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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Blacked Out Thread in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Yes, very nice! I'm surprised that car hasn't already been tinted. But it still looks very good....
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    Yes, very nice! I'm surprised that car hasn't already been tinted. But it still looks very good.

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    Re: Blacked Out Thread

    Thanks for all the pics guys. Some clean lookin cars in here.

    I just finished dipping my wheels, grill, bottom grill, and full grill surround in black. Car is dirty as hell so no pics today. Maybe tomorrow or Tuesday, latest.

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    Re: Blacked Out Thread

    Lights and grill this past weekend. Plasti dip the grill. Tinted the headlights and fogs using PPG clear, adding a base black to tint it. Tinted the the surround of the headlight darker to get rid of the gray. Wheels were powder coated a few weeks ago. Tail lights will be lightly tinted when I have time again.

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    Re: Blacked Out Thread



    Small shot of the rear today

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    Quote Originally Posted by brack86svo
    Lights and grill this past weekend. Plasti dip the grill. Tinted the headlights and fogs using PPG clear, adding a base black to tint it. Tinted the the surround of the headlight darker to get rid of the gray. Wheels were powder coated a few weeks ago. Tail lights will be lightly tinted when I have time again.

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    Looks awesome! I love the way the headlights came out! Question, did you use an actual paint sprayer or did you load up some rattle cans with the PPG? I think I know the answer but...

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    Small shot of the rear today
    ^this! Love it. That will probably be my next project once I figure out which method I am going to use (and get my 3rd brake light fixed). How did you do yours? Is it nightshade? Film? I dig it.

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    Re: Blacked Out Thread

    I used a touch up hvlp spray gun. I had done the drl/fogs with rattle can spray tint and could never get it to look as good as using a two part clear. Luckly, the rattle can stuff wipes off with some paint reducer.

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    Re: Blacked Out Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuajohn1981 View Post
    Looks awesome! I love the way the headlights came out! Question, did you use an actual paint sprayer or did you load up some rattle cans with the PPG? I think I know the answer but...

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    ^this! Love it. That will probably be my next project once I figure out which method I am going to use (and get my 3rd brake light fixed). How did you do yours? Is it nightshade? Film? I dig it.
    VHT niteshades and clear coats. 2 coats VHT, 3 clear.

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    Re: Blacked Out Thread

    This is where I'm at now along with blacked out tails/brake/reverse lights. Not sure at this point where I'm going next, possibly complete color change keeping the black trim pieces.
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    Re: Blacked Out Thread

    ^^^ I never get tired looking at a V that looks like that.
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    Re: Blacked Out Thread

    Opinions welcome (good and bad)









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    Re: Blacked Out Thread

    Lovin it! looks like the headlight lenses could use a little loving. Scuff them up, sand out any heavy cracking and shoot with a good automotive clearcoat. They will look phenominal and you can wax them, will never have to worry about them hazing or cracking again.

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    The paint on the headlights is a must. Otherwise it just looks like a washed out grey plastic that someone got wax on and never got off.

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    Re: Blacked Out Thread

    od, I think I will black out my emblems--sides and rear. I've ordered a plastic black honeycomb grille and I don't think I will use a cadillac emblem on it.

    I'm going to leave the tail lights stock, because I like the bright red. (and so do the police)

    Quote Originally Posted by etcts-v View Post
    Just a standard Duplicolor rattle can with a clear, if you're painting older lights you may want to hit is with a light coat of filler primer to fill in any scratches or pits.

    Here are mine, Before:

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    AFTER:

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    where can I get those?

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