The Naked Reo

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  1. Alex

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    aw no alex, now you make me want to strip my reo and do stuff to it also :D
     
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    My fingers are itching to try this out. :D
     
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    Go for it, @Alex. A Reo in raw aluminum is great! No worries about scratches and the like.
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement guys, I'm going to get some stripper tomorrow and give it a go.
     
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    Lol, i thought you wanted to build a giant reo using the paint stripper can....
    reo mini, reo, giant reo....
     
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    I started off with this
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    I was careful to avoid getting paint stripper inside the 510.
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    Found that using a wooden toothpick was best for getting into the small places
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    I left the door painted for now.
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    Sick as Tits :rock:
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    I am well pleased with the end result.
     
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    Great work. Most do not strip inside the catch cup or on the inside of the mod. You surely have surgeon's hands. Looks awesome, well done.
     
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    Thank you @Andre, It was pretty easy with the very thick stripper I was using. I tested it on a plastic spoon, and it eats through plastic very fast. So just a warning to anyone else attempting this.

    Do not get it anywhere near the 510 insulators.
     
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    Stunning job there @Alex!
     
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    Wow - talk about a transformation @Alex
    Congrats!

    Looks lovely in raw tumbled with the painted door ;-)
    Then again, I'm biased, LOL.
     
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    By the way, what is the active ingredient in the paint stripper fluid that eats away the paint or the plastic spoon?
     
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    Dichloromethane
     
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    Well done @Alex it looks awesome!!
     
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    I love it @Alex ! Looks super schweet!
     
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    It contains Methylene Chloride "Dichloromethane". But they normally contain Acetone as the active ingredient if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    @Alex awesome job buddy. Looks stunning. Thumbs up!!!!
     
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    You're right Alex, but the nasty stuff that even removes epoxy coatings on integrated circuits and processors are Dichloromethane.
     
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    awesome stuff
     
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    @Alex hope the smell is not killing your vape?
     
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    This morning I discovered some juice on the table directly underneath my reo mini. Also evidence of juice inside on the bottom. This led me to believe that there must be a problem with seal in the 510 connection. So with great trepidation I decided to strip her down completely this time, to have a look at everything, and at the very least I would also have the opportunity to strip the last bit of paint around the inside 510 base.

    On removing the insulators, I discovered that the rubber seal was almost completely split. Which leads me to believe that my ongoing problems with juice mysteriously getting all over the reo stem from this problem. It was one of the main reasons for me removing the Wrinkle paint finish, as juice has a tendency to trap itself in the rough finish. And was driving me insane trying to find the cause.

    Now not having a spare rubber insulator, I thought of some way to either make one or repair this one. Which suddenly reminded me of how effective super glue is at bonding rubber. So I decided to try that approach. I gripped the one end of the rubber seal with the pliers and ran a thin coat of super glue around the edge. Quickly applied some pressure, and the results were good. It's now stable and extremely rugged. With the effort involved in getting that part back, I was afraid that it might come apart. But it held up.

    So far my baby is performing like a star, and I hope that my little emergency repair has solved this problem. I'm very satisfied with the way everything worked out in the end, especially after accidentally losing that piece of rubber down the drain earlier, and having to undo the kitchen sink pipes to locate it. Which thankfully I did. In the back of my mind I had visions of only having one reo to play with while this one was out of commission.

    And the entire inside of the mini is completely paint free, sporting a very sexy raw tumbled aluminium look. :)
     
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    Great work, @Alex. This is the little bugger you are talking about - shown by the arrow in the picture. Think that is silicone? Also picked up recently that it should be put inside the 510 connection on its own - not around the center pin as shown on the picture. Apparently not easy, some wetting helps. If you insert it attached to the center pin you run the risk of damaging that silicone gasket. This info was given by SuperXDrifter on ECF - he said his video on installing the sub -ohm kit was wrong in this regard.

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    Yes @Andre, that's the one. I had a rough time trying to get that pushed in correctly. Eventually just when I was about to give up, it popped into place using the blunt end of that screw.

    I suspect that mine was damaged from the start when it was originally inserted.
     
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