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  1. Hi Everyone, Yes, I’m still around, but in Alaska doing last second preparations for departure. I just got a request from a vendor to ask people what they are looking for in a protective case for travel. Imagine a high end coin or gold prospecting detector that you want to take on a trip. What kind of case do you want? Stuff like hard shell or padded soft shell, size, accessories that need to be included (or not)? So design your perfect case, or show your own example you already have. Lots of us use gun cases or bow cases for example. This is your chance to have some input in the design process. My input is I do not use cases that look like they have valuable stuff inside. I do not like advertising my valuables to thieves. I go for non-descript, not something that screams “take me.”
  2. I have bought a cover for my Whites TDI SL and described thus: "Whites TDI SL control box cover PLEASE STATE PREFERRED COLOUR/FABRIC CHOICE WHEN ORDERING Helps protect your detector from damage/rain/mud etc Available in Black Neoprene Camo Neoprene" If I had looked at the pictures (I think there are about 11) more carefully, I would not have wasted my money. The cover is as in pictures, but is certainly not dust proof or waterproof with all the gaps. Oh well, it wasn't a lot of money. I did write to the seller saying the item had failings and suggested improvements, but no response. Anyway, I saw another cover somewhere last night online and saved the images. Am I allowed to post the images here to ask two questions: 1. Do you think it will do the job of waterproofness? 2. If it is good, where can I buy it? Or is there another available or plans available from which to make one? Regards, Rog
  3. I have pounded the pavement looking for coil covers for my fleet of detectors. I recently upgraded my detectors but failed to take into consideration that Whites closed a few years ago. That would have been the perfect time to stock up. Does anyone know if any other detector manufacturer has coil covers that might fit some of Whites coils? Or can anyone think of a source overseas that might still have some old stock? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Here is what I am looking for: 12" Dual Field, MX Sport 10" 501-4142 10" DD 501-4145, 501-4136 6"x 10" 5011068 4" x 6" shooter DD, 501-4117 Coil Stabilizer 802-5190-4 Thank you!
  4. Do you tape or seal metal detector search coil scuff covers / skid plates? Pick an answer that best describes what you do.
  5. Hello All, So I think I've looked at just about all 50,000 backpacks on Amazon at this point. I've ordered 3 from there, 1 from dddetectors.com and returned every one of them. I'm getting mentally and physically exhausted looking for a backpack for my needs. I need help and advice here. My goal is to be able to take my newly purchased Equinox 700 into my place of employment every day. My 700 compacts to 28 inches long with the coil parallel to the shaft or 24" with it perpendicular to the shaft. I do NOT want to disconnect the coil cable and break down the detector to put it into my backpack, based on a previous issue I had with pins breaking on my Equinox 800. The Minelab site kills me, since it touts the 700 by stating "...packs down to a mere 61 cm (24 in) — throw it in your backpack, and you’re all set." That's kind of humorous to me, because I wish I knew what backpack they were 'throwing it into'...I've looked at them all I think. I even ordered the XP 240, but I had to send it back. It's only 25.5 inches tall and 6 inches deep. I need one either 28 inches tall, 11 - 12 inches wide, and 5 - 6 inches deep OR 24 inches tall, 11 - 12 inches wide, and 11 - 12 inches deep. I do not want to have to connect/disconnect my coil cable or even my coil every day that I want to go detecting on my lunch break. I also don't want a 70 liter hiking backpack with a hip strap, a rifle case, a huge military style bag, or a gym/duffle bag that I have to take in to work every day. Is there not just a normal backpack/travel backpack that will fit these dimensions for a 3 pound detector? Does anyone have any ideas on this? Does this not exist? Thanks for any and all thoughts or ideas on this!
