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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, XM antenna looks bad in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Gave the V a good wash and wax this weekend. I sometimes get obsessed with a small detail and that ...
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    ctsvohio is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    XM antenna looks bad

    Gave the V a good wash and wax this weekend. I sometimes get obsessed with a small detail and that small detail is the XM antenna. It looks bad. It looks old. I want to spray paint it gloss black but before I do I wanted to see if anyone else did it and how it looked. I don't use the XM and I have no plans to sell my car.

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    Re: XM antenna looks bad

    Whatever you do, do not get rid of it. '04s need to stay authentic.

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    Re: XM antenna looks bad

    forget spray painting it... anyone remove it altogether? Wondering how big a hole there'd be to plug

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    Re: XM antenna looks bad

    I think it is the GPS antenna for OnStar and the nav system, in addition to the XM antenna. Actually, I think early (or all?) '04s had two antennas, so maybe what you are talking about isn't what I'm thinking of... But the extra tall sharkfin one on the later cars does look a bit goofy, it'd be nice if they were body colored.

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    Re: XM antenna looks bad

    I think I read that little one in back is onstar. On top is for XM. Regular radio and navigation up front somewhere.

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    Re: XM antenna looks bad

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Whatever you do, do not get rid of it. '04s need to stay authentic.
    Yeah, I want to keep it but it just looks old. I don't think the little fin looks bad but what can I do to make it look new or at least newer?

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    Re: XM antenna looks bad

    Maybe some Back to Black plastic trim stuffs?

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    Re: XM antenna looks bad

    Hit it with some Vinylex. That should restore the finish.

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    Re: XM antenna looks bad

    Quote Originally Posted by jclayc View Post
    forget spray painting it... anyone remove it altogether? Wondering how big a hole there'd be to plug
    There is no hole.

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    Re: XM antenna looks bad

    Quote Originally Posted by EdmundGTP View Post
    Hit it with some Vinylex. That should restore the finish.
    Vinylex worked really well. Thanks.

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    Re: XM antenna looks bad

    No prob.. that stuff does miracles on plastic and rubber parts.

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