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Just mounted 2 of my 3-4 planned NMO mounts yesterday in the truck, and im curious. Has anybody ever had issues with using aluminum ductwork tape to hold to coax run to the roof? More specifically, will it cause any interference or am I just worrying over nothing?
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I've never used tape on any coax for NMO roof mounts..
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Just mounted 2 of my 3-4 planned NMO mounts yesterday in the truck, and im curious. Has anybody ever had issues with using aluminum ductwork tape to hold to coax run to the roof? More specifically, will it cause any interference or am I just worrying over nothing?
I've never used aluminum ductwork tape, but I have used gaffers tape. It can be a good option to keep coax from moving around while installing, especially when you have the headliner down.

No, you won't have any issues with it. The coax is shielded already, and having a metalized tape against it won't cause you any issues, as long as the adhesive doesn't harm the coax jacket (unlikely).
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I've never used aluminum ductwork tape, but I have used gaffers tape. It can be a good option to keep coax from moving around while installing, especially when you have the headliner down.

No, you won't have any issues with it. The coax is shielded already, and having a metalized tape against it won't cause you any issues, as long as the adhesive doesn't harm the coax jacket (unlikely).

That was my main want to use it, this time the headliner wasnt fully removed, but for the next 1-2 antennas it will have to be, and i wanted to tape to avoid hassle. Thanks for the advice I figured I was worrying for nothing lol
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It's also useful if there's a bit of slack in the cable. Having the cable flopping around up there can cause some rattles. Having a coax cable rattling around over your head would get pretty tiring. You wouldn't want to attach the coax to other vehicle wiring, so having some way of keeping it in place is a good idea.
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I would not want to have to replace any NMO mounts in a vehicle that someone used duct tape to hold the coax to the underside of the roof..
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I would not want to have to replace any NMO mounts in a vehicle that someone used duct tape to hold the coax to the underside of the roof..


This. Donít think Iíve ever had an issue with coax rattling in the headliner but I have had to replace a few NMO mounts.

OP, why does he headliner need to come down to do the mounts?


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This. Donít think Iíve ever had an issue with coax rattling in the headliner but I have had to replace a few NMO mounts.

OP, why does he headliner need to come down to do the mounts?


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I had a 3/4 ton truck and it would occasionally rattle next to my right ear. Fixed it with a little strip of tape. Stiff suspension, bad roads.

I'm not talking about covering the whole length. Give it a hard pull the the little bit of tape gives way easily.
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Tesa tape makes a wider cloth-based tape meant for securing wires to flat panels, commonly used with stereo installs. Seems like it would be good for what you're looking to do.

Not sure on the model number off the top of my head but I believe it is white with a yellow backing paper.

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Not sure why the pics posted sideways, they are right side up on my PC lol
Had the same issue with my pictures, but I found out that if you rotate them 360ļ, and resave them, they'll be upright, when you post them.
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