Originally Posted by TexasBorn
a couple months ago, there was a thread where one user painted the antenna base (where the plastic is attached to the quarter panel) and i really liked the look of it but i can't find the thread anywhere. how to i get this plastic bit off and what kind of paint would i use? i suppose i could take it to a local body shop and just have them spray it and put a clear coat on it. it could possibly cost much
To get the plastic part off: Unscrew your antenna and remove it. The little chrome ring
that holds the base on has 3 slots in it. Since you don't have available tool 12345xyz the best way I have found is to get a drift punch as close to the size of one slot as possible. Lay the end of the punch in the slot and carefully loosen the ring
(counterclockwise). Then remove it with your fingers. Lift up and off the black plastic part carefully. The antenna assembly is loosely hooked into the cutout in the fender. If that makes your nervious wrap some masking tape around the part that sticks up out of the fender to hold it in place.
Painting the part: Get some plasti-dip spray paint in the color you desire. Spray the part with at least 5 wet coats letting it dry in between (30 minutes). Then let the part dry overnight so it will be good and dry and put it back on the next morning. Use the punch to tighten it up.