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So I just started using Rayon...

Discussion in 'Wick and Wire' started by kbeam418, Jan 16, 2018.

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  1. crammit442

    crammit442 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2011
    Alabama
    I just read all the rayon posts and was able to snag a bit from a melatonin bottle while I wait on my real order to arrive. So far, it's working well. Seems like I'm getting a bit more vapor production. No dry hits so far either.
    Charles
     
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  2. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Are you sleepy though?

    Anna
     
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  3. crammit442

    crammit442 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2011
    Alabama
    That's one of the funniest posts I've ever read. VERY clever. Almost Peter Sellers Pink Panther kind of funny. Nicely done!:thumbs:
     
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  4. crammit442

    crammit442 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2011
    Alabama
    My Rayon got held up because of weather, but finally made it in today! downloadfile-13.jpeg
     
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  5. Kusie

    Kusie Senior Member

    Jun 21, 2017
    Germany
    Yeah, same here. Bought some Rayon to try and couldn´t find the magic either. I found that cotton gives very delicate creamy flavor and sweetness, while rayon does not. Yes, a bit more throat hit but all the sweetness of my juice was missing in my rayon builds. Went back to cotton pads and will stay there. I also found that building my atomizers is much easier with cotton pad strips , the cotton fibres are much finer, while with rayon wicks I always have "freak fibres" sticking out in different directions where I don´t want them.

    Since I got myself a b*ttload of Rayon I´m trying again to use it from time to time, but I always go back to cotton after a few days.
     
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  6. JPoodles

    JPoodles Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2012
    West Boylston, MA
    Creamy and sweet cotton taste huh? It just goes to show how subjective taste is. I have never tasted those flavors when using cotton. I generally describe cotton with a sock joke but to be serious, it tastes (to me) like toilet paper smells. I can't get around it. It never leaves after break in. It's disappointing because so many people find it preferrable. Thanks for responding though!
     
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  7. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    There are lots of cotton wick choices, but I won't be trying them any time soon, because I LOVE my rayon.

    My 22 mm Siren V2 is still going strong, and it's got to be at least a week and a half by now. It's awesome :)

    I don't feel like I am "missing out" on anything with cotton, frankly. Sure, everyone tastes everything differently, but I actually like rayon's lack of taste, once broken in.

    Anna
     
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  8. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    I'm wondering if maybe some people who say they've tried rayon and didn't like it, or see what was so great about it compared to cotton...have really tried the rayon/cotton blended stuff instead. I thought what my hairdresser had given me to try was just rayon, and I did notice improved flavor compared to cotton, when I tried it for about a month. But it wasn't as terrific, nor a big improvement in other ways, too, that I thought it would be, based on posts of others who were already rayon converts.

    Then, I found out hers was really the rayon/cotton blend, NOT made of 100% Rayon fibers. It was only after an ECF member sent me some IT, that I found out what the converts were raving about. It's like night and day differences, and I'll never use cotton again! I just got a 40' box of it last week, the same as in the pic @crammit42 posted further up. I'm set now as far as wicking, for a good while, too! :thumbs:
     
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  9. KenD

    KenD Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 20, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    People have different preferences. What I have is definitely rayon. I just prefer cotton.

    Sent from my Thor E using Tapatalk
     
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  10. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    Yep, I 100% agree with you. Discovering our own vaping preferences, and being able to find what matches them (as far as type of mod, tank, coils, wicking material, wire, eliquid, etc.), is yet another thing that makes vaping so great, IMO. I just posted about my own experience in case maybe someone else had done the same thing I'd done, and mistook rayon/cotton blend for 100% rayon. :)
     
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  11. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    Been there, done that! I tried hard several times to like Rayon and went back to Koh Gen Do and Sally's Cotton. Once I learned how to wick with rayon, then cotton was pretty much over. I don't do the combing thing. I just clip the fan tail wick ends with scissors once it's in the coil to size the wick tails to the equal the width of the coil.
     
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  12. Mowgli

    Mowgli Runs with scissors Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Taxachusetts
    From Dec 2016
    Stuff those coils, trim half off the tails and tuck them down.
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    Douse and sizzle to check for hot spots.
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    Vape that ....
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    Hi @JPoodles in WB. I'm in Clinton. Need some rayon?
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  13. Ladiekali

    Ladiekali Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2013
    Coastal Georgia
    i use Rayon. And lately i noticed that after about 2 days the flavor goes dull.
    otherwise it's great to work with.

    I just bought a pack of cotton bacon.. spent 3 hours at a vape shop taste testing juices and needed to rewick, and i was pleasantly surprised. It did not have a aftertaste, it did take about 2 ml of juice for the flavor to really come thru... for a moment i thought i had vapor's tongue!! Cotton bacon is similar to rayon in the stringy aspect maybe even a little easier to work with.

    i can say with rayon, from the 2nd hit you are good on flavor! no funny tastes, I bought my box of rayon for less than $10! where as a little pouch of cotton bacon cost me $8 at the shop.

    I have some Muji on the way.

    I had some one send me some fiber freaks wicks, those were great but i don't see them for sale anywhere.

    I have used organic cotton balls.. that was a joke. the funny taste is awful. I would say prolly anything is better than those.

    I remember a vape shop that used strands of yarn!! I was going to work there but they wanted me to do a build with yarn and i just couldn't grasp it. that was maybe 3 years ago. boy has wicking evolved!
     
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  14. franck

    franck Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 8, 2015
    California,USA
    Tried using several times but I always end up having a wick getting darker than others for some reason,guess am not thinning the tails enough maybe ? Any thoughts from you rayon gurus out there would be most welcome ;)
     
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  15. franck

    franck Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 8, 2015
    California,USA
    Btw I have some in my drop rda at the moment,it's running great,less spit back and popping but I think one of my tails is starting to change color and it's only been in there for an hour or two at best...
     
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  16. MrsWood

    MrsWood Senior Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    I managed to burn rayon 3 times, in a row. :( My rayon was tight enough that when I slightly and gently pulled the tail the coil moved just a bit. I soaked the rayon put my little kangertech rba back together ramped up slowly starting around 12w after a few dry pulls. Finally made it back to my normal of 33w and burned it. Repeated two additional times and still burned. Sadly. I know this is easy and I know I have to be missing something small that is causing it to burn but have no idea what it is. I have watched quite a few videos as well as read quite a bit and looked at pictures. Still no luck sadly.
     
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  17. Dropmyload

    Dropmyload Super Member Verified Member

    Oct 23, 2017
    By the time I saw the rayon thread here on ECF my muji cotton had landed. I'd like to try out rayon...but not sure at this stage.
     
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  18. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    It actually sounds like you may need to thin the tails a bit more for more efficient wicking. It's hard to use too much rayon, but I have actually done it. You want enough resistance to GENTLY hold the coil with a thumbnail and get the slightest shift in the wick, but if your tails are too thick, you may have wicking issues due to too MUCH wick trying to soak up liquid all at once. Could watch a rayon wicking tutorial for your device? That may help point you in the right direction.

    Best of luck,

    Anna
     
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  19. CagedSpam

    CagedSpam Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2015
    FoPo, Oregon
    I've heard or read that if you can get your wick to squeak or feel the resistance as vibration when pulling it through the coil you are on the right track.

    No thinning tails here, but running mostly MTL RDA's and CLR's. I will clip the dry edges as little as possible to fit into the wells. Attempting to preserve the longest fibers as much as possible coming out of the coil.
     
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  20. Ralph_K

    Ralph_K Senior Member

    Jan 1, 2018
    I was going to buy a box of the rayon beauty coils. From experience make sure the box says 100% Rayon and not 100% cotton. I ended up buying the Graham cellucotton 100% cotton by mistake. It seems to wick pretty good but has a tendency too break after a few days. I've never had any other type of cotton break on me.
     
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