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After doing some research on pin pointers. How many here that have them protected? Wrap or dip them in something to protect the tip from wearing down? It seems there is a problem with wear. I have read where people just wrap them with several kinds of tape. Dipping them in a rubberized liquid. Even spraying them with a bed liner spray can!

I like the idea of the yellow plasti dip product. This would make the tool easier to find if you forget to pick it up. Then again, I have seen fluorescent orange duct tape. Combine that with a small rubber cap, it should work as well.

I understand that these tools are being used in and for digging applications. They will get worn down. I just been reading soooo much info and watching videos the last few weeks. Trying to get the feel of what you all do. Thanks!
 

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i've had mine for 3yrs and it gets used heavily, there is almost no wear to the tip. They should not be used for digging, only for gaining direction. If Garrett sees signs of them being used for "digging, probing" it will not be covered under warranty.
I know my uncle puts an orange piece of tape around his to make it more visible in the woods, but not around the tip. I'd be a little concerned that it could affect the distance it senses metal, but that is purely thought, not fact.
 

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That's what I was wondering. If people are using their pointers for digging. Certainly would not make any sense at all to spend that kind of money and then use it to dig. Heck that's like spending $500 on a detector then using that to dig it out! LOL!

The videos I seen did not show the pointer in action after it was dipped or wrapped. Which drawing my question here.

4/C, I want to thank you for all the info you responded with. I am sure that these questions have been repeated in the past here. Thanks for your patience!
 

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you are very welcome, don't ever hesitate to bring some questions up. I am rather "new" to the sport, but my teachers have decades and decades of experience, so my learning curve was short thanks to them. Any way I can help, just ask
 

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Yep, I used the fluorescent orange tape. I have it about one inch from the tip and a stripe of it at the battery end. The matte finish on this thing would blend into the forest floor real easy!

I seen a Youtube video for a security ring that attaches to the battery end. This allows the user to keep it attached to the holster. Tethered with a stainless steel ring. Only thing that bothers me. You need to replace the Oring. Keeping it water resistant would be my concern. Here is the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jysCDCNz6WU
 

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Absolutely hands down this tool is needed to recover what you dig up! I found everything I detected in the yard last night. Mostly trash, but did find another penny. 1980 5-6 inches deep. LOTS OF STONES! Starting to think my yard was filled in 40 years ago. Not that I care! LOL.
 
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