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#1 Gus Trivino

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:50 PM

Hi Forum

I tried to search but I couldnt find nothing about.
Im filming during some days at the beach.
Today I was shooting a girl going into the sea with her kite surf.
The water arrived untill my knees and I had very carefull about the distance between the lower sled and water, but shit happens.
A little wave covered the battery and the lower sled for a while.
Fortunally not arrived the monitor and cables.
I cleaned with bottles of water a lot of times the battery and sled, also cleaned with isoprophlic alcohol and try to dry the equipment with air. Any other advice?

Best to all,

Gus
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#2 Juan M.Ramos SOC

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:05 PM

Hi Forum

I tried to search but I couldnt find nothing about.
Im filming during some days at the beach.
Today I was shooting a girl going into the sea with her kite surf.
The water arrived untill my knees and I had very carefull about the distance between the lower sled and water, but shit happens.
A little wave covered the battery and the lower sled for a while.
Fortunally not arrived the monitor and cables.
I cleaned with bottles of water a lot of times the battery and sled, also cleaned with isoprophlic alcohol and try to dry the equipment with air. Any other advice?

Best to all,

Gus



Usa un repelente de humedad,dejalo secar,limpialo con limpia contactos electronicos y vuelvelo a limpiar....dale tiempo y una vez seguro de que seco,enciendelo(si es posible metelo en una habitacion con secador de humedad hambiental;es mala epoca alli ahora;estate seguro de que todo queda seco,limpialo con aire comprimido y vuala,estara funcionando.



Sorru for speak in spanish.
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#3 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:37 AM

Usa un repelente de humedad,dejalo secar,limpialo con limpia contactos electronicos y vuelvelo a limpiar....dale tiempo y una vez seguro de que seco,enciendelo(si es posible metelo en una habitacion con secador de humedad hambiental;es mala epoca alli ahora;estate seguro de que todo queda seco,limpialo con aire comprimido y vuala,estara funcionando.



Sorru for speak in spanish.

Google Translator:
Use a moisture repellent, let dry, clean it with electronic contact cleaner and clean it again .... give it time and again assured that dry, turn on (if possible Metellus in a room with dryer moisture hambiental; a bad era there now; estate sure everything is dry, clean it with compressed air and vuala, to be working.
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#4 Peter Hoare

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:30 PM

I find when shooting on a beach, the sand is much more of a concern. I bag up the whole system, which would stop sea spray as well.

Sea water is quite corrosive so wash it out quick. Maybe dunk it in fresh water to try and wash all the salty stuff out before you attempt to clean it....
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#5 Sverker Hahn

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:41 PM

Sea water is quite corrosive so wash it out quick. Maybe dunk it in fresh water to try and wash all the salty stuff out before you attempt to clean it....

Rinse in distilled or deionized water.
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#6 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 04:38 PM

Sea water is quite corrosive so wash it out quick. Maybe dunk it in fresh water to try and wash all the salty stuff out before you attempt to clean it....

Rinse in distilled or deionized water.



actually rinse in denatured alcohol, not water
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#7 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 07:49 PM

quick wipe with your sweaty T-shirt before you put it in the case. Those sleds are dam durable.
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#8 Gus Trivino

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:04 PM

Thanks a lot guys

I spent two days cleaning and drying the equipment.
Tomorrow will test the Anton Bauer battery and sled, and I hope everything is gonna be ok.
Best to all,

Gus
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