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worn coil
Posted by: kschae4
Date: June 11, 2016 10:06PM
Well, after the first two coil covers wore out, laziness got the best of me as I had neglected to buy a third coil cover and now have an exposed pro coil causing occasional falsing when over targets. Anyone have any pr oven repairs(epoxy fill ,other ? ) to suggest until I can get a replacement coil ?



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Re: worn coil
Posted by: kschae4
Date: June 19, 2016 08:47PM
Loctite general purpose putty applied and sanded. Haven't tested coil in the field yet.



Minelab Safari/BH Land Star/ Garrett Pro-Pointer
"Cause down the shore everything's all right"
Oldest identifiable coin- 1775 King George lll half penny
Most bizarre find: http://www.findmall.com/read.php?3,1835200,1835200#msg-1835200

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Re: worn coil
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: June 20, 2016 12:18PM
Construction Adhesive. Talk to the guys at the mom and pop hardware stores and they'll probably steer you to the best one.



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Re: worn coil
Posted by: Goldstrike
Date: June 20, 2016 02:03PM
I'm thinking if your getting falsing, is it because there is moisture getting into the coil or is it because the wires in the coil are fraying/breaking down? Hopefully it's just some moisture and not the other problem!! I would dry it out with a hairdryer before your fix. I think I would splurge for another new coil and keep this one for a back-up. Good luck!

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Re: worn coil
Posted by: kschae4
Date: June 21, 2016 05:18AM
Champ, thanks will keep that in mind if the loctite fails.
GS, thanks too, both air and hair dryer used. Haven't had the chance to test it ,yet.



Minelab Safari/BH Land Star/ Garrett Pro-Pointer
"Cause down the shore everything's all right"
Oldest identifiable coin- 1775 King George lll half penny
Most bizarre find: http://www.findmall.com/read.php?3,1835200,1835200#msg-1835200

Re: worn coil
Posted by: Prep1957
Date: July 03, 2016 10:28PM
Have hardware cut round PVC window glass same size of coil and glue on.Good for hunting in heavy brush after that also.

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Re: worn coil
Posted by: kschae4
Date: July 12, 2016 05:13AM
Prep, thanks much.



Minelab Safari/BH Land Star/ Garrett Pro-Pointer
"Cause down the shore everything's all right"
Oldest identifiable coin- 1775 King George lll half penny
Most bizarre find: http://www.findmall.com/read.php?3,1835200,1835200#msg-1835200

Re: worn coil
Posted by: MoSafari
Date: July 28, 2016 05:22PM
Prep

That 's a great suggestion. Thank you, as well.

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Re: worn coil
Posted by: kschae4
Date: July 28, 2016 08:46PM
Well, I had a couple of chances to test out the loctite putty repair job on the pro coil after lightly sanding the extra putty off and still experienced occasional falsing. Saw lots of encouraging comments regarding the SEF 8x6 and purchased one, which just arrived this afternoon.



Minelab Safari/BH Land Star/ Garrett Pro-Pointer
"Cause down the shore everything's all right"
Oldest identifiable coin- 1775 King George lll half penny
Most bizarre find: http://www.findmall.com/read.php?3,1835200,1835200#msg-1835200

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