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Aerial chrome surround - RUST!!

PostPost by: Pointshape » Sat Aug 05, 2023 9:40 pm

Hi all
The surround of my aerial has badly corroded and let’s the rest of my body work down.
Does anyone know how/where I can replace this??
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat Aug 05, 2023 11:43 pm

Before replacement it may be worth trying some thin aluminium sheet (a kitkat wrapper is ideal) screw it up and rub it on your corrosion. Let us know how you get on. Bforeand after photo maybe.
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PostPost by: JonB » Sun Aug 06, 2023 7:53 am

Or polish with fine wire wool and a metal polish.

Problem is, if your chrome is perforated the rust will be back.

Radio antennae are easy to buy though. Cheap too, so perhaps you could get one and swap out the cup?
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Aug 06, 2023 2:41 pm

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PostPost by: Pointshape » Sun Aug 06, 2023 3:20 pm

Lovely, thank you so much.
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PostPost by: HCA » Sun Aug 06, 2023 5:18 pm

Apologies, but I am going to hijack this thread for a question I asked a while back, without any response:

Has anyone seen a roof aerial fitted on the +2 - such as https://www.wafoor.com/?product_id=270110718_41 that graced Minis especially, but many others including the Rover 2000?
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Aug 06, 2023 5:23 pm

HCA wrote:Apologies, but I am going to hijack this thread for a question I asked a while back, without any response:

Has anyone seen a roof aerial fitted on the +2 - such as https://www.wafoor.com/?product_id=270110718_41 that graced Minis especially, but many others including the Rover 2000?


No response….
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PostPost by: JonB » Sun Aug 06, 2023 6:48 pm

@HCA The link went to their home page so I can’t see the aerial you are referring to.
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PostPost by: HCA » Mon Aug 07, 2023 9:00 am

Ah, ok, thanks. This is the type I am thinking of...
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