November 05, 2019
Yocan Coils – Cleaning and Maintenance
Yocan coils are meant to be replaced once they reach a certain level of use. But what about those of us on a tight budget that can’t afford to get new coils or a new pen? Well, today we’re going to talk about how you can recycle used up coils. Clean them instead of replacing them altogether and save your self some cash.
Yocan is a company based in Shenzhen, China. They are focused on providing smokers with an affordable and healthier alternative to vaping. Their products are made from high-quality materials and are manufactured following the highest standards. All their products have passed CE, RoHS and FCC certifications. Yocan ensures that their vaporizers are made to achieve and meet the highest standards. Even for the connoisseurs in the vaping industry.
It’s good to bear in mind that wax pen vaporizers are extremely notorious for messing up your Yocan coils. Thicker waxes have more plant fats. Causing them to leave residue on your coils and in the general areas of your atomizer. Although coils, in general, are meant to be disposable, some of them can be reused after a little bit of cleaning. Though a word of warning, you can’t expect your coils to be as clean as when they were out of the box but occasional and even regular cleaning can surprisingly extend the lifespan of your coils. Here’s a step by step guide on how you can get started in cleaning up your Yocan coils.
How to clean your Yocan Coils
Cleaning doesn’t have to be expensive, you can get yourself some cleaning kits online but some household materials do the job as well as those sold elsewhere so gather some of this stuff to prepare for your cleaning.
- Isopropyl alcohol (preferably a 99% solution)
- Lukewarm water
- Paper towels
- Alcohol wipes
- Cotton swabs
- Two empty containers
- Paperclip (or preferably your dab tool)
- Newly charged batteries (doesn’t really count as a household material but you’ll use it for burning off leftover wax)
Cleaning the Yocan Coils
Remove and separate the coil from the battery, in this case, you have to twist the threaded connections to take off the coil from the vaporizer itself. Once you’ve secured the atomizer and the coil you’d want to do a bit of wiping especially around the threaded area and around the atomizer. Once you’re done wiping this area with a clean and dry paper towel you may now take a good amount of isopropyl alcohol and fill your empty container at least to a point where the coils can be soaked and proceed to submerge the coils into the alcohol-filled container and leave it for a couple of hours.
Scrubbing and Drying
After you may take them out of the container and dry it with your paper towel. After they’ve dried up you can use a small brush to lightly graze the coils and further remove those nasty buildups. Depending on how much material your coils have accumulated, you may repeat this process until you’re satisfied. Keep soaking your coils since steeping them in alcohol will help loosen up the wax concentrates. Once they’re cleaned, dunk them in another container filled with lukewarm water and leave them out to dry. I usually leave mine for half a day.
After drying out your coils, you may replace the parts back again for one final touch. You’d want to attach the coils to a fresh set of batteries for your burn off, this is so that you’d burn some of the chemicals that could be left on the coils.
Your coils are finally good for another run. You may be wondering what those cotton swabs and paper clips are for right? Well, aside from cleaning my Yocan coils I also clean the mouthpieces around the same time. Dab the cotton swabs onto the alcohol and wipe the inside of the mouthpiece, the paper clips are for unclogging the air holes where resin and wax could have accumulated over time.