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    There are some that show up sometimes, but it's rare. I have no idea how they do it. The ones I'm thinking of were all done by the same fellow I believe.

    ETA: The pictures are too large to post, but heres one: http://vapeporn.com/wp-content/uploa...01-800x600.jpg

    I have also seen pictures of a green one and a blue one.

    I've often wondered if you bought a ProVari and asked ProVape if they would send you just the casing, which you could have coated and then sent back for assembly, if they would go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ocelot View Post
    There are some that show up sometimes, but it's rare. I have no idea how they do it. The ones I'm thinking of were all done by the same fellow I believe.

    ETA: The pictures are too large to post, but heres one: http://vapeporn.com/wp-content/uploa...01-800x600.jpg

    I have also seen pictures of a green one and a blue one.

    I've often wondered if you bought a ProVari and asked ProVape if they would send you just the casing, which you could have coated and then sent back for assembly, if they would go for it.
    Oh, that RED is BEAUTIFUL!!

    I love that!!!!

    I bet automobile paint would look lovely. I really should stop thinking right now...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilZoe View Post
    Oh, that RED is BEAUTIFUL!!

    I love that!!!!

    I bet automobile paint would look lovely. I really should stop thinking right now...lol
    The blue one had me drooling, but I can't seem to find a picture of it. If I do I will post it. Sir Sloth took his apart to paint it, I wonder if he took all of the electronics out, which would allow for it to be sent somewhere for refinishing?

    ETA: I think this is the same blue one, but the picture I recall had different lighting so the color was slight different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ocelot View Post
    There are some that show up sometimes, but it's rare. I have no idea how they do it. The ones I'm thinking of were all done by the same fellow I believe.

    ETA: The pictures are too large to post, but heres one: http://vapeporn.com/wp-content/uploa...01-800x600.jpg

    I have also seen pictures of a green one and a blue one.

    I've often wondered if you bought a ProVari and asked ProVape if they would send you just the casing, which you could have coated and then sent back for assembly, if they would go for it.
    That's a great idea! I wonder...

    When I ordered my silver one, it was because they didn't have the Chrome, so I figure I could just hit it on my grinding wheel at a 600 grit and it would polish right up. When I GOT it, I liked it as it was, and also realized that I'd be WET grinding, and it's full of electronics... that I had no idea how to take out, nor would I want to. Why do that to a brand new unit?

    But if you could buy just the tube from ProVape and paint it/polish it etc, then sent it back for assembly, that would be the best of all worlds. Not me, I'm fine with 2 Provari and don't need a 3rd anytime soon, but what a great idea if I did!
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    I see a beat up ProVari purchase in my future.


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    Seriously....SERIOUSLY....DAMN YOU, CAT!!!

    You are a corruptive influence.

    I'm SOOOO doomed.

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    here is one I media blasted for a nice satin finish, doesnt really scratch easy and easier to hold with wet or slippery hands. this is my beater and had it for over a year now.
    Refinishing a ProVari-pa300071.jpg

    here is one I got off the classies cheap it is currently heading toward a brushed SS finish when i have time (more like when i finally quit being lazy)

    Refinishing a ProVari-pa300072.jpg


    you have to take something like a long screwdriver and carefully insert it into the body till it reaches the head and tap it with a hammer. moving the screw driver to a couple different places. slowly you will see the head start to come out when it does you have to go slow as the board is wired to the head. once out the button will just fall out of the hole, then unscrew the window and ready to do what you want.

    reassembly is easy as well, put the window back in, drop the button in the hole, slide the board back in to place (there is grooves on the inside of the tube) add a few drops of hot glue to the top edge of the board (to keep it from moving around after assembly) set it on the table and take a hammer or something solid and tap the head back it.

    As you can see there really isnt anything to damage on the underside of the head as it is just a solid almost 1/2 in thick chunk of stainless,
    Refinishing a ProVari-pa300073.jpg
    the only thing to watch out for is making sure you dont scrape the rod,screwdriver, whatever across the curcuit board when you stick it in.
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    So we send them to you, right?
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    Hehe, let's pimp our ProVari's lol! That red is seriously nice and the blue sparkly is cool too. I'd seriously take my polished ProVari in to have it brass plated in certain places, if it could be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackman View Post
    Someone posted that they did the plastidip to a Provari or other tube mod and it was a disaster. A friend of mine has a body shop and wants to do one in a pearlescent white. He thinks an automotive polyurethane enamel will hold up to wear and tear just fine.
    Why what went wrong ? Its used on alloy wheels that get up to high temps and getting serious abuse from stones and tar hitting off it and it holds up fine

    Powdercoating is probably the best durable finish for it , a wrap is probably the cheapest

    Theres a good business idea for someone they should set up a provari refurbishment service

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