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    Quote Originally Posted by PdoubleU View Post
    I just drop my coil head in a cup of hot water and let it soak overnight. Then I let it dry on a paper towel. I do this every couple of days before I get any burnt taste. Then I put the coil head on the base remove the chimney and attach it to my cheap ego battery and dry burn for a second til it glows. I leave the flavor wicks in place cause last time I removed them I lost them. I put a drop of e liquid on the wicks and let it soak in. Then I put the tank back together and vape on.
    I had some juice that would burn quick in the iclear, but never had that problem with the protank.
    I think the key is cleaning before its burnt.
    I was thinking about that today; was dry burning my protank head and got to the point that it was glowing red; I really wasn't so sure I was going to see a red hot coil, but yep it's true; when the thing goes dry the coil can get red hot.

    Then I read somewhere somebody cautioned about dry burning it might burn the grommet down at the bottom where the ends of the coil are compresseed between the grommet and metal; so I'm thinking it's important to stop the dry burning at the point where the coil starts to glow like you said.

    By the way you might want to get yourself one of those bypass/passthrus like on my avatar especially for dryburning.

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    DOes anyone have trouble with using Everclear to clean. WHen I have used that I am having trouble with the bottom seall on the coil head not sealing & get juice through the center post. In other words flooding. The seal never seals good again & I am thinking it is the Everclear.
    You opinions please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 317Vapers View Post
    This is what I do to clean & dry burn before I swap out juices!
    Question is, how do you pop off the stem to get to the coil? I just got a Protank and I have trouble doing it.

    Last TC: 9/12/14

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    Good old baking soda in a hot ultrasonic bath with a water ultra sonic rinse cycle. I take out the heads and separate them from the base and toss them in. Then let dry overnight.

    The problem with drinking alcohol is that it could attack some of the finishes on the clones as well as the plastic tanks on some of the other bottom coils. There are plenty of clones out there and knock off's like Smoktech which use an all plastic tank and can take the same heads as the original Kanger.

    Denatured alcohol will take off some of the finish.

    You can go fancy on your US cleaner or get something simple as long as the tank is metal.

    I am amazed at how much gunk comes out and how much my water/baking soda mix smells of juice after the first cycle.

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    UPDATE: I did manage to take apart the head from my new Protank to clean and dry burn it, but I couldn't follow 317's instructions as he showed on the video.

    The only way I could remove the stem from the head was to use a pair of needle-nosed pliers. I also tapped the stem down with the same pair of pliers to get it back onto the coil assembly. I don't have the finger strength to wiggle it off bare-handed.

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    Here my techinque:
    Tools used:
    Pill Bottle, Tweezers, Needle Nosed pliers (Optional for stem removal), Protank or similar tank base, vv/vw PV.
    Isopropyl Alcohol (Not Rubbibg Alcohol)

    Process:
    Drop atomizers into pill bottle
    Add sufficient Iso to cover atomizer(s), allow to soak for 24 hours
    Remove atomizer(s) and rinse under warm tap water forcing water into the stem for 20-30 seconds.
    Blow through the stem to remove any water trapped inside and blot dry with a paper towel.
    Allow to air dry.
    install the atomizer onto the Protank base.
    Remove the stem seal, remove the stem (pull while gently rocking the stem)
    Carefully remove the flavor wick(s) Note: The atomizer wick generally consists of a flavor wick(s) on top of a coil wrapped wick.
    Attach the Protank base with your atomizer installed onto your PV, powerup, voltage 3.7.
    Using 3 second on/3 second off, dry burn the coil until all windings glow red. The coil wick should also turn white. Blow off any ash.
    Place the flavor wick(s) as close as you can to directly on top of the coil wick.
    Repeat the 3 second on/off process 3 or 4 times to cleanup the flavor wick.
    Reinstall the stem and stem seal.
    Your atomizer should be good to go.

    Good Luck

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    i disassemble my coil take the two flavor wicks out and cut hpt water over the coil use a blow dryer to dry it then i dry burn it two to three times for 3-5 seconds till the coils glow and then i put the wicks back on and reassemble bam easy and simple

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    you can also rebuild your own pt2,pt coils

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    Thought I would share my experience. I dry burned a coil I had and I jave done it before so I knew what to do. Did my dry burn, no more burned smell, red coils, bam, back into the tank......still burned.....checked my dry coil....everything looked fine..did one more dry burn for good measure.....still burned. Figured coil was done for so put in a new coil...STILL BURNED!!! Changed juice cause it was kinda dark..nothing special but being thorough....burned.......?!? Looked in my mouth piece and there was tobacco in it....from when I put my mod in an old jacket I was wearing...it was all dark and gross....blew out mouthpiece BAM nice and tasty again. Hope that helps someone sometime. ..sorry for run on sentences I just needed to get this posted during my quick vape break at work haha

    all my DIY mixes are 12mg nic in a 50/50 pg/vg solution. You can use any amount of nic to your preference though. Happy Vaping!

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    Didn't realize cleaning was necessary until the vape began to taste stale. Reminded me of relighting a analog that was snuffed out an hour before. I dropped the coil in hot water, as previously advised, and noticed the wicks were again white. I just started this journey and use Evod. I didn't remove the stem and rinse the coil and wick...just soaked. Should I start doing a full disassemble?

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