I actually think you'd be better off taping off and painting it. It actually isn't as hard as you might think it would be. Blue tape and newspaper to protect the roof, scuff and prime the fin, then 3 coats of black base and 2 coats of clear. That fin doesn't see nearly as much abuse as say a front grille so I think you'll get great longevity out of it. There's also a small relief around the fin where it meets the roof (presumably due to the gasket that's tucked in there) which would provide a great spot to run your tape around it.PJPR01 said:Looking to take off my shark fin and clean it up a bit or replace it with a new glossy one...seems to have faded over the last 4 years.
Anyone take their's off yet - any tricks to removing it?
Well I only suggest that because I'm really not one for doing invasive stuff like removing the headliner to reach a screw and such. And given my experience with painting calipers (in which a properly prepped one will not chip or fade) I don't think this would be that difficult to do - at all.PJPR01 said:Thanks Ukraine...those are helpful suggestions.
I found one on Ebay for $11 bucks, plus a few bucks for shipping...nice and glossy.
Will let everyone know how it turns out...if so, a cheap and fast alternative.
Well...I was hoping this could replace the existing one....am I mistaken?gooseyloosey said:If that's this
...you wanted a dummy antenna?
Crap...there goes $20 buckaroos...oh well, another star for Ebay.gooseyloosey said:Yes, I'm afraid so. / This one just sticks on---like the infamous Brembo press on nails/caliper covers.
Refreshed=more blue? Just when I thought this car couldn't get any bluerPJPR01 said:Since I'm going to have some other items "refreshed", I might as well remove this one as well if I can do it without ruining the headliner.
He he...actually believe it or not, I'm working on the "black" parts of the Dementor (the nickname my nieces have now given my car). I'm installing a fresh set of mudflaps from M32 since I lost one of the front ones on the last Continental Divide somewhere between Imogene Pass and Mosquito Pass, and bent one of the rear ones hard enough create a noticeable fissure, so now with 97K miles, it's time for a new set, which then got me thinking, it would nice to paint the rest of the black skirts and the front/rear black sections a nice fresh set of glossy black - to match my wheels of course!gooseyloosey said: