A well-maintained coil is essential to every dab sesh. If you have ever experienced a dirty, burnt-out coil, you know it diminishes your wax's flavor drastically and leaves a burnt taste in your mouth after every hit.
Luckily, with a simple cleaning and maintenance routine, you can extend the life of your vape coil so that it lasts as long as possible before you need to replace it. If you are unsure how to clean your coil or when to grab a replacement, read this blog for three coil-extending tips and specific maintenance tips for every vape coil we have!
How To Clean a Vape Coil
If you are new to cleaning a coil, there are three ways to get your coil looking good: Ooze Resolution Wipes, Micro Swabs, and Isopropyl Alcohol. Below we will dive into our tips to remember while using each method:
1. Be Cautious When Submerging Your Coil In Cleaner
There are several different types of coils, and each has an internal airway that liquid can potentially get trapped inside. While submerging the entire coil in alcohol is an effective way to get stubborn residue out, you need to make sure to give the coil enough time to dry out completely, or else you risk frying the coil.
When it comes to cleaning the Onyx Atomizer specifically, we recommend adding 1-2 drops of alcohol into the blue dish and then heating the device until it's dry. It's best to avoid flooding the atomizer because it will take way longer to dry, you may risk inhaling the unwanted vapor. Also, you MUST avoid heating the dish after drying because it will burn it out, which would require a replacement immediately!
Another easy clean-up hack is to use Ooze Resolution Wipe to gently clean your coil between deep cleaning sessions with Isopropyl alcohol. Taking a moment after each dab session to clean out the fresh residue will go a long way in keeping it clean and functioning. Remember, before cleaning, you MUST unscrew your coil or atomizer from your battery to prevent any power from flowing into it.
2. Use A Micro Swab to Clean the Crevices
Your secret weapon for scrubbing out resin and gunk is an Ooze Resolution Micro Swab. These are designed to clean the coils in your atomizers and can get to the tight places regular swabs can’t reach. Plus, each Micro Swab has dual 100% cotton tips that are soaked in isopropyl alcohol. However, they won’t drip everywhere and make a mess; they have the perfect cleaning solution for vapes and will not flood your atomizer with liquid.
Each swab also comes individually packed, so you can use one at a time without wasting any by letting them dry out! We highly recommend grabbing a pack which comes with 100 Micro Swabs so you can easily clean your coil regularly!
3. Clean Your Attachment After Dabbing and Replace When It is Time
Cleaning your coil after every couple of uses or once a week will extend the lifespan of your coil. However, even with regular cleaning and great care, your attachment will not last forever. Especially if you are loading in huge dabs every time, your coil will reach a point where it simply will not come clean, and your wax will start to taste burnt. The coil is a disposable accessory for your reusable vaporizer device. So how often should you replace your vape coil?
How Often Should I Change my Onyx Atomizer?
Although the Onyx Atomizer is highly efficient and will leave minimal residue after every sesh, it will need to be replaced eventually, even with the tips we highlighted above. That being said, figuring out when it's time to replace your atomizer depends on two things: how often you are using your device and how much wax you’re loading in at a time.
A good rule of thumb is to replace your atomizer every 2-3 weeks if you use your device for 1-2 sessions daily and load in an average dab size each time. Don’t forget to clean your atomizer with a Micro Swab between uses! If you still aren’t sure about when to replace your Onyx Atomizer, here is what we would recommend doing based on your specific device.
When To Replace Your Ooze Booster Onyx Atomizer
Since the Ooze Booster Extract Vaporizer can be used as both a bong adaptor and handheld vape, several factors determine when your atomizer will need to be replaced. If you are using the Booster as a dab rig, it is going to suck extract down into the threads faster, which will affect how long the atomizer will last. If you are using it this way frequently, you may change the atomizer once a week. However, If you are only using the Booster as a handheld vape, the atomizer should last 2-3 weeks with frequent use. It's always a good idea to keep a replacement pack on hand!
When To Replace Your Ooze Beacon Onyx Atomizer
The Ooze Beacon Extract Vaporizer is a perfect everyday vape, so if you are using it as such, you will need to replace your atomizer accordingly. If you use your vape more than twice daily, we recommend replacing your atomizer every two weeks. If you use it less, it should last up to three weeks. If your usage depends on the kind of week you have (we’ve all been there), just grab a replacement pack and replace it when the time comes!
When To Replace Your Electro Barrel Onyx Atomizer
The Electro Barrel Electric Dab Rig is perfect for big and small dab rips based on your preference. When it comes to replacing your atomizer, it really depends on what kind of dabs you like to take. If you are loading huge dabs every time, we recommend replacing your atomizer more often. If you like smaller dabs to savor your stash, you can go a bit longer in between!
When You Should Replace Other Ooze Coils
How often you need to change your vape coil depends on how much you are using it and at what temperature settings. We suggest switching out your coil every 4 to 12 weeks. Regardless, when it is time, you and your wax will know. Luckily, all Ooze products containing coils have replacement parts on our website. Below we will talk about our other replacement coil packs and what products they work for!
Wax Atomizer Tanks
Clapton coil technology provides a large surface area for the coil to contact the wax, which results in huge, rich, and flavorful clouds. This makes it easy to highlight the range of flavors in different terpenes that activate at different temperatures. Learn more about cleaning the ConNectar in our blog.
The Pronto Electric Dab Straw has two different types of compatible coil tips. The device kit includes a Vapor Coil, which is very similar to the Clapton coil for the ConNectar. It has a wrapped wire tip that melts the wax.
We also now offer 2-packs of Fritted Quartz Coil tips, which have a rounded, rough quartz tip. These provide a super clean taste, and can be cleaned the same way.
Fusion coils are specifically designed for the Ooze Fusion Vaporizer. When you buy an Ooze Fusion, the battery will come with one dual quartz coil, one ceramic rod coil, and one ceramic donut quartz coil. Every Fusion replacement Pack comes with all three coils and a new mouthpiece!
It does not have to be complicated to maintain your Ooze coil. If you follow our tips, you can trust your coil to hit just right whenever you need it!