  6. Designing detector covers is an art form I have learned. Anyone can throw together something to keep the dirt off of their detectors with some cloth and a sewing machine. But if you want a tough well made well fitted cover, there are some hoops you have to jump through. Designing a cover is no small feat. First I have to make an exact model of the detector. Next my fabricator who has been making my covers for over 25 years gets to work testing different designs, different prototypes. By the way those prototypes and designs are not cheap. Each one costs around $500 for the Master Designer fee, and the shipping back and forth. So it's not unusual to have 4 to 5 prototypes before the design is modified and refined. So before the first production cover is even sewn together I can have a minimum of $2000 to $3000 wrapped up in it. Well up to now I have been making models by wrapping a detector in shrink wrap, then building a dam around the detector and pouring silicone around half of the detector, allowing 24 hours for the silicone to cure, then turning the detector over and pouring the other half of the silicone mold. Another 24 hours. Then removing the detector, putting the two halves of the silicone mold back together and pouring a 2 part resin into the silicone mold. 5 hours later I have a perfect mold of the detector to send off for cover design. Well I have finally got into the 21st century and invested in 3D technology. No more pouring silicone for me. Just some 3D magic and I have a perfect detector mold. Currently in the works, Equinox 900, Manticore, and Garrett Axiom. This 3D tech speeds the modeling time significantly. Happy New Year all! Hope this will be a wonderful year for all of us. The last 3 years have been tough on everyone. As long as you're not addicted to eggs, this year shouldn't be too bad. Doc Doc
  7. Hello All, I told Doc I would toss up a post here about his new "Doc's Gold Monster 1000 Control Box Covers with hood (Olive Drab Green and Aussie Digital Camo colors). The new Olive Green one is $56.95 and the Aussie Digital Camo is $59.95 + S/H. The older style will be discontinued that was $54.95. We still have them available and also bunded with all Gold Monster 1000 purchases. These new Gold Monster covers have a removable Hood and the Hook/Latch are made of 3M material for superior strength. Here are the new pictures. Doc always does a great job. You can purchase them from Rob's Detectors, any dealer that sales Doc's Detecting Products or Doc's himself. Olive Drab Green - https://www.robsdetectors.com/docs-green-minelab-gold-monster-control-box-cover-kit/ Aussie Digital Camo - https://www.robsdetectors.com/docs-aussie-digital-camo-minelab-gold-monster-1000-cover-kit/ Rob
  8. Basically what the title said. Would also like to be able to put a another lower rod with coil inside. anyon have any recommendations what type of backpack I could but. not sure if the deus 280 would be big enough for the 17 in coil
  9. Tarsacci and now the Axiom comes in a backpack but for myself they could have put them in a cheap Chinese cardboard box.I’d rather taken difference in cost of a backpack and the cardboard box. I think Minelab should send both a letter of thanks because the only detector that will fit fully assemble is the SDC 2300 . Heck just maybe a guitar sling or one for a gun would work better than having to assemble it each time you want to check out a spot . Chuck
  10. I’m surprised I have not seen much chatter on this mod but it seems pretty well done. He has same mod for the Vanquish and maybe the CTX https://m.facebook.com/Sea-Ghost-101743838386442/ Not something I’d do under warranty but maybe after warranty was up? Or buy a $200 Vanquish or used one and this kit? I think the kits are under $300 and I think that includes the headphones? Heck the waterproof headphones are half that price. Wish I knew Russian...
  11. Greetings Everyone, as a proud new owner of a Nokta Makro Simplex, I would like to keep her screen from marring as best I can, these past few days I have been out detecting and have left her factory screen film still on. Does anyone have a recommendation for a fitted screen protector so as to mitigate scratches and the like? It does not have to be a glass one if those are tricky to get, a clear plastic one is fine, like the kind made for some cellular phones out of a clear vinyl type is ok. I am just trying to keep her screen clear. I would not like a full over the head unit type like there exists for the ML Vanquish 540.
  12. Howdy Have hunted around quite a bit for a coil cover for the ROUND 5 1/2 inch Gold Racer coil. None found so far. The 5" diameter cover for my Fisher Gold Bug does not begin to fit. Any advice? Thanks so much in advance. "Bo" in western NC
  13. anyone else wear there coil cover out yet? the 6k covers are way to soft and thin. i think i read, maybe here somewhere. that they epoxied a kind of thin tough plastic? maybe something like Formica to the bottom of the coil cover. does anyone know what that material was called. i need some for my next coil cover.
  14. What did you guys use for the bottom of the coil
  15. For those who use bags to keep your detectors, extra coils, and accessories safer and together during transport, do you use one other than the specialized manufacturer bags with logos on them? After buying a couple of the expensive ones for other detectors I’ve owned, I am starting to think about how to save some dough plus make them less attractive for thieves looking in my truck windows. One idea is to sew one out of an old blanket or coveralls (my wife makes rock bags out of old geans, they’re awesome). Anyone else have a tip they use for an inexpensive and less attractive one?
  16. Is a screen protector necessary for the deus II? Also is any other protection necessary to keep it looking nice? I like keeping my nox new looking by having a screen protector and one of the Deanos covers. Just wondering if there’s anything needed for the new deus.
