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I 've had this great little coil made by Detech for a number of years but my coil cover is shredded. If anyone happens to have one or knows of anyone who has a coil cover for this pictured coil let me know. I called the U.S. distributor Rege back east and he said he had none told  me to call metaldetectors.com. Unfortunately  they had none. 

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49 minutes ago, Relichunter2016 said:

I 've had this great little coil made by Detech for a number of years but my coil cover is shredded. If anyone happens to have one or knows of anyone who has a coil cover for this pictured coil let me know. I called the U.S. distributor Rege back east and he said he had none told  me to call metaldetectors.com. Unfortunately  they had none. 

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If you can't find one, it shouldn't be difficult to fabricate one.

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Why can't you just dip it in epoxy or paint it with bedliner? 

PVC sheets are readily available. They form easily with heat. That is what coil covers (and knife sheaths and pistol holsters) are made of. Just get it hot and form it around the coil. If you really want to get fancy drill some holes in a scrap of plywood and draw a vacuum on it. A guy here made his coil covers that way and you can't tell them from the factory item.

I use cloth sports tape around the edges. Works great. You don't really need anything else. The bottom outside edges are the only place you are going to scuff on a coil like that anyway.

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5 hours ago, Bedrock Bob said:

Why can't you just dip it in epoxy or paint it with bedliner? 

PVC sheets are readily available. They form easily with heat. That is what coil covers (and knife sheaths and pistol holsters) are made of. Just get it hot and form it around the coil. If you really want to get fancy drill some holes in a scrap of plywood and draw a vacuum on it. A guy here made his coil covers that way and you can't tell them from the factory item.

I use cloth sports tape around the edges. Works great. You don't really need anything else. The bottom outside edges are the only place you are going to scuff on a coil like that anyway.

Bob, some great options you pointed out, next time I am at the hardware shop in town I will look for some of that spray on bedliner stuff. Thanks.

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11 hours ago, Bedrock Bob said:

Get the bright pink tool handle dip. It works great and makes a great fashion statement when you are out detecting. 

:)

Bob you are always good for advice,  your expertise on color will be greatly appreciated. Pink will do just fine as its a calming color and I like to be calm and relaxed  when detecting. :Detector:

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Update on my Detech 15 x 10 Mono Elipt. coil repair, I ended up buying some bedliner spray. I taped the front with blue painters  tape and cleaned the bottom part of the coil best as I could. I sprayed one layer at a time waiting a few hours for it to dry between coats. Only one problem I may encounter when I try it out, the bedliner spray I bought was a two tone gray/white...kinda had that spark to it...:aw-shucks: now I am wondering if it has metal aluminum flake in the paint. :89:

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On 9/4/2021 at 10:25 AM, Relichunter2016 said:

now I am wondering if it has metal aluminum flake in the paint.

If it has metal flake or graphite it will show up with a multimeter check for conductivity. Put the multimeter into ohms mode and place the two probes firmly against the paint about 1 inch apart. If no reading or a reading greater than 10,000 ohms you are ok. Otherwise test the coil on a small test nugget.

Have a good day,

Chet

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54 minutes ago, Chet said:

If it has metal flake or graphite it will show up with a multimeter check for conductivity. Put the multimeter into ohms mode and place the two probes firmly against the paint about 1 inch apart. If no reading or a reading greater than 10,000 ohms you are ok. Otherwise test the coil on a small test nugget.

Have a good day,

Chet

Hi Chet,

Great idea , I  have a multimeter here and I will go check to see if it has conductivity, well it checked out good. :thumbsupanim Looking forward to using this Detech coil soon, in the past it has found plenty of little nuggies.

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That is some really tough stuff. And it does not abrade easily. I bet it will last years.

The coil cover on my open coil is a PIA. You have to tape it to keep it on anyway. I think a thick coating on any open coil would work a lot better than the factory coil cover.

If it starts to scratch up around the edges you can always touch it up with some pink highlights...

:)

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Bed liner is a great idea, I will have to try it also. Pink is a good color for tool handles also, no misidentifying the owner of those if someone borrows or takes them!

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Just now, GotAU? said:

Bed liner is a great idea, I will have to try it also. Pink is a good color for tool handles also, no misidentifying the owner of those if someone borrows or takes them!

Yes get the bed liner stuff, I was in a rush at o'Reilly's and took the trunk spray paint instead. It worked out fine after 3 coats, dries in 2 hours so more coats the better. 

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Some spray cans sold in farm equipment stores is loaded with graphite which is highly conductive. It is normally in a black color. Too much of it on a coil cover could cause some problems. Run a conductivity test on a piece of paper before using on a coil.

If you find it in "PINK" I am sure its safe for the coil and with yellow clothes it might help to repel mosquitoes  LOL.

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I tried bedliner in the rattle can years ago and it will just wear off very easy its to soft-You need to buy the good stuff which is 2 part-one part resin one part hardener-it will dry way harder than the one part stuff-Im getting ready to do my whole truck in raptor bedliner-tuff stuff-No more AZ pin stripping on my truck :brows: :200:

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11 minutes ago, Mike C... said:

I tried bedliner in the rattle can years ago and it will just wear off very easy its to soft-You need to buy the good stuff which is 2 part-one part resin one part hardener-it will dry way harder than the one part stuff-Im getting ready to do my whole truck in raptor bedliner-tuff stuff-No more AZ pin stripping on my truck :brows: :200:

Dog gone it Mike,  You'll be taking all the prestige out of that scratchy, AZ Pin Striping look! :)

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