I agree with using NoAlOx from Home Despot. I bought a small bottle
that had a brush built into the lid. And don't heavily lather the stuff
onto any joints. Thoroughly clean the joint areas (ID and OD of mating
tubing pieces) with Scotchbrite plastic scouring pad (don't use steel wool).
Then apply a small layer of NoAlOx and work it into the aluminum with a
second piece of Scotchbrite. Don't use the same piece to clean and to apply
Gene Smar AD3F
From: Don Havlicek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Rob Atkinson, K5UJ <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] DeoxIT questions
>Do it the simpler way: Use Noalox ... available at Home Depot or Lowe's
> in a tube [like toothpaste]. Just make sure you get the Al/Al stuff
>.. not anything else.
>Rob Atkinson, K5UJ wrote:
>> Hi everyone:
>> I'm about to put together a yagi for 2 meters & want to do it right.
>> All you experts advise using DeoxIT on the aluminum contact points. I
>> have a few questions: The Caig company vends DeoxIT applicators as an
>> aerosol spray, wipes, pen applicator, syringe, brush, needle, and
>> squeeze tube, and packages in bottles and drums. Which package and
>> application method do you prefer? (I don't imagine you buy the 55 gal.
>> drum hi.) Do you order yours direct from Caig or some other supplier?
>> If not Caig, who is your vendor? Do you purchase a dilution, or 100%
>> product? Finally, do you use caig PreservIT as a sealant? See below
>> for product choices:
>> DeoxIT Container Sizes
>> Part No Type Size Specs Codes
>> D5S-6 Spray 200 ml 5% solution FS, SR
>> D5MS-15 Mini-spray 20 ml 5% solution FS, SR
>> DP5S-6 Pump spray 150 ml 25% solution NSS
>> DN5S-6 Spray 200 ml 5% solution NS, SR
>> D100S-2 Spray 75 ml 100% solution N*, SR
>> K-D100P Pen applicator 7 ml 100% solution N
>> K-D50W Wipes, 2x2" 50 ct. 100% solution N
>> D100L-2C Squeeze tube 2 ml 100% solution N
>> D100L-2DB Brush applicator 7.4 ml 100% solution N
>> D100L-12C Syringe applicator 12 ml 100% solution N
>> D100L-25C Needle applicator 25 ml 100% solution N
>> D100L-2 Bulk bottle 59 ml 100% solution N
>> D100L-8 Bulk bottle 236 ml 100% solution N
>> D100L-16 Bulk bottle 472 ml 100% solution N
>> D100L-32 Bulk bottle 944 ml 100% solution N
>> D100L-8G Bulk drum 8 gal. 100% solution N
>> D100L-55G Bulk drum 55 gal. 100% solution N
>> D5L-4 Bulk bottle 118 ml 5% solution FS, SR
>> D5L-32 Bulk container 944 ml 5% solution FS, SR
>> D5L-8G Bulk drum 8 gal. 5% solution FS, SR
>> D5L-55G Bulk drum 55 gal. 5% solution FS, SR
>> F = Flammable product
>> FS = Flammable solvent, slow evaporating (2 min.), safe on plastics.
>> N = Nonflammable, no evaporation, safe on plastics. NS = Nonflammable
>> solvent, fast evaporation (10 sec.), safe on most plastics. NSS =
>> Nonflammable solvent, very slow evaporation (days), safe on plastics.
>> SR = Shipping restrictions (HAZMAT). Added cost for shipping by air.
>> * Combustible
>> See http://www.caig.com/index2.htm for more information.
>> Rob Atkinson
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>> any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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