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Is the Max Grip + Tripod waterproof?

I am wonderinf whether the Max Grip + Tripod is waterproof?

Are the mechanical parts for the tripod and extension function susceptible to corrosion or any other deterioration?

If you use it in "natural water" (rather than chlorinated pool water), what's the best way to clean the  Max Grip + Tripod?

Same question regarding the El Grande....

 


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Re: Is the Max Grip + Tripod waterproof?

Yes, the Max Grip + Tripod can be used in water. There is no rubber, so even chlorinated pool water will be fine (The El Grande has a rubber coating on the handle so over time it might be effected). As long as you clean and dry the devices, you shouldn't have any issues. The only concern long term will be the hex locking nut for the thumb screw. Clean and dry this and you will be fine, however it can be replaced if need be.

To clean, just rinse well with clean pure water. If you use in chlorinated pool water or salt water, soak the device for about 10-20 minutes after the initial rinse, and then rinse again. Fully extend the device (and open Tripod legs), towel dry (preferably with a lint free cloth) and then shake to get out as much water as possible. Towel dry a second time and then leave the device out in a warm dry location.

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Re: Is the Max Grip + Tripod waterproof?

Yes, the Max Grip + Tripod can be used in water. There is no rubber, so even chlorinated pool water will be fine (The El Grande has a rubber coating on the handle so over time it might be effected). As long as you clean and dry the devices, you shouldn't have any issues. The only concern long term will be the hex locking nut for the thumb screw. Clean and dry this and you will be fine, however it can be replaced if need be.

To clean, just rinse well with clean pure water. If you use in chlorinated pool water or salt water, soak the device for about 10-20 minutes after the initial rinse, and then rinse again. Fully extend the device (and open Tripod legs), towel dry (preferably with a lint free cloth) and then shake to get out as much water as possible. Towel dry a second time and then leave the device out in a warm dry location.