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Default water resistant arctic?

If nobody wants to try this, by all means that is OK. I am just curious.
I heard the Spyder 3 series of lasers by WL are water resistant. Anyone test this?
Also curious what a blue laser would look like under water. Water absorbs light, red goes first I believe, so I'm wondering what type of distance you would get on a beam underwater. of course, that is also subject to how clean the water is etc.

Maybe I'll try it with mine when it shows up...could also be extremely blinding, I would expect in murkier water the light would scatter everywhere along the beam...or something. i'm no expert here.

Eventually, we're going to need freaken sharks with freaken laser beams attached to their heads..

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The laser body is water resistant, the tail cap isn't. Typical BS fro WL as usual.

And water resistant is not waterproof.
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By water resistant they mean it can withstand being splashed with water, not total submersion. The tailcap has a 'safety' pin interlock that would leak and there are no o-rings as far as I know.
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Yes. The original Spyder III hosts were completely waterproof.

@ ~40 seconds you see three Spyder III lasers (2 532nm and 1 473nm) in water.

The G1 Arctic is not waterproof (completely) because the safety interlock in the tail cap is not sealed. The G2 versions are less waterproof than the G1's because (I think) the smart-switch does not have a water-tight seal.
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Ahh very nice thanks Ash. chicks with lasers...awesome!
would still like to see some long distance beam under water. guess I'll have to waterproof it myself. how hard can it be?
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Yes. The original Spyder III hosts were completely waterproof.

@ ~40 seconds you see three Spyder III lasers (2 532nm and 1 473nm) in water.

The G1 Arctic is not waterproof (completely) because the safety interlock in the tail cap is not sealed. The G2 versions are less waterproof than the G1's because (I think) the smart-switch does not have a water-tight seal.

Those are Spyder I lasers...that video was uploaded in October of 2007, long before the Spyder III existed...
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Very hard. You'd have to dismantle the whole laser. Even if you didnt screw it up, you'd have to fit O-rings, and that alone is hard. You'd have to cut a channel for it to sit in.

I would not waste my time or money.
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Those are Spyder I lasers...that video was uploaded in October of 2007, long before the Spyder III existed...
Thanks. I didn't notice that at first.
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Even if one of my lasers was completely waterproof I don't think i'd ever want to submerge it in water.....
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I'm sure the thrill would wear thin really fast.

Only if your Arctic dies would I chance dismantling it, and waterproofing it. It can be done, but its not a novice/intermediate level project.
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You will need o-rings on both the front cap and the tailcap. you will also need to figure out a way to waterproof the safety key. those are the main parts. I would also reccomend gutting your Arctic if you can because I would not want to risk 200$ of components if I didn't have to. I'm not sure what kind of handyman skills you got but it should be both fun and interesting.
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LOL...

Just from my experience.... made in China electronics and water don't mix. ;-P

Neat videos btw...
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Very hard. You'd have to dismantle the whole laser. Even if you didnt screw it up, you'd have to fit O-rings, and that alone is hard. You'd have to cut a channel for it to sit in.

I would not waste my time or money.
good point. Luckily however, I own an auto shop, and have a parts department filled with O-Rings. It would be a waste of time, not money haha.

then again theres the possibility of me screwing something up in the process of dismantling it, and voiding warranty. thats where the waste of money comes in I guess.
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Another issue is the lenses. Every time it gets wet its going to need cleaning afterwards if you want it to be 100%. I dont know about you but it sounds like a big hassle to me.
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