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Offline Anna34238

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Question about E-liquid becoming thicker & darker while vaping
« on: January 07, 2012, 02:12:38 AM »
I am currently using the Tornado Tank E-NIC product, which I purchased about a month ago. After re-filling carts as I am vaping, my e-liquid becomes darker and thicker in consistincy. IS THIS NORMAL? Am I not replacing my cart caps frequently enough? OR ~ Could it be a problem with my atomizer? I have not cleaned my atomizers other than blowing through them- I wasn't even aware that they could get wet until reading some of the posts on the forum. So, my question is ~ WHAT (if anything) am I doing wrong? WHAT/HOW is the best way to clean my atomizers without damaging them?... Also, is ANYone else having this problem with e-liquid becoming darker and thicker as they vape, and KNOW why this is happening????

Thank you SO much for taking the time to help me out!
Anna

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Re: Question about E-liquid becoming thicker & darker while vaping
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 02:52:48 AM »
Hi Anna.  First, I'd just like to welcome you to the forum, so welcome. :)  Most eliquid will darken with age.  It's the nicotine reacting with other ingredients in the mix (usually stuff in the flavoring concentrate).  Air and light will speed this process up.  It doesn't hurt anything.

That said, what you're probably experiencing here is backwash.  Residue and deposits that have formed on the coil are finding their way back into the cart.  This is fairly common and doesn't really hurt anything as far as I know, other than maybe affecting the flavor a bit.  It's not caused by anything you're doing or not doing, so you're not doing anything wrong.  I've never bothered cleaning an atty.  There are many methods to do this if you want to try, but since I don't do, I'll leave that subject for someone else to talk about.  Like you, I just give my Tank attys a blow through if the draw is getting too tight (you have to suck harder to get a hit).  I do rinse out my Tank carts between fills with hot tap water.  But if the flavor starts getting bad or the atty performance starts dropping off to the point where you're not getting a satisfying vape, you should either clean them or just start using a new one.  And that's something you should be aware of... most attys don't just "die", but rather the performance will drop off slowly over time.  Often, you may not realize how much the performance has diminished until you break out a new atty.  Occasional atty cleaning or replacement is necessary to keep you happily vaping along.  Just how long an atty will last (yield a satisfying vape) depends on how much of a performance hit you're willing to live with and how much you vape.  Unfortunately, the consistency of attys varies widely too, so some will outperform and outlast others.  Hope this helps set your mind at ease a bit. :)

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Re: Question about E-liquid becoming thicker & darker while vaping
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 09:00:32 AM »
Hi Anna
Welcome to the forum.
I concur with 8Ball
I gave up cleaning attyís as it didnít help me at all, an occasional blow through but thatís as far as I go.
As long as the taste is good you have nothing to bother about.
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Re: Question about E-liquid becoming thicker & darker while vaping
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 09:08:17 AM »
Hi Anna, welcome to the forum :)
Yes its quite common and perfectly normal too see the liquid turn a little darker in the tank cart, and as 8Ball says, its mostly down to backwash from the atomizer wick and coil and more noticeable when vaping light juices.
Its nothing to worry about, so carry on and enjoy your vape   ;)
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Re: Question about E-liquid becoming thicker & darker while vaping
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 10:34:38 AM »
Welcome Anna. They got you sorted. Vape on.

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Re: Question about E-liquid becoming thicker & darker while vaping
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 02:38:16 PM »
Heat will usually change the color of a juice. I have had my tank in my car on a hot day and refil it with the same juice and it be two separate colors and separate thicknesses. I no longer use an ego but no matter what, juices will steep and react with its environment. Sorry if I'm restating comment. Just hopped on real quick at the doctors

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Re: Question about E-liquid becoming thicker & darker while vaping
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 04:36:28 AM »
I know this is an old thread but I just had to say thanks for this info.I'm new to vaping and I was wondering this exact same thing.So thanks. ;)

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Re: Question about E-liquid becoming thicker & darker while vaping
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 04:46:48 AM »
Welcome to the forum Minus. Any question you can think of, the answer will
be here somewhere :) And if you can't find the answer, ask us! We're all here
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