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Cigar Hacks 101 - How to Save and Repair a Damaged Cigar

6th Dec 2021

Hi, and welcome to another episode of Mondays with Mardos. I'm Gerard, and this week we're going to talk about how to save or repair a damaged cigar, but before I get going, I need you to click on that subscribe button, click on the bell to be notified every single week of new episodes on Mondays with Mardos.

All right. So, we're going to go right into talking about the difference between saving a cigar and repairing cigars. So, first off, let's talk about repairing a cigar. This cigar right here is unraveling from the cap. As you can see, the wrappers coming apart. So, this cigar, we can actually repair it. Now, licking it is not going to work because my saliva is not a very good adhesive, but lucky for me, the industry has come out with something called the perfect repair. There are many other brands out there, but on Amazon, these are $10. It's a little bottle that looks like a cap of nail polish, and it does have that viscous solution that they use to make cigars.

Now, this is food-grade adhesive. This is the same kind of stuff they use for stamps or envelopes. And I can just go ahead and gently apply the stuff just like that like I'm painting something or I never really painted my nails, but if you're to be painting your nails, that's basically the same concept here. You just give it a little bit of more glue on there, and then you apply it on there. And then voila, just like that it allows me to save my cigar. I've just got to let it sit there for at least about half an hour for it to dry, and then I just repaired my cigar. It really is as easy as that but you do need to get this stuff right here. This one is called The Perfect Repair or just for any cigar repair product.

Now, the difference between saving a cigar. So, this cigar right here has a very nice mean fat, nice, good old crack right from the cap of the cigar, and it goes pretty deep. So, therefore, to save a cigar like this, you basically going to use the viscous paste and just give it a little bit of a coating on it just to give it a little bit better for the seal because when you smoke a cigar and if the wrapper is coming undone, it's not going to give you that seal to get the good draw. So this cigar, I just gave it a good little brush of the product on there. Let it sit and dry.

Now, since it's a deep, nasty gash in this cigar, it's going to be very difficult for me to basically put it back together. So, what I'm going to do with this cigar is I'm going to clip it, and I'm going to smoke it backwards. Yes. I said that, right? I'm going to smoke it backwards. It's called safari style, which I think I've already talked about that a couple of episodes ago. So, I will clip this cigar, and once it dries and I'll smoke it safari style, it does just as good. It actually gives you a better smoking experience than if you were to take the cigar and try to smoke it because this gash right here is not going to allow you to have that nice seal, that vacuum to be able to get some good draws out of it.

So, anyways, that's enough out of me this week. Let me know in the comments how you guys save your damaged cigars. I want to hear it in the comments, all right? Other than that, I'll see you guys next week. Remember to follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, remember to tell your friends to subscribe to our YouTube channel. See you guys.