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    Question Aluminum threads? Are they that much of a nightmare? Your thoughts!

    I'm about to grab a sentinel m16 clone from FT. The $11 one has aluminum threads. I keep hearing horror stories! Im going to use a vivi which I do dry burn about every 2 weeks(waiting on new heads). People keep saying there threads strip after switching tanks. Anyone else have a positive exp and might want to change my mind about ordering. I'm dying to get a mech but I don't want to shell out money for a Ferrari type mod!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chablo View Post
    I'm about to grab a sentinel m16 clone from FT. The $11 one has aluminum threads. I keep hearing horror stories! Im going to use a vivi which I do dry burn about every 2 weeks(waiting on new heads). People keep saying there threads strip after switching tanks. Anyone else have a positive exp and might want to change my mind about ordering. I'm dying to get a mech but I don't want to shell out money for a Ferrari type mod!
    Aluminum is really too soft a metal to be using for something that is going to get repeated use as frequently as threads on a PV.

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    I've heard that as well but seems to depend a lot. I have a SID that has an aluminum body and the threads are durable and smooth. Could be that the threads are stainless steel though, not actually sure. It definitely has an aluminum body though.

    You can find some *sweet* deals on all sorts of stuff, including a ton of mechs at gotsmok. Not all of them are fasttech but if you don't mind ordering there your options just skyrocketed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilZoe View Post
    Aluminum is really too soft a metal to be using for something that is going to get repeated use as frequently as threads on a PV.
    Ok. Now should I grab it as something to get used to a mech? I'm using ego's and they just aren't my preference. I'm at that point where it's I know what I want but I just don't want to be the guy who throws cash around and not care. $11 doesn't seem too bad for something I'll get a month use out of.
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    Brass Sentinel M16 from FastTech $16.22

    Probably worth the extra $4.22

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    The brass one is only $5 more

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    I guess I'll go for the brass one! Not a fan of the brass color. Thanks guys.
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    MtBakerVapor also has a great deal on the Kamry K100 for just $22.49 (use coupon code "livechat") I'm pretty sure it's a stainless steel mod. It has high regards in quality/price from what I've heard. Maybe an owner could pipe in.

    http://www.mtbakervapor.com/e-cig-st...mry-k100-body/

    Plus you wouldn't have to wait 4 weeks for shipping...

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    The Stainless Private V2 is only another $5. hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by DKP# View Post
    The Stainless Private V2 is only another $5. hehe

    I liked the V2 I'm also liking the Pisces Style. I'm grabbing the batteries either locally or from amazon so I'm not stuck waiting months for my order!
    But I'm going to go with one of em.
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