In a message dated 5/21/2006 11:23:55 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
So I am assuming that Noalux is conductive and I can do the entire
length of the elements.
Just use the Noalux where the elements come together. Don't put it on the
The stuff is sticky and will make a mess out of your cleaned up antenna once
all the dirt sticks to the Noalux... Yuck.
DO NOT use steel wool !!! Get a Scotch-Brite. The steel wool will leave
really little pieces of steel all over the antenna. You may not be able to see
the little pieces when you're finished polishing, but you'll sure see them when
they rust - And rust they will.
I don't know if using alcohol to clean it will make any difference, but it
shouldn't hurt anything. There is a polishing cloth out there that is gold
colored - I can't remember the name, but I got one at the local Harley dealer.
Makes the antenna SHINE like chrome :-) and stays shiny for a long time, but
eventually it will go back to dull. The RF won't care what the antenna looks
like, only that the joints are a solid connection.
Get to work with a Scotch-Brite es GL with your project!
73, Don - K4BEV
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