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Stuck AM telescopic antenna mast: Oil?

My antenna is stuck in a mid postion and I was wondering if someone could recommend an oil that will not damage the antenna so that I can pull it up and down.

I was looking to try 3 in 1 oil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-In-One_Oil
I also have a can of Liquid Wrench kicking around: http://www.gunk.com/prod_photo.asp

Will these damage anything, is one better then the other, or is there a better option?

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Re: Stuck AM telescopic antenna mast: Oil?

I'd use graphite powder, or a little petroleum jelly, or silicone. 3-1 will attract dust and liquid wrench will evaporate. Not much will actually hurt the stainless though.
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Re: Stuck AM telescopic antenna mast: Oil?

Silicone and or CRC
Spray every few hrs and leave over night...dont force it.

If still doesnt move, put a hose over it, a block of wood behind an tap not to hard with a small hammer down the sides.

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Re: Stuck AM telescopic antenna mast: Oil?

They are easy to remove. Take it off the car. You will find it easy to soak and easy to work with. Too many thing to go wrong if it is not lose by now.
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Re: Stuck AM telescopic antenna mast: Oil?

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They are easy to remove. Take it off the car. You will find it easy to soak and easy to work with. Too many thing to go wrong if it is not lose by now.
Ok looks like silicone wins. I will take it off the car first and I think I have a might ground problem with the antenna anyway that I need to fix. Thanks!

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