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    So I've used the standard drug store alcohol for a couple of weeks (all I had) since I got my Provari (used).

    Not or really that pleased with the battery life.

    How ow critical is the 99% isopropyl alcohol for cleaning? Hope I haven't screwed up.

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    From what I have read from others who have used both, the 99% is more effective. I use 70% only because that's what is in my house and I've not been able to find 99% anywhere easily. I've only done the alcohol bath once for my 1 year old standard Provari with blue LED, and sort of regret doing it. The LED screen (not the window, but the actual LED) has a slight haze appearance to it now. I'm assuming this occured because the alcohol I used was not 99% and when it evaporated away it left the haze. It's not bad, but now the LED is not as sharp as my newer green LED Provari Mini that has never had the bath.

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    Less than 99% shouldn't screw anything up, but won't be close to 99% in effectiveness. If you have any friends that work in the medical field, ask them to score you some.

    I get it at work. We use it on SS tubing before making welds on pharmaceutical jobs.


    Bad, you soaked the whole mod? Is that common? I thought it was just for cleaning the top cap and batt terminals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baditude View Post
    From what I have read from others who have used both, the 99% is more effective. I use 70% only because that's what is in my house and I've not been able to find 99% anywhere easily. I've only done the alcohol bath once for my 1 year old standard Provari, and sort of regret doing it. The LED screen (not the window, but the actual LED) has a slight haze appearance to it. I'm assuming this occured because the alcohol I used was not 99%.
    Here ya go Bad, it's the only place I've been able to find it: Amazon.com: Swan Isopropyl Alcohol, 99%, Pint, 16 OZ: Health & Personal Care
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    Thanks so much for the feedback. So do you think 5-6 hrs vaping like a steam engine is reasonable for an 18490 (AW IMR)?
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    If u have that haze on the led readout screen just reach up with a very clean quip and wipe it off. 70 vs 99. Won't hurt it's just the 99 Evans quicker and leaves less to no film. Use a flash light and look at the pin the battery hits when inserted. It should be kinda grey or if older maybe a little brass in color. If it's black use a quip and rub it down real good. The bath is a last resort kinda fix and I really don't recommend it on a regular basis if at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vap4que View Post
    Thanks so much for the feedback. So do you think 5-6 hrs vaping like a steam engine is reasonable for an 18490 (AW IMR)?
    I never used 18490 but I get about 3-4 hours when vaping heavy with 18350. Normal vaping I can squeeze out 5-6 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Preloader View Post
    Bad, you soaked the whole mod? Is that common? I thought it was just for cleaning the top cap and batt terminals.
    Provari alcohol bath

    One time I was clumsy while filling a tank on my Provari and spilled a good amount of juice that covered the body of the Provari. It looked like some had gotten into the firing button hole and some soaked into the LED display window. There was no way to clean this easily, and I didn't want to remove the LED window not knowing what that might do.

    I had seen the above link from a post of a similar incident which caused some issues with their circuit board. I did the suggested alcohol bath. It got rid of all the spilled juice, but left a haze or film on the LED.

    The instructions do say 99% alcohol, so my bad.

    "If you cannot find 99% isopropyl, you can use 91%.
    91% has more water, so it will just take a little longer to dry.

    If you use some canned air or an air compressor you can blow out the excess isopropyl and it will speed up the drying time."


    Cleaning my provari with alcohol?

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    It can be done for spills and extreme issues. But it's not good for the silicone on the board and can open up the board for more corrosion latter down the road. Possibly

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