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e cig coil rebuild

Discussion in 'Ask The Veterans' started by bfyda, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. bfyda

    bfyda Full Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    cocoa fl
    Should I oxidize coil when I rebuild with nichrome ?
  2. Xaiver

    Xaiver Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    Sauk Rapids, MN
    I'm guessing that you're just talking about the coil itself, and nothing to do with SS Mesh, or you've got that bit covered, so...

    I don't. There is a bit of a funky sort of metalic taste for the first ~ half tank. It's a bit reminiscent of chewwing on silverware, but it's not unbearable for me. Actually, I kind of enjoy it. Then it goes away and you've got a fantastic flavor for quite a while, until it gets too gunky.

    Some people have said that oxidizing removes that flavor. I haven't tried it to find out though, to be honest with you. Something about torching a perfectly good coil seems unnatural to me....and that's more steps that I could mess something up. :)
  3. TomCatt

    TomCatt Da Catt Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2011
    Upland, PA
    Some people will run a cigarette lighter along the kanthal/nichrome prior to wrapping the coil. This is supposed to remove the 'springyness' of the wire and let you wrap a tighter coil. I do it mainly to remove any oils from the manufacturing process, any 'finger oils', or just any crud in general that may be on the wire.
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