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Folks- Keep Your Contacts Clean On Your Detector

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Hadn't thought of that. Good tip.

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Everyone should have a can of spray on electronics contact cleaner in their kit.

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As temps rise and humidity levels plus we sweat, odds are more attention needs to be payed to contacts.  Even hooking up your charging connector, it may contain contamination.  Clean them too.  Don’t take much.  Water hunters and especially salt water hunters, even more periodic maintenance should be done.

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Do not use sandpaper to clean contacts, even fine grit will cause fine scratches on contacts.

You want your contacts baby butt smooth.

I use a pencil eraser or the striker strip from a paper matchbook.


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Q tip and small amount of alcohol.  Maybe a few swipes with pencil eraser.  Do this periodically should get a person by.

Salt water and salt beach hunters should do this after every outing.

Persons keeping detector in basements should give extra attention.

Corrosion is like plaque on teeth.  It builds up.

So brush your detector so it will have a nice smile.🤩

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Hi All,

After charging I always put a little piece of electrical tape over the contacts of the detector and the WM-08 module and a piece over the usb-port on the headphones.



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I believe Clive pointed this out awhile back.   This is a magnetic contact area...... bits of iron can be accumulated and stay on the contacts... what happens in a VERY shot time is ..... those flakes RUST.    I use Corrosive X and a q-tip.

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