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    • Topic: magnetic antennea
    • Started by SHAIN Mar 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm
    • Last post by red Mar 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm
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    1. #1 Mar 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm

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      Any one found a way to prevent magnetic antennea from scratching Deck lid?
       

       

    2. #2 Mar 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

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      Try using some of the clear contact paper or other sticky film.
       

       

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    3. #3 Mar 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm

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      maybe try some thin felt or a piece of an old t-shirt.
       

       

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    4. #4 Mar 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm

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      Not only do they scratch but the wire rubs off paint opening and closing the trunk. I now have a cb antenna mounted through the trunk lid
       

       

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    5. #5 Mar 13, 2012 at 7:15 am

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      Not an easy way around the scratches you get with the magnetic antennae. That darn magnet draws moisture which in turn draws debris underneath it. On the run, I clean mine every morning to get dry the moisture from underneath it. I have used a small piece of clear 4 mil polyurethane but still have to clean it everyday and I don't know if it helps 'cause the magnet slips on the plastic. Keeping the area clean with a good coat of wax is about as effective as any.
       

       

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    6. #6 Mar 13, 2012 at 8:22 am

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      Quote:
      Originally posted by Shaker  Not an easy way around the scratches you get with the magnetic antennae. Keeping the area clean with a good coat of wax is about as effective as any.


      Agreed, Shaker. I've run a magnetic on my '76 since 2008 and the biggest single mistake is leaving it on overnight. I also found using some nylon clips to hold the cable in position under the trunk deck lid and along the lip will help prevent chafing along the edge of the trunk deck lid.

      Tinman
       

       

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    7. #7 Mar 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm

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      I don't know how well this is going to work yet, but I'm going to try and put a piece of magnetic mat under my antenna.
      It should stay in place, and cushion the paint from the antenna magnet.
      We'll see!! scratchchin image

      Leon
       

       

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    8. #8 Mar 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm

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      I've got a design under way for a Magnetic antenna mount for the fourth gens. It will mount on the wing. Still a work in progress at this time.
       

       

      How's this thing go back together???
    9. #9 Mar 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm

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      Wax your car or that area 3 times make sure and allow enough time for the wax to dry I use griots and I think its 3 or 4 hours between coats....u can actually prevent some rock chips with wax.
      Professionals say after 3 coats u can't see a differencce anyhow.
      If you don't allow it to dry long enough u will actually remove wax
       

       

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