99% isopropyl alcohol

Discussion in 'ProVari' started by Vap4que, Oct 5, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Vap4que

    Vap4que Senior Member Verified Member

    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.
  2. Vap4que

    Vap4que Senior Member Verified Member

    Wow! Don't hire me as an editor after 10:00 pm.
  3. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru

    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.
  4. Preloader

    Preloader Ultra Member Verified Member

    Supporting member
    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.
  5. BardicDruid

    BardicDruid Ultra Member Verified Member

    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
  6. Vap4que

    Vap4que Senior Member Verified Member

    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)?
  7. Paul.K

    Paul.K Super Member Verified Member

    Supporting member
    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.
  8. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru

    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."

  9. Racehorse

    Racehorse Vaping Master Verified Member

    Sounds about right.

    These are my estimates, it depends on your vaping style, voltage, delivery device though:

    14500 @ 600 about 4 hours
    18350 @800mah= aprox 6-7 hours vape time
    18490 @ 1100 about 6-7 hours
    18650 @ 1600 about 12+ hours

    I usually get a little less than these values.
  10. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru

    Russell-205, just curious, do you work for Provape?
  11. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Vaping Master Verified Member

    Get out my head- was thinking the same thing.
  12. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Mystagogue φ Verified Member

    Supporting member
    All Hail a greeting to an acolyte of the Sacred ProVari!
    We are humbled in your presence and give thanks for your service to our Holy One!


    We are The ProVarinati
  13. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru

    :nun::nun: Provarinati4b_zpsce4b93ae.jpg :nun::nun:
    :nun::nun::nun::nun::nun: Lumen Sees Totus :nun::nun::nun::nun::nun:
  14. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru

    Can you say if Provape will be offering a new Provari with new features at any point in the reasonable future; or any type of update like they did for version 1.0 -->2.0?

    Also any plans by Provape to offer a Provari-quality bottom feeder mod. :drool:

    I only ask because this question gets asked here on the forum on a weekly basis.

    I also wish to give my utmost respect and admiration for the high quality product and exceptional service your team provides to us customers.
  15. EddardinWinter

    EddardinWinter Pride Male Verified Member

    Supporting member
  16. Vap4que

    Vap4que Senior Member Verified Member

    I am using AW IMR batteries and have treated the threads with noalox. The only shortcoming in cleaning has been that I am not using the 99% isopropyl alcohol.
  17. EddardinWinter

    EddardinWinter Pride Male Verified Member

    Supporting member
    Well IMHO it makes a world of difference. Really work on the Atty port. I tried my normal clean (lesser concentrated) when I got my 99%. Then I recleaned it with the new alcohol.

    The dirty Q-tip told me getting the 99% was the right move.

    Tapped out
  18. moishesmom

    moishesmom Ultra Member

    I used my 18490 for the first time yesterday. Granted I was out, so I wasn't a steam engine, & I was good for approx 7-hrs. Quite surprised it lasted that long.
  19. Dana A

    Dana A Ultra Member Verified Member

    I wish there was a LOVE BUTTON!
  20. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Vaping Master Verified Member

    This deserves a bump.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page