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    Even after year of trying everything that was available, I was never able to stop smoking. One day, five years ago, I saw a co-worker outside sucking on what looked like a pen (eGo T 650 mAh) and exhaling plumes of what looked like smoke but smelled so much better. I stopped and starting asking questions. That night after work I stopped by the B&M and bought myself my first vape gear: an eGo-T 650 mAh battery, two CE4 tanks with 1.5 ohm coils with a 5-pack back up, an AC adapter, a charging cable, and three bottles of juice. Back then, it cost a total of $165.00 A few days later I went back and discovered that eGo had a new battery out -- a 650 passthrough! And Kanger put out a new tank -- a T2 with top coils/short wick. I started vaping and collecting more back ups, more juices, never really looking back. The six packs of smokes I had in the fridge remained there for another two years until I finally threw them away. The first six months or so, I'd tempt fate and would light up just to see if I still liked it or not. The answer would be... not. Haven't looked back since. Around the first six month mark, I was playing on the internet and discovered a different vape forum. It was too big, the people weren't very patient with "noobs", nor were they very kind or friendly so I continued looking around. Hey! Check out this new place I found! It's called Vapor Talk. The people were very friendly, very knowledgeable, and I felt welcomed here. It's where I call 'home' now. The people are wonderful, they are all about helping new vapers with their questions no matter how many times they answer the same thing. They enjoy derailing threads, but that only makes the conversation more interesting and the subject comes back around... eventually. Yes, we do periodically get some bad apples here, but it's rare and they usually get tired of our slower pace and go away. The good ones stay. Eventually, I was asked to become an admin here, and it was a scary thing, and I'm still learning. This long-winded thing is my way of saying a BIG THANK YOU! to @Christopher for starting this forum, to my fellow admins and mods, and to all the wonderful members here (both old and new), who make the forum a place to hang my hat. These days, after all this time, I no longer have any doubts that I'll ever go back to smoking. Vaper Talk has played a huge part in helping with this. Happy 5-year vaperversary to me!
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    I read this in a blog called Vaping Post this morning. Thought it quite interesting seeing that it was done in the good ole USA. (I wanted to copy/paste the link and my computer wouldn't cooperate.) Air Sampling confirms secondhand vapor is harmless Results obtained from an air sample of a small non-ventilated vape shop, clearly indicate that the amount of toxic substances present in the air where a lot of vaping is taking place, are of insignificant levels. The California Department of Public Health has been carrying out air sampling in vape shops throughout the state, as part of its initiative to determine the health effects of second-hand vapor exposure. Earlier today in his blog, Public Health Expert Dr. Michael Siegel pointed out that the results for this report were obtained from a relatively small and non-ventilated vape shop, where many of the employees and 13 customers were actively vaping while the sampling was taking place, hence what would be considered a situation presenting a high level of exposure to second-hand vapor. However, given all these unfavourable conditions, the results still reported no dangerous levels of exposure to any hazardous chemicals. The main results of the air sampling go as follows : Nicotine: Not detected Glycidol: Not detected Formaldehyde: 7.2 ppb Diacetyl: Not detected using standard method 2,3-Pentanedione: Not detected using standard method Acetyl butyryl: Not detected using standard method Acetoin: Not detected using standard method Acetone: Not detected Ethyl benzene: Not detected m,p-Xylene: Not detected o-Xylene: Not detected Toluene: Not detected Acetaldehyde: Not detected Acetonitrile: Not detected alpha-pinene: Not detected Benzene: Not detected Chloroform: Not detected d-Limonene: Not detected Methylene chloride: Not detected Methyl methacrylate: Not detected n-Hexane: Not detected Styrene: Not detected Finally putting fears about formaldehyde to rest? Dr. Siegel pointed out that the level of formaldehyde detected, is consistent with the levels normally found in indoor and outdoor air levels under baseline conditions, adding that the only other chemicals detected were ethanol (alcohol) and isopropyl alcohol. “This study, although conducted under very high exposure conditions in a small, non-ventilated vape shop with many employees and customers vaping and clouds of vapor visible, did not document any dangerous levels of exposure to any hazardous chemical. Nicotine exposure was essentially non-existent. Formaldehyde exposure was no different than in many indoor and outdoor environments at baseline. Acetone, acetoin, other aldehydes, toluene, benzene, and xylene were not detected. Chemicals that have been associated with “popcorn lung” were also not detected by the standard method.” stated Siegel. No justification for governments to ban vaping “This study adds to the evidence that under real-life conditions, ‘secondhand vaping’ does not appear to pose any significant health risks.” concluded the public health expert. He added that whilst he himself has been behind many of the smoking bans that took place, based on this current evidence he fails to see a reason as to why governments should ban vaping in public spaces. “With regards to vaping, I just don’t see any reasonable evidence at this time that it poses any significant health hazard to bystanders.”
