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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Looks cool! Maybe you can do the fog light trim if you ever get in a masking mood, since that ...
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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Looks cool! Maybe you can do the fog light trim if you ever get in a masking mood, since that looks to be the only chrome left.
    Just a thought.

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    Damn that looks GREAT! I've got a black STS and have been thinking bout doing this. And yours is bout as close to what mine would look like as you can get without it being an actual STS. Lol. I've got chrome wheels with a gold Cadillac crest in the center too. Maybe even paint those. Hmm. Got me thinking here!

    Now, I'm guessing I could also paint the wheels without removing them from the tire right?

    Also did you have to worry about anything "running" like with paint on a vertical surface such as that? And final question. How much does a spray can run and can I get it at any auto parts store?

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    it would be way easier to take the wheels off. seems like a big pain in the ass to mask everything behind.

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Take the wheels off. Expect to use a can a wheel(6 bucks each).

    Another suggestion would be to finish it with a coat of clear. It still peels off the same and doesn't give the flat black look. IMO, the flat and gloss combo doesn't look right.

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Can this rubber spray 'magic in a can' be had at an auto parts store, or is it a special/web order product?

    I'm liking this thread, and the effect of this rubber spray on other auto applications, more and more!

    Rob

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    I got mine from Home Depot

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    I'm guessing your in your early 20's as this fad is growing with the youth. I don't understand it. Chrome is not overrated and it isn't like its being over used on Cadillac. Its the universal color for emblems because it stands out without clashing on any color. You should be proud to announce your cars make and model. Blacking them out or making them the same color as the car basically hides the name. Not to mention it looks terrible when every aspect of the car is the same color. You next step may as well be black taillight covers. Good god man you drive a Cadillac not some crappy Honda. No offense but when i look for used cars to fix up and turn, i avoid anything that looks like yours. It screams some young punk ruined and rodded on this car.

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Looks nice. I've wanted to do this for a while but was a bit suspect. Did you also do your wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadez View Post
    I'm guessing your in your early 20's as this fad is growing with the youth. I don't understand it. Chrome is not overrated and it isn't like its being over used on Cadillac. Its the universal color for emblems because it stands out without clashing on any color. You should be proud to announce your cars make and model. Blacking them out or making them the same color as the car basically hides the name. Not to mention it looks terrible when every aspect of the car is the same color. You next step may as well be black taillight covers. Good god man you drive a Cadillac not some crappy Honda. No offense but when i look for used cars to fix up and turn, i avoid anything that looks like yours. It screams some young punk ruined and rodded on this car.
    So hearing that im guessing you in your mid fourtys and have never tip toed over 120.. if that. People do what they want to there cars and i could rattle can my car superman colors. You dont have to try it. Some ppl like it some dont. And yea if u could guess im in my 20`s an have all these honda mods done on my cadi... gets my dic* wet so im happy. So are the ladys

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Yes it's a caddy (I have the same exact car), big deal. I love the blacked out look. It makes the car look like a prowler! I for one am glad that he posted this, I will doing this on the next good weekend.

    To the OP, so this will not come off in the car wash? Great job dude!

    The thing to remember is everyone has an opinion, that's what we fight for!!

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    I'm almost 50, and I think it rocks...looks like a police cruiser or a sleeper. Good work, and thanks for the Home Depot info.
    Rob

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Gotta agree with Shadez... I think the amount of chrome on our Cadillac is just right. Of course, to each his own, but when you put it up here you gotta take the lumps with the likes. Enjoy the ladies...

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    looks amazing.. I may have to use your idea as Ive been dying to get rid of the chrome on my '08 CTS... Hopefully I can get it to come out just as good as yours... Does it rub off when you wash the car?

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    great job. looks clean not over done

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