...But I don't WANNA vape Dawn! (or the machine oil)
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    Angry ...But I don't WANNA vape Dawn! (or the machine oil)

    I just bought some knockoff RBA's (Fogger v3, KFL+ knockoff from unknown knock-er-off-er). Don't judge me, "Genuine vs Knockoff" is not what this post is intended to be about. (I appreciate genuine product, and if RBA turns out to be my thing, I plan to buy genuine in the future - nuf said).

    Now that THAT is out of the way:
    I want to try the builds they ship with to get a base line. But I also want to clean the components and not vape the manufacturing process...
    I usually soak and clean with dawn before I use any hardware, and with the (kanger) heads I use I give them a good rinse under hot water before their first use.
    RBA's will be a bit different, I think... I can still do my normal process with everything except the build deck..
    In your opinion, would it be better to run the build and deck under hot water (no soap) and scrub the crap out of the metal components (not the coil of course)? or forget trying to get a baseline and just destroy the shipped build? or is it probably clean enough?? or do you have a better idea?

    Thank you for your opinions!

    Edit: These products aren't in my hands yet, I just placed the order online. Probably mid week... wanted to do some due diligence
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    Scrap their junk pre-made coil. Clean it well and wrap your own.

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    You can rinse and dry burn the coil but why? You're only going to have the manufacturer coil once, your builds will be your baseline and any build you put on it will likely be much better than the crappy coils they come with.

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    Use a multimeter for your baseline

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    The only way you may be able to pull that off is by boiling the deck.
    I would not want to fire up a cheapo clones stock coil/wick.
    I have seen oil on the deck of some attys with the wick sitting in said oil. Insane!
    Even boiling it....I dunno.
    Maybe if you boiled it and rewicked with cotton.
    Just remove any orings first if u do try boiling.

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    Honestly I wouldn't suggest vaping from the stock coils, you never know who's dirty/contaminated hands were touching them, or the quality of the wick and wire as mentioned. But if you really want to, I would suggest removing the coil and wick from the posts carefully, torching them with a torch lighter, then cleaning/scrubbing the atty good, then replacing the coil.

    I couldn't imagine anything getting past that, the wick and coil are torched clean and the atty is scrubbed clean, so you should be good.

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    Trash the factory build scrub it inside and out then set it up with a micro coil and cotton
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    Thanks for the input.
    I assumed that they would put a halfway decent build on it... I'll just take it off and throw it out.
    Now I'm need to research some builds and pick up some kanthal =)

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    I found that the "Orange Cleaner" (degreaser) type stuff gets rid of the oil smell/taste better than dishwashing liquid and doesnt leave any soapy flavor...
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    Dish soap leaves no soapy flavour if you actually rinse it.

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