Coils are one of the few parts of a vaping device that need to be replaced over time, so it makes sense that you’ll want to make them last as long as possible. Although coils are very affordable these days, extending their lifespan can save a significant amount of money in the long run.
We talked about extending the life of your coils in a previous post, which you can read here. In this post, we’re talking specifically about cleaning coils, for standard (stock coil) devices and rebuildable atomisers.
Cleaning standard (stock) vape coils
Image: Zenith II & Z coils
If your device uses standard pre-built coils, like the Innokin Zenith II, then you might have never considered the option of cleaning the coil. Although some of our recent devices, like the Kroma 217 and Coolfire Z80 use ACM technology to extend coil life, eventually the vaping performance will decline.
The burnt flavour and reduced vapour output are caused by the residue that builds up when e-liquid is heated. Although you can’t restore full performance by cleaning the coil, it may help you squeeze an extra few days of life out of it, and that’s always a positive.
Although the cleaned coil won’t perform as well as a brand new one, it will extend the lifespan, saving you money and reducing waste.
Cleaning rebuildable vape coils
Image: Ares II RTA
Unlike stock coils, the coils in rebuildable atomisers are designed to be cleaned and reused over a long period of time. Since the build deck allows you to remove the wicking material and coil itself, the cleaning process is much more thorough and produces better results.
Once you have completed these steps, you’re ready to re-wick the coil, prime it and continue vaping at full performance. Since rebuildable atomisers allow you to thoroughly clean the coil, a high-quality coil can last for months with proper maintenance. That’s why tanks like the Ares 2 provide unmatched value for money if you’re willing to learn how to build!