mate,

yeah i use the foam in the exact same way as you described. the only thing i can think of is that it was fine until i used some new VG liquid from LF that was VERY thick!

but after rinsing it out several times and drying it etc then i cant see any logical reason why it will no longer wick! tis a mystery! lol

That is odd.....I can understand issues if the juice was very thick but cant understand why that mod would no longer work after rinsing out?
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 26, 2010, 12:15:12 PM
Been watching some videos on this mod but can't wait to see scotts (which we all know will be clear and understable).

Plus I don't want to begger but does anyone have a few pre-cut peice's they could send to try cause it seem 1-4weeks is a long long wait.

God I said like a school kids, "Come on please splash me a cig" but yeah if anyone thinks they could help me out that would be amazing.

Im all out of spares and waiting for 2nd delivery.........first order was really fast but this second order is taking its time!
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: mduval on April 26, 2010, 01:13:27 PM
Not a problem,

But what I am trying to get from this is, does the US version perform better???
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 26, 2010, 01:56:43 PM
Yes very much so as I say in opening post its far superior to anything I have sourced from the UK and its pre-cut as an added bonus :)

The mods are very cheap and if you spend, I think, $10 its free shipping from the US.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: mduval on April 26, 2010, 02:07:04 PM
Oh right so around ?6-7,

any e-liquid you would recommend from them if you have had anyfrom them.

I have found out why they take so long as well, they stock up a few orders at a time for outside the US, so thats why they say 1-4weeks
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 26, 2010, 11:07:15 PM
I have tried a few of their juices but no I could not recommend any of them

I have bought a very useful Juice Bottle Key Ring and some whistle tip carts (which although I ordered and paid for blanks they sent full of ejuice which was nice)

How about some tweezers? ;D
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: mduval on April 27, 2010, 12:40:08 AM
good idea I think il just stock up on bits
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wijakaja on April 28, 2010, 12:17:25 PM
Hey Swan,

Any news on your delivery of blue foam yet.

Cheers,
Billy.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 28, 2010, 04:59:40 PM
Nope
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: igetcha on April 28, 2010, 09:29:55 PM
hi guys,

ive just ordered 20 bags of blue foam and 10 of their juice bottle keyring thingamajigs. once they get delivered i will do a competition / give away  :D


swan, i will make sure you get a couple of bags to say thank you for helping myself and others with your samples  ;) 
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: stevemontuno on April 28, 2010, 09:52:29 PM
sounds exciting scott,,,i like your style  ;D
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: mduval on April 28, 2010, 09:52:49 PM
hi guys,

ive just ordered 20 bags of blue foam and 10 of their juice bottle keyring thingamajigs. once they get delivered i will do a competition / give away  :D


swan, i will make sure you get a couple of bags to say thank you for helping myself and others with your samples  ;)

Sweet cant wait!!!
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 28, 2010, 11:17:39 PM
hi guys,

ive just ordered 20 bags of blue foam and 10 of their juice bottle keyring thingamajigs. once they get delivered i will do a competition / give away  :D


swan, i will make sure you get a couple of bags to say thank you for helping myself and others with your samples  ;)

I dont want a couple of bags - really - the stamps cost me more than the bloomin' blue foam so please dont!
Firstly, the vaping community are a nice bunch of people and what goes around comes around and people have always been kind and helpful to me, especially you Scott. Secondly, little acts of kindness make me feel good so its all win-win

Another group hug anyone?  :-*

~swan~

p.s. Jaded - I need the bucket again :-X
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 28, 2010, 11:19:49 PM
hi guys,

ive just ordered 20 bags of blue foam and 10 of their juice bottle keyring thingamajigs. once they get delivered i will do a competition / give away  :D


swan, i will make sure you get a couple of bags to say thank you for helping myself and others with your samples  ;)

A very good way to spread the word by the way - it certainly worked for Garry & Abe on LF, that thread was red hot!

Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: igetcha on April 28, 2010, 11:22:15 PM
hi guys,

ive just ordered 20 bags of blue foam and 10 of their juice bottle keyring thingamajigs. once they get delivered i will do a competition / give away  :D


swan, i will make sure you get a couple of bags to say thank you for helping myself and others with your samples  ;)

I dont want a couple of bags - really - the stamps cost me more than the bloomin' blue foam so please dont!
Firstly, the vaping community are a nice bunch of people and what goes around comes around and people have always been kind and helpful to me, especially you Scott. Secondly, little acts of kindness make me feel good so its all win-win

Another group hug anyone?  :-*

~swan~

p.s. Jaded - I need the bucket again :-X


no worries mate :)    how about a book of 1st class stamps instead? lol
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 28, 2010, 11:24:19 PM
LOL - dont tell anyone but I use the post tray at work ;)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: igetcha on April 28, 2010, 11:26:47 PM
lol!  :D
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: mduval on April 28, 2010, 11:52:51 PM
Dont worry I do the same.... Yes yes a stamp is ony what 27p but thats 27p I save per letter :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wijakaja on April 29, 2010, 12:13:31 PM
Be careful people, you're admitting to theft even if it is only a stamp. You can actually be sacked for that as it's classed as Gross Misconduct.
Sorry to put the dampner on but I spent 7 years as a Branch Secretary for a well known Trade Union in London and I've seen people sacked for less than the cost of a 1st class stamp.
I wouldn't want any of you lovely bunch to get into any trouble.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: mduval on April 29, 2010, 12:37:55 PM
Well I dont do it at christmas  :P

I wouldnt want to put 50 odd cards in there, na my work place doesnt really mind aslong as we don't take the piss like say at christmas or something but the odd b'day card or bills ect they don't mind.

But yeah if there isnt an agreement in place it can be gross missconduct!
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on April 29, 2010, 01:31:13 PM
Be careful people, you're admitting to theft even if it is only a stamp. You can actually be sacked for that as it's classed as Gross Misconduct.
Sorry to put the dampner on but I spent 7 years as a Branch Secretary for a well known Trade Union in London and I've seen people sacked for less than the cost of a 1st class stamp.
I wouldn't want any of you lovely bunch to get into any trouble.

I was joking, I'm a Director of the Company so Im on fairly safe ground:)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wijakaja on April 29, 2010, 02:21:15 PM
Nice one.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Moog on April 29, 2010, 04:25:21 PM
When I was a student I worked in the summer break for a very large comapany, I worked in the post room and by accident put through a 100 letters with a ?90 stamp on them.... :o :-X ???
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wijakaja on April 29, 2010, 04:46:27 PM
Lol. I bet you then went back to your proper job with the Royal Mail. Lol.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on May 03, 2010, 10:52:46 PM
After something Scott said Ive been trimming the pre-cut blue foam mods just a tiny wee bit so they become a rectangle as opposed to a square and its giving me better results
Definite improvement on getting every last drop of juice to wick

My order has eventually arrived from the US so I now have lots of blue foam and have just filled 30 which will keep me going without any faffing about for a few days ;D


Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Jackie on May 05, 2010, 11:36:53 PM
I've found that after a while of use they sort of change to a more rectangular shape naturally anyway.  Haven't needed to do any trimming - though I'm using a 901 whistle tip cart if that makes a difference, don't like the round 510 ones.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wijakaja on May 06, 2010, 11:31:24 AM
Thanks to Swan for the square piece of blue foam. I received it yesterday and it works very well.
I just folded it in half and inserted it into a 901 whistle tip cart with excellent results.
I'll be ordering some for myself in the near future.
Thanks again Swan.

Billy.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: SwanVesta on May 06, 2010, 02:52:34 PM
your welcome
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: ninotschka on May 09, 2010, 05:09:05 PM
thought i would add my 2 cents to this.

i found that with some attys, the bridge is too high and pushes the foam in too far for my liking. so i used one of the pre-cut pieces together with the dart mod, using a 15mm piece of an earbud stick with 510 carts. then i twist the foam pice in about half way or enough so it stays in the stick. i find this usually makes the foam the perfect size to fit flush with the cart but if not, a bit can be cut off either the foam or the stick.

should look a bit like this. if the upload works

(http://)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: tabs on May 22, 2010, 03:49:24 PM
Just ordered the blue foam from the US site.2 bags.Plus some juice and tweezers.
(Got it to just above $10)

I did use fluval 2 ordered from here in the UK but it didn't really work that well
no matter how I cut it.

Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: tabs on June 02, 2010, 07:43:58 PM
Got my order today.

The blue foam is working very well indeed.I did nothing special,I just sort
of put the foam in with tweezers.

