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boxer mech button fix

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  1. Arnold Ziffle

    Arnold Ziffle Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    San Quentin
    IMG_2556.JPG my new boxer 18650 mech arrived yesterday. i liked everything about it but the button. i knew going in a number of people had issues with the button and i figured i could probably come up with a solution, and besides it was on sale.

    the problem i had was i had to push the button quite hard and only from the top. with the back off i noticed when you push the button it pushed the bottle which then pushed the battery a little. i tried it with the back off and it worked great. the back would not let the battery move.

    i noticed the back had two little nubs thad kept the battery bottom from moving. i thought, hmmm, dremel time. i removed the nubs , with a little slippage, in about a minute.

    it now works great with less than half the pressure and any finger placement.

    i'll post those pics separately because i don't know how to put them between paragraphs.
     
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  2. Arnold Ziffle

    Arnold Ziffle Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    San Quentin
    IMG_2551.JPG nub pic
     
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  3. Arnold Ziffle

    Arnold Ziffle Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    San Quentin
    IMG_2554.JPG messy work but it's working great now
     
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  4. Asbestos4004

    Asbestos4004 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2013
    Sugar Hill, Georgia
    Your way was easier .I built new contacts for mine and it worked great but was a total pain. There's alot going on with those contacts. I think I piffed my boxer at some point. Never got along very well with it .
     
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  5. Arnold Ziffle

    Arnold Ziffle Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    San Quentin
    mods, could this be moved to liquid feed. oops , senior moment.
     
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  6. gpjoe

    gpjoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2013
    Motown
    This is a clone, right?
     
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  7. Arnold Ziffle

    Arnold Ziffle Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    San Quentin
    no, bought it from ginger vapor.
     
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  8. Ben85

    Ben85 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2014
    Kent, UK
    I assumed that to. At the price they cost, I’d be pretty disappointed if I had to make that alteration.
     
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  9. Asbestos4004

    Asbestos4004 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2013
    Sugar Hill, Georgia
    The button in the authentic is awful. Especially for those of us who are familiar with good buttons.
     
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  10. gpjoe

    gpjoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2013
    Motown
    Interesting. I always thought the colored Boxer mods were molded in color and not white mods painted in various colors - like the clones. Your mod appears to be a white mod painted blue, like a clone.
     
  11. Mowgli

    Mowgli Runs with scissors Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Taxachusetts
    The blue is colorfast & durable. Mine's over 2.5 years old now.
    Last September (@ over 2 years old)
    [​IMG]
    The orange & the black...not so much. They seem more like dyed fabric.
    I Kiwi shoe polish the black ones every few months.
    The orange is pretty faded but a mechanic previously owned it and I had to scrub out the grunge with Dawn & GoJo.
    2 from last August (@ less than 2 years old)
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. gpjoe

    gpjoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2013
    Motown
    They still look pretty good :)

    I was just surprised to find out that the authentic Boxers were printed in white and then dyed/colored.

    My blue Hugo is blue all the way through, though it's molded - not printed.
     
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  13. Mowgli

    Mowgli Runs with scissors Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Taxachusetts
    On a review/infomercial Jay Haze scratched a Rebel mod with a knife deep enough to show that the black Rebel is printed using colored material. I have 5 Boxers because I bought them used so the price was right. If I were to buy one new I'd get an SX350j Rebel. I still love my Boxers but it would be nice if the black and orange were colorfast.

    OTOH I asked Rebel Mods' company if the green or red were as colorfast as the black and they replied no but they were working on it. Those colors are problematic. I didn't ask about their other colors because I was only interested in green & red.
    Asking questions before buying is critical.
     
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