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Base IMAX 2000 Antenna Delamination

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Shasta69, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Shasta69

    Shasta69 Member

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    Good morning,
    Searched the Forums and did not find an answer to the following question.



    During maintenance I have removed an IMAX 2000 from my tower. Noticed irritations upon my hands when handling the antenna and appears the fiberglass is delaminating.

    The antenna is in real good shape and intend to reinstall. However before I do, is there a spray can / roller sealer, I can place upon the antenna to stop this delamination?

    Thank you.
    73s
    Paul
     
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  2. 357magnum

    357magnum Well-Known Member

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    I have ran this type of antenna for years ( Big Sticks / A-99 ) it's a common problem . I found out like you did itchy hands . I always use a fine steel wool or Scotch Brite pad wipe it down with a mild solvent then spray it with clear lacquer . This has always worked for me . jmo
     
  3. fogdog

    fogdog Active Member

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    I spray painted my new Imax 2000 to match the woods , and hopefully it will also protect it. Time will tell.
    73
     
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  4. Shasta69

    Shasta69 Member

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    Thanks folks!
    73's
     
  5. Mars

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    I recently bought a new IMAX also and applied numerous coats of Krylon urethane to the glass & chrome metal. Also applied it to the mounting bracket and swapped out the steel U-bolts & fasteners for stainless hardware. I suspect the coating will last 2-3 yrs. before needing reapplied.
     
  6. Shasta69

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    After using fine steel wool to knock off loose fiberglass, I used one 10oz. can of Minwax clear stain spray lacquer. Was able to get three healthy coats from one can with an hour drying time in between. The antenna sections smoothed out very well and now sealed.

    Mars is right about the factory supplied hardware. U-bolts and nuts may be stainless but the lock washers were not.

    Thanks to all who replied.
    Happy DXing.
    73s.
     
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