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Old 04-24-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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Post Antenna should be body colored

I know it's a small item, but I think I would like see the antenna at the back of the roof painted body color. Anybody else like that idea?
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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Thought this was a can of worms before... Some say yes some say they wish they can take it off and others dont care.. I would like to see it painted to match but I dont really care
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:02 PM   #3
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Well... I think I'm fine with it either way.... I'm sure there is some way to have it painted.... the problem is its prob. plastic or something
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IMO there will be people who want to get it painted due to the black antenna being in conflict of their color choice, (say, someone who ordered a bright color with or without white or SIM stripes ). Others won't care if it "clashes" or not.

Then there's the people who got Black and CGM... which I think the antenna will look awesome. Not to mention those with black stripes with just about any color.

With that being said, if I had ordered other than CGM and black stripes or plain Black, (2nd choice), then I would have thought about painting it, but... I really don't need to.
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I based my body color selection solely on the color of the antennae.

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Old 04-24-2009, 12:29 PM   #6
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I would have liked to have seen it body colored, but it would never affect my decision on whether or not to buy a car or not.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:27 PM   #7
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I probably would have gotten black anyway, but i was agonizing over the decision when I found out the antenna would be black. That sealed my color choice. I don't think i've ever seen an antenna of this style that was not body colored and i'm not a fan of it...
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:21 PM   #8
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I know it's a small item, but I think I would like see the antenna at the back of the roof painted body color. Anybody else like that idea?
You are right, it's a small item but they really should paint the chintzy looking antenna, particularly for the RS appearance package. They paint the roof ditches on the RS but not the antenna that sticks out like a sore thumb.

I see a relatively short list of issues that will get will get brought up over and over until GM takes care of them with an update. Nav, HUD, full ABL and painting the antenna are probably the top four, and while painting the antenna is the least complicated to actually do it's also the one on that list that has the greatest chance of not happening by MY 2011 IMO so I wouldn't hold your breath. (I know I neglected to mention the Z28, that's a whole different ball game though)
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:38 PM   #9
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The same color as the car? No sir, that would not look right to me.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:24 PM   #10
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Think of the 4th gen Z28s. For the first couple of years, you had your choice of a black roof and side mirrors, or, a black roof and side mirrors. No matter the body color.

(Personally I liked the 2-tone look on that car anyway)
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:16 PM   #11
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(Personally I liked the 2-tone look on that car anyway)
Yup. Personally, I like that the shark fin breaks up some of the body color. I'm not sure I'd like it body colored in the long run.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:08 PM   #12
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Think of the 4th gen Z28s. For the first couple of years, you had your choice of a black roof and side mirrors, or, a black roof and side mirrors. No matter the body color.

(Personally I liked the 2-tone look on that car anyway)
don't you mean black roof/black mirrors or body color roof/body color mirrors?
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:09 PM   #13
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If Hyundai can do it, why cant Chevy?
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:23 PM   #14
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Also since the RS gets the roof ditch molding colored, why cant rs also have the antenna colored?
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:02 PM   #15
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If Hyundai can do it, why cant Chevy?
My guess is that its not an issue of technical ability, i think its part of the onstar brand. I have yet to see an onstar antenna anything other than black. And i think its effective, it definitely says "look at me" and makes you wonder what that antenna is for, and if you already know, it makes you think of onstar.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:57 PM   #16
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I actually forgot about the antenna until now. That was BIG deal around here at first, but I tend to get too drawn to the body lines, and beautiful shape of the car .

But, on a serious note, I like the fact that the shark fin is black. If it was body color, on the brighter colors like Rally Yellow, Victory Red, and SIM, it would stick out
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:24 PM   #17
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:29 PM   #18
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:19 PM   #19
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don't you mean black roof/black mirrors or body color roof/body color mirrors?
No, I was making a little "Ford Model T" joke, but I meant what I said. You couldn't get body colored-roof or mirrors on a Z28, until (I think) the 1995 model year. All '93 and '94 Z28s came with the black roof & mirrors. The base V6 cars had body colored roof & mirrors.

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My guess is that its not an issue of technical ability, i think its part of the onstar brand. I have yet to see an onstar antenna anything other than black. And i think its effective, it definitely says "look at me" and makes you wonder what that antenna is for, and if you already know, it makes you think of onstar.
Why would they want to equate Onstar with looking cheap, that's makes no sense at all.
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:01 PM   #21
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If painting the antenna is cheap, then how come they come painted on all Cadillacs??? If you didnt notice it, its because it obviously blends in. Its not hard to paint one. If its the same one that is on Chevy trucks or Cadillacs, you could just order one and take it to a body shop and have them paint it before the car even gets here and snap it on. Simple!
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:25 PM   #22
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Couldn't you just paint it?
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:48 PM   #23
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Hate to extend this thread, but I did think of a question... is the antenna a flat, unpainted black? Or is it a glossy painted/clearcoated black? I hate unpainted, flat black trim on cars (see Mustang side mirrors for example), it always ages really fast in the sun and ends up looking gray.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:10 PM   #24
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im pretty sure that it is a flat unpainted black, like the ones that are one some of the lower models and some trucks by GM.

How much do you think it would be to get it painted CGM at the dealership?
and would it look good?
i realllly like the ones that are painted, it gives that car a much more finished look.
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