Can I use cotton balls for my rda? (NOOB QUESTION)

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  1. Dapper555

    Dapper555 New Member

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    Ok here is the story i got my first rda tank and had it build yesterday . I guess my ass was a little drunk last night started vaping and well my cotton was burned off on one side !!! I noticed it now due to the bad flavor ( I am fully aware of how stupid this must sound ) all the vape shops are closed so I cant buy the cotton from there. Can i use organic cotton balls to vape?
     
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    Yes, organic cotton balls work fine.
     
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    Might taste cottony for a bit, but no worries. And not everyone gets that flavor.
     
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    smacksy Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I use organic cotton balls straight out of the bag...after installing the wicks I drip real well ...I get rid of that "new cotton"
    taste by pulsing the switch and blow on the build with the cap off..I do this a couple of times, re-drip replace the cap and take my first hit...works great[​IMG]

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    False call went to a vape shop and got some cotton . thank you anyways
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what are you paying for cotton at the vapes shop?
     
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    1$ for 4 pieces
     
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    4 pieces. Of... cotton balls? Cotton bacon?
     
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    That Nordstrom link up there is 165 'pieces for $9.50 doing the math that's 41 of the vapes shops 4 packs, mega savings over all. I know its a dollar but that ads up. over time that's a new atomizer.
    Not sure what the balls cost but I know sac of balls is way cheaper than the Shiseido. @smacksy can tell ya what he pays for balls.
     
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    This bag of 80 organic cotton balls was only $3 at rite aid...
    [​IMG]

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    :oops:
     
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    :D
     
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    Quite haven't heard it put that way before but I agree, lol

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    Its about the same, I haven't used kgd in a while, considering I'm on the same pack of this stuff for the last 6months :)
     
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    Cotton bacon
     
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    Never really understood what made that stuff special, the Shiseido and balls both lasted just as long and personally I couldn't justify the added expense for a maintenance item.
    Either way, you may want to consider getting a bag of cotton balls from rite aide for backup at least. 4 squares of cotton would last me two days, lol
     
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    The store bought stuff really isn't all that special. Cotton is pretty much cotton and for the most part will do the same job.
    It's the same idea behind bottled water, basically. lol
     
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    No it isn't to what comment ?
     
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    You know Evian spelled backwards spells naive, but thats just a fact, I know nothing about the cotton I was here because I accidentally bought re buildable coils and I wasnt wondering about the cotton myyself. ( I do understand the point you were making I was just being silly about the name )
     
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    lol, My baby loves the roller skating babies on the evian commercials so I spell it about 5 times a day :)
     
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    FWIW, I carefully unroll the cotton balls, into sheets. I then boil them in distilled water for 5 min. While boiling, I can smell bleach for the first few minutes. It works fine for me for most things. I also used to boil large clearo heads every three days or so, and it seemed to extend their life quite a bit.as long as you don't burn the cotton wick.
     
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    What happened to Barney?
     
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    Whisky said I don't have to use him anymore. She is a massive Barney fan, and I only used him because she made me. lol.
     
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