First of all, we should know clearly why and how our coils get dirty. I am not sure whether you are aware that your e-liquid is to blame for this. As you know, most of the flavorings contain sweeteners of different quantities. These sweeteners cause the black build-up on the coil, which can have a bad effect on the efficiency of the wick. This can increase the frequency of the awful “dry hit” in tanks and RDTAs, which in turn prevents your e-liquid from offering heat distribution in your coil and causes the build-up to heat and burn, leading to that nasty “dirty coil” flavor. So you may ask me what we need to do to avoid this terrible situation？ Actually, it is quite easy. Here is my step-by-step guide on how to clean your vape coil.
First of all, you should clean the vape coil. You need to get those wicks out and throw them into the bin. Leave the coils but you should bear in mind not to damage them when you picks the wicks out. If it is necessary, you can hold them in place using some tweezers. In order to remove any juice remains, you can give the atomizer and coils a good wash in clear water. The water should not be too hot so that your fingers can deal with. After that, you can pat dry them with a paper towel.
And then comes step two, the deep clean. Now things may get trickier. You need to heat your coils at around 30 wattage gently so that it can get a nice deep glow. At this point your wire brush comes into play. You need to hold the mod and atomizer so that the vape coil can sit horizontally, one above the other. In order not to get mixed up, always brush from the left to the right. You can gently brush each of the coils for five to ten times using your wire brush. At the same time, you need to continue to pulse them and maintain that deep glow. Be cautious not to damage the coils because when they are hot, you can distort them easily.
After this is done, flip the mod and repeat again from left to right to make sure both coils get brushed. Then pass your coils under cold water to quench them. You need be cautious not to steep your mod into the water. We only want to quench once because heating and cooling metal can make it crisp. If you do this too often, the coils will start to perish and degrade.
The next step is the final clean. You need use lukewarm water, dish detergent and an old toothbrush to scrub the vape coil. Again, be careful not to move or warp the coils. By doing so, you can get rid of any particles which are still on the coils and the atomizer. After you are done, give them a good wash.
Finally, you can pulse and pinch your coils until they glow evenly from the center out and wick with your favorite cotton.
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