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Old 25-Apr-2014, 10:49 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Jason l View Post
Thanks I am going to work on another db8 to install on top my 48' tower after I get oak tree removed. I want to make it as strong as possible. So I will use copper wire number 10 soldered for the whiskers not sure how to do the framing up the PVC have used is working but it seems to worp in the cold and warm weather
I'm surprised that you had ANY luck in soldering aluminum.

After assembly, you could thoroughly clean the aluminum w/ lacquer thinner, or Acetone.
Finish by using a quality clear coat, like Krylon, or Rust Oleum.

If you're making a frame out of PVC, be sure to drill tiny weep holes at the bottom.

A good scuffing, cleaning and a coat of flat black, will help retard the effects of UV.
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