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Old 04-26-2011, 02:19 PM
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Installed sharkfin but.....

....forgot to tighten the screw!!! I was so worried about placement and alignment that I forgot all about the screw. It is attached but barely finger tight. The adhesive really stuck the fin on there good.

What do I do?.....
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:39 PM
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Re: Installed sharkfin but.....

hate to say it...but your gonna have to peel it off. heat it up with a haridryer or heat gun(use caution) and then pull it off slowly. You may have to use a plastic putty knife to get under it to get it started...but I doubt it...especially if you judt did it. Then aply new 3m tape and reapply
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Re: Installed sharkfin but.....

contact the maker, vd, and ask for a new piece of tape/
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Re: Installed sharkfin but.....

Should be fine. Lots of OEM spoilers on cars are only held on by 3m automotive double sided tape. Only concern I would have is the nut coming loose and starts rattling.
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Re: Installed sharkfin but.....

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Should be fine. Lots of OEM spoilers on cars are only held on by 3m automotive double sided tape. Only concern I would have is the nut coming loose and starts rattling.
UMMMM I think he is concerned about his reception. the SCREW he talks about connects the SHARKFIN ANTENNA to the ANTENNA base. A LOOSE or POOR connection could interrupt his reception.

now the tape that comes with the antenna is very thin and fragile


SO WHAT HE IS ASKING ABOUT is the tape.......will he be able to reuse it after he LIFTS the antenna to tighten the screw?
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:45 PM
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hate to say it...but your gonna have to peel it off. heat it up with a haridryer or heat gun(use caution) and then pull it off slowly. You may have to use a plastic putty knife to get under it to get it started...but I doubt it...especially if you judt did it. Then aply new 3m tape and reapply
^x2 it should come off easily with some heat and gentle pulling if its still fresh
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UMMMM I think he is concerned about his reception. the SCREW he talks about connects the SHARKFIN ANTENNA to the ANTENNA base. A LOOSE or POOR connection could interrupt his reception.

now the tape that comes with the antenna is very thin and fragile


SO WHAT HE IS ASKING ABOUT is the tape.......will he be able to reuse it after he LIFTS the antenna to tighten the screw?
My bad...heat it up a little bit and use some 20lb fishing line to cut through the tape. Clean both the roof and antenna then reapply some 3M automotive double sided tape. Tape can be found and any automotive store and runs about $5.
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