Show us your Pit Stop

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  1. Silver

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    I hear you @CashKat88 , I don’t have experience with the V4 but I believe it was quite finicky
    I wish these things could all be simple and plain sailing
     
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    Quick wick and clean stop . upload_2020-3-10_17-10-27.png
     
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    I've been a bit lazy the last 2 weeks. Time for a major pitstop.
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    You would think been in Lockdown would give you more time to tend to your vape gear, nope, no it dose not,

    time to get these cleaned.

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    New wick for the mighty Skyline

    Starting to lube it up

    I see it’s a bit messy so will need to prod and tuck a bit.

    Love this RTA for fruity menthols. Gives such a lovely clean and crisp flavour.

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    Oh by the way - I decided to use TFC Elite wick in the above pitstop.
    This is new for me in the Skyline - have used Royal Wicks for ages.

    Will report back on my findings.
    Feels like its not wicking properly - but I dont think its the wick's fault. I did this in a hurry and I dont think I did a good job - so if it persists - I will open up and try again.

    Strange - because this setup (coil and Skyline) usually is quite forgiving for me.

    Lets see - otherwise the wick is not wicking nicely. Don't know what's going on.
     
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    Are you using 2.5mm coil ID or 3mm?
    I would split the tfc elite into 3 pieces for 3mm so perhaps go for 4 pieces other the width of the tfc to get the wicking right with tfc. (My experience) I find with different cottons one has to play with different ratios to get the flavour and wicking just right. I also thin the ends of the wick slightly with tfc.
     
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    If at first you dont succeed try and try again. Hope you get it in the next try take it slow and steady lol.
     
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    Thanks @Christos
    It's 2.5mm

    I think I didn't pack enough cotton in there. My first wicking it was a bit too loose. Then I tried again and it was much better (the photo above). But it needs to be a bit tighter I think. I do thin the tails a bit with a needle - a few strokes and then cut the ends.

    The thing is I have been wicking this tank for many months with Royal Wicks and never had this "issue" where it feels its not wicking properly.

    What's strange is that this setup isn't demanding on wicking. Lowish power around 18 Watts and MTL. So it should easily handle it.

    Will try again

    If it doesn't work I will probably just revert back to Royal Wicks - only problem is I have very little left and I don't think Royal Wicks is easily available anymore.
     
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    I moved back to cotton bacon v2 because it was readily available. I also grew tired of the spit back and similar issues you are having. I used to use 3 cotton brands concurrently for different applications but I found I got the “ratio” wrong for each cotton and decided to focus on one only.
    It does seem counterintuitive that less cotton would mean better “wicking” and possibly some flooding instead of a dry or almost dry hit but I am still convinced each cotton has its own thickness ratio. Cotton bacon for example seems to perform better when compressed thicker but tfc didn’t like the compressed or rolled tighter with the fingers.
     
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    Thanks @Christos - appreciate the feedback
    Ya, its all about getting it right and then when you happy - keep it that way !
    Tinkering is great - but at the stage I am - with the time constraints I have, I just want it to work perfectly every time and be consistent!
     
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    Dvarw rewick and recoil time!
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    @Silver just like @Christos mentioned, I used TFC in the skyline and very generous with the cotton and found it wicked perfect in DL mode. Next wick, same cotton I decided to go thinner and was surprised to find it wasn't wicking nicely. You could hear it was struggling to keep up. As if the tank/cotton didnt like the thinner wicks. I then found this video and the guy wicked it using different cotton types and found it to be useful. I reverted back to CB v2 on the skyline and not having any issues now:

     
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    Mini pit stop in a tiny rta

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    Threw some dual something something Clapton’s into the dead rabbit SQ. Came out at 0.2 ish and flavour is rather lekker

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