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My poor 4 Nine
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My poor 4 Nine
Hey yall, just some input.  The first mech mod that I purchased a few months ago was an authentic brass female 4 nine which cost me $90.  I only used it while in 18650 mode and was told that the tubes can come apart to use 18490 and 18350 from from the dealer and watching videos, but never actually took it apart because the tubes were so seemless from the outside. I actually love this thing and tried to not scuff it up in any possible way, but my curiosity got the best of me last night because as I was thinking about the other battery options.   I looked at the tube from the inside and saw threading between the upper tube which can in fact be separated or should be separated.  Being that it was locked tight, my dumb ass decided to use 2 plyers with cloth to separate the upper tube and ended up scoring it.  Just wondering if there is any "easy" way to scuff the scoring marks.  I know its brass and I have a feeling these marks are a done deal, but just checking......... yeah, I'm a dumb ass!! lol

   
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16-01-2015 05:44 AM
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RE: My poor 4 Nine
Ouch. That's pretty rough, mate. I'm not a mastermind with tools, but I'd probably buff the whole thing with a fine wire brush on a drill or better yet a wall mount. My brother has a grinder mounted on the wall that also has a wire brush on it, and it can get metal looking pretty nice. It's possible that would just make it worse though, and there's probably a better way to do it, like I said that's just what I would do if you don't get any better suggestions. 

Once you get it fixed up, I'd suggest putting some conductive grease on those threads. The metal can bond together when it's kept in the same place for a long time, like when you don't take it apart, and the conductive grease will keep it from doing that, plus it will make your mod hit harder since it's able to conduct the electricity better than without the grease. 
16-01-2015 06:40 AM
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RE: My poor 4 Nine
Sorry about your 4nine Bubba.. yeah those are pretty deep. I'm not sure you'll be able to get them out entirely but you could sand it with ever increasing fine grade then finally a good polish and buff. 

That would certainly disguise them a lot but will be a fair bit of work.
16-01-2015 06:45 AM
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Me, I'd stick it on a drill (Get yourself a cartomiser for this), spin it and start with something like 100 grit wet and dry paper used wet. Then in various stages go down to 2000 grit used wet. This will take a while.

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thanks for the input.  It seems like sanding is the most appropriate thing to do.  I only have a hand drill at my disposal.  I will check for the type of sand paper otherwise, I will head out to Home Depot for that.  As for attaching the tube to the drill.... the 4 nine has a hybrid top cap.  I don't have a 510 cartomizer, so maybe I can use a piece of wood and wedge it between the tube and drill and turn it that way. 
16-01-2015 09:43 PM
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17-01-2015 01:33 PM
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Lol,  Thanks!

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17-01-2015 03:10 PM
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Id do what Don says. Probably wont get it perfect again, but should help quite a bit

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17-01-2015 05:13 PM
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