How to keep CB magnet mount from scratchin paint?

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    Buy a cell phone..LOL
     
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    I have been looking at that for my 74 swinger.
     
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    Would the cork scratch as well since it is hard?
     
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    I have a cell phone but when our car club gos on trips we use the CBs
     
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    Stuck in the 70's... LOL
     
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    Would I put it on the paint or the base of the antenna?
    If I put it on the paint is the bra material easy to remove without damage to the paint?
     
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    Yep. It is like goin back in time.
     
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    If you just use them to communicate on road trips get one of the cheap hand held ones. They work well and you don't need antennaes (?) and such. Plus if you are at a show or cruise you can keep it in your pocket and still communicate with others you are sepparated from.
     
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    This is for my dads 68 Charger and my 74 Swinger and my 73 Duster. So no trailer hitches goin on them.
    Except the Duster if I can find one!!!!
     
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    We like the look of the CB antenna on the car but also use handhelds when workin a show sometimes.
     
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    Then you need an adhesive-backed mylar disk affixed to the bottom of the magnet.
     
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    CB's are great when several cars are running together and some distance gets between them.

    I have a CB ant. on my Prowler mounted to the trailer hitch, but there are times we have had about 100 cats running together

    On my truck I use super clear packing tape and put it on the paint and then stick my magnetic ant. on it

    I have bought so many small hand held and still don't have a good pair out of all of them

    I think I would see about the connector to use the stock car radio ant. for the CB
     
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    I have one but already have a nice mag mount CB antenna
     
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    I can only find ones online about 5/8ths of an inch. Do you know of where I can get large ones?
     
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    Oklacarcollecto Life is an experiment

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    You haven't shown any interest in my tow magnet rubber idea but just on case I will post this picture for you to see.
     

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    Not off hand, but you probably could get away with four or five stuck to the bottom.
     
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    Where can these be purchased and would they leave anything on the paint?
     
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    I was thinkin that but then thought it could rub through the paint and then have 5 or 6 little faded dots on the decklid.
     
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    Join a Peterbuilt club.....:-k
     
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    Do you keep the CB in the car all the time? If not, any of the suggestions would work. If it were me, I would just cut the old t-shirt (you are all ready using) smaller.
     
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    Maybe could cut a disk from a plastic butter bowl lid
    as a insulator between the two.
     
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    They are what the proffesionals use. They will do no damage to the paint and I have hauled 1000s of cars with not one scratch. Many cars were 50K+ cars. They are designed for that reason. They are made for the magnetic tow lights that are attached to the towed vehicles trunk lid or roof. Those are on eBay for about 7 bucks but the seller wants like 13 bucks shipping. A tow supply company should have them. Here is the ebay link and these are too high priced on the shipping.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Magnetic-to...her_Vehicle_Parts&hash=item2a1f6f64ed&vxp=mtr

    You might check this wrecker supply and see if they stock them. http://www.awdirect.com/

    Rubber Magnet Covers

    Fit all 3 to 3 1/4 diameter round magnets. Imported.

    http://www.awdirect.com/rubber-magnet-covers-mb100/tow-lights/


    They also have the Bruise Tape

    Use this self-adhesive plastic film to protect your customer's car from the minor "bruises" that can be caused by magnetic tow lights, door tools, tow straps and more. 5 mil thick, this clear tape comes in a convenient 200 foot roll and is perforated every six inches. Simply tear away at the length you need and stick it to any metal or glass surface. 6"W x 200'L roll. Made in USA.

    http://www.awdirect.com/bruise-tape-bt260/tow-lights/

    Another way is to get one of these and used the magnet or rubber of it with your antenna.
     

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    We used to use ,I think they were called frs radios small Hand held ones. I think cobra was the brand had plenty of range and no exterior ant.
    Moe
     
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    I have run cb's for years and was also know as a fairly good radio doctor.I have run way more than the FCC allows as far as wattage goes.What i have done many times in the past
    mainly using Wilson magnet mounts if your running the magnet mount on the trunk or roof i fount it best to go to wall mart buy a one foot length on micro fiber cloth cut to size and place under your antenna. now if your running bare foot (no extra wattage)or if your running a good export radio.you may need to readjust your stinger length to correct the match. Not there are many variables to consider such as the magnet help create the ground for the antenna as its part of the shunt feed ground loop. you cant help trick this loop buy running a heavy ground from radio chassis to a good ground do the same front any box (heater) from the linear chassis keeping this ground short and un-shielded braided if you can get it i also recommend where you can skin the coax as close to the magnet base as you can but still keeping it out of the weather you know just after it enters the car and ground this.All these little steps help the stray RF and help the unit not only match better but also talk and receive better.

    Just my 2 cents and 20 years of owning fixing and running several really good set ups.

    Arco

    P.S. If its on a car with electronics run all power and antenna wires away from car electronics. I have set cars up with over 2500 watts in new cars..Talking from experience...
     
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    Do you like the bruise tape? I am thinkin of ordering the magnet boots.
    Could the tape be left on for a long time and still come of with no problems. If the tape were to get wet would it become hard to remove.
     
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