[TowerTalk] weatherproof boxes

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 19 08:51:55 EST 2004

At 11:15 AM 3/19/2004 -0500, Joe Reisert wrote:
>Yes, these Rubbermaid boxes are cheap but in a year or so, the UV rays 
>from the sun will start to make the box brittle and eventually fall apart. 
>This is from my experience using one of these boxes for my 160 meter Gamma 
>match. The top just fell apart and the sides of the cover fell off!
>Joe, W1JR

Paint the box and the UV doesn't degrade it (as quickly)...A bit of 
experimenting will be required to find a paint that sticks (polyethylene is 
notoriously slippery and hard to paint) and doesn't flake off.

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