This is a quick and simple way to fit a CB aerial to your mini, for either temporary or permanent installation.
You will notice that we have mag mounts on their own (if you already have an aerial, for example) and complete kits where the aerial and mag mount are supplied together.
All our magmounts - complete or on their own, come supplied with cable and a plug, ready to go. The size of a Mini means that the cable supplied is enough to reach the CB wherever you want to put it.
They have a rubber or vinyl boot to protect your paintwork from scratches and as long as you make sure the roof is clean when you put it on, there should be no marks.
If you purchase a complete kit then you can be assured that under normal wind conditions motorway speed limit speed can be achieved without any fear of the magmount moving - let alone falling off.
Problems can arise when buying a magmount for an aerial you already have, as you need to make sure that the mount will hold the aerial on.
Thick aerials present more of a wind resistance, as do rigid aerials - so deffinately best to avoid aerials like "Firestik's" which are both!
Back in the 80's (when we had much more restrictive rules on what size aerials we could have), there were quite a few aerials made with a big, thick loading coil halfway up them, and these again are a no-no for magnetic mounting.
Best to avoid aerials with a coil anywhere but at the bottom, as a top-heavy aerial can exert quite a force on your mount. Most of our aerials, and certainly all of the ones we reccommend for magnetic mounting are base-loaded.
For a temporary install, for a weekend away with your club or whatever - it's hard to beat the ease of a magmount... you just plonk it on the roof, bring the cable in somewhere, connect it to your CB set (rig) and your ready.
Magmounts can be used for more permanent installs too... most of the larger magmounts are very hard to remove from the roof without the aerial attached, so if the aerial is stored inside the vehicle or elsewhere, theft is unlikely.
If you keep your magmount in the same position over the summer, you might notice that the rest of your paintwork has faded slightly and the metal under the mount hasn't - so move it around a bit if you have it on all summer.