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I always just wave my roll of electrical tape under a gold bug vlf, to see if it is conductive. So far I havent had any signal beeps.

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On some of my coils I use some left over roll on truck bed liner.  No need for the cover and when it starts to wear off I just apply another coat.

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I wasn't worried so much about electrical tape being conductive, I was more worried it may hinder the signal from the detector with it's insulating properties.  To be sure it wasn't going to I wrapped a gold nugget in a bunch of electrical tape and tested, It didn't change the detection depth on it so it appears to be OK. 

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There is a tape i have used for some time for sealing the join of the coil skid  plate , its self amalgamating so you just stretch it around the the coil edge and it shrinks back to give a tight seal against sand and water and peels off leaving no residue. In Australia its available at Bunnings so Lowes would  probably  Stock it .004F7ECE-A238-4A5F-AA34-DD7660641D39.jpeg.25c118a9039c93b6ded7f49b0ec8f473.jpeg

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That self fusing tape is fantastic.  I keep two rolls in my truck at all times.  it works really well to tie your coil cable to the shaft.  It leaves zero residue.

 

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It seems Tommy tape didn't make it to Bunnings NZ but they do have a similar one which may possible be better judging by it's specifcations

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/rust-oleum-leakseal-silicone-tape-25-4mmx3-04m-clear_p04750201

I like that it's clear also.

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Theres an idea , never thought of using it on the shaft to keep the wire tight. ?

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Simon,

Forget tape.

Put silicone window seal under all your coil covers and squeeze it out and wipe it off the edges.  An alternative is just put it on the edges.

You can save your coil cover wear by taking one of those rubber spray on products and putting it on the outside of the coil cover as needed.  That saves on coil cover buys.

Paul's way is ideal for the nuggets although Lunk's way is to attach the poly with picture hangers which leaves a little space so that nothing gets trapped on top of the coil.  You just turn it a bit sideways and the sand slips off.

Mitchel

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52 minutes ago, mn90403 said:

Simon,

Forget tape.

Put silicone window seal under all your coil covers and squeeze it out and wipe it off the edges.  An alternative is just put it on the edges.

You can save your coil cover wear by taking one of those rubber spray on products and putting it on the outside of the coil cover as needed.  That saves on coil cover buys.

Paul's way is ideal for the nuggets although Lunk's way is to attach the poly with picture hangers which leaves a little space so that nothing gets trapped on top of the coil.  You just turn it a bit sideways and the sand slips off.

Mitchel

Looks like that gap would  let dirt and sand in to start with if you scrub the coil,,, i just gave mine a flip every now and then to get any material off the top.

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