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Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

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but how's your satalite radio?
Satellite is great, no difference.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:55 PM
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Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

Got my Mark II delivered today. Now I need the Jeep to come!
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Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

me too. Most of the replies don't make me feel like this shark fin thing is all that its cut out to be. I want to knw that its gonna be better reception or jus as good. If you get one,jus don't get it painted with a metallic paint. Let me knw if you like it, I am in LA too so our reception should be similar.
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Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

did you get your shark fin from visual garage?? Did u get it painted w a metallic paint??
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Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

As I posted before it is sucks here in NJ for FM. AM and satellite is ok or fine.
Since my free satellite will be over in two month and no plans to renew, I will have to listen my iPod I guess? Sucks...
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Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

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did you get your shark fin from visual garage?? Did u get it painted w a metallic paint??
Yes and Yes. Mineral Grey Metallic paint ordered from Visual Garage and absolutely NO reception issues here in San Antonio, TX. I would buy it again in a heart beat because I love the look and haven't noticed any degradation of the signal on FM or AM. It won't affect Satellite because the Satellite uses a different antenna.
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Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

I installed my VG Sharkfin over the weekend. It arrived quite quickly and installation was a breeze - I followed Tinkan's guide (less the electrical grease, I didn't have any and wasn't patient enough to track some down). The hardest part was getting up there to line the adhesive up (I'm 6'4" and still needed a ladder and some full-body contact to the tailgate to reach)

I was concerned about reception with metallic paint, so I had them do a black clearcoat. I can't see a difference between the sharkfin and my Brilliant Black roof unless I get up on a ladder, lean in and put my nose to it, but I assume I won't be doing that very much in normal driving conditions haha. Perhaps with a lighter color one could tell, but many OEM sharkfins on other cars are the matte black plastic (like the WK2 antenna base) so anything body color would look fine.

I listen to a lot of AM (the local news/traffic), a little FM and never had satellite before, so have sampled it but am not hooked. I spent Sunday driving around listening to different stations in different places I commonly go to. I heard no difference in reception for AM, FM or satellite (Philly metro).

So, thumbs up from me.
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Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

It is my understanding that the Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat is not a metallic paint. So getting it painted the exact colour code should not be a problem. Thats what I did. There was a thread hear a while back and someone posted the difference between Pearl Coat paint and Metallic paint and the conclusion was there is no metallic fleck in the Pearl Coat paint.
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Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

I just got one in brilliant black pearl and the paint job looks great. Got it delivered in my mailbox today, same day I took delivery of my new WK2. They ship quickly if they have your color in stock, like mine was.
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Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

Mine in bright silver came yesterday. I'll install it later in the week and post back.
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Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

i put mine on yesterday.... sirius seems better... am/fm always blew so cant tell much of a difference
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Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

I put mine on last weekend and have been getting a feel for it the last few days. Color is Bright Silver Metallic.

Sirius - very slightly reduced. Not enough to cause any concern.
AM/FM - reduced signal, but on par with other cars I have had. The AM/FM signal with the regular stub antenna was phenomenal I thought. Now I'd say it's normal and comparable to what I've had in other cars.

Overall, no issues or thoughts about removing it due to poor reception.
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