We replaced the antenna on my '99, but the base is faded and gray. What can I put on it to make it black again? I tried ArmorAll, and it looked good for about 30 minutes, and then turned ashy again. Ick.
Which manufacturer makes it? ThanksOtto the egg said:There is a product out there called "Forever Black" The product isn't a surface dressing, it's a dye so you have to be careful to either remove the antenna base, or mask it off. It's a 2 step process, with a surface prep cleaner, and then the dye itself.
Blue masking tape: Free...already should have someYEAHIDRIVEABUGSOWUT said:no joke....new base 30 bucks....masking, dye coloring, painting, sanding.....forgedaboutit!!!!
Ahh when you are older you shall understand. Us old people (31) feel a sense of pride by doing things by hand. Why i remember back when gasoline was just $.89 a gallon o course being too young to remember the 70s oil shortage. When i was a boy....SMG said:I really don't get why you would have a (relatively) expensive car, and skimp on the details.
I mean, really...
Spend a few extra dollars and do it right.
Before i realized i could afford the car i dreamed about, i was pricing Kias. Then i read all the reports i could about them. I'm sure for someone a Kia is a perfect vehicle as they are practical and affordable. I myself considered getting a fully loaded Optima at back in 01/02 and leasing it for if i remember $100 a month. Not a bad deal, i have to say. For a lower income person who needs a car pronto it's a fab deal. I just like VW and will only every own a VW.YEAHIDRIVEABUGSOWUT said:I'm sure like all other brands Kia has their quirks to deal with but don't knock a brand.....eventually some kid in 20 years.......maybe your own, may regard this Kia Rio as we would a vintage VW or a Nova II.....who knows!!!!!