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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:54 am
Since so many of us are rebuilders now, what has been the best choice for wicks. Silica, Cotton, Poly or ???
The flavor has dropped of so fast is the attys I'm getting I don't want to build any with what they are using.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:57 am
kimbo wrote:Since so many of us are rebuilders now, what has been the best choice for wicks. Silica, Cotton, Poly or ???
The flavor has dropped of so fast is the attys I'm getting I don't want to build any with what they are using.

personally i like silica best. SS mesh is good too but I just prefer not only the flavor on my Penelope but the way it vapes. I don't know if it is just me but sometimes first thing in the morning the genisis style is a little harsh on my throat. I am sure everyone has their own opinions though. I hear a lot of people say SS mesh offers the best flavor but there is just something about silica I really like. I still use my Genesis' though but if I had to pick just one it would be the Penelope.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:31 am
So far all I've had the pleasure of using is the silica. It's worked well for me so far. ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:29 am
I'm not even sure what I've used. But then again I'm not using an rba either. Anyone know what is in the kanger t2?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:52 am
The Kanger's got silica, as do most (maybe all) clearomizers. I think silica's great, too. But stainless steel has provided me with the best flavor, personally. As long as that puppy's wet and coiled well, it's delicious!

I haven't tried cotton, but I hear great things.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:16 am
I've recently delved into starting to rebuild my clearomizer coil heads... I've found that 100% cotton yarn is the cheapest, and works pretty well. I've been told to use the "peaches 'n' cream" brand, and then boiling the segments of yarn for 15 minutes before using it. The flavor is pretty good, but not quite as good as what comes in the clearomizers when purchased (silica?) It's a little tricky to thread also, but after 1-2 times, I can easily get 4 strands in NO problem. A main problem is, you cannot dry burn them without burning them to shreds. So, you just replace them! To dry burn then, you just remove the wicks, dry burn JUST the coils (be very careful! low voltage, pulsing only), and then reinsert new wick!)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:11 pm
I honestly love the taste of good cotton wicking. I use cheesecloth and honestly its usually a really clean taste unless you get impatient and fire it too soon. Once that sucker starts wicking though its stays wicking amazingly. SS is still the best flavor wise though.