Antiseize on a car antenna

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Old 08-20-14, 04:58 PM
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Antiseize on a car antenna

Think the anti seize would be an issue? Typical Permatex stuff...not the copper filled kind I've seen/used before.
 
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Old 08-20-14, 06:25 PM
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Where on an antenna.... the threaded part of a 31" solid replacement whip ? That would be ok.

Not on any kind of power antenna.
 
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Not on any kind of power antenna.
i think you could polish or clean the antenna with 4/0 steel wool

i will have to think about a lube on a power antenna............i would try the steel wool first.
 
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Old 08-21-14, 03:47 AM
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Vic, is this a segmented antenna? Not sure where you want to put the antisieze material. Most antennae today are solid or windshield embedded, with the exception being automatic ones which are segmented.
 
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Old 08-21-14, 05:11 AM
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I wouldn't do it. Better to buy a replacement antenna.
 
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Old 08-21-14, 07:22 AM
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The only lube EVER used on a telescoping power type of antenna is dry silicone.
Anyhing else attracts and holds the dirt.
 
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Old 08-21-14, 07:53 AM
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Sorry, it's one of the little 12" rubber coated stub whip type. Screws into a base mounted on the roof.

Dealer broke off the original trying to remove it before washing the car. Ordered me new one. Turns out they ordered the wrong one, threads too big for the base.

Guess wifey will have to deal for a few more days, with the one I made out of a loop of copper soldered to what was left of the old one. I think it looks ok, she says it looks redneck. I told her " I could have used a coat hanger, ya know."
 
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Old 08-21-14, 11:11 AM
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OH, I like the coat hanger style.
 
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Old 08-21-14, 11:27 AM
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My bad...it was the right antenna. When I went back to the dealer, the parts guy saw a little burr on the thread when he was comparing the sizes. I must have missed it in the dimmer light yesterday. One swipe of a file and it went right on.
 
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