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#1 (permalink)      3/17/2021 4:55:29 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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How is your experience with this atomizer?

I've washed and cleaned it again and again but it still tastes like goat dung.

And, is there any way of removing the AFC ring?


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Gatok wrote:

I've washed and cleaned it again and again but it still tastes like goat dung.


I don't know about this particular RTA but ketchup and a toothbrush works wonders.


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My guess is that you've got a fundamental problem with the plastic used in the airflow section, and that if you were to give it to just about any random person to try, they wouldn't have a clue what you're talking about. It happens - some people are just really sensitive to things that wouldn't even register with other people, and fractional parts per billion is enough to trigger the "overpowering" bad taste. (I have my own problems with several things.) It may just be a matter of time, or it may be something that never goes away from your perspective. AFAIK, there's no way to take off the AFC ring that won't involve destroying the tank, and if the plastic's the problem, it wouldn't help anyway. (The plastic is there so you can get an actual MTL on this version, which the OG Ares didn't offer - it was about a 1.6mm draw fully closed off.)
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FoxVape wrote:

I don't know about this particular RTA but ketchup and a toothbrush works wonders.



Ketchup? really?

I'll try it Tomorrow. Thanks.

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essellar wrote:

My guess is that you've got a fundamental problem with the plastic used in the airflow section, and that if you were to give it to just about any random person to try, they wouldn't have a clue what you're talking about. It happens - some people are just really sensitive to things that wouldn't even register with other people, and fractional parts per billion is enough to trigger the "overpowering" bad taste. (I have my own problems with several things.) It may just be a matter of time, or it may be something that never goes away from your perspective. AFAIK, there's no way to take off the AFC ring that won't involve destroying the tank, and if the plastic's the problem, it wouldn't help anyway. (The plastic is there so you can get an actual MTL on this version, which the OG Ares didn't offer - it was about a 1.6mm draw fully closed off.)



It's strange, the bad taste is nothing I have experienced before, like machining oil or something like that. Could be the AFC plastic, who knows.

A shame, because I love everything else about this atomizer (except the post system). I'll give it a couple more weeks before sending it to collect dust.


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Gatok wrote:

It's strange, the bad taste is nothing I have experienced before, like machining oil or something like that. Could be the AFC plastic, who knows. A shame, because I love everything else about this atomizer (except the post system). I'll give it a couple more weeks before sending it to collect dust.



It could well be machining oil - the slightest trace can make the best attys product that goat dung flavour you. I've had the same problem with a Vandy Vape Berserker a few years ago. and, just the same, repeated cleaning didn't achieve much.

Eventually I put it in a cup of undiluted dish washing soap/washing up liquid overnight, then scrubbing with a toothbrush while repeatedly rinsing with fresh water immersing in a bowl of hot water got rid of the skank.

For an RTA you will need to change all the o-rings - if they are contaminated with oil they are screwed and will produce a bad taste.

I would also change the coil - any wires that are contaminated with oils can produce the same rank taste - even glowing the wires doesn't always burn it off.

I hope this helps.

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Crispycritters wrote:

I hope this helps.



Thanks. I'll try Ketchup and the dish washing soap overnight. And maybe sodium bicarbonate with vinegar.

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Gatok wrote:

Crispycritters wrote:
I hope this helps.

Thanks. I'll try Ketchup and the dish washing soap overnight. And maybe sodium bicarbonate with vinegar.



I forgot to mention - strip it down as much as possible and try to clean each part individually to get out anything trapped under the posts or peak insulators.

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Let's wait.

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Gatok wrote:

Thanks. I'll try Ketchup and the dish washing soap overnight. And maybe sodium bicarbonate with vinegar.


Just in case you aren't aware, if you use vinegar, ensure it's spirit vinegar, not malt vinegar. You'd be surprised at how many people... ;-)

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Like crispycritter said but soak in alcohol. Toothbrush with dish soap and hot water.


*looking at your picture, I’d disassemble it it further. Machine oils on a single screw can carry that nasty flavor.

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