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Astroglide is fine in a pinch, but if you can find Eros Love Silicone.......

Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints
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For antennae I think Tri-Flow bike chain lubricant is a good choice.
I had already decided to try a bike chain lubricant for the power antenna. I was thinking that was a similar application, exposed to elements, but parts that needed lube to operate properly.

I went with Finish Line Dry bike lubricant http://amzn.com/B002IDZXRM

I'll report back with how that works out. It'll be here Saturday, which is the next dry and sunny day here.
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A dry lube is a good choice as it won't attract grit.

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Does this actually work on your car or is it just for condoms?

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Does this actually work on your car or is it just for condoms?

OH DAMN LMAO

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I'm still gonna say you want to avoid attracting any grit...

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Eros?

Rub the antenna, with a piece of wax paper.
Mast, erect.... Hahaha.

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Just use the proper Hirschmann antenna wipes. In fact, do yourself a favor this spring. Remove your antenna mast and the unit and clean it up and properly lube and reinstall for the next 25 years.


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Just use the proper Hirschmann antenna wipes. In fact, do yourself a favor this spring. Remove your antenna mast and the unit and clean it up and properly lube and reinstall for the next 25 years.
I just did this today. Scored a correctly functioning antenna for our SEL (goes up 8" when the radio turns on, then you adjust from there with the dash switch) and decided to disassemble, clean and lube before installing.

Came out great. Sounds so smooth and creamy instead of the dry, 'urchy', grindy sound. I'm now motivated to do the SEC's, as well. And I'll clean and lube the SEL's original before putting it into stock.

It's so cool how far a little maintenance goes on these cars.
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Just use the proper Hirschmann antenna wipes. In fact, do yourself a favor this spring. Remove your antenna mast and the unit and clean it up and properly lube and reinstall for the next 25 years.
Where do you get these? I have a Hirschmann universal antenna fitted (was there when I bought the car) with a bent mass which is totally nasty. Probably easier to just buy a new mast, but would be great to know where to order once I get it sorted

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