Nanoparticle waterproofing for cheap GPS units?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by IndyChizzle, Jun 10, 2012.

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Would you send out a GPS for nanoparticle waterproofing?

  1. I would try it for about $100

  2. No thanks

  3. I will look for a model with that feature in the future

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  1. IndyChizzle

    IndyChizzle Inspired by Trevor W

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    Has anybody used a service like Liquipel to waterproof an automotive GPS?

    http://www.liquipel.com/

    I just read about the technology, and it sounds very promising for motorcyclists. If I could send out my $150 gps unit and have it waterproofed, I'd do it in a minute.
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  2. mrphotoman

    mrphotoman Long timer

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    Here is another alternative for high end gps units and it is user replaceable or if you like you can ship your gps to me and I will install it for $49.95 :evil

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  3. IndyChizzle

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    I know, but I'd love to have an actually waterproof unit that I didn't have to worry about. I emailed Liquipel to see if they'd do this for GPS units and will post something when I get a response.
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  4. GSWayne

    GSWayne Old Guy nOOb

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    I wonder is this is Parylene, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parylene which is a very thin conformal coating used for electronics? It seems the one problem is that you cannot coat the battery connections which would cause a problem if they got wet.
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  5. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    If you look at Liquipel's site you will see what they reccomend doing if your equipment gets wet. Turn it off, don't shake it, allow it to dry for 5 hours. It doesn't look verry attractive to me. GH
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