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Protect your Pro Pointer - New Cover

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I have just bought from ebay a Garrett pro pointer moulded transparent cover, being sold from a guy in Wigan for £8 which includes postage.
Its a clear fitted sleeve which slips on to the main body of the pointer, access for battery replacement is catered for by a moulded cap. The tip of the cover is left open to provide a bit of air circulation to reduce condensation, as we all know from recent digs the pointer gets coated in mud, especially around the switch and speaker holes, it does make the whole thing very easily cleanable, the pointer is a £90 rather fragile piece of kit which needs all the help it can get.
I know that several people on the forum bind their pointer with tape or even use a polythene bag!!
Full marks to someone who has come up with a usable solution, he goes under the name of harmonica 2251 by the way .

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Post by Fishermansam »

Looks good, thanks for posting ::g

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Just had a look at that, it does seem interesting. Let us know how you get along with it ::g
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Seems a good idea..looks like it`s made of heat shrink tube.

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Post by neverneverman »

As above just clear heat shrink.. Good idea.
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That initially appears a really great idea, simply using clear Heatshrink tubing which you can pick up fairly cheap around the net :-O B-)
I guess this idea needs checking out to see if it is actually tough enough for the purpose.
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Plenty of shrink on that aution site for cheap..have to work out the diameter needed and also how to get the pointer out while making the sleeve as the shrink can grip very tightly...end cap would have to be moulded over finished sleeve to get right fit..plus making enclosed end cap..I know they`re cheap enough to buy but worth a go making one..

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clint wrote:Plenty of shrink on that aution site for cheap..have to work out the diameter needed and also how to get the pointer out while making the sleeve as the shrink can grip very tightly...end cap would have to be moulded over finished sleeve to get right fit..plus making enclosed end cap..I know they`re cheap enough to buy but worth a go making one..

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dorset_jon_boy wrote:no doubt garrett will hear of these and make their own one with a logo on lol
It beggars belief why they simply have not done something like this before? Don't they have a R&D department? :-/

Good idea for harmonica2251 though ::g

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Snap !! i have bought one of these also, does the job and very easy to clean

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Billy Doyle wrote:
dorset_jon_boy wrote:no doubt garrett will hear of these and make their own one with a logo on lol
It beggars belief why they simply have not done something like this before? Don't they have a R&D department? :-/

Good idea for harmonica2251 though ::g
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Will this protector work if the security fitting with the small bungee lead fitted? The one that has a round ring with small hole for attaching bungee. Thank you.

I gut the finger from an old pair of rubber gloves and taped this on the shaft and just put a small piece of tape around where the sound comes out and I rely on the vibration more than the sound.

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arfur_sleep wrote:Will this protector work if the security fitting with the small bungee lead fitted? The one that has a round ring with small hole for attaching bungee. Thank you.

I gut the finger from an old pair of rubber gloves and taped this on the shaft and just put a small piece of tape around where the sound comes out and I rely on the vibration more than the sound.
Yes Arfur, I made a couple of cuts in the cap to accomodate the security mounting ring on the pointer.

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Thanks Dave.

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Thanks will get one of those ::g

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Post by Billy Doyle »

Bumping.

I dug this post out as I was looking to link to it for another thread.

I bought one of these 7 years ago (yes, I know, I could have made one myself ;) ), and would like to report that 7 years on it is still working perfectly, protecting my pin-pointer from muck.

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PinkFloyd wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:17 pm
I had one on my mi-6 , the volume on the bare mi6 is already terrible , the cover made it worse and also made pressing the buttons harder .
I binned mine .
Better to use this kind of protection on the MI6
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PinkFloyd wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:17 pm
I had one on my mi-6 , the volume on the bare mi6 is already terrible , the cover made it worse and also made pressing the buttons harder .
I binned mine .
Mine is the Garrett carrot and is no problem at all
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