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    A truly "must have" for the aspiring mad scientist. From my friends at www.webstaurantstore.com Did have to hack off seven inches of the legs to make it sitting height but now I can stop mixing on the dining room table!
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    This is unfortunate but it seems to be typical. From Facebook:
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    Sent from a galaxy far far away
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    I love my yappy little dog... except, thankfully, he's not so yappy.
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    It's a built in battery. After a year or more it will gradually hold less and less of a charge and fade away eventually just stopping but it won't matter because by then you'll have 5 or 6 different devices 😀
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    Goood Morning, Yawn. New items in stock today :D Fryd Banana Fryd Cookies & Cream Fryd Cream Cake Cryd Watermelon NDVP Berry NDVP Rasperry NDVP Watermelon Naked 100 Brain Freeze Naked 100 Frostbite Naked 100 American Cowboy Naked 100 Euro Gold Naked 100 Tobacco Naked 100 Berry Belt Naked 100 Sour Sweet Naked 100 Yummy Gum Target Mini TC Rainbow Edition Alien Baby AL85 Mod IMR 26650 4200mah IMR 26650 5000mah Kanthal Coils Pre Made Vaporesso Gemini RTA Coil Art Mage 24 RTA iJoy Limitless Plus RDTA Avocado 23mm RDTA Avocado 22 RDTA Black, red, orange Wotofo The Troll RTA Vapor Talk Grape Soda in 30ml Vapor Talk Tobacco in 30ml Vapor Talk Apple Dapple 30ml Vapor Talk Poppin' Pineapple 30ml Big Bottle Co Pink Lemonade Full Cubs Butterface Main Squeeze Full Chubs Smok Stick V8 various colors Wismec Predator with Elabo Tank INR18650 30Q Log Fog Streek Cosmic Fog The Shocker Cosmic Fog Milk & honey Cosmic Fog Sonrise TFV12 Coils TFV12 Cloud Beast King There may be a couple repeats at the bottom. We also have some new drip tips, glass and some other items but we're still not finished doing inventory, will update again later in the week and of course... more stock on the way! Visit the store: https://www.vaportalk.com/us/
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    I just received a Templar AIO kit by Vapor Talk in the mail yesterday. Since setting it up I have been vaping on it exclusively. Here are my first impressions. Packaging: Very nice box art. It is definitely representative of the Vapor Talk brand. If I hadn’t already seen photos of the device I would have been tearing into the box in anticipation of checking out the contents. Instead, I tore into the box in anticipation of actually getting my hands on what was inside. The contents: It’s no frills. You get the mod, 2 coils, the standard USB charging cable and a manual that is easier to understand than most I have seen. The mod: Very simple to set up and operate. The hinged cover for the charging port (located on the bottom of the device) easily swings out of the way and has a magnet to keep it in place when the cover is in the ‘closed’ position. The top comes off easily, even with the child proof design. I had no trouble screwing a coil on and filling the reservoir/tank couldn’t have been simpler. The appearance is sleek, fits well in my hand and appears to be constructed well. There do appear to be a couple of minor differences and/or omissions between the manual and the device. The manual says the charging light will flash 4 times to indicate a successful connection. I connected the device to 6 different ports with two different charging cables and each time I got a solid red light. This was after the initial “charging” because the fact the light didn’t flash 4 times was actually brought to my attention after the fact. The device also must have been mostly charged because the charging light went from red to green in a matter of minutes. The other omission I noticed from the manual is the battery mAh rating. It isn’t listed in the manual but is listed on the VT website – 1000 mAh. Operation: Charge it, 5 clicks to turn on, press the fire button, inhale and enjoy. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. Experience: Overall it will serve as a very capable backup for me. I have been using it exclusively for close to 24 hours as of this writing and other than the fact that I might need to step up the nicotine it has served its purpose. I normally vape 3mg between .1 and .2 ohms, so going to .5 ohm just isn’t giving me the same “hit” I’m used to. I have done everything from short 1-2 second drags to longer 8-10 second drags. Casual hits every few minutes to chain vaping. The tank does get warm when chain vaping. I will admit that I was actually hoping it would serve as a nice little stealth vaping device, but with .5 ohm coils and the way I do DTL hits, that just isn’t going to happen for me. It might be a little stealthier if I up my PG, as the juice I have in it right now is a 10/90 PG/VG ratio, but