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[TowerTalk] Best Way to Shine Old Antennas

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Best Way to Shine Old Antennas
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 19:22:57 -0400 (EDT)
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I have cleaned and shined several older oxidized yagis by first spraying the 
parts with an acidic mag wheel cleaner from the local auto parts store.  I 
allow it to foam for a couple of 

minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with a water hose.  This removes all the old 
oxidation, dirt, etc.  I stole the idea from an HVAC service man who used a 
weak solution of HCL 

and water to clean AC coils. 

I then use 0000 steel wool to shine/buff the aluminum tubing. 

It is a pretty quick process that has worked well for me.  I have experienced 
no pitting or aluminum degradation 

Good Luck, 


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