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Cheap Cotton Alternative

Discussion in 'RTA' started by Redeemer, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Redeemer

    Redeemer "The Collector"

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    To all those who like to wick using cotton regularly (I do as soon as I clean my RTA's, at least once a week)
    And dont want to break the bank on Expensive KGD, Muji, Rayon, and the likes, there is an alternative!
    I found Dischem Cotton Pads, that work miracles in my atties.
    You don't need to separate layers, no boiling, nothing, just cut your desired thickness of strips, thread through coils, cut to suit (Very little is wasted from the size of the pad being just longer than a standard atty)
    The cotton is also very absorbent, thus wicks very well, and has no taste of its own, you get the juice flavor straight after your first hit, and by hit 5 you're getting the full on flavor the juice has to offer :anirock::anirock::anirock:
    Best of all, its R12.95 for 80 cotton pads. This equates to R0.16 per pad, of which I usually get about 6 wicks.
    Four of these pads equal about the same surface area as one sheet of KGD.

    Picture shows a pad of KGD, next to 4 Dischem pads, and the packaging it comes in.

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    Gambit Making Joose! Staff Member Moderator

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    I always thought it had to be organic cotton as the other cottons have been bleached and contain harmful chemicals. You sure this one is safe?
     
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    Afaik even organic cotton is bleached with peroxide. I use to use white cotton balls and just boil them in distilled water before this whole organic jap cotton buzz started. Then moved on the dischem organic cotton balls also boiled. Cotton contains natural oils so bleaching is needed even its organic to remove the oils the plant produces to protect itself.

    This is how it was explained to me anyway.
     
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    I personally use these pads and can vouch these pads produced better flavour than some KGD cotton iv used
     
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    method1 Resistance is futile. Premium Vendor

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    Yup this is my new go-to wicking material ;-)
     
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    :anirofl::anirofl::anirofl::anirofl:

    Its amazing how quickly the vaping world moves to the next big thing.

    I want to try a social experiment....

    *Straight Face*

    So Cotex tampons are made from a supper absorbing cotton....

    :anigiggle::anigiggle::anigiggle::anigiggle:
     
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  7. Redeemer

    Redeemer "The Collector"

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    Like so @arthster ?
    http://www.organyc-online.com/our-products/
    :animask::anifinger::animask:
     
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    arthster Staff Member Moderator

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    method1 Resistance is futile. Premium Vendor

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    It's not the next big thing yet - but it should be :)
     
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    baksteen8168 Useful Idiot Staff Member Moderator

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    So would you be using the super absorbent one here? :anithink:
     
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    Problem is, they have a variety of chemicals added to make it super absorbent :)

    There was a post on reddit a few years ago, where the dude said tampons cured his vapor's tongue - he reckoned that the super absorbency somehow sucks up the coating that causes your tongue and cures the vapor's tongue, all you had to do was stroke a tampon over your tongue a few times.

    Bunch of people responded, some saying it works, other not. Then he replied something along the lines of
    "OMG, I can't believe a got a bunch of people over the internet to lick tampons! You are all a bunch of suckers!"
     
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    baksteen8168 Useful Idiot Staff Member Moderator

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    And then Kotex sent him a letter thanking him for the spike in tampon sales. :anitongue::anirofl::anirofl::anirofl:
     
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    Yet another example of 'Top Internet advice'...
    :)
     
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    PapaSmurf Bringer of Calm ... Staff Member Admin

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    Yeah, I read it on the internet, so it must be true
     
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    baksteen8168 Useful Idiot Staff Member Moderator

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    [​IMG]
     
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    I usually double check with Wikipedia. :anigiggle::anigiggle::anigiggle:
     
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    Ok so what's the verdict? Safe to use or not?
     
  18. method1

    method1 Resistance is futile. Premium Vendor

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    been using it for a couple months with no ill effect. If I stop posting suddenly could be I was wrong.
     
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    Im also still using it 5 months on no bad effects

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
     
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    Redeemer "The Collector"

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    I'm still here, well mostly, since some would say I'm not 'all there' LoL
    Getting more and more vapers to switch over, even got @N0ugh7_zw to try it, and he seemed to enjoy it in his RDA's
     
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