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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; So I finally go around to blacking out my emblems and chrome bits on the car with Plastidip. They honestly ...
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    Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    So I finally go around to blacking out my emblems and chrome bits on the car with Plastidip. They honestly really bugged the crap out of me for a while. Chrome is overrated. I won't do a long writeup on how I did it or anything (because there are plenty of videos on Youtube) but I will say that I like Plastidip now for a couple of reasons:
    1. It's cheap
    2. You can peel it off if you mess up
    3. Overspray doesn't stick to interior panels really (yeah good thing this wasn't paint)
    4. It looks great

    I will also say that I won't try this again unless I have another whole day to kill. I thought I would be done with this at lunch time, but masking off stuff when you are doing the entire car takes frickin forever. Also, the window trim on a cadillac is a PAIN...the Plastidip didn't have a clean break and I had to "paint" it back on with a paint brush. Super annoying but it turned out decent at 12 inches.

    Masking masking masking!


    2 coats deep (need at least 4)


    All done





    I'll get some more outside pics when I pull into work tomorrow even though my car is super dirty right now. The grill looks way better as do the doors. Just need to paint the calipers and put the decals on like I had on my Lexus and I will be done cosmetically!

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    Well done sir

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    A few shots from outside the office today. Yes I know the car is super dirty, it's been raining and there is still residue from the tape. I will get it fully cleaned up eventually...ha.




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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Looks great. Did you consider doing the lower gray surround under the rear bumper? I think it would add to the overall effect.

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    If I only knew about this stuff sooner! Removing the grilles and lower lip and rear fascia was a pita!

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Quote Originally Posted by C "T" ess View Post
    Looks great. Did you consider doing the lower gray surround under the rear bumper? I think it would add to the overall effect.
    Thanks! No I didn't, but now that you mention it that would probably look pretty awesome. I might even paint over those red reflectors. Probably going to give it some time though, I am all masked and painted out after Saturday...haha
    Quote Originally Posted by alex08cts-di View Post
    If I only knew about this stuff sooner! Removing the grilles and lower lip and rear fascia was a pita!
    Yeah I was skeptical but it's awesome stuff.

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    What kind of wheels do you have?

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Looks good man
    Definitely do the back lower valence and do the front grey lip under your bumper

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

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    What kind of wheels do you have?
    Enkei Raijin Tuning 18s
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    Looks good man
    Definitely do the back lower valence and do the front grey lip under your bumper
    Good call on the lower valence, that would look great. Doing the grey front lip makes me nervous because I ALWAYS scrape that thing on curbs. I would have to redo it every other week :P

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Took it through the pay and spray today and snapped a few more pics. Now that it's clean I realized how absurdly bad I oversprayed this thing and how lucky I am that it is just rubber and easily comes off!! The car is black so you can't really see it, but when I get it detailed it will be really noticeable beforehand under the lights.





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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Sooooo, would the heat from the exhaust possibly melt the plastidip or cause it to peel from around the lower rear bumper? that would be my only concern...

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Won't peel. I've got mine on my pipes. It's awesome stuff

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Yeah you basically have to mask off the entire car that you arent spraying cause that rubber floats EVERYWHERE!
    im still finding little specs i have to rub off each time i clean my car.

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    How many cans did you end up buying?

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    Re: Another Plastidip project - Black on Black on Black

    Quote Originally Posted by sandcracker21 View Post
    How many cans did you end up buying?
    I bought 3 cans but only ended up using 1.5 of them. That was with 4 coats for all of the trim on the car and the grille.

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