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docsmiley Aug 22, 1:41pm - #256113 

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Painting S2K antenna install

Okay - I've got some pics of how I painted my antenna. Worked great. If you doubt me - check out the pix. You can do it yourself or I'll offer some for sale already painted, if anybody is interested. The price I sell would depend upon the price I would pay. I'm thinking about $29 shipped. Look at the pix and PM me if you are interested. The first picture shows a spare piece of 2X4 with a hole drilled to stick the antenna in.
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docsmiley Aug 22, 1:42pm - #256114 

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This next one shows the antenna attached to the block of wood.
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docsmiley Aug 22, 1:43pm - #256115 

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This is the paint I used - Krylon Fusion for plastics.
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docsmiley Aug 22, 1:44pm - #256116 

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Here is the finished product. I walked around the antenna, spraying downwards from each side and actually painted two coats on, although I'll probably paint another one tomorrow. It dries in 15 minutes, but I left it for an hour before picking it up.
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docsmiley Aug 22, 1:44pm - #256117 

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This paint did not flake. It is supposed to be fully chip resistant within 7 days, but I'm not going to wait that long. The next two pictures below show me bending the antenna about 7 hours after painting.
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docsmiley Aug 22, 1:45pm - #256118 

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2nd picture.
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docsmiley Aug 22, 1:46pm - #256119 

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This last one shows what it looks like after being bent and straightened back out. Pretty cool, huh? So do it yourself or let me know if you want me to do it for you. I'm gonna find out what colors are available at my Wal-Mart tomorrow.
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xrage4200 Aug 22, 2:28pm - #256120 

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um...interesting

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Mp3Supply Aug 22, 2:30pm - #256121 

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now we can cloak our honda parts smile. . . .

good test project smile thumbsup

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combatc87 Aug 22, 4:38pm - #256122 

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let's see it on your car.

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docsmiley Aug 22, 4:52pm - #256123 

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rofl Sure - I'll post some car pix once it quits raining (no sun in Tallahssee today). I just didn't bother because I got so many negatives the last time I posted pix of my car. But wtf- no skin off my back. As soon as the sun shines again - you'll get pix.
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Erick Aug 22, 4:53pm - #256124 

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^^ happywink

different.. never thought about painting it thumbsup

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Virgilson Aug 22, 4:56pm - #256125 

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thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thats a great idea.
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falkkor Aug 22, 7:32pm - #256126 

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Krylon Fusion for teh win. I love that stuff!
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oas Aug 22, 7:37pm - #256127 
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looks good, only bad think is taht i have my antenna at teh roof cry
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docsmiley Aug 22, 8:11pm - #256128 

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Originally Posted by oas
looks good, only bad think is taht i have my antenna at teh roof cry


Why is that bad? Why not paint it anyway? confused
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ToiletPaper Aug 22, 8:55pm - #256129 
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nice job!
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morris Aug 24, 7:42am - #256130 
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I have seen (at work) plastics painted with that paint (not sure if same brand, but say "plastic") they aren't really durable... with a minimal scratch the paint come out... rolleyes

I was thinking to use that for my engine plastics... rolleyes
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Chelica815 Aug 24, 8:59am - #256131 
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Is there one that matches the Celica silver?

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docsmiley Aug 24, 9:46am - #256132 

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I tried using my thumbnail to scratch it and didn't see any problem. There is another brand out there I thought I might try - it might not work the same. I'll let you know if I do.
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docsmiley Aug 24, 9:51am - #256133 

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Originally Posted by Chelica815
Is there one that matches the Celica silver?

I'll take a look and try silver if they have one. Anybody know or have an opinion as to the most popular celica colors?
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celicagirlie Aug 24, 2:30pm - #256134 

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lol uhh lets see...blue black red silver white..and occasionally yellow but i think it would be hard to match the celica colors i mean yay for white and black (which it already is so why paint it LOL) but youd have a hard time matching the other colors imo looks good in white though! thumbsup

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Chelica815 Aug 24, 5:10pm - #256135 
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Yeah, white is prolly the best one for it to be painted. Not sure how silver is going to look.

