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Subject: Re: [Antennas] RE: [amsat-bb] Restoring/Preserving aluminum??
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Micheal,
   You can get the same stuff at an electrical supply store alot cheaper.
I bought a 6 oz. bottle for about $10.00. It is also used for outdoor
electrical connections.
73,
Jesse - KA8YYZ

Michael P. Olbrisch wrote:

> There is a product that is made for aluminum contact joints
> on antennae.  It is called Penetrox-A, and I have seen it
> sold by AES and others.  As I remember, a palm-sized bottle
> was about $10.00  I also have a cup of some sort of copper
> paste that KLM gave with their KT-34 antenna.  Since KLM
> went toes-up, maybe somebody knows about that stuff.
>
> These are all I know about.  If there is something better
> out there, somebody please come forward and teach us.
>
> Thanks Y-all.
>
> Vy73,  Mike.   KD9KC    MARS: AAV6EV
> kd9kc@elp.rr.com  -  kd9kc@amsat.org
> Home page: http://www.qsl.net/kd9kc/
> The farthest WEST ham in West Texas.
>
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> Then he invented the internet.  Now
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>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> > Behalf Of Tony/AB2CJ
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 5:21 PM
> > To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Restoring/Preserving aluminum??
> >
> >
> > Greetings all
> >
> > I'm about to move my satellite antennas on to a new tower, and
> > would like to chemically clean them before they're re-mounted.
> > I would like to use an aluminum treatment that prevents oxidation,
> > and preserves the antennas, but would rather not paint them.
> >
> > The antennas have been in use for 8 years and exhibit a dull finish,
> > but do not show any signs of pitting.
> >
> > Are there any spray or brush on aluminum preservatives available for
> > this purpose?
> >
> > I understand there is an acid that can be used to clean
> > aluminum...has
> > anyone tried this method of cleaning?
> >
> >
> > Thanks
> > Tony/AB2CJ
> >
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