Looks like I have to post over here, since I don't have enough posts, even though I've been a member since 2011 (back before e-cigs were cool *flips hair out of eyes*).
I was just wondering if anybody could elaborate on what kinds of material is available for wicking. I know about silica (have some serious doubts about that one), but what about the rest? I've heard of cotton and steel. What are the pros and cons? What about currently available brands? Do any of these degrade in nic-juice? Which won't leak?
A comprehensive review would be ideal, if it's already been posted.
Just my newb 2 cents...been using an igo-l organic cotton ball for wick for the last 2 weeks...flavors good, vapors good, and no leaks. But I do have to rewick every 2 days(no big deal).
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2 weeks? Yikes! I use cotton balls and been using the same once for 3weeks now.
Originally Posted by jellyfish98
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I've only tried Silica Wicks and cotton yarn. I prefer the cotton yarn. I got a skein of the yarn at Walmart for about $0.89. I've been using it to rewick a Kanger ProTank for about 8 months.
Go with cotton balls + microcoil (original thread here on ecf)
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Originally Posted by jozef-3d
Kay, a few votes for cotton already. As I see it, there are a 4 concerns:
1. Wick degradation due to nic-juice (major components could be PG, VG, flavor [mostly alcohol plus some organics])
2. Wick degradation due to heat (from the atty coil)
3. Wicking ability
4. Ability to prevent free-flow (leaking)
Anybody that can comment on those things? I have experience with silica, and I'm not impressed. Cotton is organic, and as such, could burn, which gives me pause.
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Originally Posted by RJPAVLAS
You can't dry burn cotton yeah.... Other than that, it's way better than silica
I use silica and square braid cotton wick (amazon for both). The silica tends to last a little longer but I can't tell any difference in the vapor production or flavor. Both work very well.
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