How to keep bond straps in good shape

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  1. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    Seeing that bond staps are used for rf travel from seperated pieces of metal,im wondering something..

    For the bond straps that are out in the elements im wondering if they were covered to keep them in better shape longer with a coating of plasti dipp(a rubberized coating),would that affect their purpose?
     
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  3. buddyd157

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    i can't say...

    i can't say, cuz i never heard of CB radio bond straps..????????
     
  4. Ridgeline

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    Just give them a light coating of oil or wd40. Not dripping wet but enough just to give them some protection.
     
  5. buddyd157

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    what the heck is a cb radio bond strap...????
     
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    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    knew a girl once ,who had pink bondage straps. she used an expensive leather oil on them.

    :confused:
     
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    Who said cb radio bond straps??
     
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    Well i dont look good in pink..
     
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    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    she did. so a friend told me. :rolleyes:
     
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    You can think of an antenna as something that produces alternating current. It also relies on what it's mounted to to make it more effective. What it's mounted to is also part of the antenna half of the time, so you can add bonding straps to unify the things it's mounted to. You "bond" the doors to the cab so they appear as one thing. Maybe the cab to the frame, and maybe the frame to the exhaust. All of that is part of the "antenna system" in a sense. It does help receive, but it is also the precipice of going down a rabbit hole.

    Older trucks didn't really need it as much as they didn't have powder coated mirror brackets (mostly).
     
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