Heat treated k-100 Must See!!

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by Kr3wsk8er, Feb 22, 2014.

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  1. Kr3wsk8er

    Kr3wsk8er Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    After reading up on heat treating here on ecf last night, I decided to go for it on my k-100, and here are the results.
    Supplies used, my kitchen stove, a old wire hanger.
    I simply took off the parts that I wanted to treat, cleaned them, and applied flame from my stove. I am beyond happy with the results, and it sparked my curiosity to try with different parts for different times, and try different techniques.

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  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    That made me smile. Sharp!
     
  3. grobbins

    grobbins Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    very nice, I have thread in here also where i stripped off the chrome and also powder coated my k100.

    It also intrigues me that the chrome plating did that with heat treatment. My only thought was to just sand all my off lol.
     
  4. Kr3wsk8er

    Kr3wsk8er Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    As am I grobbins, I didn't have the means to strip off the chrome platting, and was unsure of the result until I had said result. Luckily it worked out and didn't end up looking like a pos. Ill have to find yours and see what it looks like =] happy vaping
     
  5. NatureBoy

    NatureBoy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Looks great! It's fun, isn't it? I'm going to be torching my Kraken clone tank cover tomorrow.. going for the orange/bronze color. When you start to get the hang of it, it almost feels like you're brushing color on with the flame.
     
  6. Three5Nines

    Three5Nines Full Member

    That looks really sharp. Well done.
     
  7. nbuhunting

    nbuhunting Full Member

    looks sweet
     
  8. Kr3wsk8er

    Kr3wsk8er Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Went for it on the accents on my nemmy clone. [​IMG]
     
  9. Kr3wsk8er

    Kr3wsk8er Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Was bored again and, went for the upper body. Not as thrilled with it but hey, at least it's a clone.[​IMG]
    -edit- I was unhappy with the look, so I brushed to get my SS color back, may consider baking it at 475 for a few hours to achieve a golden to golden brown color, Not quite sure yet.
     
  10. GERGOZ

    GERGOZ Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    he's out of control !

    just messin', lol ......i have liked that look since i saw the vape happy guy do it

    nice job !

    gervis
     
  11. Jjshbetz11

    Jjshbetz11 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Might as well finish the job! I have a old k101 I desleeved and torched many a times, I call it my rat mod. I think of it as a rat rod, looks worn and beat up but still hauls butt:)
     
  12. CactusGuy

    CactusGuy Full Member

    Hey there! I came across this last week and was really impressed with your setup!! I have my igo w5 that I heat treated on top of my k100. I became excited and decided I would do the same. I started the process, and it was looking great for a while. And then a bunch of rank smoke poured from the 510 connector and I realized all the seals melted out, doh!! This made it so when I screwed on the atty or the battery, the 510 connection fell out; and so, mod was useless.
    So...I've ordered a new k100, it came yesterday, and I'm determined to hear treat the center tube without ruining the 510 connection. Is there any way of removing the 510 connector? If not how did you treat yours without ruining the connector??? Cheers again on yours and any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
  13. Jjshbetz11

    Jjshbetz11 Super Member ECF Veteran

    You can pop off the cap that holds the 510 connection. Its press fit so the tube with 510 connection put a wooden dowel in it and tap on the dowel untill the cap pops out of the tube.
     
  14. CactusGuy

    CactusGuy Full Member

    Awesome, thanks for that tip!! When it comes to replacing it, can I just press it back in?
     
  15. Kr3wsk8er

    Kr3wsk8er Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Yes you will just place it back in and have to apply pressure to get it back in snuggly. I used a rubber mallet.
     
  16. Daddy dan123

    Daddy dan123 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Here is the beginning and hopefully my end result will be good with all my fingers in tact lol. Only starting out with k100+
     
  17. PatTheThird

    PatTheThird Full Member Verified Member

    man..... I did this to my K100 just now. The top cap doesn't even remotely fit anymore. I can put it back in place and literally rattle it in the sleeve! Fellow vapers, do this with extreme caution. I think I must of got it to hot. Oh well. At least it was my cheapest mod.
     
  18. Daddy dan123

    Daddy dan123 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mine didn't thankfully lol. Sorry yours did. I didn't think about it but it makes sense stuff expands and shrinks when in extreme heat or cold. I'll out pics of mine finished when I get some spray to keep it in the purpely blue colors lol
     
  19. PatTheThird

    PatTheThird Full Member Verified Member

    I tried to get it to fit heating it up and cooling it at diff temp without success. I even tried to solder it in. I finally super glued it and called it good. Hey, at least it still works! Nothing ventured nothing gained. Check out my heat treated nemi/kraken with Zen drip tip. 0508140054a.jpg
     
  20. Alex Davis

    Alex Davis Full Member Verified Member

    I did this to a smok mod...it turned out terrible but yours looks great!
     
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