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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Plasti-Dip the V in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Learned quite a bit going thru the process. If I had one more gallon of dip the roof and hood ...
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    Plasti-Dip the V

    Learned quite a bit going thru the process. If I had one more gallon of dip the roof and hood would look much much better, but not bad for a weekend project. This was 2 gallons of gunmetal and 2 gallons of anthracite. Has some stripping on the roof and hood but meh it is what it is at this point.






    What I started out with cleaning the damn thing after being on the road for about 3 weeks



    Power washed the car

    Then hand washed with Dawn,

    Then Hand washed with Dip-Wash

    Wiped down with Pre-Dip Spray

    and started taping



    I removed the rear panel tail lights mirros and belt line moldings rather than taping these things. Extra 15 minutes in work I think paid off for the finish



    First Coat



    Then I had an uh-oh between the first and second.



    Three coats of Gunmetal



    Gun metal base





    After using up all the gun metal ended up with around 3 coats of anthracite putting them on very thick to hide the imperfections, I was getting about 5-6 coats with gunmetal with how light I was putting them on

    Third coat of Anthracite



    Should have thinned that uh-oh .. Oh well lol






    Finished, all aside from the lower grill I need to re-spray black

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    Re: Plasti-Dip the V

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    Re: Plasti-Dip the V

    ballin

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    Re: Plasti-Dip the V

    I've yet to see a dipped car in person, curious as to the texture of the paint finish. Your color combination came out really nice. Looks a lot like a color Prodrive offered called British Black

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    Re: Plasti-Dip the V

    Looks great. Mine is currently plastidipped also, but I did mine gunmetal with black roof. Your color looks better than the gunmetal I have, looks darker. I'm redoing it black with black glossifier on the roof/hood/trunk following the body line with bronze rims. That's the glory of plastidip, you can change color every week if you wanted too!

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    Post up some pictures of yours if you could. My roof is subpar, my own inexperience there not the product. So I am thinking about ordering a gallon of black or a sheet of vinyl

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    Re: Plasti-Dip the V

    that's the only one I have atm. It was raining and the cars filthy. Ill take more pics tomorrow and show the roof
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    Re: Plasti-Dip the V

    I think they both looked fantastic! I love the color and would do that first color mix I think! Makes me wish I had more time than I do and more cash laying around! Am jealous for sure though!

    BDV

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    Re: Plasti-Dip the V

    I have to admit, I thought it would look bad but thinks the opposite after seeing your pics. That looks great. How do you apply it? I'd like to look into this a bit. Thanks.

    Peter

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    Peter look into YouTube dip my car. Tons of videos. Also they have a lot of new products coming out that look great.

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    Re: Plasti-Dip the V

    I really wouldn't mind plasti dipping one but I sure don't have the time to do so or could decide on a color. Would want something different but not too wild!

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    Re: Plasti-Dip the V

    That looks pimp. How much all the supplies run you?

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    Re: Plasti-Dip the V

    Hey man it looks great! I was actually excited to do this myself but then ran into some forums that highlighted owner's negative experiences. Have you had anything negative happen with your dip? Other owners have seen things like peeling, 'baking' of the dip to the car itself, etc...

    There is actually a local company in town that quoted me about $400 to do the car itself, and another $100 for the rims.

    I believe there is a 12 month warranty.

    My concern is long term...also if you want to sell the car....how hard is it to remove the plastidip?

    Appreciate your thoughts/insight!!

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    Re: Plasti-Dip the V

    Mine is a little bit brighter
    Koi Orange with flat black roof
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    Re: Plasti-Dip the V

    Quote Originally Posted by C5nNC View Post
    Mine is a little bit brighter
    Koi Orange with flat black roof
    I love the color scheme...but the orange looks matte....can u spray clear coats on it ...cause it sure looks dull....jmo

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