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  1. #31
    us
    "Call me ArfieBoy"

    Aug 2011
    N.E. Oregon
    Compass X-70, Compass X-80, Compass X-90, Compass Judge 2, Garrett AT Pro
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have always used coil covers and always will. I have a couple of older detectors that don't have them but their manufacturers are out of business and I haven't been able to find any for them. So if I do use them I try to be very careful with them. Back in the old days most detector manufacturers recommended "scrubbing" the ground with your coils... and a lot of guys wore holes in their coils.
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  2. #32

    Jan 2021
    White's Metal Detector
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    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Yaco787 View Post
    Are coil covers necessary. What do the coils really need protection from?

    Does the scuffing really cause long term damage?
    I bought coil covers for all of my coils at the same time I bought my Detector setup.
    I not only put the cover on, but also ran a very small bead of clear silicone around the edge of the cover to seal it up and prevent dirt or sand intrusion by the gap between the cover and the coil.


    MD_DET_001

  3. #33

    Feb 2015
    Victor, CO...City of Mines
    Minelab EQ800, Ex2
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    4083 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I wore through my sef 6x8 coil cover. I've used it without one for a year. I would much rather have one. I have searched pretty hard. Does anyone know where to get one
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  4. #34

    Aug 2016
    MI
    E-TRAC
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    6767 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by diggingthe1 View Post
    I wore through my sef 6x8 coil cover. I've used it without one for a year. I would much rather have one. I have searched pretty hard. Does anyone know where to get one
    Call Detech in PA and see if they still sell it...

    Phone Line 1: (724)-446-9433:
    Phone Line 2: (724)-989-0341:
    Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
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  5. #35

    Feb 2015
    Victor, CO...City of Mines
    Minelab EQ800, Ex2
    1,991
    4083 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by SD51 View Post
    Call Detech in PA and see if they still sell it...

    Phone Line 1: (724)-446-9433:
    Phone Line 2: (724)-989-0341:
    Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
    Thank you so much SD51. I called them but they were out but they put me on the trail to find one. I really appreciate it!!!
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  6. #36
    us
    Apr 2015
    s.w.washington
    tesoro outlaw vaquero, anfibio multi, Makro pulse dive
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    43 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have coil covers on my detectors, spend hard earned dollars for my detectors. Like to use my detectors but also try and take care of them.

  7. #37
    us
    Don

    Feb 2016
    Missouri
    macro racer 2, whites mx5, whites mx sport, trx pinpointer
    869
    1259 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I had never heard of coil covers until joining the forum over 5 years ago, still don't own a cover for any of my 7 coils and 3 detectors. Then again I only hunt grassy areas, and a very occasional crop field thrown in and no woods. Also I stay away from Rocky areas as I don't even care to dig through gravel I unexpectedly encounter under a thin layer of grass and dirt. All my coils only have slight scuff marks at most. Hand held pinpointer the same way, I don't use it to dig, pry, or drag back and forth through dirt and rock. Many say they need caps for those also, I wonder why and how come.

  8. #38

    Jan 2021
    11
    8 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    At the beach, you need them, sand will wear through the coil. You need some sort of protection, doesn't have to be a cover.

  9. #39

    Aug 2016
    MI
    E-TRAC
    3,533
    6767 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by ecmo View Post
    I had never heard of coil covers until joining the forum over 5 years ago, still don't own a cover for any of my 7 coils and 3 detectors. Then again I only hunt grassy areas, and a very occasional crop field thrown in and no woods. Also I stay away from Rocky areas as I don't even care to dig through gravel I unexpectedly encounter under a thin layer of grass and dirt. All my coils only have slight scuff marks at most. Hand held pinpointer the same way, I don't use it to dig, pry, or drag back and forth through dirt and rock. Many say they need caps for those also, I wonder why and how come.
    ecmo, every coil I have ever purchased comes with a cover. Are you sure you don't have covers on your coils?
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  10. #40
    us
    Don

    Feb 2016
    Missouri
    macro racer 2, whites mx5, whites mx sport, trx pinpointer
    869
    1259 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by SD51 View Post
    ecmo, every coil I have ever purchased comes with a cover. Are you sure you don't have covers on your coils?
    I'm fairly certain I would have recognized the obvious top edge of a cover. Have 4 coils for my Whites mx5, the stock 9 " spider coil, a 12" one, 10" double D, and a small 5.3" concentric coil. My mx sport only has the standard 10" double D, and my Macro racer 2 only has one coil, the standard stock 11x6" or whatever it is. I never ordered a cover for a one of them. I just don't go in rough, nasty places with them and knock them about.
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  11. #41
    ca
    Feb 2009
    Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
    16,148
    41486 times
    Relic Hunting
    The first family detector was a Whites Gold Master wore out one head, plastics were softer back then. The second one had a coil cover made for it, as we found that a plastic bucket lid fit really well, then we ordered up the actual covers from Whites. I questioned the theory of loosing depth with a cover (being young) remember the man that sold the equipment took a pice of paper layed it on the floor, told me to stand on it, then asked me: Are you any taller" simple answer.
    Have cracked a few heads over the decades, mostly hunting rough terrain, ghost towns, bush camps, R/R construction sites from the 1880-5 period. Figure if we were walking over it, then somebody else did long ago as well-so rough and tough spots are never off the table.
    Yes covers are needed when detecting the rough-or a replacement coil is going to be needed.
    White sugar sand, trimmed grass, tot-lots probably not.
    "If it was easy-It would have already been done-Life 101."
    “I treat the outside world as one raw very warm wet chicken that has sitting out too long. wash and sterilize everything me touches.” — pepperj

 

 
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