So far so good. :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: booker on June 06, 2010, 08:39:46 PM
Hi guys

So what would be the trick to have it working with 302 carts (I guess they're the same size as 801?) since those you order come pre-cut nicely for 510?

Would just stuffing 302 cart with several of them work?

Must admit I just went for DD as I had very bad experience with sorta melting the waddings. That's just sooo awful. Blah.  :P

Been thinking about drip tip, but I saw one dude on youtube got split by the juice on the face with it! All you're saying US blue foam is that good just the size of what you get would be apparently too small for 302 carts, and those carts I so love coz they take a bloody jar of juice  :D

Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Moog on June 07, 2010, 05:02:40 PM
I think you might be able to put two bits in the 302's.... :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: laid_in on June 07, 2010, 10:35:18 PM
Hi. I use 2 blue foams as a loose plug with an 801. Works fine with the occasional prod with some tweezers. According to the wiki there is a diameter difference between the 801 and your 302 though. Hope this helps. Brian.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: booker on June 08, 2010, 08:00:23 AM
Thanks laid_in.
Interestingly enough I read TW people checked their 801s and they work perfect with their Joyetech Stick which they sell with 302s.

Couldn't find atomizers on wikipedia...
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Moog on June 08, 2010, 04:17:41 PM
Try this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_cigarette
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: laid_in on June 08, 2010, 08:55:32 PM
Or this one too...

http://www.e-cigarette-wiki.com/index.php?title=Brand_and_Model_Compatibility_Chart

Brian.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: booker on June 16, 2010, 07:47:18 AM
Yea thanks. Seems it should fit.

JOYE 302    JY    cig    mini    108.0             ts    180    250                compatible w/ DSE801, RN4072 & BE112


Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wyrm1973 on June 16, 2010, 11:23:12 PM
Typical , Just ordered some Rite-Size U OEM Magnum HOT 250 Foam Filter Sleeve 6pk
via ebay (tis coming from USA) link below.... then found this post regarding precut foam from strictlyejuice.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370395820804&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Ah well, didnt cost too much, anyone have experience with marineland foam If anyone would like a sample to do a comparison, PM me and ill be happy to  send some material for you to experiment.


regards

Julian
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: booker on June 17, 2010, 03:07:13 PM
I'd like that please.

Got a sample of those from strictlyejuice.com and was about to order some, but if what you have is the same then perhaps ordering whole thing might be even a better idea (especially as I want to use it with big carts like 801/302 and 701)

Will PM my addy. Thanks.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wyrm1973 on June 17, 2010, 10:10:27 PM
Cool,  as soon as i get delivery, i'll post some out to you , be interesting to see if they are simular materials :-)

Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: booker on June 18, 2010, 03:59:44 PM
Yea thanks. Seems it should fit.

JOYE 302    JY    cig    mini    108.0             ts    180    250                compatible w/ DSE801, RN4072 & BE112
Naah, perchaps I don't have too much luck on my wicked stick. Had to use staple mod to get 801 working (TW's one, to be more funny)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wyrm1973 on June 26, 2010, 04:10:29 PM
well my blue foam came today, have stuck through dish washer and using plug method now on my 510 carts, so far vaps well, easy drag, and no leaks, was a bit of a strange taste at first, but seems to have gone now, will be posting out samples monday morning. If anyone else wants to try some pm me :-)

regards

Julian
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: TNGJester on June 27, 2010, 05:52:18 AM
This looks like a great mod, and I have tried to check out several video around youtube on different styles of using the foam. How does everyone else prefer to use it, like a T-cut or a fold over plug or a cut to fit plug. I am really looking forward to Scott's review on the mod.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Wayne on June 29, 2010, 08:19:10 PM
I just poke em to bottom of cart, fill cart and use tweezers to pull foam back to top. No cutting or folding and always a super vape :-*
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: TNGJester on June 30, 2010, 03:16:33 AM
I got my hands on 3 sheets of the foam uncut so I think I am going to play around with it and see what I come up with.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: booker on June 30, 2010, 12:37:20 PM
was a bit of a strange taste at first, but seems to have gone now
yeah, they have to be washed before first use. I used dishwash liquid and gave the ones from Strictly Ejuice a very good rinse, and the weird taste was gone.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Moog on June 30, 2010, 05:39:59 PM
Do you all use one square for the 510 carts?....I've heard some people say they cut theirs down.. :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Tinytears on June 30, 2010, 10:24:27 PM
I cut mine down for the 901s and 510s  I've not tried it in the 801s yet though.

