I received my CE2's in the mail today, along with my PG and flavor concentrate. I just rewicked 2 tank attys, and there is definitely something different about the wicks in the CE2's versus the wicking I bought from McMaster.
Neither of these rewicks were done with the mesh. Also, kudos to whoever discovered using nail clippers to trim the wicks, perfect
I first wicked one atty with a full wick from a CE2 (not removing any strands). I knew it would be too thick, as it was a bit tough to pull through the spike, but I wanted to test and see what happened. Indeed, after priming I get about 7-10 vapes before it starts to not wick very well, and a bit of a burnt taste starts to creep in with further vapes. I tried several different wick thicknesses with the McMaster wicking, and this atty still outperformed ALL of the previous wicking attempts done with that wicking. The wicking in the CE2's must be able to handle higher temps than the McMaster stuff, as the burnt taste is not nearly as pronounced.
The next atty I did was again done with a CE2 wick, but this time I removed 3 strands. Bingo! I've been vaping from this atty for about an hour, and while it draws a bit harder and doesn't wick quite
as quickly as a fresh atty from the factory, it wicks quite well with good vapor production and flavor, and no burnt taste yet.
I think removing a 4th strand may yield the most optimal wick thickness. I have one more atty to rewick, which I'll do over the weekend and post my results on. And yeah, something is definitely different about the CE2 wicks than the McMaster wicking. As a side note, I also don't mind these CE2 attys, although I do like the draw and mouthpiece size of the tanks better. Also, rolling around town with a 510 mega battery with a CE2 hanging off of it isn't exactly stealth