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    us
    Sep 2009
    Salem Oregon
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    How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    Ok so I finally got out, just in my backyard and dug a old long nail lol.. but when I looked at my digger tool.. (planters buddy) it was all dirty and I didnt want to put it back in my sheath, luckily I was out back so I just took it in and rinsed it off and it seems clean, also just dipped my coil in my sons pool and it rinsed away.. however tomorrow I am going to hit some tot lots and was wondering how you can fastly clean your digger before putting it in the sheath or do you just stick it in there dirty? Thanks from a newbie..
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    I bought my Ace 250 four years ago and it still has the dirt on it from the first time out plus the hundreds of times since then.
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    us
    Jun 2004
    Hurlock, Maryland
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    I am not a clean freak. I clean my detector when it needs it. If I don,t get it very dirty I usually don't clean it. I do remove the coil cover and dump it when I am in any sandy soil. I rinse off my pin pointer simply to keep from getting my apron full of dirt. But for my digger and shovel, I clean them if I am not going detecting the next day. Why? I have noticed when I dig moist, wet soil that soil will start to rust the diggers. So I rinse of the dirt and coat with oil, engine oil works great.

    One exception to cleaning when needed is when I get in salt water, Then I clean as soon as possible and take apart the detector and wipe with a cloth.

    Once a year I clean all my detectors and coat metal shafts and boxes with auto polish. (Usually in the winter.)

    Keep detecting, Keep finding, Keep digging!

    Ed Donovan

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    Nov 2004
    Edwards,Missouri
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    I remove what dirt I can from my digger in the field,what dirt gets in the sheath will dry and can be knocked out later.I wipe digger,detector/coil,pinpointer,sheath down with damp cloth and dry as soon as I get home,each and every time.

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    "WP"

    May 2005
    Saint Petersburg, FL
    Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi, Nokta Makro Pulse Dive Pinpointer, White's IDX Pro (x2), Vibraprobe 570, Minelab Explorer XS w/ Sunray X-1 Probe & Sunray Stealth X-12 DD Coil
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    I don't clean my detector a whole lot. I'll clean off the coil & coil cover if it's got mud on it, or if it has sand inside the cover... but outside of that, I wipe off the control box of any dust and basically treat my machine well. As far as my digger... I just wipe it off on my pants before I put it back in the sheath. I've had to wash out the sheath once though, 'cause it was pouring rain and I just couldn't get the trowel clean of the mud. Eh... oh well.

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    monty

    Jan 2005
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    I at least rub the dust off and check for anything stuck in the coil cover every trip. Major cleaning depending on the conditions of the area hunted. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

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    When it gets too heavy.
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    Sep 2009
    Salem Oregon
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    my ace I got in a trade didnt come with a cover and the coil looks pretty banged up but works good, is it too late to buy a cover?
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    "WP"

    May 2005
    Saint Petersburg, FL
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    It's never too late to buy a coil cover, unless the coil is dangling by it's wires!
    If solid & working good, then get a cover to keep it working good down the road...

    Bran <><
    Rom. 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

    Rom. 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

  10. #10
    us
    Jan 2009
    San Antonio,Texas
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    i clean mine after every hunt regardless of what its been through. it just makes me feel better knowing its clean and ready for the next hunt. i also inspect the coil/probe connections and the coil washers and bolts.i always carry extras with me just in case also.
    Do i need help....
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    Dec 2007
    Georgia
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    Minerals can build up around the edges of the coil cover and give false signals. The only place I usually clean.
    Newt
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  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2008
    Black Hills of South Dakota
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    Clean it?


    B
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    mx
    Nov 2004
    Alamos,Sonora,Mexico
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    Morning BETH: You posted -->

    'Clean it? '
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Hmm, I see that we are going to have problems. You must remember that besides gathering firewood, cleaning up the camp site, cooking, washing the dishes, equipment, and laundry, you are expected to rub down the mules each night besides seeing to their feed and water - 'and' have hot coffee brewing all of the time. ROY has been sadly neglectful.

    Don Jose de La Mancha
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  14. #14
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    Jan 2008
    Black Hills of South Dakota
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    Geesh, Jose,




    "Irony is the rule"

  15. #15
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    Sep 2007
    Sal Sagev Adaven
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    Re: How often and how do you clean your metal detector, coil and digger tool?

    Coil = never
    Digger = after every target
    Paints = after every hunt
    sox = Every day
    Truck = every 6 months weither it needs it or not.
    I'll just follow you with My E-trac, Sov GT,or GoldBug Pro.

 

 
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