How To Make Your Coils Last Longer


Yup, time to change those coils!

Probably the one thing people love the most about vaping is the variety of e-juice flavors you can choose from.

Not only that, but e-liquid makers have been doing a very good job at replicating some of our favorite snacks and candies.

Whether it’s baked apple pie, Fruit Loops cereal or strawberry sherbet, most manufacturers have been pretty spot on when transforming deliciousness into liquid form.

But no matter how good your e-liquid may taste, a very important factor in getting the right taste lies in the condition of your coils. Once the gunk starts building up on your coils, it’ll turn things around real quick.

It really bums me out when I start getting that burnt, metallic, rusty taste in my mouth. You know what that means, time to clean or replace your coils.

But if you’re like me, cleaning or replacing your coils isn’t something you look forward to. I actually hate it. From dry-burning your coils to re-wicking it, it something I’ve grown tired of doing.

So over the years, I’ve been trying different ways on how to avoid doing this thing I hate, and some of these tips have helped me a lot in avoiding this inconvenient yet necessary chore.

Here are some tips on how to make your coils last longer. They’ve worked for me, and I’m positive they will add extra mileage to your coils.


Stay away from dark e-juice – Back then, I was a very big fan of custard e-juice (thanks to Nicoticket’s “Custard’s Last Stand”). I vaped everything custard related.

I also noticed that I’d get that burnt taste more often. Whenever I would pop the lid of my tank or RDA, I’d see a mess of brown cotton and black coils. Gross to look at, even more gross knowing I was vaping on that.

Come to find out, the dye they use on darker e-liquids stick to your coils and cause buildup. They’re like a magnet on coils.

Another bad thing about having buildup on your coils is it affects the heat. You might notice your vape getting a little weaker, so naturally you would turn up the wattage.

This will do very little to improve your vape (compared to clean coils of course) and will drain your batteries even faster.

Now I’m not saying you should avoid dark colored ejuice if that’s what your preference is; but you should expect to clean your coils more often as compared to using clear e-liquid.

Thankfully, there’s a way around it, which brings us to our second tip.


Use ceramic coils – I’ve been using ceramic coils for the past few months now, and I absolutely love it! There’s a big difference when it comes to lifespan and taste between ceramics and wires.

I know some vape purists out there might dis me for what I’m about to say but I’ve just gotten tired of coil building. I’ve been doing for so long, the whole wire wrapping started feeling redundant to me.

With the current ceramic coil tank I’m using, one coil head will last me anywhere from 2 weeks to a month! And that’s with chain vaping too.

Using disposable ceramic coil heads also took building my own coils out of my hands. The vape is damn near perfect for me.

The only downside to using ceramic coils in my opinions is it uses up juice a lot quicker. I’m saving more money now with the ceramic coils, but on the flip side I’m also buying more e-liquid.

But yeah, I don’t have to worry about gunk affecting my coils as much anymore. Ceramic coils have much longer longevity compared to Kanthal, SS, Nichrome or any other wire.

If you are looking for a good ceramic tank that is cheap, easy to use, reliable, and more importantly performs great both in flavor and vapor production, might I suggest the Vaporesso Estoc Tank Mega with EUC coil.

Another thing I love about this particular brand is I could cycle through different eliquid flavors using the same coil without ever having to clean it. The coil somehow cleans itself, and the flavors never mix. I guess it’s the way it was built.

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It’s currently listed at $19.00 at Heaven Gifts, but you can knock 30% off the price when you use the code XMAS30 at checkout.

Follow these tips, and the chances of you having to clean out and re-wick your coils will drop dramatically!

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Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper. Vaping got me off a habit I picked up at 17 years of age.

4 thoughts on “How To Make Your Coils Last Longer”

      1. I had tried the other Vaporesso coils in another tank. I didn’t like it. I chain vape, some days, and it would dry up too quickly. I can chain vape on this one! Have yet to find out how long these coils last. I just got it two days ago. Thanks for the recommendation!

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