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Old 07-07-2013, 9:03 PM
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Default NMO hole wave/uneven?

I recently purchased a 2003 Crown Vic decommissioned police car. About to use a NMO hole that was already drilled in the roof for a antenna to run my BCT15X. However today i pulled the plug and there is a slight wave/unevenness to the roof at one part of the hole. Also some paint is missing around the hole (no rust). Am I going to run into leaks/problems with this? Or when I install the NMO mount will that "flatten" the wave/unevenness? What could I do about the paint missing around the hole? I performed a search here and it turned up nothing, but I am sure that someone has run into this before.

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Old 07-07-2013, 9:36 PM
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Don't sweat it. Someone pushed too hard drilling. If the missing paint is on the inside that's good. It's how NMO mounts achieve ground. If its outside use touch up paint.

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Check out this thread.. NMO rubber gaskets. Some valuable ideas and discussion. Good luck!
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Thanks Skooter,

I forgot all about that thread..
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Thanks you guys! Feel better about it now. was thinking that I ran into a big problem. The mount should be here in a few days so we will see how it goes!
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Will do. mount has shipped and should be here end of this week or first part of next week. Thanks guys!
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the bend is from an antenna getting snagged at a car wash. We have fixed those plenty of times..Unless the hole is ovaled they shouldn't leak once a new NMO is installed
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Installed mount and antenna late yesterday. everything went great! Water tested mount when done, NO leak!. you all were correct!
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