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waterproof and stainless steel key??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bra, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Jan 12, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    bra

    bra [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi everybody, since a long time I have not post a new thread but I have a new question about the key of our tacoma. Do you think it's waterproof and stainless steel? Because I do many watersports activity on the sea so I want the key on my pocket. I know that the keyless entry is not water proof. Do you think the chip on the key will damage with the sea? thanks
     
  2. Jan 12, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    i dont think saltwater would be good for it. espically the chip. Best bet would be find a dry box to put it in or something.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    Bean&Cheese

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    Ziplock bag?
     
  4. Jan 12, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    marvin02

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    Get a non-chipped key made to lock/unlock your doors. Stash the chipped key somewhere in the truck.

    For the price of the non-chipped key you can carry a couple with you.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2009 at 10:22 PM
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    Okkine

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    The chip is encased in the plastic, so I can't really see it being a problem. My biggest concern would be it falling out of a pocket, and sinking to the bottom of the lake/ocean.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2009 at 10:25 PM
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    Snipe

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    They make little key chains that that have a float attached to them, my bosses boat and marina keys all have them
     
  7. Jan 12, 2009 at 10:47 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    They look pretty water proof. I don't think you'd have an issue with them. And no, they won't rust.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2009 at 10:48 PM
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    m_yota

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    that is a negative on the waterproof keys.
     
  9. Jan 13, 2009 at 4:01 AM
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    SnoBoarder

    SnoBoarder Hardcore wheeler, try and keep up.... if you can.

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    I must have gotten really lucky because I had my key and key fob in my pocket while swimming in the Atlantic for at least 5 minutes before I realized what I had done. :eek: I really expected the worst. I won't ever do that again. Surprisingly, mine worked fine when I tried it at the end of the day. :)
     
  10. Jan 13, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    Okkine

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    Good point, if it's the key with the keyless entry buttons, it's likely not waterproof. But the one without the buttons should be.
     
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