  17. Surface is a little rough, have to fiddle with the settings on the printer but dimensionally accurate. Coil cover is semi solid so should be better around undergrowth etc, less hangups. Printed in PVA, ABS or ASA would be better. If anyone likes I can post a link to the cad file. Marks on top of my coil is from old glow in the dark duct tape, used to do a bit of hunting at dusk and low like, helped me see where the coil was for digging. Will put new tape on when I get around to it. 🙂
  18. Hello All, I have been using the Heavy Duty NF Skidplates on my GPZ 14x13 in coil for some time along with the NF Z Search 12" coil. They are awesome, last double the wear time and are not that much more expensive than the standard Minelab skidplates. Here is a whole list the new Heavy Duty (Black) Nugget Finder Skidplates I have available - NF 12" Round for Z Search (GPZ 7000) - $33.00 NF 14x13" GPZ Searchcoil (GPZ 7000) - $40.00 NF 11" Round for GPX 6000 (GPX 6000) - $33.00 NF 14" Round for GPX 6000 (GPX 6000) - $40.00 NF 17" Elliptical for GPX 6000 (GPX 6000) - 40.00 NF 11" Round for Equinox 600/800 (EQX series) - $28.00 Shipping is not included in the price. We have all of them in stock, but they are going super quickly due to the quality and the fact they last much longer. Some of the new stock skidplates seems like they are almost paper thin. Contact us via phone or text to order, as not all of them are listed online as of yet. Thanks! Rob's Detector Sales 623-362-1459 Office Line (leave a detailed message if you don't catch us) 602-909-9008 Field Cell (text or leave a detailed message if you miss me) Rob
  19. This may save some of our mates in Australia some time in shipping. Finders Keepers Gold in Kalgoorlie Australia is carrying my GSpot Scoops and also the cover for the GPX6000. Ring them up if you need either of these items. Metal Detectors - Metal Detectors For Sale - Buy Metal Detectors Online (finderskeepersgold.com) Address: 80b Hannan Street KALGOORLIE WA 6430 Phone: (08) 9021 7207 Email: info@finderskeepersgold.com Thank you, Doc
  20. I had one coil that had a cable that was badly sun burnt and brittle. A bit of heat shrink and tape fixed it, but looked nasty. The Snake Skinz covered the mess nicely. Looks like a useful solution to a common problem. Probably will fit most coils, certaily good camo for repairs. All the best.
  21. OK , I got my EQ800 out and cleaned it today wishing I had a cover to protect the head ….. my mind is ALWAYS thinking and paying attention to detail ( I’m a tool and die guy so you can imagine the struggle sometimes with perfection LOL ) SOO I came up with this , PRESS-N-SEAL cling wrap ! You can apply it like a screen protector and it wouldn’t leave a residue when you take it off and it’s thicker fir dig protection ( I need that bad apparently…… ) and guess what ? I think one application will last a good while and you can probably get hundreds out of a 5$ role …! COOL OR WHAT !! ( my arm is hurting from trying to pat my own back LOL . Pics of the final outcome soon. I’m thinking I’ll just poke a hole for every hole that’s for the speaker apply it , ( I think just your thumb rolling over it like your taking a finger print impression will work for good clear seal - I’ll find out soon ! Ps I don’t proof read all the time so if something sounds stupid read between the lines .
  22. Hey gang all backorders are filled. Check with your dealers as they have stock on the way to them as well. Rob Allison, Chris Gholson, Gerry McMullen, Bill Southern and Finders Keepers in Kalgoorlie Australia. Listed alphabetically in the U.S. by last name. This was just a fraction of the production run. But I had these shipped by air because I know so many people have been waiting. The balance are coming by boat. Here's the instructions for those of you that want an understanding of the meticulous attention to detail that went into this cover. Special thanks goes to the President of Minelab, Peter Charlesworth, who assisted me along the way with advise, suggestions and gave a thumbs up on the unique blue camo material. By the way the weight for the entire cover set, which consists of 5 pieces is under 8 ounces. There is the main body cover, the arm cuff cover, the arm cuff strap, the head cover, and a detachable shade cover for the head cover. Installation instructions for Nugget Stalker GPX6000 cover. Doc
  23. If you want a hard case, I ordered this Plano 36" case ($79) and it is just barely big enough. It works as is, but I will take a little foam out of the top foam in the areas directly over the body and batteries. You could buy a larger case than this, but do not go any smaller. Packed and ready for four days detecting
  24. Got creative today and decided to sew up a super light weight cover with a waterproof liner and the bottom padded for my GPX 6000. 3 ounces for weight.
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