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Antenna Care

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by ABM, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. ABM

    ABM

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    I have read in the manual that one should periodically wipe accumulated dirt from the antenna. I am concerned that by wiping I will be removing the lubricating grease and will end up messing up the antenna. These things are notoriously problematic. If I wanted to clean and then lubricate the antenna what kind of grease would I use? I once tried WD40 on one of these and it totally degreased and messed up the antenna so that it would not go down all the way down.
     
  2. mscott

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    Hmm. I would have thought wd40 would work fine. My new mast was lightly coated w/light machine oil probably similar to wd40 -- from the dealer...
     
  3. calamaridog

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    wd40 is like a magnet for dirt.

    Anyone taken theirs off completely? That's what I want to do. Replace it with a cheap short antenna from the auto parts store.

    Anyone done the remove the silly automatic antenna mod yet?
     
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    Maybe try CLP to clean and then lubricate. I do think anything that lubes is going to attract dirt.
     
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    Dry lubricant such as used in locks may work?
     
  6. spressomon

    spressomon glutton Moderator

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    I used SuperLube aerosol on mine...it dries...seems to work fine.