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Re: [TenTec] OT: cleaners, etc

To: <geraldj@storm.weather.net>, "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: cleaners, etc
From: "Gary Hoffman" <ghoffman@spacetech.com>
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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 22:13:04 -0400
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Hmmm....I did not know about zinc particles in that particular product.  Nor 
did I know that you could form "crystals" of zinc.  Perhaps you are just 
referring to small pieces of zinc.

But - are not zinc and aluminum far enough apart in the periodic table to 
react with each other ?   My chemistry is extremely old and consequently 
vauge, but I thought you could even make a battery of those metals (with 
some other components added of course).

It seems surprising to me to hear this, in any case, and its the first time 
I ever did.  Interesting.

73 de Gary, AA2IZ

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@storm.weather.net>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 2:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: cleaners, etc

> On Thu, 2009-04-30 at 06:33 -0500, W4KW wrote:
>> Dr. Gerald,
>> I agree with the No-Lox, Steel wool, etc. One thing I do AFTER EVERYTHING 
>> is
>> cleaned and the way I want to put it back together. I pick up some of the
>> thin latex gloves, wash everything down with Vinegar (Color doesn't 
>> matter)
>> let dry thoroughly and then apply the No-Lox kinda like using PVC Glue,
>> can't use too much but apply to both parts twist to insure everything is
>> 100% covered and then bolt and/or pop rivet together (After you double 
>> check
>> your measurements one more time)
>> Lots of luck,
>> Bert
> The NoAlox grease has two functions. First the grease keeps the aluminum
> from oxidizing more, but also its filled with crystalline zinc particles
> that when pressure is applied break through the aluminum oxide that is
> on ALL aluminum to make a good connection. That way it makes and
> maintains a good aluminum connection. I don't know that its really
> weather proof so it probably would last better in some applications if
> encased in tape or heat shrink tubing to keep weather and sun away.
> 73, Jerry, K0CQ
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