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Ok guy's , i have waxed my truck 6 times already since i have had it. now the base of the the Antenna is turning white because of the wax, so aim asking to see if anyone on here knows how to remove the base? I would like to take it off and paint it to match the truck.

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Instead of painting it, have you guys tried a conditioner. Wax always caused my plastic to dull. What I do is I apply Turtle Wax liquid ice. It is safe on all exterior surfaces and reconditions my plastic and protects it. I use it on the plastic bed rails as well to keep them black and looking new. Just a thought. Plus liquid ice is a great wax if you don't want to go crazy every wash.
 

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It's not the wax that's doing it, it's just UV exposure. It's unavoidable. You can remove it by unscrewing the nut at the top, the one with 3 grooves in it. I tried Back to Black and a few other products, they all had varying degrees of success, but none of them really looked good. I was going to paint it, plasti-dip would probably be an even better option, but I ended up getting a new antenna base. I got it through the parts department at the local dealer, it cost around $6.
 

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Thanks guys , i might take it off , give it a little sanding , then hit it with gloss black paint.
I will see how it holds up.

@ ironsides... I know the nut your talking about with the 3 groves.. is it a special tool?
 

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I'd like to know this as well. The whole theme of my truck is black and white, and my antenna is blueish...would like to paint it black.
 

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Ironsides, how did the new antenna base hold up? Want to either change mine or paint it. It discolored a few months after I drove the truck off the showroom floor. Just wanted to know if your replacement has done better than the original one. If not, I might use the $6 to buy paint to color match mine to the truck.
 
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