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Subject: [TowerTalk] Cleaning tired aluminum tubing/ then GUNKingit!
From: (Lee Roger Wical)
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 14:51:43 -0700
Hi Gang:

        Gee, I love it when you guys talk technical...i.e. antenna "gunk".

        However, I asked for antenna gunk and received large tube of Burndy
Corp.'s Norwalk, Conn(CT) "PENTROX A" for use with all electrical
connections, both aluminum and copper surfaces, wires and cables!
Any large electrical outlet house/distributor/vendor stocks it. And 10-oz
fluid ounce tube can last you a long, long time. 
        The large tubes are much cheaper that those small packets.
Economical is better. I store mine in a refrig with my batteries. It slows
the chemical action in both.

>I asked the question when I got a KT34A for back up to my KT34XA.  I used to
>use fine steel wool and it works well and fast..but several warned of taking
>off too much of the surface so I switched to 3M abraisive pads that sub for
>steel wool.  These are also sold as scotties pads. Clean the part that is
>not in the connecting joints just enough to get off the grime and corrosion.
>Clean the overlapping joints more for good contact before applying the
>antenna "gunk" such as KLM or Mosley sells. Dave K4JRB
Lee Wical

Lee Wical

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