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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, My V is getting darker and darker.... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Finished the wheels over the weekend. Next weekend will be lowering, then following week headers/cam. Should be fun!...
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    Nasty04V is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    My V is getting darker and darker....

    Finished the wheels over the weekend. Next weekend will be lowering, then following week headers/cam. Should be fun!












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    Re: My V is getting darker and darker....

    Looks Great...mine is in the process at the moment.

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    Re: My V is getting darker and darker....

    Looks good! I would love to lower mine and put a cam in it

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    Re: My V is getting darker and darker....

    that thing scared the shit out of me... looks mean and I love it

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    Re: My V is getting darker and darker....

    Looks awesome!

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    Re: My V is getting darker and darker....

    how did you go about painting or powder coating the wheels? looks exceptionally nice....is there a coating on the rear lights? seem duller then mine....really mean little lower and the devil himself would drive that V...

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    Re: My V is getting darker and darker....

    Thanks fella's!

    Yeah, I just finished waxing it, tire shine the whole nine AND it was late in the afternoon (gets dark at 5pm now) when I took those pics. So it tends to look a little dark but honestly I think it looks 100% better in person.

    I used PPG Cosmos Black (BMW M roadster color) on the wheels/grills. I started with 220 grit then worked to 400 grit, shot 3 coats of etching primer (greenish). Then lightly sanded and shot 3 coats of cosmos black, then followed with 3 coats of clear. I have not wet sanded the wheels yet, but look pretty good. I really like the high gloss black on the wheels, looks very dark.

    On the len's I used same paint, just diluted 3/1 but have not cleared the tailights due to not knowing how dark/light they were going to turnout. But the weird thing is I kinda dig the satin finish on the tail lamps. Kinda breaks it up a bit and looks good so I might not clear the lamps until I get my hands on some satin clear.

    I appreciate the compliments, and do plan on lowering this comming weekend. But can't wait until I get time to install the MS3 cam and PS Long Tubes.

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    Re: My V is getting darker and darker....

    Quote Originally Posted by cts-v2k5 View Post
    how did you go about painting or powder coating the wheels? looks exceptionally nice....is there a coating on the rear lights? seem duller then mine....really mean little lower and the devil himself would drive that V...
    I painted them, just make sure and do a good deep sanding on the wheels (all corners and crease's). I have painted numerous wheels in the past and have had ZERO flaking issue's. If you think about it most OEM wheels are painted in some fashion.

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    Re: My V is getting darker and darker....

    front orange looks hot and tinted good.. maybe slap 1 more coat of VHT on those tails

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    Re: My V is getting darker and darker....

    For some reason, the blacked-out look has never appealed to me.

    Until now.

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