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anyone use locktite on their screw in car antenna mast? if so; red? purple?
 
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anyone use locktite on their screw in car antenna mast? if so; red? purple?

I assume you’re having a loosening issue? I’d try a little aluminum foil first, or maybe a strand of fine copper wire to crush in the threads when you tighten- perhaps even a small lock washer. I wouldn’t want any compound that might interfere with the reception.




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Definitely NOT red. Maybe one drop of purple if anything at all.




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Would Teflon pipe thread tape interfere with reception? I gotta try this!


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Would Teflon pipe thread tape interfere with reception? I gotta try this!


Probably if the threads are a continuation of the signal.
If it connects elsewhere then Teflon would work.
I like the alum foil or flattened copper wire idea better.
 
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I replaced the long antenna on my Colorado a few months back with a shorter one. I just screwed it down finger tight and it has always been solid. I would not add anything like LocTite.



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Simple problem, simple answer; wrench.



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Super glue type stuff imo.
 
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Auto car washes need to remove your antenna .
If you wash your auto use what you want,mine ,I use an open wrench to tighten after it gets washed.

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I assume you’re having a loosening issue?
I was thinking anti-theft. Wrapped base with an old t-shirt and put the pliers to it. Should be good - but the availability of these on ebay makes me think they're swapped out a lot.
 
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an inch of electrical tape





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