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      04-03-2010, 12:14 AM   #1
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Removing Shark Fin on roof

I searched but no results.

Has anyone removed one before if so how?
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      04-03-2010, 03:47 AM   #2
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why?
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....why?
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Use some fishing line or dental floss to cut through the 3M tape. Then you can just pop the sharkfin off. There will be some tape residue left on your roof which is a pain in the ass to get off. It'll take about 30 minutes to clean it up completely.
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      04-03-2010, 04:01 AM   #5
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Here ya go, just do this:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=368475
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What does the fin do? Is it tied to the sat radio or sat nav?
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      04-03-2010, 10:43 AM   #8
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Use some fishing line or dental floss to cut through the 3M tape. Then you can just pop the sharkfin off. There will be some tape residue left on your roof which is a pain in the ass to get off. It'll take about 30 minutes to clean it up completely.
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What does the fin do? Is it tied to the sat radio or sat nav?
Yes that is what Im not sure about, whether or not there are wires attached to the fin.

Ca$h - It seems from your response you have done this. Can you confirm if there are any wires attached or is it just stuck on with the 3M adhesive?

Thanks!
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You do realize it serves a purpose and is not just cosmetic?

Take a look here, hope this helps:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=351067
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      04-03-2010, 10:36 PM   #10
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You do realize it serves a purpose and is not just cosmetic?

Take a look here, hope this helps:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=351067
Thanks Jaypod

I know it serves a purpose and i'll be putting it back on.
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From what I hear it is attached with the black glue they use to install windshields. I hear it is very difficult to remove and can damage/dent the roof trying to pry it off, even with heat...

I want to paint mine black, but I dont think ill be pulling it off. If anything ill throw abig plastic cover over the car, and pop the fin through it to paint it...

Well see.

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Yes that is what Im not sure about, whether or not there are wires attached to the fin.

Ca$h - It seems from your response you have done this. Can you confirm if there are any wires attached or is it just stuck on with the 3M adhesive?

Thanks!
I just pulled off the cover, not the whole thing. No wires attached to the cover.
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From what I hear it is attached with the black glue they use to install windshields. I hear it is very difficult to remove and can damage/dent the roof trying to pry it off, even with heat...

I want to paint mine black, but I dont think ill be pulling it off. If anything ill throw abig plastic cover over the car, and pop the fin through it to paint it...

Well see.

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I just pulled off the cover, not the whole thing. No wires attached to the cover.
How did you do that?
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How did you do that?
heat, pry tools, and some muscles will help. It's really tough to pull it off the first time.

Underneath the shark fin is a semi-transparent plastic cover shaped like the fin. Your antenna is underneath that.
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