even if I switch to a 50/50 or even a 60/40 I think I’m going to be producing quite a bit of vapor simply based on the way I vape. The airflow does not appear to be adjustable. That’s fine and doesn’t take away from the operation of the device; it’s just tighter than my personal preference. Appears to vaporize the liquid and utilize the battery very efficiently. I am still on the original 2ml of liquid I put in the tank, though I’m definitely getting toward the bottom end of that. By comparison, I would have easily gone through 6-9ml of liquid with one of my normal setups with the amount of vaping I have done and I would have easily drained 2 2500 mAh batteries, though I have no idea how close to drained the battery is. At 1000 mAh I would have though I'd have had to charge it a couple of times by now, but I'm still on the original charge.
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    Sorry, I couldn't resist [emoji41] Sent from a galaxy far far away
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    Finally snagged me a noisy cricket v2 and i am already in love with this mod! It is soooooo versitile, currently running a 0.44 in reg. series and its killer. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
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    Woot, got some vape mail. Authentic copper limitless mech, 2 ijoy rdta's, an obs engine nano, drip tips for nano, limitless sleeves and asst. Juice. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
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    Boil, boil, Toil and Trouble! And it came on a Sunday no less!
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    I'm taking the survey now. Funny thing about all the pictures...none of them has created an craving, urge, desire or need to vape, but some of them have caused a craving for red vines, created an urge to use a pencil to write this response by hand and an inexplicable desire to pick my nose.
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    Thanks, everyone! @Bebop you weren't too far behind me when you came on. I'm glad you came to VT -- and stayed, this place wouldn't be the same without you and your wit and knowledge that you pass to new and experienced vapers alike. @Edna, you've been a very welcome addition and a very quick learner! I look forward to seeing your first year vaperversary soon. @Earthling789, you know... I might actually have some old CE4s in my stash o'stuff. Might need to take a look one of these days and go through all that to see what gets unearthed. Sort of like a vaping time capsule, lol. Thanks for sticking around and being such a valuable resource to old and new vapers. @Walt, this place is special because we have members like you so come, ask questions, listen to the answers given, and then pass that along to new people coming in. I'm looking forward to seeing you around for years to come!
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    Got these in a few days ago but I've not been feeling well and forgot to post here. All from the VT store: 1 - Kanger Aerotank 2 2 - 5-packs of coils for the above 1 - Aspire Nautilus X (@Christopher's recommendation and I'm really liking it so far!) 1 - 5-pack 1.8 ohm coils for the above Then, @Christopher added Ace of Spades pack, extra cartridges, juice, eGo battery holder... and his generosity knows no bounds! I'm trying the Ace of Spades cig-alike, and so far I'm liking it a lot more than I would've thought for stealth vaping. Still in the testing phase right now but so far I'm pretty impressed at its performance.
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    Aha. Thank you! My fidget toy has 6 strings and a whammy bar.
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    Some premade coils i bought from a friend of mine. And some of them installed...they are 316l aliens and they are killer. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
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    I love these things. My son brought one home from school a week or two back. I just ordered a bunch of them to put up in the VT store.
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    Yeah @Walt, I said that tongue-in-cheek, with a hint of sarcasm... I have full faith that every politician with a vested interest in upholding their cash-cow of tobacco taxes, will fully rebuke this study and tout it as tainted or bias... and sweep it under the rug! The author of the study will likely be drawn-and-quartered on the capital lawn... or at least fired.... Which is why I forwarded the link (and text) to my Representatives and Senators at the state and Federal levels, as well as my state Attorney General, local and state Health Departments, and a few hundred of my friends. CA says breathing causes cancer, so a study from CA that says second-hand vape has NOTHING in it that is harmful (moreso than normal air)... is HUGE info, and must get out there!
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    I've been vaping a number of years and found my chest x-ray was clear taken a few days ago.. in fact my VA doctor said my lungs were in excellent condition.. proof positive that vaping is a healthy choice and won't hurt me... I was stoked as I have COPD:-) Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
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    I went from 18 nic to 3 nic my 1st year and it's been great. After 4 years the wife has decided to quit so I'm helping her with that. I don't expect her to go cold turkey but she's stoked we've been off for 4 years and her time to quit The good news - no pressure on me and I'm not quitting any time soon. I'm toying with the idea of 0 nic though.
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    Well. Im not planning on starting my venture into mixing my own flavors until this weekend. But, I couldnt resist. I dipped in wrecklessly and 6 drops of the essence of terror and 5 drops of sinister sauce later, I had mixed 10 mils of a capella vanilla custard at 3mg and a 75vg/25pg ...it's fantastic! And so easy... Why did I wait so long???? I have no idea. I can't wait to break into the other flavors. When the stirring's done can I lick the spoon? Of course, ha ha, of course!!
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    New build i came up with last night. 26/36 dual core fused clapton paralleled with 24g 8/9 wrap on 3mm coming in at 0.25 ohms in the 30mm temple. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
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    Congratulations!!! And BTW, you've helped me immensely in my journey into vaping as well! Make hay while the sun shines. We'll be here when you get done
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    @Edna Right here!!! https://www.amazon.com/Powerful-Magnetic-Stirrer-Electrode-Holder/dp/B01M3RUGQY/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1495634444&sr=1-1&keywords=Apera+601 Cute little bugger isn't it? Get these too: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B019IBBUKU BTW: @Earthling789 gave me these suggestions. Credit where credit is due. He hit the nail on the head for what I need.
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    He dyes himself green when he plays on the lawn right after it gets cut. Does that count?
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    I like it when you're on night shift and have time on your hands, @Adversarious1
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    I'm currently on night shift. I have some time on my hands tonight and I needed something to keep my mind occupied in order to stay awake. This article and the study it cites were a good way to do just that. As a result of the digging I did, I'm going to go against the grain and play "Devil's Advocate" where this article is concerned. It is shoddy and misleading journalism, at best. The very first sentence of the article was inaccurate: "A recent study published in the journal of Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis revealed that e-cigarettes do not cause cancer, unlike tobacco." No, it didn't reveal that. What the study revealed is that the nicotine contained in the aerosols from e-cigarettes did not appear to promote growth in tumor cells. I could have told you that without conducting the study. In fact, any number of people around here could have come to the same conclusion. It has been widely known for a very long time that nicotine is not a cancer causing agent. Therefore logic tells us that nicotine will not promote growth in cancer cells. From the study: Results from this study suggest that e-cigarettes may have reduced tumor promoter activity compared to conventional cigarettes and therefore may provide a safer alternative to cigarettes. Suggest. May have reduced. May provide. The authors/researchers were very careful not to state anything along the lines of "e-cigarettes do not cause cancer". However; the purpose of the study wasn't to determine that the nicotine in e-cigs doesn't cause cancer, as the author apparently wants us to believe. The actual purpose of the study was to essentially determine the usefulness of the Bhas 42 assay in further studies. Essentially, this was a study of a study method. Toward the end of article the author points out the FDA continues to warn about potential health risks from e-cigs. That's true. The FDA does warn about potential health risks. Yet the author's own title of the article: VAPING found to be vastly safer than smoking cigarettes, yet the FDA ridiculously claims they pose identical risks to health - is grossly inaccurate and misleading. No, the FDA does NOT claim e-cigarettes pose the identical risks posed by cigarettes. They FDA warns (as opposed to claims) of potential health risks (as opposed to known health risks) and they openly state their concern that some of the products may contain ingredients that are toxic. That's actually true. Some of the ingredients found in some liquids are toxic in high enough doses. Even water is toxic in high enough doses. While the FDA, in my opinion, has way over-stepped their boundaries where the deeming regulations are concerned, they are very careful not to make the claims the author asserts they make. Yes, there needs to be some oversight. No, that oversight should not include hardware. That oversight should be limited to the actual items that contain the potentially - POTENTIALLY - toxic ingredients. Sorry for my rant. Just getting a little tired of seeing so many articles by "journalists" that either say the same thing over and over or, as is the case with this particular article, don't provide accurate details. Do they not understand that the inaccuracies will actually do more harm than good? Hopefully some legal beagle out there realizes that and is smart enough to separate the treasure (good articles) from the trash.
