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Now we all love a new gadget, in our case a new mod or tank or RBA pod.

So they start off all new and shiny, but they will get wear and tear.

What peice of kit for you is wearing and tearing? I have a Jelly box that the fire button is wearing badly, although functional it does not look good
 

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I have a GTRS GT150, battered and bruised and only makes an occasional appearance on my desk... but one of those that cannot be sold, pif'd or stripped for spares/vape project (yet)... also having an internal battery I might be holding on until she decides to join the land of deceased mods, then she'll be hacked for spares like a back alley chop shop...

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As for the tanks... wear and tear gets met with a little spit and shine to restore them to their former glory!
 

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Would be good to know what makes wear prematurely, like the faux leather on the Aegis range or the paintwork on some mods

The "leather" on the Drax X Plus (silver) and the Drag 3 (silver and blue) faded and stained quite quickly as well. A bit of a scrub with a cotton pad and some surgical spirits does clean and refresh it nicely, but I have not tested the extended exposure to faux leather and alcohol to see how it further damages it in the long run.

That rubbery feel on some mods (vapor storm puma/asmodus/aegis/qp fatal) is also prone to peel with liquid exposure and rubbing/holding it over time.

And let's not even get started with wear and tear on latch-type battery doors. I prefer a screw-in/slide/snap-on magnet battery door. (one of my criteria on buying new vape gear: if it's got a flippy flappy door it is off the list)
 

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I have a GTRS GT150, battered and bruised and only makes an occasional appearance on my desk... but one of those that cannot be sold, pif'd or stripped for spares/vape project (yet)... also having an internal battery I might be holding on until she decides to join the land of deceased mods, then she'll be hacked for spares like a back alley chop shop...

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As for the tanks... wear and tear gets met with a little spit and shine to restore them to their former glory!
This is the ugliest thing I have ever seen! I am so sorry that you own it, my sympathy to you.
 

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This is the ugliest thing I have ever seen! I am so sorry that you own it, my sympathy to you.

Hence the reason she only comes out of the basement on certain days, no flash photography allowed and only to drink water out of the longdrop... which she messes up on all accounts and gets ushered back into darkness again... but she is my ugly ogre and I love her!
 

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Hence the reason she only comes out of the basement on certain days, no flash photography allowed and only to drink water out of the longdrop... which she messes up on all accounts and gets ushered back into darkness again... but she is my ugly ogre and I love her!
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Would be good to know what makes wear prematurely, like the faux leather on the Aegis range or the paintwork on some mods
Sometimes the sweat from our hands. Sometimes we touch something and transfere it to our mods like a cleaning cloth with cleaning agents. Sometimes the paint isn't made for the purpose and in most my cases its the type of work I do.
 

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Now we all love a new gadget, in our case a new mod or tank or RBA pod.

So they start off all new and shiny, but they will get wear and tear.

What peice of kit for you is wearing and tearing? I have a Jelly box that the fire button is wearing badly, although functional it does not look good
Time to remake that switch ;) ... The Gen, S and X's fire buttons paint / plating wears off rather quickly, and it's easy enough to turn a new metal or Perspex one on a lathe. As for the finishes ... either strip to bare metal and buff em' or ... repaint, (even the rubberised coatings are available in rattle can from motor spares outlets), giving you the option of colour matching for the 'must match' amongst us ;)
 

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I have a GTRS GT150, battered and bruised and only makes an occasional appearance on my desk... but one of those that cannot be sold, pif'd or stripped for spares/vape project (yet)... also having an internal battery I might be holding on until she decides to join the land of deceased mods, then she'll be hacked for spares like a back alley chop shop...

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As for the tanks... wear and tear gets met with a little spit and shine to restore them to their former glory!
That is so fugly it's beautiful ... it NEEEEEEEEEEEEEDS to be stripped down to bare metal and buffed ... you may as well make it a fingerprint magnet too whilst you're about it ;)
 

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If only about 3-4 years ago I knew about all these specialists with repairing things I might have saved some precious (at the time) loves of mine like the Smoant Charon. I really loved that mod, alas it did not last me all that long. Held on to it for about a year after it stopped working and then eventually let it go.
 

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If only about 3-4 years ago I knew about all these specialists with repairing things I might have saved some precious (at the time) loves of mine like the Smoant Charon. I really loved that mod, alas it did not last me all that long. Held on to it for about a year after it stopped working and then eventually let it go.

My Charon is back in rotation. Sad news about yours. They are great mods. Really heavy but with a great screen.
 
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