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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Engine Bay Paint Re-Styling in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I did some painting of my intake manifold, throttle body and the plastic front cover that I thought I would ...
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    Engine Bay Paint Re-Styling

    I did some painting of my intake manifold, throttle body and the plastic front cover that I thought I would share as it turned out fantastic.

    The paint I used for this project was VHT wrinkle (also used on my valve covers, great stuff) and Duplicolor Red Metal Speck & standard gloss black.






    Engine Cover Steps:

    1. 3 coats for a base of the Red Metal Speck then allow to fully cure

    2. Placed a vinyl Cadillac and LS6 decal down

    3. Spray 3 coats of gloss black over decals and let fully cure

    4. Remove decals to expose the red

    5. 1 thin and 2 very thick coats of clear with quick spray times between each coat to created a cracked look and allow to fully cure

    6. After drying I masked off the areas over the decal then sprayed 3 layers of VHT wrinkle paint. [\List]

    Link to the LS6 Vinyl Decal I Used: http://www.ebay.com/itm/MG2012-LS6-P...e8000d&vxp=mtr

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    I also powder coated my calipers yellow, put black Brembo decals on the sprayed clear over which I will share in another post.


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    Re: Engine Bay Paint Re-Styling

    I think this looks awesome! Well Done!

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    On mobile, the rad cover is meh. But the engine looks mighty impressive...

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    Re: Engine Bay Paint Re-Styling

    not too shabby.

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    Re: Engine Bay Paint Re-Styling

    Thanks Fellas!

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    Re: Engine Bay Paint Re-Styling

    Not feeling the rad cover, but the rest of it ... holy sh1t, that looks bad ass.

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    Re: Engine Bay Paint Re-Styling

    Personally I like the radiator cover the best, that said the intake turned out fantastic! Gonna have to redo it next month when I swap intakes to a FAST.

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