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57 comments / Posted on by Luke Gates

Here is a 5 minute fix that will not only allow you to keep reusing your coils, it will taste better and create more vapor. It is recommended to rewick even a new protank coil and change the cotton every day or two to get the most life out of it.

All you need is a used protank coil, some organic cotton (organic cotton balls will work as well), and scissors (small beard trimming scissors work the best).

 

Take the coil out of the base it is in, remove the silicone cap and pop the coil apart/in half.  If you have never done this you simply hold each end of the coil and bend in half like you would snap a pencil in half.  The key is that you "bend" the coil in half so that the part giving is the slots in the side and it will pop right apart/in half.

Set the stem part off to the side and you should see this. There should be a couple wicks laying across the coil and another wick in the coil.  Pull them, they should slide out easily.  Make sure you get any stragglers.

*Edit: after the coil is rewicked cotton the top wicks are not needed.

All you will see is the spiraled wire coil.  To clean, rinse the coil and immediately screw the coil back into the base and put on your battery.  Fire the battery until the coil sizzles for only a second.  This will remove some of the residue. Be sure to not heat the coil until it turns red (picture below).  If the coil gets too hot it may start to melt the grommets holding the coil in place.

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Now you have a coil that is as good as new.

If you need to you can gently move the coil in a position that is lined up with the slots in the side of the coil. Now get out an organic cotton ball and pull off a thin strip from it. If you look the cotton ball has a "grain" and its easier to tear a clean strip with the grain. Over time you will learn the best size piece of cotton to get it to be not too small and not too big. 

Spin the end of the cotton so that it is small enough to thread through the coil.  I usually snip the tip off so its a clean thread. Your goal is to get the cotton so that you can pull the fluffy part through the coil while it still fills the coil snugly. This isn't a huge deal when you're first doing it as you will get better.

Here there is a little resistance as the fluffy part of the cotton is pulling through.  If your fluffy part is too big and will not pull through do not worry.  If you pull it too hard it will pull the coil out.

Once you have it where you want it snip off the excess cotton and fluff up the cotton as much as you can to fill the sides of the base.

Now get some of your juice out...dragon tears

...and put one drop on the coil.  I even use the juice on the outside of the dropper to swab some juice on the cotton wick so its completely saturated, which makes even the first pull enjoyable..

All you have to do now is pop the top part of the coil back in, put on the silicone seal and enjoy the added flavor and vapor you get with organic cotton.

 

 

 

Please follow these instructions at your own risk.  Organic cotton is highly recommended for this tutorial.

Here is a 5 minute fix that will not only allow you to keep reusing your coils, it will taste better and create more vapor. It is recommended to rewick even a new protank coil and change the cotton every day or two to get the most life out of it.

All you need is a used protank coil, some organic cotton (organic cotton balls will work as well), and scissors (small beard trimming scissors work the best).

 

Take the coil out of the base it is in, remove the silicone cap and pop the coil apart/in half.  If you have never done this you simply hold each end of the coil and bend in half like you would snap a pencil in half.  The key is that you "bend" the coil in half so that the part giving is the slots in the side and it will pop right apart/in half.

Set the stem part off to the side and you should see this. There should be a couple wicks laying across the coil and another wick in the coil.  Pull them, they should slide out easily.  Make sure you get any stragglers.

*Edit: after the coil is rewicked cotton the top wicks are not needed.

All you will see is the spiraled wire coil.  To clean, rinse the coil and immediately screw the coil back into the base and put on your battery.  Fire the battery until the coil sizzles for only a second.  This will remove some of the residue. Be sure to not heat the coil until it turns red (picture below).  If the coil gets too hot it may start to melt the grommets holding the coil in place.

.

Now you have a coil that is as good as new.

If you need to you can gently move the coil in a position that is lined up with the slots in the side of the coil. Now get out an organic cotton ball and pull off a thin strip from it. If you look the cotton ball has a "grain" and its easier to tear a clean strip with the grain. Over time you will learn the best size piece of cotton to get it to be not too small and not too big. 

Spin the end of the cotton so that it is small enough to thread through the coil.  I usually snip the tip off so its a clean thread. Your goal is to get the cotton so that you can pull the fluffy part through the coil while it still fills the coil snugly. This isn't a huge deal when you're first doing it as you will get better.

Here there is a little resistance as the fluffy part of the cotton is pulling through.  If your fluffy part is too big and will not pull through do not worry.  If you pull it too hard it will pull the coil out.

Once you have it where you want it snip off the excess cotton and fluff up the cotton as much as you can to fill the sides of the base.

Now get some of your juice out...dragon tears

...and put one drop on the coil.  I even use the juice on the outside of the dropper to swab some juice on the cotton wick so its completely saturated, which makes even the first pull enjoyable..

All you have to do now is pop the top part of the coil back in, put on the silicone seal and enjoy the added flavor and vapor you get with organic cotton.

 

 

 

Please follow these instructions at your own risk.  Organic cotton is highly recommended for this tutorial.

57 comments

  • Posted on by David
    Will this work with a eGo cTwist by chance since it kinda looks like its the same kind of coil…
  • Posted on by jonnyxx

    Just another person saying many thanks for taking the time to post. The most useful vaping tutorial so far. Cheers.

  • Posted on by Ella

    No matter what I do, I can’t get this to work. The first one tasted awful, but I wasn’t using cotton. So I got premium organic cotton. It tasted great and worked great- for the first three hits. Then it flooded like crazy.

    I am desperate because I LOVE the Kanger dual coil VERSON ONES, but hate the VERSION TWOS, and it is almost impossible to find the version ones anymore. Can someone help me?

  • Posted on by Rhonna

    I have tried numerous times to remove the wick from the coil and cannot get it out! (Used ones) I have a mini protank 2. I’ve tried tweezers and Kelly clamps. The top ones come right off. It’s the one thru the coil that’s giving me a hard time. What am I doing wrong, it looks sooo easy?

  • Posted on by Andy

    This works great! However, I did notice that if you wait until the burnt taste indication that it’s time to change the coil to re-wick, the old wick is impossible to get out. It melts to the coil and becomes useless. Now I re-wick every other day and I’ve been using the same coil for a month now. No issues yet!

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