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#1 (permalink)      2/17/2016 10:27:58 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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How to revive the coil heads?
Hi.

Got a pack of these some time ago and noticed that the coil heads last only one week. Then I get bad taste and slight burns.
Washed with tap water, left them soak for a couple of days, scraped the gunk off the coil with a toothpick, tried cleaning the rest with a cotton stick, but it doesn't help much. The coil is still gunky and black inside.

I'm using my own eLiquids with ~30/70 PG/VG and ~10% or less flavourings.

Any idea how to revive the coil heads and make them last longer?
#2 (permalink)      2/17/2016 11:08:40 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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overdrivex wrote:

Hi.Got a pack of these some time ago and noticed that the coil heads last only one week. Then I get bad taste and slight burns.Washed with tap water, left them soak for a couple of days, scraped the gunk off the coil with a toothpick, tried cleaning the rest with a cotton stick, but it doesn't help much. The coil is still gunky and black inside.I'm using my own eLiquids with ~30/70 PG/VG and ~10% or less flavourings.Any idea how to revive the coil heads and make them last longer?



Good question @overdrivex. I'm looking forward to some ideas for that too.

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Seen a video where a guy stood his in pure vodka for a couple of days too degunk the cotton wick...let them dry for a couple more days and said they worked like new again....might be worth a try?
#4 (permalink)      2/18/2016 3:18:23 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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would say vodka too.
#5 (permalink)      2/18/2016 3:22:07 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Just make sure you don't vape the vodka, lol.
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#6 (permalink)      2/18/2016 8:25:17 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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you guys can rebuild this occ again..
#7 (permalink)      2/19/2016 2:55:39 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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the problem with the new sub ohm coils. They are tight packed with cotton. If you drown this in vodka it will never come dry. also the sugar in the Vodka will melt afterwards and make the cotton sticky.
Better is Ethanol or higher if available for cleaning.
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#8 (permalink)      2/19/2016 11:54:20 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Everyone I talked to says you can't beat stock for longevity and flavor
This is the best (imho) rebuild vid
Straightforward and easy - trying today

Rebuild Crown
He also has a vertical build for the RBA great resource
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Dude, where did you find sugar in vodka?! It's a water based ethanol solution. No other components.
#10 (permalink)      2/19/2016 12:01:48 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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People used to try to revive old 510 atomizers a few years back (vodka, denture cleaner, rubbing alcohol). It was never worth the hassle. I would just look at rebuilding these, they don't look to hard to get apart.
#11 (permalink)      4/18/2016 8:13:53 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Werent these SS Uwell coils at 0.25 only meant to be used on Power though, not TC?

I have a few old ones.
Should try building at least one to see if I would like them in TC.
Remember in power I wasn't thrilled with them :(

But I think that was a few months before SS really worked properly in evics, Cuboids, etc.
(*~*) Was bored to death.. RIP :)