thread grease for mods?

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  1. DudeMan

    DudeMan New Member

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    new to vaping (pico arriving tomorrow :vapemail:

    is putting grease on threads a thing for mods like flashlights?
    i hear the threads on the pico are not the greatest.

    [edit] for the battery not the 510

    thanks
     
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    gopher_byrd Cranky Old Fart VU Donator Gold Contributor ECF Refugee Member For 5 Years

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    Personally I don't use grease on threads. I feel grease will attract dirt and grime. I just keep the threads in my mods clean with paper towels and isopropyl alcohol or in the case of mechs a good warm water wash.
     
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Same here.
     
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    Congrats and welcome :)

    Yeah, just to add to what my friends here have said, I don't know of any Eleaf Pico models that are fully mechanical and unprotected. It's always a good idea to keep your mod clean, but it's not as critical with protected devices as it is with fully unregulated ones.

    The idea of using electrical grease is about keeping the conductivity of the threaded surfaces high on mechanical mods where such conductivity will have a direct effect on the performance of the device. Some use it, but most don't for the reasons you've been given.

    Even if it did have any benefit, it won't for your device.
     
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I have been daily using a Kanger Kbox mini mod daily for 4+ years.
    I use a bottom fill tank on it which requires the tank to be unscrewed from the mod and then replaced with each filling.
    Threads on tank and mod are still good.
    I clean the threads on the tank and in the 510 on the mod from time to time with a q tip dampened with isopropyl alcohol
     
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    It never occurred to me for a moment to grease the threads on either atomizers or mods.
     
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Ohh I tried it on mechs at first, but quickly decided that it would cause more problems than it would solve so cleaned it all off.
    Clean threads is the way to go in my opinion.
     
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    thank you, and everyone. :)

    i wasn't thinking of grease for more conductivity, but to make threading the cap on smoother.
     
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Any grease will deteriorate and thicken, attracts dust and such and soon make the threading more difficult.
    And grit attracted by the grease will wear threads.

    A well built vape will thread smoothly. A vape with poorly machined threads will not and grease will not really help.
     
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    What Cromwell said, though I'm sure he'd agree that usually crunchy threads will break in and get better over time too. Even if they don't it won't make any real difference for your mod.

    Which model Pico did you get by the way? There's quite a few.
     
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    yep.
    On picos.. their battery cap is not the best threaded in the world. I have been using the same pico squeeze daily for a couple of years now. I find that keeping the threads clean is the best way to go on it. And never force the cap. If it does not want to start back it up a bit and it will drop in to the threads.
    Picos. I love my Squeeze but the battery cap threads are not the best. clean both outer and inner threads.
     
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    Ohh and one final post. If crunchy threads clean often as they break in to remove any bits of metal that get smoothed off. Bits of metal in the threads will make things worse.
     
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    If you do decide to use grease Google: noalox grease
    You'd need something like that because regular grease messes with the conductivity of the metal where the threads are.
     
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    thanks everyone. i'll be sure to keep em clean as i use it.
    also thanks for the tip 5150sick. :)

    the 75W model. going SS316L (26-28ga?) temperature control @ low wattage on a Berserker V1.5 Mini MTL RTA.
    battery is authentic Sammy 25R (wish i had gotten the 30Q)
    Koh Gen Do pads.

    cheers :cheers:
     
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    just to add. a requirement around here is that you post pics. just say'n :)
     
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    you got it.
     
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    I only use juice for any lubrication and I wipe off any excess. I don't think using any grease is a good idea on any areas that heat up.

    The only device I own that has any real threading issues is the battery cap on my SXmini SL Class. They are aluminum parts and threads in aluminum have a tendency to gall, so I take some care with screwing them together.
     
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    I agree for regulated mods however on mech mods this grease has benefits. It all but eliminates arching, better contact and greatly reduces cleaning.

    I buy this from Enushi, they put it on all of the mechs they sell.
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    JUst clean them well with iso on a qtip weekly and they will do the best.
     
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I have always wondered why they seem to use such fine threads on aluminum battery caps and such on vape stuff.
    Seems like a bit coarser threads would be easier to start and last longer?
     
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    my guess it's what is easy and cheap for them to do. squared off threads that are anodized
    with areas on the end of the tube, and where the cap contacts the end of the tube look like the way to go.

    first (crappy) images of my at the time stuck BSKR 1.5 MTL RTA here.

    i plan to get better lighting for my camera and post more images of the entire setup, and build.
     
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