How to Rewrap an 18650

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  1. Huckleberried

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    Many vape shops will also take them. Also, Best Buy.
     
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    wrapping is so easy, some idiot on Reddit flamed me for rewrapping and not just throwing them away when they get a nick, idiot...

    Anyway I got a el cheapo heat gun off Amazon that works great. I also highly recommend getting a ceramic pen knife, I got a "Slice" rounded tip off Amazon that I very highly recommend for taking off the old wrapper. That and what has made things much easier is I got a small Guillotine paper cutter, works excellent for trimming the wraps. Plus I plan on when I get around to it using it to trip custom stuff I print on onion paper for some trendy wraps. It was also pretty damn cheap off Amazon.
     
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    Hell, I just use a razor knife for getting the old wrapper off, scissors to trim the new wrap a bit, and a blow dryer to heat-shrink it. Works just fine.

    The only time I've gotten rid of a battery was one that was dropped inside a Vamo, and the positive pole was dented in. So I wrapped it vertically in electrical tape and took it to the Home Depot recycling center. And then the iStick30 that constantly discharged even when turned off, same destination.

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    Don't like metal on my batteries ;)

    Was using scissors to trim but with me wanting to pop some fancy graphics under the clear wrappers I got the paper cutter. Haven't found a graphic that I want yet to use so just been using it to trim my wraps.
     
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    if youve got clear wraps, you can wrap the battery in something thin and cool, then clear wrap it.
    watch out if your battery compartment is super tight though.

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    I bet the Duracell ones freak people out, LOL. I've seen "UltraFire" wraps, too :teehee:
     
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    Man I really want the pattern for those duracell wraps! Any way youcould hook me up?

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    I wish I could. Those batts aren't mine. Just a photo I found online.
     
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    Guess I have a new vaping related project on my hands that will rule my free time for a while lol.

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    I'm planning to get some wraps when I pick up another set of batteries. I check mine fairly often, they're not torn or ripped but I've noticed that around the bottom near the negative end the factory wrap is slightly crinkled.

    By slightly I mean I can barely see it and feel it, reminds me of the way plastic behaves when it's partially perforated except it doesn't go all the way through. I can catch my fingernail on it if I lightly run it along the 90* edge where the side and bottom of the battery meet. Is that normal or indicative of a problem?

    It's not from wear and tear, they've never been put in a mod with a tight battery tray. Only used in an istick with magnetic doors and no spring style terminals, just smooth spring loaded ones. Batteries go in bottom side first to depress the negative contact (spring loaded) then the positive end slipped into place. If any wear were to occur I'd imagine it would be at the pos end of the batteries up top since they're the last to go in and run the risk of scraping anything.

    Good write up, will make the job easier. Thankfully I've got a heat gun and past experience with heat shrink so should be simple enough. Also good point about the clear wraps which I was considering but think I'll go with colored so any defects are easier to spot.
     

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