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1997 850 - Rusting Radio Antenna

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1997 850 - Rusting Radio Antenna

Post by xHeart » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:39 pm

The original was replaced last fall with aftermarket antenna. The top 1 foot is covered with rust, but works fine.

Is rusting a common problem?

I can replace it again in few months -- is there a treatment to prevent the next install from rusting?

TIA.
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Re: 1997 850 - Rusting Radio Antenna

Post by E Showell » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:30 pm

Clean monthly with WD 40 as recommended in the manual.
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