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    Excellent review! (I'll be gather up any reviews that pop up on the forum and sending them along to the team) We spent quite a bit of time on this device as AIO's are becoming popular. It's especially important as TPD sets in place over in Europe. I agree, the LED fiasco needs to be fixed. Luckily, this should easily be addressed. During testing we were able to adjust the device via the USB port. The software is not user friendly but I'll bring up the possibility of a potential firmware update.
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    I would really like to see the 'deeming rules' go the way of the dodo. While I agree the vaping industry needs some oversight, they do not need the ridiculous amount the deeming rules proposed. Thanks for the link!
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    You know you're a true member of the VT forums when you can successfully derail any topic posted.
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    X2 on Bavarian cream When I mix I use flavors I know I like so if it doesent come out perfect I know its still vapeable
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    Usually when using a rebuildable deck only the cotton needs to be replaced once a week or so. I can go longer, but I find after a week or so the flavor seems to be the issue, and replacing the wick after dry burning the coil makes it like a new coil.
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    Good luck to you with your DIY mixing, remember what tastes good to someone else might not taste good to you, and the other way around too. Draino is easy to mix, and also wet sock flavor.
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    Saw that the other day, it's an interesting article. We need more like this!
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    Santa brought me a new Lionel train every Christmas. By the first week of January, dad was building new track in the basement for it. I was pretty old before I figured that one out.
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    I still don't know what it is, lol but I like its new purpose.
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    Jeff and I have been known to work out from time to time
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    The Trump administration has delayed enforcement of a rule finalized last year that imposed strict oversight over electronic cigarettes and cigars for the first time. The move, which the Justice Department revealed in court filings Monday night in both the District and Alabama, comes as the vaping and tobacco industries are launching a concerted effort to roll back the Food and Drug Administration regulation through both legislation and litigation. A bipartisan group of lawmakers had tried over the weekend to insert language into a must-pass funding bill that would have exempted thousands of products from FDA scrutiny. In the motions, Justice Department attorneys joined with industry groups challenging the rule to ask for an additional three-month delay in two different cases to give “new leadership personnel” at the Health and Human Services “additional time to more fully consider the Rule and issues raised in this case.” According to FDA officials, the agency is postponing any deadline established under the rule — which extends the FDA’s regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah and pipe tobacco — set for May 10 or later. As a result, as of next week, cigar manufacturers will not have to submit their plans for putting addictiveness warnings on their products. Information on what ingredients are contained in e-cigarettes and cigars will not have to be submitted starting Aug. 8, and interstate commerce of products including the label of “light,” “low” or “mild” will not be banned as of that date. Aspects of the rule that went into effect last summer, including provisions that bar the sale of these products to anyone under 18 or the distribution of free samples, are still in effect. Read the full article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fda-suspends-enforcement-of-stricter-standards-for-e-cigarette-cigar-industry/2017/05/02/be7e557a-2ed6-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html?utm_term=.b76c4f4952b5
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    I've got two Pharoahs, and I wanted to try something different. I like the size of it. Small. Really makes a lot of sense for a single coil build.
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    Thanks Walt I'll make another mockup. Might have to designate you to T Shirt Managment
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    Personal preference? That would be the first logo and not the distressed one. Guess I'm old school and don't care for the "distressed, it comes looking like the screen printer had an off day" style. On t-shirts, how about one with a small logo on the right breast area only? I would love to see totes with the logo on one side only. That would get lots of use from me. Have you looked into possible vape gear organizers? That with the VT logo might be something to consider? Don't know how many people would be interested, might also do a survey here to see?
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    Color pop on a set of N80 fused claptons. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk

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