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hkysk8r86 Aug 24, 7:12pm - #256136 

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Originally Posted by falkkor
Krylon Fusion for teh win. I love that stuff!


I'm with Falkkor on this one thumbsup winnar!
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Sancho Aug 25, 5:16am - #256137 

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I kinda like mine black. I would paint it silver, but black just works. confused

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good paint job but i would never paint mine white especially to go on blue car
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Elec-FuYu Aug 25, 6:20am - #256139 
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it wouldnt matter if the silver matches or not. the antenna is not big stuff. as long as the silver you painting is lighter than the celica silver, it will look just rite.

where can i buy this stuff online? just for reference.

ill go check out wal-mart (im in canada) tom.

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 25, 6:36am - #256140 
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Besides Ebay, where else can I buy a knock off S2000 antenna?
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ghostingcelica Aug 25, 6:59am - #256141 
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i have an extra one but i dont want to bother with shipping -_-
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RedDevil Aug 25, 7:44pm - #256142 
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Check out my sig..
Mine is dipped in rubber coating...
It's a layer rubber.. had them for almost 2 years. no problem at all..

I guess if your paint passed the bending test.. it should be ok... follow up on reliability few months later...
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SPec_ceLICA Aug 25, 8:29pm - #256143 

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Different but I think I'll keep mine black

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combatc87 Aug 25, 9:52pm - #256144 

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my car is black, so i don't have to paint mine!

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jadoreGTS Aug 25, 10:23pm - #256145 

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looks DANK, creative & original ! yeyas

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csheriff Aug 25, 10:35pm - #256146 
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very creative, i'll stick with black though.

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docsmiley Sep 5, 3:28am - #256147 

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Originally Posted by combatc87
let's see it on your car.


I've painted a white antenna and a blue one now. I've ordered some more antennae and will be painting one red. Since the 2005 is available in yellow, I might do one of those. I've already heard the comments about my white wing on blue car, but I'm working a plan here that suits me so far.

Here's a picture now of my white antenna on my spectra blue celi.
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docsmiley Sep 5, 3:30am - #256148 

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Here's a close-up of the blue.
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xvtxboi508x Sep 5, 3:33am - #256149 

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docsmiley Sep 5, 3:35am - #256150 

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And another of the blue - slightly different lighting.
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I still prefer black...
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cegonaxman Sep 5, 5:18am - #256152 

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You must like white, just like me!...Why don't you paint your whole car super white! thumbsup

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GOLDCELICA Sep 5, 5:20am - #256153 

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good work thumbsup

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docsmiley Sep 5, 12:52pm - #256154 

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Originally Posted by cegonaxman
You must like white, just like me!...Why don't you paint your whole car super white! thumbsup


Nope - not into pure white. Someday I'll go back to blue or do something entirely different. I had an S-Runner that was all red - no chrome or any other color. But this time - I dunno - I decided to mix it up.

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Originally Posted by docsmiley
Originally Posted by cegonaxman
You must like white, just like me!...Why don't you paint your whole car super white! thumbsup


Nope - not into pure white. Someday I'll go back to blue or do something entirely different. I had an S-Runner that was all red - no chrome or any other color. But this time - I dunno - I decided to mix it up.


Understand you dude!...n e way's good work! thumbsup

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docsmiley Sep 5, 9:51pm - #256156 

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Quote:


Understand you dude!...n e way's good work! thumbsup


Thanks, man! cheers

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docsmiley Sep 5, 10:01pm - #256157 

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Originally Posted by docsmiley

Here's a close-up of the blue.


By the way - I'm selling this one for $20 shipped OBO.
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JSPITZ Sep 5, 10:07pm - #256158 

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Great job thumbsup

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Elec-FuYu Sep 5, 10:29pm - #256159 
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after seeing them painted... lol, ill stick with black..

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