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sean_kd4adv

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I have a Wilson Li'l Will Mag Mount CB Antenna and the bottom of the antenna where the magnet is needs a replacement cover to go between the magnet and the surface of the vehicle.
What home remedy could I use before buying a new antenna?
Tnx. :)
 

phoenix

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Cut a circle out of a clear lettersize folder you can get at a walmart etc. in the school supplies area. Try it out first to see if the magnet to vehicle is still strong enough to hold the antenna securely before driving at highway speeds.
 

reedeb

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OR use a sandwich bag slip it in and poke a hole for the whip to slide thru [I've seen folks do this trick, Just replace every week or so to keep the moisture level down]
 

LtDoc

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Almost any thin plastic film will work. It's subject to some wear, so watching it is sort of nice. It's a toss-up, the thinner the better but it also means it'll wear out faster. Then you get to glue/seal the thing to the magnet and housing.
- 'Doc
 

JayMojave

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Hello All; I bought a older CB type Magnetic Antenna Mount at a Yard Sale, it was modified for a 5/8 wave length 2 meter antenna and worked great. But it had no protective felt or plastic to keep from scratching the paint on my vehicle. Bought some Teflon Tape off E-Bay that was approx 3 Mils thick and works great.

Jay in the Mojave
 

GoNavy

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Go to Home Depot or similar hardware store might have it. Get this stuff called Plasti Dip usually comes in both spray or dip can version. Basically it is used to rubber coat tools i.e. dip the handles in and it coats it in rubber. Use the spray version and do the bottom of the antenna or even get the can and paint it on works either way. Love this stuff, used it on many of my tools.

Or get it off Ebay, just did a quick look, they have it all spray, dip, different colors...etc...
plasti dip | eBay
 

RandyBonin

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I had same issue. I went to the local shop that makes vinyl signs.

I had them cut a perfect 4" round circle from exterior grade black plastic sign material, that has one side "sticky". It was cut with their automated sign cutter.

Worked perfect. Cost $1.00!

Randy
 
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