Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Click the "Create Account" button now to join.

Welcome to the Wackedout - Ecig Canada Forum Electronic Cigarette.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    North Bay, Ontario
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Mech maintenance and cleaning

    I'm new to mechanicals.
    Been rebuilding my coils since pretty well the week I started vaping.
    I've got a Hades 26650 using an eFest 3500mah at 32A/64A.

    So now the irrelevants are outa the way. I tore down to clean some sand and grit that got into my threads during a mud run over the weekend.
    I noticed "green death" on and around my negative contacts. Now this is inevitable with any battery operated anything...
    What are you guys using to clean this? Could I use electrical contact cleaner and some dielectric grease to slow the progression of the green death?

    Does the green death have anything to do with the coil build? Typically around .9-1.2 is my consistent build. (currently have dual coil at .5 in my dripper now.)

    Is there anything I can do to prevent it from happening so quickly? Was surprised. I really only use the mech when ppl are ooh'd by the clouds vaping 60/40. I drip in some 80/20 and show them clouds.

    Thanks guys.
    Kinda paranoid now after seeing that article on the dudes mech blew up in his face.

  2. #2
    Advanced Mentor CK47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    526
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can use contact cleaner to clean them up just make sure the contacts are clean and dry afterwards or a bit of fine sandpaper. The grease I've used but to be honest I never found it did much but gather more dust and dirt. That being said I know other swear by it. Unless your mod is having troubles firing I can't see your builds being a problem. The rusting of the contacts is more moisture related than anything.
    Don't know what article your read there's been so many floating around that have been proven false. I think the last one I read was on facebook turns out the guy actually shot himself with a blank gun.

  3. #3
    Mentor PorkchopReg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Brampton
    Posts
    414
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I let my Copper and Brass Mods get dirty, and have patina'd natually and while it looks like it belongs at Grandma's house, I just love the way it looks.... Only think I clean is the contacts at both Battery ends, and the connector area.

  4. #4
    Guru wheelie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Meaford, Ont.
    Posts
    1,030
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    35 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I find mechanicals need a good cleaning every couple weeks. They just stop vaping as good as they did when clean. They get a lot of voltage drop when dirty. I use contact cleaner then fine sand paper on the pins to get them back to nice and shiny again. Not sure where all the grime comes from but when my locking rings stop working smoothly it is time for a good cleaning. CHEERS!
    @CK47 stated things very well.
    We are all cloud chasers. Otherwise we would all be chewing gum or putting on patches.

  5. #5
    Guru Trainer Switcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Dartmouth, NS
    Posts
    2,300
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    To clean your contact points simply use an eraser, it is basically non-abrasive.

  6. #6
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    North Bay, Ontario
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks guys.
    I'm going to let the exterior oxidize for sure. But I want the internals slick and clean.

 

 

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Our Partners

Mech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaningMech maintenance and cleaning

Electronic Cigarette Directory
Chilliwack & Agassiz Dentist
Buy CBD Canada Online