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Author Topic: Cleaning a Miracle Whip Antenna  (Read 437 times)
K3MOV
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« on: May 11, 2003, 07:25:55 PM »

Miracle Whip suggests that a "silicone based contact lubricant" be used to clean the contact areas on my MW antenna. My Radio Shack doesn't sell such a product.  Looking on the internet took me to many sites that I chose not to pursue, lest my wife get a peek of the screen while I was surfing.  Any ideas where I can find the proper cleaner?

Does anyone have a correct e-mail address for MW?
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KZ1X
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2003, 08:22:57 PM »

This is a common item in any auto parts store.
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RobertKoernerExAE7G
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2003, 09:25:15 PM »

Kraft?
73
Bob
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RAD1OMAN
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2003, 09:35:27 PM »

without pointing fun at the radio mayo antenna...

Try WD40

Radio Shack USED to carry "tuner cleaner", but r/s is now the dish tv = cell phone "you've got questions, we got blank stares and dumb looks, did you need a battery?" store

Try NAPA electrical contact cleaner.
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AA8RF
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2003, 10:21:17 PM »

Make sure you get one with silicone in it. There are a lot of cleaners that will clean, or lubes that will evaporate over time. But you need a long term lube in there.

-Jim
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N2ERN
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2003, 02:25:14 PM »

R/S "Tuner Control Cleaner & Lubricant"  contains tetrafluoroethane, cyclomethicone and mineral oil.

Looks like the mineral oil is the lubricant.
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N6AJR
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2003, 08:22:56 PM »

Radio Shack...You've got questions...we've got questions....duhhhhhhhh
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