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    Coil Covers: Yay or nay?

    Are coil covers necessary. What do the coils really need protection from?

    Does the scuffing really cause longterm damage?
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    Cracks from hitting rocks can be a problem, but primary reason is if not used the bottom outer edges will start delaminating, sides seperating from bottom which allows water inside coil. If it is under warranty and they see mo cover was used it voids your warranty.
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    I agree I have never used one but I should!!
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    welcome also!!!!!
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    Thank you. Should i buy a cover or is plastidipping it or something a better way?

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    I looked into all the DIY cover options and it just makes more sense to buy one. I always try to talk myself out of buying a coil cover and then end up getting one anyway. If you ever decide to sell the detector you'll be glad you were using a cover.
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    Use the scuff cover, get top dollar for your machine or coil when you upgrade.
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    The simple answer is cost... Cost of a coil cover vs cost of a new coil. I'll pay for the coil cover every time, and in turn, sooner or later, it'll pay me back by saving my coil.
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    I look at it this way, coils are expensive, I am rough on stuff, coil covers are cheap so I would rather be safe than sorry.

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    This question gets brought up alot...and answered the same.

    Its about the same as a brand new phone with no case for it.

    YES, you would want to protect your coil, people think the terrain is always going to be the same, but there are many areas where rocks are all over the place and it takes one little tap to crack that coil.

    Covers do not cost much

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK HOLE View Post
    I look at it this way, coils are expensive, I am rough on stuff, coil covers are cheap so I would rather be safe than sorry.
    Hell, I wish they had an OTTER BOX for my CTX lol...I still catch myself "tapping" it against things

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    I have them on all my coils - mostly to protect from rock strikes (epoxy resin the coil sets in is brittle). And any scuffs are on the replaceable/refinishable cover.

    But I do remove and clean them frequently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    Use the scuff cover, get top dollar for your machine or coil when you upgrade.
    In my opinion this says it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggin-N-Dumps View Post
    Hell, I wish they had an OTTER BOX for my CTX lol...I still catch myself "tapping" it against things
    Ya know, that is one heck of an idea... maybe somebody should write them a suggestion letter!

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    Cheap protection for a very important part of the machine...spend the money.
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