How do I remove the thread locking compound on my antenna?

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If you’re looking to remove the thread locking compound from your antenna. Before you start, you should have a few items on hand to make the job easier. You’ll need:

  • A clean, soft towel or cloth
  • A plastic scraper
  • Rubbing alcohol or acetone
  • Protective gloves
  • Cotton swabs or a small brush

Step by step guide:

  1. Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol or acetone to the thread locking compound.
  2. Gently wipe away the thread locking compound using a clean, soft towel or cloth.
  3. If you encounter any stubborn spots of a compound that won’t wipe off, gently use your plastic scraper to lift it away. Be careful to use gentle pressure to avoid damaging the threads on your antenna.
  4. For any small areas or grooves where the compound is holding on, dip a cotton swab or use a small brush with some solvent to clean these areas. 
  5. Once you’ve removed all the thread-locking compound, give the antenna threads one final wipe with a clean, solvent dampened cloth to ensure clean and residue free.
  6. Allow the antenna threads to fully dry before applying any new thread-locking compound or proceeding with your installation. This ensures a clean, secure fit.

And there you have it! With these simple steps, you can easily remove the thread locking compound from your antenna, preparing it for a fresh installation or adjustment.