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What is the best wicking material
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RE: What is the best wicking material
Damn, Don. I've been thinking about buying some Muji pads for a while now, since I really liked the pads you sent me. What makes the new stuff bad? Is there any place to buy the older better stuff? 
25-06-2016 09:33 PM
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RE: What is the best wicking material
Afraid not. I can put some more in an envelope.

But not till I get paid on Thursday.

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25-06-2016 09:35 PM
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RE: What is the best wicking material
Not a fan of the silica stuff tbh. It doesn't hold enough juice or wick fast enough to feed my coils, a five second hit will be dry toward the end.. and a dry hit on it is f**king awful!

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25-06-2016 09:52 PM
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RE: What is the best wicking material
Not as bad as a dry hit on cotton........

Trust me on this - I am an expert on dry hits..

Read this as I'm crap at building coils...

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25-06-2016 10:05 PM
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RE: What is the best wicking material
Differnt strokes..

I can take a cotton hit, but silica has a kind of chemical taste that I can't abide.

Read this as I put to much power through my coils, often Undecided

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25-06-2016 10:10 PM
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RE: What is the best wicking material
PaulS, you must be a mind reader - I've ordered rebuild supplies including "Cotton Labo ORGANIC japan import" now I'm wondering what I actually bought...but based on your tutorial and the fact cotton has many uses and no expiry date, I'll get over it, if not for what I actually needed, for something else.

A question I haven't seen asked or may have missed, how often do you rewick? Or does when the cotton go, you start from scratch and install a new coil, new cotton, etc...?
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RE: What is the best wicking material
When its tastes bad.

Your choice, not mine,

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25-06-2016 10:34 PM
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RE: What is the best wicking material
(25-06-2016 09:35 PM)Don Wrote:  Afraid not. I can put some more in an envelope.

But not till I get paid on Thursday.

I wouldn't mind getting a care package, if it's not trouble for you. I can shoot some PayPal your way for it no problem. Just send me a PM. 

Or if there are other brands that are good and inexpensive (read: no way in hell I'm paying as much as Cotton Bacon runs) I can just get some of that. I've got rayon coming out my ears, but that Muji is just soooo good... 
25-06-2016 11:46 PM
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RE: What is the best wicking material
Texture wise the latest package I bought from Muji is a bit flakier, not long interconnected fibres as it was before, and as my Koh Den is. No real problem though. For those visiting Asia Watsons has cheap cheap organic cotton which is good.
26-06-2016 03:37 AM
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RE: What is the best wicking material
I've tried a few different wicks but I come back to the Cotton Bacon 2, it wicks very well and I find it a lot easier to get it 'just right' and I can adjust it a little if I cut the wick a little short by using a pick to tease out a bit more length. As to which is the best I would guess that's down to individual taste and methods of wicking, so whatever works well for you is the best wick.
28-06-2016 03:29 PM
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