Small nick on battery, is it safe to use?

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  1. ImYou

    ImYou Member For 1 Year

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    I had these batteries for a year now from IMRBaterries using my gpriv box mod and I was wondering, do I need to replace these batteries?

    Direct link to the pic nicked one of my batteries.
    http://i.imgur.com/jJUg5vv.jpg
     
  2. jb58

    jb58 Member For 2 Years

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    Just rewrap it and you should be good to go
     
  3. ImYou

    ImYou Member For 1 Year

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    I have never done that before. How do I do it?
     
  4. ShowerHead

    ShowerHead Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Get the wraps from your favorite supplier and a hair dryer. Peel the old wrap off, keep track of the insulator from the positive end of the battery, put the new wrap on, center the battery in the wrap, put the insulator back on the positive end, heat until fully shrunk. Enjoy.

    Long winded tutorial:
    http://vapingunderground.com/threads/how-to-rewrap-an-18650.210960/
     
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    bobnat VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I met a guy a few months ago and we got comparing vapes. He opened his up and pulled the battery. It had a tear at least 3 times bigger than the one above. I told him about rewrapping. He then grabbed a piece of scotch tape from his desk, put it over the tear and said, "That should do it." Rofl.
     
  6. Mattp169

    Mattp169 Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years Vape Media

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    no battery is safe to use. Every tear in one makes it less safe to use. Keep wraps on hand. They cost pennies and take a minute or 2 to change

    But to be honesty I have batteries that the wraps look worse
     
  7. Ralph_K

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    You don't really have to remove wrap. I guess it depends on how batteries go in the mod. I have batteries that are double wrapped
     
  8. ShowerHead

    ShowerHead Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    So, I should guess, then peel two layers if I was wrong?
     
  9. Vape Fan

    Vape Fan More like I am now, than I was before VU Donator Silver Contributor

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    Some local shops will wrap for free, till you get some. I keep some on hand and make sure my wraps are pristine all the time. All it can take is one little bare spot.
     
  10. Ralph_K

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    I think you have to use your brains.
     
  11. ShowerHead

    ShowerHead Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Likewise.
    Kinda "Don't give people bad advice".
     
  12. Pastorfuzz

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    When you buy the wraps, also pick up some new insulators.
    Most have adhesive on them to hold them in place when heating the wraps.
    Dirt cheap!
     
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  13. ImYou

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    Thank u for your guys help
     
  14. Ralph_K

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    I have batteries double wrapped just went right over the old wraps. I don't think I need your permission.
     
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    You can get a box of 320 wraps for like $8 on amazon and there are like 8 or 10 different colors. Totally worth it.


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  16. ShowerHead

    ShowerHead Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    I don't think that because you can pull the trigger on a revolver with a single bullet in it once or twice that it is a great idea, nor good advice to others. So piss off.
     
  17. PoppaVic

    PoppaVic Silver Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    wrapping OVER a wrap might work perfectly well with a sled - sure, if that's you, go for it.

    Shit like the SMOK Osub Baby can't even accept a 25R, and they'll sell you something like an HG2 to "solve the defect". yes, please wrap over a wrap. I need the laughs ;-)
     
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    Has anyone done custom clear pvc wraps for their batteries before?
     
  19. Ralph_K

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    Smok makes shit mods anyway. All my batteries are double wrapped as many people do the same thing too.
     
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    PoppaVic Silver Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Preach it, brudder-man.
     
  21. Carmmond

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    Like others have said re wrap it..... till then just put a small piece of electrical tape over it till you wrap it.
     
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    Think I still have an battery somewhere with a bit of electrical tape on it, I intended to re-wrap it but forgot .
    Gonna have to find it and fix that while i'm thinking about it.
    thanks for the reminder..:devil:
     
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  23. SteveS45

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    For a quick fix while waiting for the wraps to be delivered this is an almost permanent fix.

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  24. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    And rewrapping batteries takes about 2 minutes total even for a first timer. Just don't lose the insulator on the top if they are not glued to the battery. A hair dryer is more than enough heat.
     
  25. PoppaVic

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    I use clear wraps - it's what I bought <shrug> 2 or 3 cells like that - I inked the type and then wrapped.

    I also just slapped some scotch-tape on a cell that had two small knicks. Why? Because they were SMALL - and I can wrap when I am totally "bored" - I am never BORED.
     
  26. SteveS45

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    You have double wrap your batteries if you want to use MIG welding wire..................
     

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