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wilson 5000 roof mount install sealer needed?

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by JCunningham17, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. JCunningham17

    JCunningham17 New Member

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    do i have to use some silicon under and above the gasket. seller said no but figured id ask. im thinking good insurance. silicone grease or rtv?


     
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    2NC995 DAN

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    I’ve only once installed a Wilson roof mount, and it was roughly 20 years ago.

    I used no sealant aside from the supplied gasket and had no issues.
     
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    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Last one I did was with a very thin layer of silicon on it.
     
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    If it's like my Sirio mount it shouldn't need any. The Sirio mount on my car was on there 9 years and didn't leak.
     
  5. JCunningham17

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    thanks for the replies i put it on dry as i read that rtv has acid in it that will slowly eat paint and rtv says to remove paint befor applying.
     
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    Part of me wonders if the reason people thought they needed sealant was they over-tightened the mount when installing it and split the rubber seal. You see it a lot with rocker cover gaskets on cars where a mechanic will keep on tightening that nut/bolt until it can no longer move resulting in the inevitable leak from the split gasket.
     
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    Redbeard U812 WDX-1030 / U812 South Texas

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    Amazon about $7. USA made.
     

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    Eldorado828 8-2-8 Amarillo Tx Standing By

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    I use silicone grease like dielectric grease, (not silicone rtv sealant). Just coat the rubber gaskets, o-rings or whatever gasket you have and a little on the metal surfaces and it'll waterproof it really nice. That's what I've used for years in car accessory wiring that go through firewalls roofs etc. Never had a leaker yet
     
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    I just follow the directions.
     
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