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Old 5th Aug 2022, 6:08 pm   #3
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Default Re: Telescopic antenna lubrication: what to use?

Rightly or wrongly my approach to making telescopic aerials run smoothly has been to spray a little WD40 into a polishing cloth and use it to wipe the extended length of the aerial as if cleaning it (it will clean it actually). Then 'operate' the aerial to check improvements and so on. Finally a wipe over with a soft tissue to essentially remove 95% of the oil with just a micro layer remaining for protection and lubrication. I've been doing that for decades and never noticed a problem later on.
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