Priming a Brand New Vape Coil – Your Guide

So, you’ve just got yourself a new coil for your vape device – that’s great. An essential part of vape maintenance is all about the coil and swapping one out when it stops being useful.

However, when you get your hands on a new coil for your vape device, you can’t just start using it right away. That would damage it, and we don’t want that – talk about an absolute waste.

So, with that in mind, let’s check out how to prime a new coil and get it ready.

John Wick? No, Vape Wick

Do you know what your new coil looks like?

It’s actually got some cotton material inside of it, which is used for the sake of burning your e-liquid, so you’ve got something to smoke. Here’s the tricky part, though – if you burn this wick without any e-liquids involved, you’ll ignite the cotton, and that will burn it, ruining the coil before you’ve even started.  

You might be thinking to yourself that you’ll just put a bit of e-liquid in there first and then ignite the wick, but that doesn’t work either. If the liquid hasn’t had time to soak in properly, it’ll still burn up the wick and ruin the new coil.

The Prime Solution

This whole problem might seem like a tricky one for the new vaper, but don’t worry; we’ll help you out. You have to learn how to prime a coil, and it’s not that hard to do, thankfully.

So, how do you prime a coil? Well, that’s easy, so we’ll show you how it’s done. What you’re going to want to do is manually soak your wick material in the liquid before you start to use it in the tank.

If you take a look at the atomiser head, you might notice that you can see your wick material through the ports around the sides and if you look into the coil from the top. What you’re going to want to do, therefore, is to take your e-liquid and then soak the coil from both the top and the sides.

The trickiest part about this is moderation. If you use too much e-liquid, then you’ll get a pool inside the coil. You need to avoid that.

Once you’ve done this, connect the coil to the tank as usual and put the vape device back together. Wait for ten minutes before you use it – this gives the liquid enough time to soak the wick.

Final Thoughts

So, when it comes to priming a coil, the key is moderation and patience. You need to make sure that your coil is kept in good condition, but when it does come time to replace it, it’s all about taking the time to sit down and prime it properly.

Infinite Vapour has a range of coils, as well as e-liquids, kits, devices, tanks, mods, and accessories. We’ve got everything you could need for a satisfying vaping experience, so come and take a look.