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Old 08-01-2005, 02:18 PM   #1
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I accidently satisfied any curisoity I had about the remote for my car's security system this weekend. I took my keys with me into the water and managed to swim around with the remote before I remembered. It worked perfectly after it's bath! I subsequently took it apart to find a rather nice rubber seal in the case. Sweet! Anyone had problems with these things in the water?
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Old 06-25-2006, 10:42 PM   #2
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I took my remote into the river again today and this time it wouldn't function after it's bath so I dried it in the sun for most of the day, after I had fully disassembled it.

Cooked for 8 hours at 90 f and it was working again.


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Old 06-26-2006, 12:29 PM   #3
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I'm sure the seal if for in case of an accident and not intended to have you swimming around with it. Espeically since you took it apart and probobly made the seal a little less functional by doing so.
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:24 PM   #4
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I would probably lube the seal before I put i back together....but thats just me.
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:48 PM   #5
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heh..... lube the seal.....
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Old 06-26-2006, 03:05 PM   #6
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**No sealife was harmed in the making of this thread**
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Old 06-26-2006, 04:51 PM   #7
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I took my remote into the river again today and this time it wouldn't function after it's bath so I dried it in the sun for most of the day, after I had fully disassembled it.

Cooked for 8 hours at 90 f and it was working again.


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So you accidentally took it in the water once , then did it on PURPOSE a second time just to see if it wouldnt break?!?!?

That's not a test, that's TEMPTING FATE

Hey, it's your remote... just don't come crying to me if you need to shell out 25 bucks for a new one
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:30 AM   #8
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Purely accidental, just trying to wade across a little too close to the rapids with keys in hand. I am not too worried about breaking it through water submersion anymore and I wanted to share my experiences.

Seems like a silicone rubber seal to me, but what do I know? Whatsa good lube for such things? If it weren't for the battery, I think I would just pot the whole thing together.
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Old 06-27-2006, 02:22 AM   #9
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Yeah, you should use something. I can't say what, though. I've had similar experiences with old watches. They're perfectly waterproof till you replace the battery, then they start getting wet inside quite easily.

And for 02BlueSuperRoo, no, KY wouldn't be the correct choice

Although, I'm curious if Vasoline or similar would work. You just need something that wouldn't dry out or evaporate to nothing and that would resist/not mix with water. I just haven't ever looked into such products as I've never really had to seal anything. Well, the ESC in my RC car, but I just siliconed that thing shut. You could do the same I guess, but I'm sure there's a better option.
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