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Bulldog-Unit777
03-22-2013, 05:38 AM
My black diamond plated covers came in and right angle 4 pin microphone plug. Thanks Tom for the quality products and very quick service. As usual everything arrived in a well packed box. Previously had the chrome diamond plated covers and love them too. I got one of the very first Galaxy DX 959HP-2290 Edition CB Radio customized mainly focusing on the RF section. The black diamond plated covers really sets this radio off! Very sharp looking! Since this covers can fit many radios sometimes you may need to add some spacers. Besides that it is an easy install. The covers are thicker than the thinner OEM! Here is my mobile station, Bulldog 777 in central Maine.

Black Diamond Plated Covers Assembly - http://redmancbparts.com/gold-diamon...cket-assembly/
(http://redmancbparts.com/gold-diamond-plated-covers-bracket-assembly/)
Black Diamond Plated Covers Only - http://redmancbparts.com/gold-diamon...-covers-cobra/
(http://redmancbparts.com/gold-diamond-plated-radio-covers-cobra/)
See more on Photobucket - http://s196.beta.photobucket.com/user/AmericanBLUZUMR/library/Black%20Diamond%20Plated%20Covers%20on%20a%20Galax y%20DX%20959HP


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(http://s196.beta.photobucket.com/user/AmericanBLUZUMR/library/Black%20Diamond%20Plated%20Covers%20on%20a%20Galaxy%20DX%20959HP)

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THIS IS HOW I ROLL!

the caveman
03-22-2013, 07:12 AM
mighty fine lookin radio setup bulldog!

scooter71nc
03-22-2013, 11:21 AM
Looks good Bulldog. I like the black ones as well.

the caveman
03-22-2013, 07:12 PM
What is that neat lookin little Speaker on your visor?

Bulldog-Unit777
03-22-2013, 07:40 PM
Motorola Roadster 2 is a Bluetooth device so I can talk on the phone, listen to my music and it can broadcast my music to the radio in the truck.

the caveman
03-22-2013, 07:44 PM
How much does on of those cost? That sounds like something I'll look into getting sometime down the road.

461NJ
03-22-2013, 07:50 PM
How is the radio attached to the top of the dash?

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Bulldog-Unit777
03-23-2013, 06:36 AM
How much does on of those cost? That sounds like something I'll look into getting sometime down the road.

I bought it at Best Buy for about $100 and here is what it does - http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/Roadster-2-Universal-Bluetooth-In-Car-Speakerphone/107299,en_US,pd.html

Bulldog-Unit777
03-23-2013, 07:02 AM
How is the radio attached to the top of the dash?

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A long time ago I bought a universal mounting kit from Radio Shack. Boy that package had all sorts of different L brackets. Picked the brackets that would work, bent them so when the radio was in this position it would be level. I time I customized an insert that would slide over the brackets which out finish it out give it a good look. I made that out of cardboard, tape, hot melt glue and gray towel. Got the stars in the sewing section. The brackets are the main support for the radio. Below are some older pictures. This radio is going on three years old.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa224/AmericanBLUZUMR/Galaxy%20DX%20959%20%20The%20Beast/BulldogRunsonDunkinAYUH.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa224/AmericanBLUZUMR/Galaxy%20DX%20959%20%20The%20Beast/Heat%20Shield/HeatShieldUnderneathView.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa224/AmericanBLUZUMR/Black%20Diamond%20Plated%20Covers%20on%20a%20Galaxy%20DX%20959HP/IMG_20130315_102909_282.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa224/AmericanBLUZUMR/Black%20Diamond%20Plated%20Covers%20on%20a%20Galaxy%20DX%20959HP/Before1.jpg

461NJ
03-23-2013, 12:13 PM
I like that. If I was going to do a top dash install that's the way I would do it. Nice and clean

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JesseJamesDallas
03-24-2013, 03:35 PM
I bought it at Best Buy for about $100 and here is what it does - http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/Roadster-2-Universal-Bluetooth-In-Car-Speakerphone/107299,en_US,pd.html
So how does it get it's power? AA or AAA batterys? How long does a set of batterys last?

the caveman
03-24-2013, 04:02 PM
What you did with your radio set up is an example of someone who knows what they are doing. Nice work bulldog!

Bulldog-Unit777
03-24-2013, 05:14 PM
So how does it get it's power? AA or AAA batterys? How long does a set of batterys last?
Charges like a cellphone and charger included. All voice commands. The voice will let you know from the start the battery level. Last over a week for me before charging is needed.

Bulldog-Unit777
03-24-2013, 05:15 PM
What you did with your radio set up is an example of someone who knows what they are doing. Nice work bulldog!
Thank you!

JesseJamesDallas
03-25-2013, 05:44 PM
Charges like a cellphone and charger included. All voice commands. The voice will let you know from the start the battery level. Last over a week for me before charging is needed.
gotcha....was looking at them on eBay...There's one that works with the Galaxy S3 phones New for $46 w/free shipping...may have to check into one.

Just wondering on your cover's why you just didn't spray-paint your chrome ones with satin black paint instead of buying new ones?

All you need to do is take some sand paper to the chrome, then spray some self-etching primer on it like I did my D 104's, then spray the black on....

461NJ
03-25-2013, 05:56 PM
They also make a spray on rubber coating in flat black. I believe the company is called plasti-dip. It comes out very even with no runs. Also if the effect is not desired it peels off very very easily leaving no residue. Also has the nice texture like a cellphone. I have used it many times to re finish cobra 29 cases and also painted my trailer with it. Very durable with 2 coats.

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JesseJamesDallas
03-25-2013, 06:12 PM
They also make a spray on rubber coating in flat black. I believe the company is called plasti-dip. It comes out very even with no runs. Also if the effect is not desired it peels off very very easily leaving no residue. Also has the nice texture like a cellphone. I have used it many times to re finish cobra 29 cases and also painted my trailer with it. Very durable with 2 coats.

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I've seen that stuff at Home Depot...never thought of using it on covers tho...may have to check it out, some of my covers need repainting anyway. Suppose to work good on antenna's too. Anyone thinking of painting a Predator 10K Black should consider using this stuff instead of regular spray paint.

Bulldog-Unit777
03-26-2013, 01:44 AM
As far as painting the covers, just not interested...

461NJ
03-26-2013, 07:28 AM
I may be wrong, maybe your right, but my thought about painting a metal antenna with the plasti kote would be it acting like an insulator affecting swr and efficiency of dispelling all of the rf. Who knows. Worth a shot.

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Bulldog-Unit777
03-26-2013, 06:36 PM
gotcha....was looking at them on eBay...There's one that works with the Galaxy S3 phones New for $46 w/free shipping...may have to check into one.

WirelessGround as good prices too - http://www.wirelessground.com

Bulldog-Unit777
03-26-2013, 06:41 PM
This week I will be working my new Ranger SRA-198 noise cancelling microphone from Redman CB Stop. I will be posting a review this weekend, Bulldog.



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461NJ
03-26-2013, 06:55 PM
Bulldog I have a house in bridgton me on long lake. Go there every summer. Maybe we will get a chance to talk this summer. Let me know how that mic works out for you. Was looking at it also

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JesseJamesDallas
03-26-2013, 07:04 PM
I may be wrong, maybe your right, but my thought about painting a metal antenna with the plasti kote would be it acting like an insulator affecting swr and efficiency of dispelling all of the rf. Who knows. Worth a shot.

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No different than the stuff they use on Firestick and other fiberglass antenna's...It's just a plastic coating...radio waves will penetrate plastic just fine...

461NJ
03-26-2013, 07:07 PM
Never thought of it that way. Good point

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