Diane
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wyrm1973 on July 01, 2010, 01:18:28 AM
Ive tried the strip method and the plug method on my 510 standard and mega carts/attys and it works great,,
so far im happier with the plug method, vast improvement over the standard white filler found in most cartidges.

Finally got to the post office, sorry for the delay,  so hopefully will be with you tomorrow booker. :-)

Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: booker on July 02, 2010, 11:08:11 AM
Finally got to the post office, sorry for the delay,  so hopefully will be with you tomorrow booker. :-)
Wicked!

ps. no worries! :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: booker on July 02, 2010, 11:11:10 AM
I cut mine down for the 901s and 510s  I've not tried it in the 801s yet though.
I couldn't get it to work on 801 and 302. Tried two 510-pre-cut plugs (from Strictly Ejuice) and it doesn't wick.

Will see what can be done with what Wyrm will send me. :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Moog on July 02, 2010, 05:43:37 PM
So if you cut them in half width ways they work better?
I've just been bunging a whole one in..LOL...it kinda worked.... :P
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: booker on July 02, 2010, 09:09:06 PM
So if you cut them in half width ways they work better?
I've just been bunging a whole one in..LOL...it kinda worked.... :P
I dunno,  I did cut them widhwise, it was just getting inside the cartidge. Anyway I must've played too much, eventually I couldn't tell what sides I cutted, the world got black, there was only a tiny tunell with the light , haha and.... I ran out of cubes :] I'm saving one to compare with what Wyrm will send :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: booker on July 08, 2010, 12:40:11 PM
Cool,  as soon as i get delivery, i'll post some out to you , be interesting to see if they are simular materials :-)
Got it on Monday mate, thx!!

Visually it's the same, although I haven't tried it yet. Will post some makro-photo today.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wyrm1973 on July 08, 2010, 07:38:20 PM
Glad you got the sample, much prefer the blue foam to the standard filler (I have stuck with the plug method) works great for me and my 510s.
Hope it works for you too booker :-)

When I ordered from ebay didnt realise I ordered so much got 6 x filters.   The first one I cut in half (half  for booker, half for me). 
And ive probably used about 1/20th of my half sheet, at this rate it will last me a lifetime :-)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: TNGJester on July 08, 2010, 07:51:51 PM
I use the plug method as well, I also found that when I pre-fill several carts and leave them go for a while, after some time I have to top off or pull out the foam and flip it over. I think this may be because as it sits the liquid makes its way to the bottom. Now when I flip it or top off it vapes until dry so its no big deal.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: booker on July 08, 2010, 09:57:27 PM
Glad you got the sample, much prefer the blue foam to the standard filler (I have stuck with the plug method) works great for me and my 510s.
Hope it works for you too booker :-)

When I ordered from ebay didnt realise I ordered so much got 6 x filters.   The first one I cut in half (half  for booker, half for me). 
And ive probably used about 1/20th of my half sheet, at this rate it will last me a lifetime :-)
Mate, you've sent me a gigantic sample :)) I share with ppl (happily).

The small cube in the photos is what I got from Starlight who bought it from Strictly Ejuice.

Verdict - they're damn the same.
Cheers :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wyrm1973 on July 08, 2010, 10:30:25 PM
If anyone else would like a sample pm me your address and ill send some out.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Tyke on July 18, 2010, 02:34:09 PM
I've been using the Strictly pre cut squares for several months now and I've yet to find anything even close to it for performance.

For 510, 901 or M301 carts I just cut a square in half, fill the cart to the top more or less then pop the half piece in (longways down the cart) with no squashing.
It wicks until the cart is dry and the liquid doesn't leak out.

Trouble free.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wyrm1973 on July 20, 2010, 10:09:09 PM
Hi Tyke, Ive got some marineland foam Size U , see previous post,
Would you like a sample?, Booker compared it the other day, seems to be the same/simular.

If youd like a sample PM Me.

