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taking apart the Firefly 2

Deep Cleaning Your Firefly 2

Make Your Firelfy 2 Work Like it's New

The Firefly 2 , a beautiful vaporizer with its’ aesthetics unmatched only by its performance and great flavor. The Firefly 2 is also one of the easiest vaporizers on the market to clean, but if not cleaned regularly the Firefly 2’s performance will suffer greatly over time  and a simple clean won’t remove chronic usage buildup. Ironically this is par for the course with the Firefly 2. I have drawn comparisons with on demand convection vaporizers such as the Firefly 2 and Ghost MV1 to Ferraris which need as much upkeep as a 1920s model T.

Having a few Firefly 2 vaporizers laying around the warehouse (cosmetically damaged) I noticed that some Firefly 2s performed better than others, under the exact same conditions. I had cleaned them all as good as possible and even tried using a small pin to open up the clogged holes on the heating element plate. To no avail – I could not get my dirty Firefly 2s to function to their former glory.

One Firefly 2 in particular had a majority of the heating element cover holes plugged and draw resistance  felt like no air was flowing through. As you can imagine the vapor output was abysmal. Writing this Firefly 2 off as a goner I decided to disassemble it and try to find out why this stubborn unit was performing so much worse than some of the other ones I had lying around.

Clean your Firelfy 2
Broken Firefly 2

What I found was disassembling and deep cleaning some of the individual components brought my Firefly 2 back to life as if it were fresh out of the box. Now do be aware this will void your warranty and a deep clean of this nature is not necessary if you do regularly scheduled maintenance.

 

You can take apart the entire unit using only a Torx T6 screwdriver. The biggest areas to focus on will be the Firefly 2 mouthpiece screen and the heating element component to include the ceramic bowl.

Step 1.)  Remove the battery cover and battery. There will be 5 screws. Do make sure to keep the 3 screws from the top separate from the 2 screws on the bottom of the unit. This will uncover the heating element protection. Remove and place aside.

disassemble your Firefly 2

Step 2.) Next you will want to remove the heating coil, again using the Torx T6 unscrew fastener which connects the coil to the circuit board.

taking apart the Firefly 2

Step 3.) Push the Herb chamber group down from the top with your finger. The entire group will come out.

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Firefly 2 directions

Step 4.) Remove the metal heating plate from the glass part of the  chamber.

Firefly 2 herb chamber

The metal heating plate with the micro drilled holes is what you really want to focus on. I soaked this in some 99% isopropyl and then hit with a toothbrush and pin to make sure I got all the holes 100% clear of any particles or resin. The holes are so tiny you will want to hold this up to the light to make sure you have it as clear as can be.

Using an Iso soaked Q tip you will also want to clean the buildup off the ceramic glass chamber. When you reassemble the herb chamber. Removing this build up will increase overall airflow on the sides , which is equally as important as freeing up the micro drilled holes on the metal plate over the heating coil.

Using an Iso soaked Q tip you will also want to clean the buildup off the ceramic glass chamber. When you reassemble the herb chamber. Removing this build up will increase overall airflow on the sides , which is equally as important as freeing up the micro drilled holes on the metal plate over the heating coil.

This is pretty much the bread and butter of enhancing the airflow

Putting it all back together correctly can be a daunting task if you are not too technically inclined. Thankfully for us at To the Cloud Vapor Store we have a mechanical engineer who is a UC Berkeley graduate who lends us a helping hand.

Clean holes in Firefly 2

Step 5.) Reassemble the herb chamber group and place upwards into bottom of disassembled unit.

Herb chamber group Firefly 2

Step 6.) Align the heating coil conduction step bridge up correctly and drop in to place. (see photo) This is important to make sure heating coil will trigger.

Firefly 2 circuit board

Step 7.) Line up the heating coil and fasten. (see step 2 photo) 

Step 8.) Place the heating element grounder/ insulator in place.

Firefly 2 grounder

Step 9.) Input the bottom shell and screw back in place.

Firefly 2 shines bright

It was amazing the difference this deep clean made in draw resistance and vapor production. With these on demand convection vaporizers the air flow is so important and when it is restricted the vapor production is hard to come by and gives terrible user experience.

This harkens back to our statement on these high end portable on demand convection vaporizers having the capability to be the best vaporizers on the market, but only under the right conditions. Alot of individuals would rather not deal with the upkeep , cleaning and user precision needed to nail down a perfect session. There are a plethora of great vaporizers out there and To the Cloud Vapor Store is happy to offer a trial period with every vaporizer sold to make sure you find the right one for you or if you want to try them all. 

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