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Old 12-29-2017, 8:20 AM
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Looks great, but I'd opt for black instead of white.
Nothing some flat black spray paint can't cure!
Nice job on the install.

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Thanks, but I'll leave it to age naturally.. not a fan of painting wood.. but I did think about using a torch to bring out the grain...

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Thanks, but I'll leave it to age naturally.. not a fan of painting wood.. but I did think about using a torch to bring out the grain...

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Make sure to remove the radios before applying the torch...
Nah, they'll be fine...

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I'm using wooden face plates for the desktop rack I'm assembling. I'm going to use a semi-gloss crinkle finish black on the faceplates before final assembly.
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VERY nice job! Looks more professional than a police cruiser. I agree on the decision to let the wood age...painting wood gives me anxiety. Why cover up such natural beauty. Best mobile installation of scanners I have ever seen man!
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Now, rotate those speakers 90deg and aim them towards you, and you'll be set.
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Why? I can hear them just fine the way they are...

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VERY nice job! Looks more professional than a police cruiser. I agree on the decision to let the wood age...painting wood gives me anxiety. Why cover up such natural beauty. Best mobile installation of scanners I have ever seen man!
I dunno about professional.. but thanks...

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I agree on the decision to let the wood age...painting wood gives me anxiety. Why cover up such natural beauty.
Why not stain the wood a nice walnut?
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Bill, I agree, am all for staining to bring out that natural beauty. I build and customize my own bass guitars and I like to pass a torch over the wood before I stain to bring out the grain in the wood, Nice and rich.

But, paint a piece of nice pine umm blue?! I would be reaching for my nitro haha
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I love it, just gotta paint the wood black
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I like that. Nice work
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Looks great, but I'd opt for black instead of white. It draws too much attention to itself. Is that easily removable? That setup would last about two minutes in most parts of Michigan. At the very least I'd have to drape a giant litter bag, or hoodie over it when I'd have to leave it out in public when I'm not around.
That's what I do. Just throw a light jacket over the whole thing.
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Nothing wrong with mag mounts if you're not installing a heavy mobile HF antenna.
Mag mounts are for -- here it comes! -- amateurs.

I confess. My first antenna, a 2m whip, was a mag mount. But recently, after 30 years of using trunk-lip mounts, I finally cut holes in my trunk and "body-mounted" the two antennas. Looks really nice.
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Really didn't think this would spark so much debate about painted vs natural.. quite entertaining..

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Mag mounts are for -- here it comes! -- amateurs.

I confess. My first antenna, a 2m whip, was a mag mount. But recently, after 30 years of using trunk-lip mounts, I finally cut holes in my trunk and "body-mounted" the two antennas. Looks really nice.
I thought we were all amateurs. 30 years of having it wrong.

Mag mounts are also for sag wagons when helping at cycling and running events using a vehicle that is not ham equipped. They also are useful on a filing or storage cabinet at work or traveling for short term or emergency shelter situations.
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Can we leave the argument about mag mounts out please? It been hashed and rehashed enough elsewhere..

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Can we leave the argument about mag mounts out please? It been hashed and rehashed enough elsewhere..

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Just be glad you don't drive an F150. Then you would get crap about aluminum fatigue and dissimilar metals. Sometimes you just can't win. ;0)

For years I used a glass mount for my ham antenna. Funny thing is I never had anyone I was talking to ever mention it.

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