Blacked out antenna mod - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-21-2011, 01:15 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
CRNA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 247
Blacked out antenna mod

Here are pics of my attempts to black out the antenna on my black '11 JKU. Used 1/8" shrink wrap tubing on the mast (after removing the ball at the top). Bottom 4" had to be a little bigger shrink tubing because of the increasing mast size towards the base. I left the flattened sides of the base uncovered to allow use of a wrench to tighten/remove. I think the base required 1/2" shrink wrap tubing. I also added a small rubber vacuum cap to the tip for safety and glued it with 3M weatherstripping adhesive. 15 minutes and looks much better than the shiny silver stock antenna.

Click image for larger version

Name:	2011-02-21_13-29-17_358.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	133.8 KB
ID:	38819

Click image for larger version

Name:	2011-02-21_13-29-37_373.jpg
Views:	131
Size:	120.5 KB
ID:	38820

Click image for larger version

Name:	2011-02-21_13-29-45_754.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	117.9 KB
ID:	38821

CRNA is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-21-2011, 01:17 PM   #2
account closed

WF Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 417
I DID that too when I first got my JK. I painted it but the paint peeled and the antenna was getting caught on branches alot. Went and got a 10" little rubber one and solved all problems.

And yes yours looks better now, that silver is just dumb. They should all be black from the factory

John412 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-21-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
dystynkt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 108
Looks great! If I hadn't just ordered a new antenna I would go that exact route.
dystynkt is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-21-2011, 03:53 PM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 521
Images: 2
It looks great! Does covering the antenna play a part in its functioning?
__________________
If you only have a Jeep, every problem appears as a rock. I like rocks.
trennmaschine is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-21-2011, 04:15 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Zack93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Centerville, Ohio
Posts: 61
nice looks good, are you going to black out that chrome at the bottem of the antenna too? and i was also wondering about the covering messing with the antenna and its functioning ability?
__________________
The above is not intended to offend, insult, or ridicule in any way, shape or form.
'98 XJ build:
'92 Mj build:
Zack93 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-21-2011, 08:26 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
CRNA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 247
No, covering the antenna with a small piece of rubber does not affect its performance. I plan on leaving the slotted portion on the base exposed. I do have a few things I plan on leaving silver: wheels, door key holes. Other than that, all is black. I think a little silver/aluminum looks better than ALL black.

CRNA is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installation Trouble - Firestik Antenna HELP!!!! maddog122680 Communications and Electronics 3 04-09-2010 10:46 AM
Fiberglass Antenna Help ABSOLUTnie Communications and Electronics 1 09-11-2009 12:44 PM
2009 Jeep Wrangler Antenna Mount Hogger34 Communications and Electronics 2 06-09-2009 08:39 AM
External Sirius Radio Antenna soupy1957 Communications and Electronics 10 05-25-2008 07:17 PM
Antenna Cable Broke agentorange Communications and Electronics 2 11-04-2007 02:02 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:47 AM.



Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC