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VaporShark rDNA

Discussion in 'VV/VW APV Discussion' started by ClintS, Jul 15, 2014.

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  1. Azarias

    Azarias Super Member

    May 25, 2015
    Illinois
    I ordered the rDNA on a saturday and found the code 1h later. So I wrote them an email and got an answer on monday that they refunded me the 15%.
    I wouldn't be too concerned. VS has a pretty good customer service imo.
     
  2. VapieDan

    VapieDan Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Perhaps as a makeup Vaporshark with increase the discount to 30% for a few days as a make up when the error is discovered Monday. I also believe in Santa Claus.
     
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  3. Pushbutton

    Pushbutton Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 7, 2014
    Vienna, Austria
    Before (2 months of use, mostly at a desk)
    IMG_1629.jpg IMG_1630.jpg
    After (fairly fresh paintjob, but it still looks the same 5 months later)
    shark-1.jpg shark-2.jpg shark-3.jpg

    Color came out somewhat darker than i had envisioned, but i am okay with it.
     
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  4. Fiatrix

    Fiatrix Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2015
    I thought about the option of repainting it if the finish goes bad, but I don't know the first think about doing so. Ha. You did a great job! Maybe I'll just start putting stickers on mine (if I buy one) and go with the whole "super used" look... It'll be like a throwback to my old poetry notebook in high school! Lmao.
     
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  5. VapieDan

    VapieDan Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

  6. Fiatrix

    Fiatrix Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2015
    Getting pretty frustrated that the sharkweek coupon code still isn't working for me, and no word back from customer service after 2 emails. Has anybody heard anything? I'm eager to buy my first mod and the longer I have to think about it the more I consider buying a less expensive device! Lol.
     
  7. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    Florida
    You might get a faster response by calling them.
     
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  8. KTMRider

    KTMRider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2014
    NJ
    Looks like Cerakote. I was thinking about doing the same thing if/when my finish starts to peel but mine has been holding up great for 8 months.

    They posted on their FB page that they're aware of the code issue and are working on it. You can place an order and they will refund 15% if you call them with your order # (as per their CS).
     
  9. BudmanNC

    BudmanNC Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2013
    United States
    The code worked for me a little over an hour ago.
     
  10. Fiatrix

    Fiatrix Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2015
    Perhaps, but unfortunately I don't have access to a phone. :/ Weird, huh?
    Still not working for me... Did you put the code in at the cart page, or at the end of things after putting in your information?
     
  11. chief63

    chief63 Super Member ECF Veteran

  12. Fiatrix

    Fiatrix Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2015
    I wonder what's going on then, still not working for me.. Hmm. Maybe I should find someone's phone to borrow if I can.

    I don't actually get an error message or anything, it just acts like I never put a code in at all.
     
  13. KTMRider

    KTMRider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2014
    NJ
    I just tried the code in all caps and it worked.
     
  14. Pushbutton

    Pushbutton Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 7, 2014
    Vienna, Austria
    It is Cerakote. I did not however apply it myself since i do not have the equipment necessary to do that.

    First i checked if a teardown of the rDNA was doable and what potential hazards could await. Turns out taking the Vaporshark apart is relatively easy. It's pretty much a combined sled that is held with double sided tape. Some care needs to be taken when loosening the wireless charging piece, but it wasn't too tricky.

    I found the following video that shows all necessary steps. Re-assembly requires 2 different types of double-sided tape, one thin and one slightly padded (for the bottom screen cover and the black side cover over the wireless charger) which i bought at a hardware store after taking the mod apart.



    Next i checked for an applicator for the cerakote. www.cerakote.com has a locator feature and nice sample images for their colors. Luckily enough there was one in my town (they aren't very common in Europe).

    Brought case in at the gunshop (stripped of all guts and plastic parts). They sandblasted specific grit in preparation for the coating and painted it for me. Lastly the coating gets heat treated in an oven.

    Took about a week and they charged me 25€.

    Hope this helps :)
     
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  15. BudmanNC

    BudmanNC Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2013
    United States
    I put it in at the cart page, not at the end. I typed in all caps.
     
  16. Fiatrix

    Fiatrix Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2015
    Yay!!! I finally go the code to work today and my order is in!! I'm so excited for my first mod. :D

    P.S. My first topper (Magma rda clone) just arrived a few moments ago, so, double excited!!
     
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  17. KTMRider

    KTMRider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2014
    NJ
    Congrats!

    No tank? I find tanks much more convenient.
     
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  18. Fiatrix

    Fiatrix Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2015
    I've also ordered a Kanger subtank mini, because I figure dripping would be cumbersome sometimes (I've never done it). But I like to change flavors often and I'm definitely a flavor chaser, so I want to have the best of both worlds!
     
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  19. ThunderDan

    ThunderDan Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2014
    MD
    Man, that rDNA 40 is tempting with the coupon code.
     
  20. KTMRider

    KTMRider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2014
    NJ
    You have until Sunday.

    I've had mine for 8 months and it's still one of my favorite mods (next to my VS DNA40). I use it just about every day and if the DNA200 wasn't announced (I already bought 2 boards and will be buying the VS DNA200), I would've already ordered another one. I had 2 VS DNA30's and put them up for sale last month but had second thoughts when someone bought one of them so I kept the other one. I dealt with CS once and they were great to deal with (replaced my DNA40 with faulty fire button). I know some have had issues with CS but I've been happy with them and will continue to buy and recommend their mods. I came >< this close to ordering an Opus 200 that was in stock just to get my grubby little hands on a DNA200 but just barely resisted and will be waiting impatiently for the VS DNA200. There's a Vape Expo in NJ in a couple of weeks and VS will be there. I'm hoping they'll have some DNA200's for sale (yeah, wishful thinking).
     
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