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galvanized ?????

Discussion in 'Home Brew' started by BOOTY MONSTER, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Superidgit

    Superidgit Active Member

    May 24, 2011
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    I just use Loctite. Either the Blue 243 or for a bit more holding power yet still removable the 290 green works well. The reds can be removed but you still may break or strip heads on the softer stuff. I use 262 or 263. The only down side to Loctite is the stuff can be pricey. :eek:


  2. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    Apr 6, 2005
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    Often requires heavy duty removal tools.
    Should read..... Torch required for removal.

  3. don't know if it makes any difference , but i made a mistake on my first post . the goldish hardware is #8 , not #5 . is the #8 stuff compatible with aluminum and is it acceptable for outdoor use on a antenna ?
  4. GnG8d

    GnG8d Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2010
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    I just put mine together with grade 8 bolts and nylon lock nuts. The yellow plating is zinc chromate.
  5. thanks 359 . i think any future antenna projects i do will use the #8 fasteners . they're stronger than stainless and didn't gum up and snap when i took them off . the goldish contrast to the silver aluminium looks nicer IMO too (y)

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