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I've seen several GM vehicles that have the coating on the radio buttons flaking away. Is my 06 subject to this too? If so, what is the easiest way to prevent it? I was thinking about some clear plastic / vinyl sticker on the face of the buttons. I'm leaving this stereo in, so I need it to last!
 

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I'm not interested in an aftermarket radio.
 

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best way is to get a aftermarket radio is what i would say
Wow, worthless post. :rolleyes:

Obviously the buttons won't flake off if the stereo isn't in the truck.
 

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I've seen all models of GM radios with the buttons faded,peeleing. I guess the only way to keep them fresh is to find a station and leave it there for eternity. I was also thinking maybe clear nail polish. Haven't tried it tho.
 

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not like that J/A i know i was just saying because if you dont want it to fade than ride it out till they start to fade than get a aftermarket radio
 

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The culprit is the oil in your skin from touching. Try and use the edge of your nail instead of your fingerprint...or you could just clean it regularly of the residue buildup. :D
 

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Don't want to hijack the thread but since we're on this. Does anyone know where to get replacement knobs or fix the ones that are flaking? I thought about flat black paint, who needs the words on the knobs, right?
 

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never touch your radio...ever......
but to be more serious i think your best option would just be once the radio starts flaking and it gets to the "point of no return" put in an aftermarket...i know you said u dont want aftermarket but u can get one for really cheap..aftermarket is the way to go for radio stuff
 

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In my case I'm selling my 1500 in which this is happening so don't want to invest in a different unit.
 

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go to gmpartsdirect.com... i'm going to replace mine if i can figure out how to remove & install the new ones... they vary in price from $10-20 IIRC
 

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yes.............
 

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never touch your radio...ever......
but to be more serious i think your best option would just be once the radio starts flaking and it gets to the "point of no return" put in an aftermarket...i know you said u dont want aftermarket but u can get one for really cheap..aftermarket is the way to go for radio stuff

he dosent want a aftermarket radio he made it very clear to me i was saying what you said he said basicly no
 
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