Discussion in 'Reos Mods' started by redeyedancer, Mar 13, 2015.
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But will my VTC 4 work fine in metal lp grands? Or am I better off getting aws?
Yes, and yes.
I.E., the VTC4s will work fine, but you'll get less arcing (as, as a result, less maintenance) with the AWs (because of the button tops)
How do you folks "see" arcing? I've always used Noalox and lately Deoxit Gold but I haven't been religous about it or anything. I've never been able to see any arcing in that tiny slot between the battery and the positive contact but that doesn't mean its not happening. I also have never seen any burned spots on my positive contacts--even the old silver ones that I swapped out and saved for emergencies.
Does that mean that I'm doing it right?
Go lower ohms and press the button slowly, in the dark with the door off.
...that was just a matter of time...
new sticky: If you're feeling left out, how to make your Reo arc
Hey, I was just curious. My positive connection may start arcing tomorrow. I wasn't looking for trouble.
How often should I deoxit gold my contact and spring vaping around .4 ohms?
also have nolax from rob I could use on the spring if its better.
If you have the upgraded contacts (gold colored) use Deoxit Gold, if you have the old contacts (silver colored) the Noalox is fine. My guess would be at around .4Ω, once a week would be prudent, but someone that vapes that low a resistance may be able to give you a better idea. I vape at .6Ω, but find that once a month seems just fine with the upgraded contacts. The older contacts will need maintenance more often than the newer ones (and yes, Robert has a parts "kit" you can use to upgrade the contacts yourself if you're "handy" with such things). There's several videos out there on how to do it, like this one, by Superxdrifter.
What kind of alcohol do you use? Or is generally used for cleaning stuff. I'm seeing so many different kinds at this local chemical place - no idea which would be most suited
And by eraser do you mean something like http://i.imgur.com/fJlh4qa.jpg?
This type or the one attached to a pencil shaped ink pen
That's exactly the one, they have no abrasive grit in them.
Is there a reason deoxit gold works better than no-ox? In reading up on provari cleaning it was recommended to use no-ox. It made me wonder whether it would work for reos too. I'm for what works so I'm buying the deoxit, but I was curious (as weasels sometimes are) about why it was better.
Deoxit Gold works better on plated materials than Noalox, so for the REO Deoxit Gold is a better choice. Noalox is fine for doing the threads on a tube mod.
Ready for war...
You want isopropyl alcohol 99% if you can find it but 91% is also fine. Leaves no residue. can find it in a pharmacy area in a grocery store or drug store. Comes in different strengths but grab 99% if you can find it.. I've been cleaning my electronics/contacts with it for decades!
I use DeOxit red on the batteries and the gold for the contacts on my Reos. Started with the supplied Noalax but found it was just to messy.
I don't guess I've ever seen 99%. I will have to look. I use the 91% on my gear. I do have denatured alcohol, but I haven't heard if that is safe to use or not. I don't use it often, but when I need it, it is perfect for the job.
Oh, no! So, I shouldn't be using rubbing alcohol?
DancingHeretik, rubbing alcohol is fine...but at least use the 91%.
I've been using the cheap stuff from the grocery store, 70%. So, I guess I need to find a new source.
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