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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, dash woodgrain removal in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I've tried to do some searching on here but havent really found what I'm looking for. I want to get ...
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    vsicks86 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    dash woodgrain removal

    I've tried to do some searching on here but havent really found what I'm looking for. I want to get the cheap looking woodgrain off my dash/interior. How have some of you dealt with this. It looks like the console and some of the dash is just the plain textured plastic underneath which is fine with me. Any issues or best ways removing it and what do youall do with the rest of it? Paint/ some sort of decal kit? Thanks

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    Hoghead is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    I'm pretty sure that no cts-v came out of the factory with a wood dash. Therefore I would say it is aftermarket and probably just held on with glue. If you're lucky the minimum amount was used to hold it on and you can rip it off and use go gone to get the remaining glue off. Good luck.

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    Re: dash woodgrain removal

    Yeah, I'd say some quality time with Goo Gone is in your future.
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    2007-V is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: dash woodgrain removal

    A little heat may help too...here in Texas all you have to do is wait for a warm summer day and you could probably peel the leather off the seats if you wanted....lol

    But goo-gone will be your friend as well.

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    ctsv247 is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Re: dash woodgrain removal

    Once you get the glue off, it may still be a mess. I just repainted my dash trim lower dash trim with Krylon Flat Black Plastic paint and it matches my aftermarket radio face plate perfectly which was only one very slight shade different than the ac vents at the top of the center stack.

    I sanded all the stock finish off the lower trim panel with 180 getting it down to bare plastic, then finished it with 320 then 600 for a slick surface. Painted it up, looks factory.

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