Mobile - coax through/over vehicle door seal

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Mobile - coax through/over vehicle door seal

Post by bigfella » 08 Aug 2016, 08:08

Hi there,

Does anyone know what the black foam/tape you get is called with a mobile antenna (I know Diamond and Comet supply it). It is used to sandwich the coax when it passes through a door over the seal.

I am trying to source some to refit an antenna on a new vehicle.

Thanks.

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Post by bigfella » 08 Aug 2016, 12:29

FYI, it is the two pads arrow'ed in the picture attached.

Thanks.
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Post by Admiral » 08 Aug 2016, 13:39

They look like something you could pick up in B&Q.
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Post by paulears » 08 Aug 2016, 17:01

They're usually the open cell foam often found on lightweight packing - it deforms pretty flat when squeezed and then expands into the small gaps to preserve the waterproofing. I've used this sticky backed tape before.https://www.studiospares.com/ProductDet ... x?p=406680 squashes nicely. half inch wide and 3mm thick before squashing.

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Post by bigfella » 09 Aug 2016, 10:22

Perfect, thanks Paul.

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Post by prettypolly » 11 Aug 2016, 12:16

some here for free if needed about a foot long..

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Post by bigfella » 15 Aug 2016, 16:13

Apologies for the delayed reply. Thank you for the offer, I managed to source something similar locally - fingers crossed it stays stuck.

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