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    Default Color Matched Xm Satellie Radio FIN on Cab!

    Well i ended up also painting the xm satellite antenna FIN on top of the roof today. It took me a little time to sand down but it was worth it though. I ended up putting 4 coats of rustoleum paint for plastic in gloss black and turned out pretty good! I might buy me a bottle of clear to clear coat it along with the turn signal lens i tinted. Which clear coat can i use other than duplicolor perfect match clear because it makes the paint crack everytime i use it? Click image for larger version. 

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    The reason i tinted my turn signals for my tow mirrors is because i want it to go well with the Recon cab roof lights i'm gonna install in a week or 2. I also will be buying the RBP look alike grille the same time so hopefully will make the truck look even better. I will update everyone when i order and install.

    2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab Lt Z71 5.3 V8
    7.5 Inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
    RBP Replica Grille Black w Chrome Rivets
    Recon Smoked Cab Roof Lights
    N-Fab Powdercoated Gloss black Cab Length Nerf Steps
    5% Tint over 20% all the way around / 5% Eyebrow Strip
    AVS Smoked Window Visors
    Z71 Stickers Black & Metallic Silver
    Tow Mirrors / Smoked Turn Signals
    XM Satellite Radio Fin / Color Matched
    Interior Plastic Pieces / Color Matched
    Power Acoustic Tweeters
    Painted Bowties / Color Matched
    Painted Door Handles / Color Matched
    Smittybilt Bull Bar / Color Matched
    Custom Rolled Edge Exhaust Tips / Color Matched
    Custom 2.5 Inch Cat Back True Dual Exhaust
    Flowmaster Super 40 Series Dual in / Dual out
    Magnaflow Tru-X Pipe
    K&N Air Filter
    18x9 Rockstars Machined Black
    Center Caps / Color Matched
    33.13.50 Nitto Terra Grapplers
    New Front Wheel Well Liners
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Tailights
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Third Brake Light / Smoked
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Halo Projector Headlights
    Notto HID Kit 10,000k Low beams
    Recon L.E.D. Light Bar
    Buschwacker OE Style Tailgate Cap
    AMI Gloss Black Antenna
    Debadged Chrome Lettering
    Door Molding Removed

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    The pic isn't that great it looks better in person it's a gloss black my camera just sucks! I can def. tell the difference in it painted from the greyish textured color!

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    Master Mechanic Burden33's Avatar
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    Im thinking about painting mine white do you still use ur xm and how is it with the paint on it

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    Color Matched Bowtie |15% Tint on Front Windows|20% Tint on Back Windows

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    How does the FIN come off?

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    Bureden- The paint is doing great on it and hardly any imperfections in the paint! I only used 320 grit sand paper to wet sand it and cleaned it up really well. I used rusteloeum paint for plastic and no primer is needed for it. SSTONER idk how the fin pops off to be honest man i think it's way much more than it's worth from looking online! I just used some cheap sheets laid it over portions of the truck and taped areas off around it along with fin. It took a lil while to sand the fin smooth but turned out great!

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    I want to do this to mine as well. I think I will have to take them to a body shop though to get my color

    2005 Silverado SS
    Color matched AEM CAI,Magnaflow mufflers,cat delete,true dual 2.75" stainless mandrel bent exhaust,Circle D 300K stall,Transgo shift kit,Corvette servos,Detroit Tru-trac,SLP 160* T-stat,Taylor 10.4mm red wires,Comp cams 228R,903 springs,12" cross drilled and slotted rotors,WHEATLEY tuned!!!! Boss 313 22X9.5,Toyo proxes II 305/45/22,

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    You're painting everything you can now, huh? Lol. Looks good man. I can look up what clear I use on my stuff in the morning for ya

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    Just an FYI.... In order to remove the XM antenna you have to drop the headliner I believe it it actually bolted on from the bottom.

    At one time i was thinking of actually adding a second antenna (non operating) and turning them both sideways and painting them red. (devil horns lol) but when i found out there were holes i the roof and how much that little basterd cost i decided against it ha ha.
    '08 Silverado LT Z71
    Cast Iron 5.3 VORTEC
    K&N Cold Air Intake
    4L60E Trans with G80 Locker Rearend
    Line-X Spray in Bed Liner
    Tint, Eyebrow, & Blacked Out Emblems
    Flowmaster Super 44 SIDO

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    Yeah it's not worth it to me to take the antenna off just tape and mask it off and use some old sheets to cover the truck with and turns out great. I'm gonna clear coat the antenna today and probably coat my center caps again also. I ended up clear coating the plastic pieces in my truck that i painted yesterday and will be installed today.

    I want to know how to get the 2 silver pieces off on the steering wheel? I have painted everything else but these 2 pieces gloss black..

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