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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Hey-- Sorry to jump on the color question bandwagon, but I've been agonizing over my Forgestar F14 order and think ...
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    Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V?

    Hey--

    Sorry to jump on the color question bandwagon, but I've been agonizing over my Forgestar F14 order and think that I may have made a mistake in ordering piano (glossy) black wheels. Looking for your opinion here--what color do you like the best?

    This is mine:







    Couple of other redline / infrared CTS-V's (including a couple of photoshopped ones):



    Piano Black F14 via Photoshop (courtesy of dudesweet on the LS1Tech forums):







    Gunmetal F14 via Photoshop (courtesy of dudesweet on the LS1Tech forums):



    Opinions? I'm leaning toward matte right now, but I figured I'd solicit advice before sending in a change of order form.

    --Ryan

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    Re: Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V?

    Matte black makes everything better.

    Everything.

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    Re: Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingroo View Post
    Matte black makes everything better.

    Everything.
    I disagree.. There are plenty times that changing the color of something to matte black just makes it look dirty.

    My vote in order of preference, given the choices, would be Gunmetal, Piano, Matte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdmundGTP View Post
    I disagree.. There are plenty times that changing the color of something to matte black just makes it look dirty.

    My vote in order of preference, given the choices, would be Gunmetal, Piano, Matte.
    ^^^+1

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    Re: Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V?

    I think the Gunmetal finish works with the chrome grille, but not so much with the blacked out grille and windows.

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    You still have the chrome around the grill tho. I feel like the gunmetal would pull everything together instead of looking like you murdered out your redline V. My $.02

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    Re: Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V?

    I like the blacked out mesh with the chrome surround look like in the first 3 pics. I might do that when I get my gold F14s in

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    Re: Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V?

    Quote Originally Posted by killernoodle View Post
    I like the blacked out mesh with the chrome surround look like in the first 3 pics. I might do that when I get my gold F14s in
    And then 14k gold plate the surround, tailpipes, and emblems?

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    Re: Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V?

    Gunmetal

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    Re: Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V?

    I'll upholster the car with Persian rugs too. That should set things off nice

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    Re: Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V?

    Gunmetal. Not a fan of murdered out look.

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    Re: Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V?

    I think yours look the best, good choice IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic
    Hey--

    Sorry to jump on the color question bandwagon, but I've been agonizing over my Forgestar F14 order and think that I may have made a mistake in ordering piano (glossy) black wheels. Looking for your opinion here--what color do you like the best?

    This is mine:

    Couple of other redline / infrared CTS-V's (including a couple of photoshopped ones):

    Piano Black F14 via Photoshop (courtesy of dudesweet on the LS1Tech forums):

    Gunmetal F14 via Photoshop (courtesy of dudesweet on the LS1Tech forums):

    Opinions? I'm leaning toward matte right now, but I figured I'd solicit advice before sending in a change of order form.

    --Ryan
    If its too late throw them on if you don't like them I will be more than happy to take them off your hands.. I was goin to pick those up in that same Color but just couldn't see myself waiting all this time (I knew they wouldn't get done on time)

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    Re: Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V?

    I think it depends on how you want people to perceive your V. If you want more of a racing, high performance look I would go with the Matte. If you are looking for more of a classy, European look I would go with the Gunmetal. If you want a little of both then I would stay with the Piano.

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    Re: Opinion - Matte Black, Piano Black, or Gunmetal on Infrared CTS-V?

    gunmetal

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