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Old 07-09-2013, 08:33 PM
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wet key fob

Ok, I feel like a fool. A couple days ago I went to the gym and after spending some time in the hot tub I was on my way back the the locker when I found I had left the key fob to my car in my pocket. I was going to open it and blow it off but was cautioned not to do that. Right now the fob is sitting in a coffee cup full of rice. The rice is supposed to help dry it out. It still works fine. Any suggestions. I did notice that when I removed it from my pocket and shook it, no water came out of it. Maybe I was lucky and no water got inside.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:56 PM
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Ok, I feel like a fool. A couple days ago I went to the gym and after spending some time in the hot tub I was on my way back the the locker when I found I had left the key fob to my car in my pocket. I was going to open it and blow it off but was cautioned not to do that. Right now the fob is sitting in a coffee cup full of rice. The rice is supposed to help dry it out. It still works fine. Any suggestions. I did notice that when I removed it from my pocket and shook it, no water came out of it. Maybe I was lucky and no water got inside.
I'd be inclined to get some desiccant (Home Depot)...put the FOB in a large plastic bag with a large desiccant bag and subject it to enough heat (not too much!) where the water would be subject to evaporation. No guarantees.
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...be61TQDZVVPGgl

I've used desiccant effectively on boats (below decks) to capture a lot of moisture in the air, and am amazed at how much it can capture.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:21 PM
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I clicked on the link in your post and it mentioned something about a vacuum. I have a Food Saver Vacuum. Do you think it would help to put the fob and the desiccant in a bag and vacuum seal it?
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