[TowerTalk] Re: Penatrox

Bill Coleman AA4LR aa4lr@radio.org
Fri, 17 Mar 2000 10:40:51 -0500

On 3/16/00 8:38 PM, AA6DX at dx@northcoast.com wrote:

>One query I have, is
>that I have used fine steel wool at times for burnishing the elements, and
>found out that was not a very good idea ... so, switched to the coarse steel
>wool, then use a clean rag to wipe down before assembly ... any thoughts on
>this steel wool thing?

Steel wool is a bad idea on Aluminum. Tiny bits of steel become embedded 
in the surface of the aluminum, and the redox reaction (remember 
dissimilar metals) facilitates future corrosion.

Use Scotchbrite, plastic scouring pads or plastic brushes.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr@radio.org
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