Is it safe to wick your rdta with makeup pads?

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  1. Maxiboom12

    Maxiboom12 New Member

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    I am experimenting with different materials to wick my rdta and im not entirely sure if it's safe to use makeup discs
     
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    Possibly not. Could be treated with chemicals that are possibly not good for you.

    ****edited and Changed "probably" to "possibly"****


    There are better options.
     
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    PoppaVic Gold Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    How the hell do you know without looking?

    WTF is wrong with the assorted shit we've had for.. is it only 4 years? Sheesh, man - we've sued SIlica, SS MEsh, and umpty-flavors of Organic Cotton. and pure Rayon. Deal with it.
     
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    I'd be careful - especially if you can detect any kind of scent
     
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    Organic from Walgreens is probably cheaper than makeup pads as well
     
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    I've seen some swear by those organic cotton pads from Amazon that say "makeup" on them but who knows about the "discs" you have.
    I think wick made for vaping is cheap enough and a wide variety of even just cotton, if that's what your after.
     
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    Thx guys alot. Appreciate the help
     
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    With vaping cotton so inexpensive you have to be a Crommy to be that cheap. The supplier I buy wire from gives it for free with some package deals.
     
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    As long as they are not bleached, treated and organic cotton, you are safe. I use cotton from amazon that’s marked as make up remover its just organic cotton pads. A years supply is like $10
     
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    You might also consider specially cut & processed quartz. Seen a fella using it once. Never tried it myself as it costs a good penny to get it. Guy swore by it explaining he didn't waste money on wick, the quartz released juice evenly to his coils. If he changed flavors, just rinse the quartz off & put it back in the coil/s.

    I like Muji cotton that Fast Tech carries. Here is the bulk pack of it & here's the five pack. I have also used rayon attained from Infinite Wicks on Ebay. Think I got 5 (or was it 15) meters of it from them for around 4/5 bucks, which I didn't consider too expensive.
     
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    The pads which i have are Septona, it says that they are made out of 100% cotton, but doesn't mention if it has been treated with bleach.
     
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    The Koh Gen Do pads are what many people were using before cotton bacon came along.
    If you check youtube for "Scottish Roll" you will see the different brands of pads the youtube reviewers were using.

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    The world won't end if you use them.

    They are 100% cotton so you will be alright.

    I'm sure many people reading this thread have used regular cotton balls before.

    We used to use silica.

    It can't be worse than silica.
     
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    Muji and Koh Gen Do pads are both great
     
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    Another oddity used for wick, twisted steel cable. Not at all sure how that worked. I kind of figured it wouldn't do too well as it risked oh say shorting, draining out a battery, getting seriously gunk-ed up.

    Yep, yep, yep ... happy with the Muji. :)
     
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    No. It's more than likely bleached and processed. I saw this post the other day and looked at the pads I use for doing gel manicures. I wouldn't. The ones I have are indented and therefore machined somehow. Never know what was on the machine like oil traces, unclean environment, etc.
    Worst case scenerio would be Walgreens organic if in case of no cotton and stuck. Otherwise there are plenty of organic cotton versions that are ok for vaping. I personally only use Cotton Bacon. You can find it on sale or included in online orders for the most part. Stock up and keep it in a dry environment. I OCD allot and put mine in an extra ziplock. Just me. ...
    I wouldn't trust many beauty supply places since I've seen their orders come in with every other product in the same box. Just wouldn't chance it. Walgreens would be in a supplier box more than likely. Not like chemicals and cotton together at say Sally Beauty Supply.;)
     
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    Don’t risk it dude. Wait for the shipping. Organic Japanese cotton are in fact sold as makeup pads, but they’re cheap as dirt and come in a big ol’ bag that’ll last you two years.


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