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Subject: Antioxidants
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 14:23:52 -0700
At 03:48 PM 7/28/96 -0400, wrote:

>      Anti-oxidants like Penetrox, et al., are well known and commonly used
>in many electrical connection applications.  I don't know how a
>never-seize-type of material works (I'm still researching it).  It is
>recommended to be used on threads of nuts/bolts (especially stainless steel
>which gall easily) to insure easy removal.  Whether it is an anti-oxidant is
>the question.  I'll let you know when I find out.  In the meantime, any of
>the commercially available anti-oxidants (Penetrox, KLM stuff, Butternut
>'Butter It's Not', NoAlox, etc.) are the recommended materials to be used.
> As long as you use the right one for the job (copper, aluminum, other), the
>brand doesn't seem to be the critical choice.  

This raises an interesting question - Polyphaser, I think, offers an
asphalt-based material that they recommend for protecting unavoidable
dissimilar-metal junctions such as sometimes occur in grounding towers.
Anyone used the stuff, or something else, who can comment on how it works?
Replies direct, and I'll summarize if there's interested.  Thanks!
73, Pete Smith N4ZR 
LOUDER is gooder....

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