Regards

Julian
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: booker on July 21, 2010, 01:29:11 AM
It's 100% the same.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: TNGJester on July 21, 2010, 01:42:08 AM
It really is, I think they actually use that when they are making there squares, its actually what I have here at the house and use myself.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Tinytears on July 21, 2010, 10:14:22 PM
Don't know if anyones said this before but Paradise Vape in the Uk http://paradisevapeuk.vstore.ca/index.php/cName/diy-accessories has the blue foam for 50p a bag.

Diane
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wyrm1973 on August 02, 2010, 04:56:29 PM
just to let you know, those who requested bluefoam (TheCrazyCal, Tyke), finally got round
to posting today, so should be with you tomorrow. 

Sorry for delay, kept just missing post office after work.

Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Tyke on August 03, 2010, 09:34:03 PM
It arrived, thanks for sending it :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wyrm1973 on August 03, 2010, 10:58:43 PM
my Pleasure Tyke, sorry took so long  :D
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Tyke on August 04, 2010, 12:33:17 AM
Believe me I understand, I work largely from home at the moment and I still find it tricky to get the time to get to the Post Office less than a mile from the house when they're open.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: TheCrazyCal on August 04, 2010, 11:21:35 AM
thanks matey..

it took me 12 years to post a letter off once  ;D
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: wyrm1973 on August 04, 2010, 02:08:40 PM
glad you got it :-)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Milt on October 26, 2010, 02:19:37 PM
Hi, Has anyone else noticed a strange flavour when using the blue foam? I have tried alot of different blue foams including the 'u' rite size from Marineland as specified on youtube, but they all seem to give a taint to the taste of milder e-juices. The taint seems to increase with re-use even after reepeated washing out of the foam.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Capt12B on October 26, 2010, 02:24:54 PM
I have heard of others saying they got some funky flavor from the BF, I never noticed anything bad. I always thought I had a cleaner flavor with the BF,but I did learn that I could not use it at 6+v or I would scorch it and that did taste very bad. For 3.7v vaping I loved the BF prior to all the new cartos and Direct Dripping. I still have a life time supply of the stuff, but it has been a long time since I broke any out. There was some concern about toxins being released if the BF was over heated: I can say that they are right - if you burn the BF you will release toxins. That holds true for burning anything, and also is true for the stock poly fill or wick under the bridge of the atty ;)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Milt on October 26, 2010, 02:39:12 PM
Cheers Capt. Good advice as always. I have stopped using it for some time as I am sure I can taste something plasticky. DD for me until someone sells a really good juice delivery device.  :P
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: roachieuk on April 12, 2011, 05:37:44 PM
I just got my blue foam from paradise vape today and wow what a diffrence.Better hit nicer taste fit more liquid in than normal.Great lil mod better than the horrible white stuff you get i found this all clumped up after just under a weeks use.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Fiona on April 12, 2011, 05:40:44 PM
Glad you like it.....If you ever get to try the Boge cartomizers you'll see they are even nicer  ;D

Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Stonethecrows on November 16, 2013, 05:44:33 PM
I know this is an old thread, but does anyone know if you can get this stuff from the UK, becuase I quite like the sound of it, and would love to give it a try :)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: itsmeitis on November 16, 2013, 05:51:51 PM
yes
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Stonethecrows on November 16, 2013, 06:00:21 PM
lol...where abouts ;D
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: itsmeitis on November 16, 2013, 06:01:21 PM
here (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FILTER-MEDIA-FILTRATION-SPONGES-BLUE-FIBER-FOAM-POOL-AQUARIUM-FISHTANK-POND-/200918161722?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Fish&hash=item2ec7a7d93a)

&

here (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Finest-Filters-Course-Media-Aquarium-Filters/dp/B005AK9EWA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384624717&sr=8-1&keywords=fish+tank+filter+foam)

aswell other aquarium type places. ;)
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Stonethecrows on November 16, 2013, 06:06:12 PM
Cheers mate.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: itsmeitis on November 16, 2013, 06:07:40 PM
if you happen to be close to a 'Pets at home' store, or similar large pet shop chain, you might well be able to pick some up from there for just a couple of quid.
Title: Re: Blue Foam Cart Mod (UK v USA material)
Post by: Stonethecrows on November 16, 2013, 06:36:26 PM
Sound, cheers pal. There are a couple of 'paws for thought' shops near by, which I go in fairly often, so I'll have a goosy ganda in those. I just ordered some from those links, too.