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#1 (permalink)      9/7/2014 3:22:23 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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will shinny color worn out after long usage?
so, i heard from someone that the brass will worn out the gold shinny color.. so its no shinny like the first we look at it after certain time uses.. can someone help me since im willing to buy this one or the SS + Brass one.. thanks for the help
#2 (permalink)      9/7/2014 4:01:14 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I have the brass M16, and even though I like a tarnished look, have polished it many times with brasso liquid, and it still shines, like brass :)


Should point out, that it's a great mod in both the brass and stainless variations.
All brass will tarnish, with or without use, so I would steer clear of brass and copper mods, unless you are willing to set aside time to polish them.
The patina looks cool on brass and copper, so I tend to just clean the contacts.
Alternatively, you can spray the mod with a clear coat, which is a varnish to help protect the shine of the metal.

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"will shinny color worn out after long usage?".

Nope.
The shiny color will wear out after a short usage.
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#4 (permalink)      9/7/2014 5:53:03 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Haha within an hour of opening my Brass Nemesis the shine was gone, could easily polish it every day if I was that way inclined
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hey thanks for the reply..

ok then.. is this brass m16 still great for u guys?

im new to this mech things..
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@advark... any mech mod that has brass or copper needs to be polished regularly if you want to keep it nice and shiny. Brasso metal polish (or any metal polish for that matter) is a must have.
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You'll need (want) more than one mod. The brass GP Paps (now FASTTECH SKU 1830400) was the easiest mod to tune I have. A couple small washers and it's function is A+.

4Nine FASTTECH SKU 1728300 only required 1 washer to tune but requires a little more safety knowledge.

My favorite is SRX FASTTECH SKU 1795000 but I may have to return due to cracked magnet.
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9/7/2014 8:43:20 AM advark

hey thanks for the reply..

ok then.. is this brass m16 still great for u guys?

oh yes, definitely. in daily use (over a year for one, and about 3 months for my second).

(nb: DO take care screwing atomisers on and off it, as its brass threads will wear out more easily than something made from steel.)


(ps. there is a version available now with stainless steel top and bottom, but i do not have it (yet) and do not know how that version performs. (probably not as good as the solely brass version...))

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@advark don't agonize over your first mod. Get this or the astro or something else telescopic so that you are not fiddling with fixed sized tubes.

I can tell that whatever you get it will not be your only mod. So get something/anything and enjoy it.
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#10 (permalink)      9/8/2014 11:56:53 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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hey guys. thanks for helping me. i think i will buy this one.. thanks a lot