In a message dated 10/4/04 3:01:47 PM Greenwich Standard Time, K7LXC@aol.com
For aluminum joints you just need an antioxidant in there.
An interesting thought. I have found that over the years, (ten or more) even
if I use NoAlox the two pieces of aluminum really bond to each other. The
other thing I have noticed, and maybe it is just a humid, hot Florida thing, is
that on both sides of the joint the aluminum tends to oxidize more rapidly.
This oxidation is more rapid on the smaller piece. To counter this, I wrap
electrical tape for several inches from the joint. This keeps the oxidation at
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