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    Hi all, thought I might pass this along. I'm all about staying in a happy vape zone, and for this reason I've been generally either recoiling or rewicking every day. May seem like trouble to some, but to me, not being in happy vape zone is trouble. Now, I finally keyed into the absolute joy of cotton wicking a month or two ago, thanks to the encouragement of some kind souls on here helping me along the way. So, for the last, say, month I've been basically rewicking with cotton daily, but the method I'd been using to dewick the old cotton (twisting and pulling from one side) would booger up the coil every other time or so, so I'd just end up having to do a new recoil just too damn often. It took me a month to work out this dewicking trick that just occurred to me in a flash. This may be old news to some, and may seem obvious to others, but the thing to do is to grab the wick from both sides using two pairs of tweezers or needlenose, and pull both sides outward, so the wick tears in the middle of the coil and you're not trying to pull a whole swollen side of the wick all the way through the coil. So, there it is.

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    Nice, never thought of doing that. Will try it out.

    I've done the stinky version: dry burn till the wick falls out

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    I boogered up one of my micros pulling out the wick so now I just use some cuticle trimmers and snip one side and pull it out the other direction.

    Ack, snip...I don't like that word!
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    When boogering up the coil, can't you just burn off that booger?
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    By "boogering up the coil" what I mean is bending it all out of shape and rendering it unusable.
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    What I do with my cotton wicks:
    Make the fatter side usually my right side facing the coil larger, then I slide the skinny side of the wick in and twist and pull it in a bit. Then I trim off the ends. When I go to remove the wick, I grab the "Fat" side and pull. This pulls it out the opposite way of what I pulled it in and makes it a snap to get it out, without disturbing the coil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snickerfritz View Post
    By "boogering up the coil" what I mean is bending it all out of shape and rendering it unusable.
    ahh.. I thought booger would have meant leaving booger sized gunk on the coil.. lol..

    I do the dragon coil, so no wick to pull out of the coil..
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    The brilliance of some ppl amazes me. I admire intelligence. I'm not rewicking.....yet, but wonder if I could have thought of any of these solutions. I get flustered easily so I doubt it
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    If when you pull the wick it creates enough tension to warp your coil you are using too much cotton.
    It should slide through with little to no tension.

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    I just use cotton yarn. I twist it tight, thread it into the coil, untwist it to a very loose state, and juice it up. When I want to remove it, I just hold both ends and twist it down tight again, and unscrew it out. Never messes up a coil.
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