Have i made a big mistake?

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Have i made a big mistake?

Post by MarkRS » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:36 pm

Hi all,

Well i was out detecting last weekend in a bogy marshy area and the coil was soaked/very muddy.

When i came home i decided to rinse off my detector 705 with the hose ( stem/coil)
Now have i just made a big mistake? Its the standard 7.5kw coil thats on it with the skid cover that i cant seem to remove? I just presumed that it would be water proof! B|

Any tips on the best way to remove would be helpful!

Please dont tell me ive just snuffed the coil lol ;;z ;;z rl;



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Re: Have i made a big mistake?

Post by coal digger » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:42 pm

I used to pour warm water on my coil covers,this should expand it enough for removal,cd ::g
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Re: Have i made a big mistake?

Post by Jason5223 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:58 pm

If you look on the Minelab website you will see that that the standard x-terra coil is not waterproof. It is shower proof. Saying that i have spent hours swinging it through soaking wet grass in the rain and never had an issue.

My coil cover although a bit stiff comes off with a moderate amount of force.

Have you tried the coil since, has it stopped working :-/
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Re: Have i made a big mistake?

Post by pearcher68 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:21 pm

Hi,I've got two double D coils,a 18kHz and a standard and yes I would say that they are both very stiff,they have a very tight lip on the top edge and I always do mine with warm water first because I'm worried about cracking them :-SS the up side of this being that they don't ever have any water or dirt in them so you only have to do it hardly at all ::g
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Re: Have i made a big mistake?

Post by oldartefact » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:31 pm

Really silly question ... but why are you trying to remove the skid cover?
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Re: Have i made a big mistake?

Post by MarkRS » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:37 pm

oldartefact wrote:Really silly question ... but why are you trying to remove the skid cover?
I wanted to clean out as much water as possible.

Al have to give it a go tonight and see if shes alright!!

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Re: Have i made a big mistake?

Post by jcmaloney » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:37 pm

Fill a bowl/bucket with warm/hot water and lay the base of the cover on the water (do not immerse).... should soften then ease off for cleaning.....and drying. ::g
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Re: Have i made a big mistake?

Post by MarkRS » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:41 pm

jcmaloney wrote:Fill a bowl/bucket with warm/hot water and lay the base of the cover on the water (do not immerse).... should soften then ease off for cleaning.....and drying. ::g

Thanks mate thats exactly what am gonny do... Hopefully comes off nice n easy!

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Re: Have i made a big mistake?

Post by lord lovell » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:20 pm

leave it near fire that will dry it fast ::g

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Re: Have i made a big mistake?

Post by kevmar » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:35 pm

The DD coils are not water proof at all and should never be submerged
the spider coils are water proof and can be used in streams etc.

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Re: Have i made a big mistake?

Post by mcbain » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:31 am

Hi Mark, just a tip...with all electrical or electronic equipment that is not waterproof and that has been immersed or gotten soaked, "Do Not" turn on or power up until you are fully sure it has dried out inside and out.
This is the reason we blow the s##t out of our products, we power them up to see if it is working and short the components causing in most cases, irreversible damage.
Place it in the hot press for a few days or as long as you can to ensure the moisture evaporates and dries out fully.
All of the Minelab coil covers are usually tight but if you find a slightly loose spot just prise it off in small sections, they are quite strong so don't be afraid to use some pressure.
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Re: Have i made a big mistake?

Post by hihosilver » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:47 am

In future if a coil you own isn't waterproof you're better off making it waterproof yourself, just make sure it's as dry as possible and spray with a 'truck' bed liner. Halfords sell stuff that works a treat. Will make it bomb proof and probably outlast you. ::g
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Re: Have i made a big mistake?

Post by cabbie » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:52 pm

Although this post is over two years old this may still be relevant to other X-Terra owners.

I bought mine secondhand of a well known auction site and was immediately disappointed with it.
Terrible sensitivity and erratic all the time, tried different coils but same results.
Due to having no warranty and having nothing to lose I took the control box apart, although I'm noy an electronic engineer I can find my way around a modern SMD circuit board.

What I found was the hand soldered cable going to the coil plug was all dry solder joints.
10 minutes resoldering them and the detector is in a different league

Incidentally not once did the control box tell me there was a faulty coil, so there is no feedback back to the cpu.

Not be the case here but if its out of warranty and you can hold a soldering Iron then its worth a punt.

Hope this helps

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