Just arrived on my 6 month Vaper-versary, so saying hi!

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  1. Phil_Lee

    Phil_Lee Active Member

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    Hey Y'All
    I just signed up after following the link from Anthony Vapes on Youtube.
    I'm in the UK, disabled so permanently broke as I can't work, and am now 6 months tobacco free.
    I'm a geek and proud of it, so have picked up a lot in a short time (well, I don't have much else to do) but still sucking up information on vaping like a sponge!
    I manage to mix my own e-juice and build my own coils and am slowly learning to wick effectively.
    Apart from a very cheap unregulated squonker (Kanger Dripbox original) I use temperature control almost exclusively, so build entirely in stainless steel 316L, as that is supported by every device I have (even my build deck, which is a UD Sifu B-Tab).
    My best mod is a VapeDroid C1D2 (DNA75W based), although as it's one of the earlier ones with the rubberised coating, it's now all fallen off (well, so much fell off that I removed the remainder because it looked so tatty), so it's bare metal - thankfully, the zinc alloy doesn't look bad after polishing!
    I'm currently considering what (if anything) to do about re-clothing it, and if it will be possible without stripping it to a shell - which in turn brings up problems of small screws (my eyesight sucks) and the risk to me of soldering - I have poor sensation in my hands, and last time I tried any soldering, I burned myself rather badly. Gotta keep trying to do stuff though, or I may as well grow leaves and plant roots!
    So that's a brief summary of me (if I haven't bored everyone to death by now) and Hi!
     
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  2. SnapDragon NY

    SnapDragon NY 2 year member Weekly Referral Winner

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    Hi Phil_Lee - Congrats on your 6 month Vaper-versary and glad that you found the forum through Anthony! You will learn a lot or what you are unsure of ask away and someone will help you! Sorry I do not know anything about refinishing mods, but it is fantastic that you have the courage to work on your gear!
    Glad to meet you!
     
  3. Admin

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    Thanks for joining and congrats on your 6 month Vaper-versary!
     
  4. Inspects

    Inspects Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard.....:emoji_thumbsup:
     
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    Markw4mms Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, and welcome to VI!
     
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  6. Nailz

    Nailz 2 year member

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    New forum, but a lot of good experienced people here, welcome :)
     
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  7. ParaTech

    ParaTech What's the DEAL? Moderator

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    Hi Phil_Lee
    Welcome and congrats on your vaper-versary.
     
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  8. KingPin!

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    Welcome to VI Phil :)
     
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  9. Whiskey

    Whiskey The TCIC Staff Member Moderator 2 year member Head of Giveaways

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    Hi Phil, thanks for sharing your story with us, congrats on the vape anniversary , a pleasure to meet you:emoji_hand_splayed::emoji_slight_smile:
     
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  10. TheGreenMachine

    TheGreenMachine Well-Known Member

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    Hi Phil..welcome..I'm new also..
    congrats at the 6 mo.hash..
    Have you though about JWraps.com? I'm sure they've got something along those lines..or a silicon cover on Amazon. .
    Some heat resistant glue like JB weld and whatever material you have laying around..ie:thin paracord..I've seen plenty of mods decorated with various materials,rhinestones or just plain sheet rubber..
    arts and crafts Material. .
    Customize it.own it. .you got this..
    I'm just getting back on my feet after back surgery , so I get you..
    I'm a big believer in paying it forward,so take this at face value. Not a hand out, just a leg up..I got some working hardware around I don't use. (Just cant send the batteries)
    If you like PM me or I you.I'd be glad to UPS some to our cousin in the U.K.
     
  11. Deucesjack

    Deucesjack 2 year member reviewer

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    Welcome to VI.
     
  12. Mjag

    Mjag 2 year member reviewer

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    Welcome Phil. Thanks for sharing your story and congrats on your Vape-versary!
     
  13. jimi

    jimi 2 year member

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    Hi Phil and congrats on your 6 months away from the poison buddy, glad to meet you:emoji_sunglasses:
     
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  14. HUNS0N_ABADEER

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    WTG on six month's bro! Keep it up & welcome aboard :D
     
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  15. Vapin4Joy

    Vapin4Joy 2 year member reviewer

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    Welcome to the VI! :emoji_hand_splayed:
     
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  16. Phil_Lee

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    OK, decided it was time I added an avatar, so here is a photograph of me (it really is, too)
     
  17. KingPin!

    KingPin! Well-Known Member

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    Sweet pic mate!
     
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  18. Bob Mars

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    Welcome!!! :)
     
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  19. Anthony_Vapes

    Anthony_Vapes Staff Member Moderator 2 year member reviewer Weekly Referral Winner

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    congrats and welcome aboard! sorry for the late response, i'm behind on well. life in general LMAO
     
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  20. Bigbob2322

    Bigbob2322 2 year member

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    Congrats on your victory over Tobacco.
     
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