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Cleaning time :(

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  1. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Rapture
    Having only recently rekindled a proper interest I have decided to dig out some mods and clean them up. Thought I’d give the kiss a clean but under these studio lights I can see what I’ve done (don’t know when). There is rust under that cross thread. Any ideas how I would get this mod rust free? don’t want to damage the cross by using anything too abrasive. Cheers
     

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  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Heh. It’s clearly been awhile. That’s an old device. Soft wire brush or toothbrush with an anti rust compound, or even just toothpaste would be my first try.

    That mod is obsolete though. The 18350 batteries it takes have been vary hard to find for a long time. I suggest picking up a more modern VV mod. They’re better suited to modern batteries and work better to boot.
     
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  3. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Rapture
    Pick a mod, any mod :cool:
    BAAB4F65-152A-425B-A1F5-1B04677959A8.jpeg

    More dotted about the house too lol
    Kiss can take 650s but I find it looks wonky.


    Cheers for tooth brush tip. I’ll just use my ‘proper’ brush. No point in investing in a 2nd

    That’s how us Brits get our beautiful teeth

    Edit; all my stuff is old though... I think the last time I made a purchase was a couple years ago :(
     
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  4. GOMuniEsq

    GOMuniEsq Self-Proclaimed Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 25, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    You've got lots of options when it comes to rust removal:
    1. A cheap way to get rust off is with a wire brush. Use masking tape to protect the parts you don't want scratched.
    2. Another cheap way to get rust off is to soak your piece in weak acid like vinegar for 24 hours.
    3. There are products call rust converters on the market at a moderate price that will convert red rust (Fe2O3) to an innocuous black iron oxide (Fe3O4) that provides protection against further rust.
    4. Or if you're willing to spend some money, Evapo-Rust is a unique formulation that uses chelation to selectively remove the rust without touching anything else, restoring the surface to pristine condition.
     
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  5. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Rapture
    @GOMuniEsq

    Cheers. Brilliant
    Maybe I’ll merge yours and my first reply and soak in vin and then toothbrush?

    Then step 3 if that doesn’t work. Then possibly back to the toothpaste! Who can say,

    The world is my oyster

    Thanks a lot to the both of you
     
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  6. Mordacai

    Mordacai Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2019
    UK
    @Zutankhamun, @GOMuniEsq forgot to mention use a Brass wire brush if necessary. As Brass should be softer than Steel, hopefully. Don't want to scratch it up if you can help it, only downside with this method though is you can end up transferring brass to the item you're cleaning up.

    Another idea if possible, is to use an Ultrasonic Cleaner with specialised corrosion removal cleaner.
     
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  7. Tabac man

    Tabac man Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2019
    London
    When you're finished with the tooth brush send it over to that dude with the shrink wrapped teeth.
     
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  8. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Looks like you’ve got the VV thing covered then. The hard part isn’t the cleaning it’s going to be finding a safe battery to put in it. There is new battery tech on the far horizon that may solve that in the future though. The old may yet become new again.
     
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  9. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Lunatic ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2018
    New Zealand
    Two years?!?!?! :shock: Just buy some new mods already ;)
     
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  10. smacuser

    smacuser Vapid Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 22, 2012
    Vape Augustine, FL
    Ospho. jk. But really, i used it on my van.
     
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  11. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Rapture
    Even now though, I wish I had a few proper mods and some attys. Instead I bought loads of trinkets...
    Lots of plastic :censored:.

    I’ll get something cool soon... promise ;)
     
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  12. DavidOck

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  13. anavidfan

    anavidfan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2012
    U.S.
    LOL, all I have is old gear. I use soft toothbrush to keep items like the "kiss" looking good.
    I also use a bit of gun wax or even a bit of oil. For tougher cleaning I use Simichrome or brass cleaner. I always start with a soak in Dawn soap, ultra sound then go from there for more stubborn ones. Oh Renaissance wax is good for all from wood to all my metals to protect

    Acetone is really good to remove stubborn grime and you can actually drop your whole switch into some pure acetone for about 5 to 10 minutes to keep things clean in between full breakdown. GUS mods themselves told me about the acetone and said that short soaks wont hurt the insulators but do remove any orings.

    In my collection I only have 2 sx minis, 1 Prov classic, 1 Kainos box. The rest are all old tubes that I LOVE cause no matter how grimy they get, good simple mechs can always be brought back to like new. They just work. I use mostly 18500 or 350 since I vape mostly at home. When I do go out and about, its my little SX mini Mclass "brick" that goes out with me.
     
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  14. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    I usually start lightly with a worn green potscrubber from the kitchen. Yes, wife forgives me usually.
     
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  15. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Rapture
    Get the new ones out and wear them down yourself.
    That’ll annoy her ;)
     
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  16. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    Well, over the 30yrs we've been married, we've switched roles and duties on occasion. Right now it's her turf,ha.
     
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  17. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    And she knows where you sleep... :shock:
     
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  18. tailland

    tailland Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 11, 2018
    Germany
    Superficial rust:
    Baking soda + Citrus concentrate + Tooth Brush
     
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