eVic Top Cap Mismatch

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  1. humpstyles

    humpstyles Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hey guys,

    Recently purchased a "flat" or "square" eVic top cap. It's the cylindrical version that makes most wider 510 atties sit flush on the top. I bought it on eBay off of a guy who bought it straight from Joyetech (it came in the original Joyetech box). It screws it perfectly and looks great on the eVic, except for one problem. The silver finish isn't the same as the stock eVic silver.

    Basically, this top cap is a more 'brushed' light silver color than the factory standard eVic chrome/silver 18650 tube that comes with the mod right out of the box. I have been searching for the correct top-cap to match the factory Joyetech 18650 chrome/silver tube, but cannot seem to pinpoint which one I need to purchase. On some vendors sights, the "chrome" option to purchase looks like a mirror! Way too chrome-y compared to the Joyetech factory chrome. Picture below.

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    This is the one I purchased ^ It does not match the Joyetech 18650 factory chrome tube. It is much more brushed and a lighter silver.

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    I am questioning the one all the way to the right; is that the one I should have purchased to match it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. humpstyles

    humpstyles Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    any help here? Would like to not throw away another $10 on this...
     
  3. crxess

    crxess ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It is very doubtful you will get an exact match.
    The parts are painted
    They will only match exactly - batch to batch.
    Also wear/age will make a difference. Oils, ect. from use will change the color and dull the parts.
     
  4. sdennislee

    sdennislee Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I bought all 3 of the square end caps here https://www.cignot.com/product_p/evc-acy-all.htm

    The chrome matches exactly as does the black one, the brushed square cap is a few shades darker than the my brushed Joyetech tube.

    I also like this end cap to help protect the 510 threads on my eVics 510 to eGo Adapter with Well is has a floating center pin. I put it on top of the stock eVic tapered end cap. The brushed one doesn't match the stock eVic silver tube.

    To support larger 510 tanks Like the HyperTank I use this https://smoktek.3dcartstores.com/Tank-Airflow-Controller_p_571.html also gives me airflow control on my non Aerotank tanks.

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  5. humpstyles

    humpstyles Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    See what I mean? It really irritates me.
     
  6. humpstyles

    humpstyles Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'll be honest with you - I just bought the chrome one from that website...I really hope it matches the standard tube. :facepalm:
     
  7. sdennislee

    sdennislee Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Not sure which is standard, I have Black, Chrome and brushed tubes. The chrome from cignot matches my chrome tube nicely. Have found any aftermarket end cap that matches my brushed tube, they are either too dark or too light. Not a huge issue for me though as I keep my eVic in a pouch on a lanyard around my neck so nothing below the fire button shows.
     
  8. RebelGolfer72

    RebelGolfer72 Resident TimeLord Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I noticed that as well. Bought my cap directly from Joytech.

    "Polishing" it with scotch brite pad helped wear off some of the "white"'and bring it closer to my worn in eVic


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  9. humpstyles

    humpstyles Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You can see my dilemma now...it sticks out! hopefully the chrome one I just ordered gets here soon and looks nicer!
     
  10. Go4iT

    Go4iT Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Getting my new Black eVic tomorrow and ordered the eCa top cap in black from cignot, which will arrive the next day. Can't wait to test it out with the Kanger Aero Tank which I'll also get tomorrow. Now I'll have a new addition to the smokeless family, to go along with my iTaste MVP and my pocket vape, the Halo Triton tanker. Can't wait! :)
     
  11. humpstyles

    humpstyles Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have a back order placed on just the aerotank base, so I can screw it on my PT3 and experience this revolutionary change people are talking about. I'll be sure to post the chrome cap as well so the differences can be noted.
     
  12. pirgulation

    pirgulation Full Member Verified Member

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    Hey guys - I just wanted to drop a note about the color change/differences.. I too noticed the color differences,, and until just now thought it was a fluke. The Joyetech silver & the Ovale silver are different (heads up).. I only noticed this when I bought the short tube (18350 tube) and got the Joyetech silver color.(Which i've misplaced it seems)

    *and yes* just swap the bases and you have a better looking 'aerotank' 2014-02-20 03.28.39.jpg 2014-02-20 03.27.43.jpg
     
  13. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm not sure what the eBay seller stated it was, but that looks to me like a "silver" top combined with the "stainless" battery tube. Very much the wrong top if you were looking for a finish match. If you ordered a "stainless" top that isn't what you got.
     
  14. Mackoy 09

    Mackoy 09 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Seems like it matches my evic from Ovale. I also ordered the silver one, still waiting for it so well see.

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  15. Phone Guy

    Phone Guy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    As I understand it there is a color missing or only available in the box kit.

    Satin... it's not quite silver or brushed. Silver is more like chrome...brushed is more like silver flaked paint, and satin is dull brushed color.

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  16. Mackoy 09

    Mackoy 09 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just got the front cap and it matches perfectly! Will post pic later.


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  18. sdennislee

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    Looks good
     
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  20. humpstyles

    humpstyles Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    That's a bit more like it.

    For the record, If you order from 'cignot', the "stainless bright" option is the one above. It came in a Joyetech box and it will be the closest match to the eVic by Joyetech with the chrome 18650 tube.

    It is not a perfect match; the eVic tube is actually a slightly brushed chrome whereas the top cap is straight chrome, but it looks much better than the brushed grey/silver top I posted in the first picture.

    noooice.
     
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