SCOTCH BRITE or similar nylon scouring pads and water. Pads usually found at
home improvement stores. Why mess with WD40, kerosene, etc that create a mess
and then must be cleaned off. Use wet scouring pads. I keep a bucket of water
to soak he pads. Rinse with water and wipe dry with paper towels or cloth.
A nice clean dull non-reflective surfce. The antenna just became a bit more
invisaible by not reflecting light.
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT on all my antennas.
Another aid in the process; keep a beer handy, though do not wase it on the
aluminum. And for the UK folks a substitute pint of bitters. Ah, yes, fond
memories of plowman's lunches while traveling in UK.
DO NOT do this process on the concrete patio or drive way.
-------------- Original message --------------
From: "Artmouton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I am putting up a used Cushcraft A3S (with 4- meter kit) that was up for a
> few years (local conditions in S. Louisiana with salt air and usual crud) do
> that it has the usual tarnish, dirt, etc on the elements.
> Local suggested cleaning it with steel wool and soap and water.
> I intend to break each section down, clean it, open the traps, replace any
> bad end caps, remeasure and re-construct.
> Just wondering if there were any other suggestion from the group?
> Art K5FNQ
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