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    Hey peeps,

    The device I'm currently using is a V 2.5 provari. When I first got it the threads were perfectly smooth but after a month or so of constant use I've noticed that the threads aren't as 'fresh' as they were when I first bought it and it slightly squeaks when changing the battery.

    So, I was wondering what substances would be okay to use to re-lubricate the threads. Would any of the following suffice? If so, which one would be best;

    Petroleum jelly
    Baby Oil
    Coco butter
    Olive oil
    WD-40

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by purelyscientific View Post
    Hey peeps,

    The device I'm currently using is a V 2.5 provari. When I first got it the threads were perfectly smooth but after a month or so of constant use I've noticed that the threads aren't as 'fresh' as they were when I first bought it and it slightly squeaks when changing the battery.

    So, I was wondering what substances would be okay to use to re-lubricate the threads. Would any of the following suffice? If so, which one would be best;

    Petroleum jelly
    Baby Oil
    Coco butter
    Olive oil
    WD-40
    Noalox, probably. Plant (or animal) based oils will decay, baby oil is awfully thin for the task. I wouldn't have any objection to WD-40 or petroleum jelly, though.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Thanks for the suggestion/input. Anyone else care to weigh in?
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    It might be a good idea to just start using an adapter to preserve the original threads - EGO to EGO 510 Atomizer Adapter : L Js E-Smokes, Electronic Cigarettes or Adapter - 510 Battery to eGo Cartomizer

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    Sorry, just to clarify I was talking about the threads on the bottom where the battery goes in. I replace the battery maybe once a day. I don't think I've ever took off my RBA from it yet.

    My dad just happened to have a giant bottle of noalox lying around in his shop. SCORE!
    Worked like a charm. Threads are buttery smooth now. Thanks! =)
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    I personally use fishing reel grease lol. Works great for my magneto lol

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    Lithium grease might work well.

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    wd-40 will remove any gunk thats built up between the threads. If you spray some of that, use an old toothbrush to loosen up anything that is stuck, and then spray again. Wipe clean. You might also want to take a paper towel with wd-40 for the cartridge, just to clean any residuals. Then, best bet is to get a silicon spray (something to lubricate your garage door) and use a bit of that. It will also loosen any remaining dirt.

    Hope that helps.

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    You can use a very small amount of anti-seize or even rub a little bar soap on the threads. Ivory works well and it's dry so it does not attract dirt. Just my 2 cents.

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