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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2017
    pennsylvania
    garret ace 200
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    coil protection

    from what I have read , coil covers are a 50/50 proposition , some like , some don't ,I have seen on youtube where people have used spray on truck bedliner on the bottom of coils....what are your ideas ? pro /cons ?....thanks

  2. #2
    Charter Member
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    I don't do this because I like it. I do this because I love it!

    Apr 2017
    NEW ENGLAND
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    I'm a coil cover kinda guy. No sense in scratching it up if you don't have to.
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  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    equinox 800, Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
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    its stupid and careless not to use one in my opinion, and I'm a pretty stupid and careless guy myself. The only draw back is some can trap dirt and need cleaned out. I just sealed mine onto my coil with plasti dip.
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  4. #4
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    TerrysKnifeStore.com

    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
    Minelab GPZ 7000; Equinox 600 -- Teknetics EuroTek PRO -- Grave Digger Tools Nemesis shovel, Sidekick hand digger -- Bunk's Hermit Pick
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    Use a coil cover. If you sell the machine/coil in the future it makes a huge difference. If you spray stuff on your coil, nobody will want to buy it.
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  5. #5
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    us
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    Equinox 800 / XP Deus / ORX / Simplex+
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    I agree with what Terry said exactly. Use a coil cover.


    “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
    – Albert Einstein

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2017
    pennsylvania
    garret ace 200
    91
    114 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    what about the spray on bed liner or something similar ?. would it have any affect on the coil ? this instead of the snap on covers ?

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    equinox 800, Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
    3,241
    5096 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by searching 4 View Post
    what about the spray on bed liner or something similar ?. would it have any affect on the coil ? this instead of the snap on covers ?
    i use plasti dip to seal the coil cover on because its easily removed in the future. truck bed liner seems like overkill and if it ever has a problem it wont be easy to get off, if you can remove it at all.

  8. #8
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    TerrysKnifeStore.com

    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
    Minelab GPZ 7000; Equinox 600 -- Teknetics EuroTek PRO -- Grave Digger Tools Nemesis shovel, Sidekick hand digger -- Bunk's Hermit Pick
    17,112
    23674 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Just use a scuff cover.

  9. #9
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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
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    I would use a scuff cover, it's very cheap insurance for protection of an expensive search coil!

    Just periodically remove and clean coil and cover.

    GL & HH

  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2017
    pennsylvania
    garret ace 200
    91
    114 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    thanks guys for the info , I finally went with a cover , a home made cover ,used a thin piece of Plexiglas , just cut out the outside shape of the coil I have and then drilled a few holes holding it on with zip ties for some reason I cant load a pic....but I think this will be good for me as I don't really rake the ground but just in case of those times I might hit something

  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2007
    Central Wisconsin
    ATPro
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    902 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    I had an Ace 250 for about 6 years, the last 4 years of that I had a 10 x 14 Excelerator coil with a cover, no problems. Four years ago I bought an ATPro with a cover, after about a month the cover started cracking and then would catch on grass and finally broke apart. So I bought another coil cover and the same thing happened, in a month or so the cover cracked and then would catch on stuff like high grass. Now I just paint the bottom of the coil with plastic pipe cement. Lasts pretty good, and I just touch it up once in a while.
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  12. #12
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    Bill Jones

    May 2007
    Lewiston, Idaho
    Multiple Tesoros and Whites
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    Metal Detecting
    Scuff covers are cheap compared to coils and do NOT detract from detecting ability -- so why not use them?
    luvsdux

  13. #13
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    Ed

    Jul 2018
    Eastern Connecticut
    Garrett AT Max/ Garrett AT Pro/ Garrett Ace 400/ Garrett Pro Pointer 2 / Garrett Z-Lynk AT Propointer
    969
    2762 times
    Metal Detecting
    I've been detecting for 36 years and have never used a coil cover. I have had absolutely no problem with coil damage. Just another way to get you to spend your money.
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  14. #14
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    Coin Rescue Tech

    Jun 2014
    Northern O-H-I-O
    F75 LTD, 1280X Aquanaut, & an F2 (loaner)
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    I believe it depends on where you hunt. If your hunting in rocky areas and river beds, then yes get a coil cover, but if your hunting fields, parks, schools, woods and yards, then I do not see the need. If the coil I get has one I use it if not oh well, not going to buy one.
    Rescuing Coins 1 Beep at a time

 

 

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