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questions about using buck naked

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  1. staregirl00

    staregirl00 Full Member

    Dec 20, 2013
    Cookeville, TN, USA
    Hello! I'm new to using these kind of electronic cigarettes. I recently purchased a buck naked express kit, but I what do I do when I want to switch flavors? It comes with directions for cleaning the tank, but the guy at the shop where I bought it said the tank is disposable and that he just recommended vaping it dry and using a similar tobacco flavor. He also said that I should buy a reusable tank because I will have to replace mine in a month. He said the cheaper parts that they sell are interchangeable with it, but I am hesitant to use anything beside something made by the manufacturer. It also seems like the button you press when you inhale gets stuck a lot:( Thanks in advance. Oh, and he also said if I clean it with water like it says to, I will never get the water out. I am so confused as to what to do, and I don't want to mess anything up.
  2. devauto

    devauto Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    Hi staregirl00 ...

    Sounds like the guy actually gave you some good advice. I would also suggest getting a different tank with replaceable coils, they are DEF cheaper in the long run. You shouldn't need to worry about sticking to the same "brand", unless the buck naked is proprietary (I don't know anything about that brand myself). In fact, some of the best stuff out there is made by other brands.

    If the button is sticking, then I would take it back and try to exchange it for another one. Buttons should NEVER stick. I would also advise picking up a second one as a backup (if you can afford it). As a general rule, you should always have at least 1 spare of everything, so that when something goes wrong, and it inevitably will, you are covered.

    As always, YMMV!

  3. havinfun1

    havinfun1 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2013
    +1 on a backup, learned that in my 3rd week of vaping when my newly purchased protank mini broke at work. Almost drove me back to analogs but I roughed it out till I got home & got my other clearo. ;)
  4. devauto

    devauto Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    Okay, just went and looked at the buck naked web site. What they are selling is a highly overpriced eGo battery and CE4 tank (can be had online for like $12 if you look hard enough. I suggest using what you have for now (unless you can return it), and doing some research to find a better setup. Regardless, the battery will take almost any 510 or eGo tanks on the market. Definitely try to return the battery and if you can't, at least exchange it for a properly working one.

    Oh, and buy another tank MUCH sooner than a month, I would be surprised if the one you bought lasts more than 2 weeks.

    I would stay completely away from the tanks they are selling, they are overpriced junk, and you can do much better for a lot less money. For just a little less than double their crappy $11 tank, you can get a Protank 2 Mini (Cost is around $12, about the same size as theirs) and a box of spare coils (Cost is about $5, 5 in a box). That would be the same as buying 6 or 7 of their tanks (cost $66-$77).

    Sorry, not trying to talk bad about what you have, just annoyed that companies like this take advantage of people and get away with it.

    There is a ton of information in these forums, and a lot of good folks willing to offer help and advice.

  5. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    It appears to be a standard 650 mah ego type battery with an ego/510 connection.
    There are many delivery devices / toppers / what you fill with liquid and screw on the battery that will work.

    You do not have to buy 'buck naked system' parts.
    The 'tank' is actually a ce4 clearomizer, sold almost anywhere for around $4.
  6. BillyWJ

    BillyWJ Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 22, 2013
    I also started with the Buck Naked Express kit.

    It's garbage. Poor vapor, the battery on mine died after less than a month, and the tank that comes with it was horrible, it gurgled constantly and always tasted burned.

    The only thing that didn't go bad with that kit was the case - I use it for small parts like 0 rings now.
  7. staregirl00

    staregirl00 Full Member

    Dec 20, 2013
    Cookeville, TN, USA
    Thanks so much for the help:)
  8. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    Toronto, Ont.
  9. Shadav

    Shadav Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2013
    Westfield, IN, USA
    you can clean with water....just let air dry and then you can attach the tank to the battery and do a few "dry" burns to help dry any more water out.
    But as stated there are plenty of places online to buy cheaper and better tank systems and even batteries.

    It is a shame that local shops are only in it for the money and over charge and misinform people to make sales....

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  10. Tcat

    Tcat Full Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    Digital Nomad
    The price of entry you paid was cheap ;) I paid almost $50
    for a Buck Naked to my door.

    However, the 3 weeks it lasted was cheaper than analog smokes. :)

    I really liked the KangerTech Evod as a step above that POS I started with.

    I've got 4 of them around and just got my

    iTaste MVP kit today. I'll keep the Evod units for on the go
    and back up. The iTaste MVP wasn't as hard to setup as
    I thought.

    I'm still a newb however as I do research for a living,
    I'm catching up fast.

    The biggest challenge I found was all the abbreviations
    used in general chat...

    I got my iTaste MVP kit on a deal as the new V2
    has been released. Hint: I studied it, and it
    has some major downsides it picked up in
    it's improvements.

    I got the not V2 kit with extra wicks
    for the same price as the Buck Naked
    I was burned on from a well thought of
    supplier in FL.

    The battery cannot be replaced and
    if I don't abuse it
    (most iPhone deaths come from a dip in the tank supported by a tile floor)
    it should be good for a year.

  11. devauto

    devauto Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    You are welcome! Sadly, it looks like Buck Naked is a truly inferior battery and tank setup. There are 2 or 3 other posts today alone about problems with their stuff. I do hope you can afford to buy a better setup and that you can make this kit work until you get it.

    Good Luck!
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