Have I made a Mistake??

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For just the second time in two and a half years, I have cleaned my equinox 800, and other associated paraphernalia :shock: what the hell was I thinking doing this just before hitting a new undetected field, I just don't know what came over me, so I blame the cricket, or should I say, the lack of cricket!

But in all seriousness, it seemed like a good time to check over all and sundry for signs of damage, and serious wear, a time to check the coil lugs on all three coils, a time to check the coil leads, check the display, and button function etc, etc. and finally give the Pro pointer a wash and new battery, and check the function of the button.

And I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised, no damage, no signs of wear, in fact, after a wash and polish, it still looks like new, and not a detector that has been hard used for over two years. Fantastic, well done Minelab. :thumbsup:
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Mine had it’s annual clean a few months ago during lockdown. It's only got a bit of dust on it since and has been protesting by finding nothing decent since :thumbdown: .

I look forward to getting some mud on it soon to cheer it up :Party:
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This thread makes my skin crawl...... my OCD is twitching. Cleanliness is next to godliness and all that.....
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What exactly is this "cleaning" you speak of? Sounds like a colossal waste of time that could be more profitably spent up the pub celebrating/commiserating to me.

Think I'll pass :thumbsup:
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shaggybfc wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:48 pm This thread makes my skin crawl...... my OCD is twitching. Cleanliness is next to godliness and all that.....
Don't worry it won't happen again, it has now been thrown in the back of the work van where it can bounce around in happy oblivion for another couple of years, protected from damage by the solid build up of mud and mire! At least I stopped before I got to my spade :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:50 pm What exactly is this "cleaning" you speak of? Sounds like a colossal waste of time that could be more profitably spent up the pub celebrating/commiserating to me.

Think I'll pass :thumbsup:
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Will they be cleaned as well?
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shaggybfc wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:48 pm This thread makes my skin crawl...... my OCD is twitching. Cleanliness is next to godliness and all that.....
Lol I’m lending you another coil when I next want one cleaned. You did a cracking job last time, never been so clean before or since :Party:
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I clean my detector and pointer after every dig if it needs it. not so much so in the summer when it's dry. don't bother with the wellies and spade though. :thumbsup:
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i do more than enough cleaning at home as it is and don't propose to do it in my detecting time. One of the bonuses of detecting is I am well away from the temptation to do any work. Old houses and large gardens, especially if you are a bit OCD, can be complete tyranny.
So my detectors have always had the minimum of fuss. Bit of a damp rag...especially if the screen and handle are dirty.....give the coil a wit of a swish in an available puddle....that kind of thing.
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It works perfectly fine with its coating of dust .....it is sealed after all. If i want it clean I will just take it out in a downpour.
(I am not joking....sorry Shaggy.)
"The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood he was one of them."
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