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Jul 18, 2012, 12:02 PM
 
I'm looking for suggestions on a waterproof case for my car key. I would like a case that fits the key fairly snuggly, I don't want something oversized. The key is 3"x1.5"x0.5"

A soft case is preferable, but not required. Arm/leg-band is ideal, lanyard would work also. I don't want the round orange things you see tourists wearing at the beach. Any suggestions?


This is the closest thing I've found, it's a little bit too large though:
http://www.overboardusa.com/ob1067f.html
     
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Jul 18, 2012, 12:03 PM
 
Zip-lock bag.

Also: who cares if keys get wet?
     
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Jul 18, 2012, 12:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post
Zip-lock bag.

Also: who cares if keys get wet?
Ditto the ziplock bag. Double-bag it if it doesn't feel secure enough.
As for keys getting wet...If your keyfob happens to have a chip in it, along with a battery...you definitely want to keep it as dry as possible.
     
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Jul 18, 2012, 12:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post

Zip-lock bag.

Also: who cares if keys get wet?
Ditto the ziplock bag. Double-bag it if it doesn't feel secure enough.
As for keys getting wet...If your keyfob happens to have a chip in it, along with a battery...you definitely want to keep it as dry as possible.
Exactly, it's a keyfob dealiebob. I'm not sure the ziplock bags will suffice, as this is for when I surf.
     
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Jul 18, 2012, 12:47 PM
 
I have some thing like that for a cell phone, but frankly it's a PITA to get things in and out of. Also, keys are pokey and might rip it.

Maybe one of the square hard case things, and then perhaps adapt an arm band to it instead of a lanyard?

http://www.amazon.com/Cruise-Travel-Waterproof-Credit-Lanyard/dp/B001DKAX2G
     
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Jul 18, 2012, 02:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I have some thing like that for a cell phone, but frankly it's a PITA to get things in and out of. Also, keys are pokey and might rip it.

Maybe one of the square hard case things, and then perhaps adapt an arm band to it instead of a lanyard?

http://www.amazon.com/Cruise-Travel-Waterproof-Credit-Lanyard/dp/B001DKAX2G
That type of case is too large, and bulky to be work on my arm or leg while surfing. My key looks like this:
Key apparently images don't work for me? Boo forum.



So, nothing really pokey about it.

[edit: fixed image link; you may want to change your post settings to BBCode; a*p]
     
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Jul 18, 2012, 08:00 PM
 
Honestly, a zip-lock bag will probably suffice. People have used them to take their iPhones/iPads underwater. A freezer-grade bag should be plenty tough. Where are you planning on stashing it while surfing? As long as it's in a pocket or something I honestly wouldn't worry about it.
     
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Jul 18, 2012, 09:01 PM
 
Can you use Nature's Pocket?
     
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Jul 19, 2012, 04:36 AM
 
Watch that he doesn't pick your pocket!
     
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Jul 19, 2012, 06:20 AM
 
If your key is square, then maybe something like this would work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnZRrC45Diw
     
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Jul 19, 2012, 12:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
If your key is square, then maybe something like this would work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnZRrC45Diw
According to the measurements on their site, the maximum size which will fit is 65x40x10mm, which is slightly too small Good suggestion though, that's definitely closest thing I've seen.
     
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Jul 26, 2012, 10:05 AM
 
whatever happened to quick reply, this is atrocious

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if you're that worried im sure you can find a tiny dry bag from outdoor research or sea to summit.

seal line also makes super small electronics soft cases that you could use.
     
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Jul 26, 2012, 12:36 PM
 
Pelican makes cases in allllll sizes and is generally regarded as best in the biz.
http://pelican.com/

Personally, I'd go with the ziplock.

Is that factory installed? Or did you shave your locks or something? Otherwise, why not just bring your regular old key and leave the electronics in the glove compartment when there's a chance you may get wet?
     
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Jul 27, 2012, 11:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by pottymouth View Post
Pelican makes cases in allllll sizes and is generally regarded as best in the biz.
http://pelican.com/

Personally, I'd go with the ziplock.

Is that factory installed? Or did you shave your locks or something? Otherwise, why not just bring your regular old key and leave the electronics in the glove compartment when there's a chance you may get wet?
Ziplock is not gonna happen, my $300 key fob is worth protecting properly.

It's the factory installed system, like most modern cars have.
     
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Jul 27, 2012, 11:57 AM
 
Two ziplocks then?
     
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Jul 27, 2012, 02:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Two ziplocks then?


Ziplocks don't work.
     
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Jul 27, 2012, 10:01 PM
 
Get a metal key cut for the doors and leave the fob in the car?

http://www.fobkeyless.com/automotive-keys/mitsubishi/smart-key_keys-and-remotes.html
     
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Jul 27, 2012, 11:10 PM
 
In a ziplock bag, just to be sure.
     
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Jul 28, 2012, 09:31 AM
 
Just leave your car at home and drive the ziplock to the beach
     
   
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