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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Painting Windshield Washer Nozzles in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I am considering painting the windshield washer nozzles to match the body color...plan to use touch-up paint. Has anyone done ...
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    Painting Windshield Washer Nozzles

    I am considering painting the windshield washer nozzles to match the body color...plan to use touch-up paint. Has anyone done this? If you have, do you have any tips, and how is it holding up?

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    Re: Painting Windshield Washer Nozzles

    Should you do it please post before and after pics.

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    Re: Painting Windshield Washer Nozzles

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Should you do it please post before and after pics.
    Will post pics if I decide to do it...my wife drives this car also, and she is not enthusiastic about painting the nozzles. She was OK with removing the sun visor stickers, so did that yesterday.

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    Re: Painting Windshield Washer Nozzles

    Will she even notice?

    You must be young...don't ever tell her if you plan on doing something like this in the future!
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    Re: Painting Windshield Washer Nozzles

    This should not be difficult. Google and YouTube are your friends.

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    Re: Painting Windshield Washer Nozzles

    I've wanted to do the same thing, except I planned to remove the nozzles so I could sand, primer, then paint them. I haven't been brave enough to experiment with removal of the hood pad and the nozzles. As others have said, if you proceed, please be sure to post before and after pictures.

    I really like that the nozzles on the new XTS and ATS aren't popped through the hood. Hopefully the next CTS will follow suit.

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    Re: Painting Windshield Washer Nozzles

    Quote Originally Posted by reciprocity View Post

    I really like that the nozzles on the new XTS and ATS aren't popped through the hood. Hopefully the next CTS will follow suit.
    It's difficult to tell in the Jalopnic spy photo of the 2014 CTS because the car is black.

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    Re: Painting Windshield Washer Nozzles

    Once the underhood pad is removed, the two nozzles are only held on by clips. removal should not be a problem. Be sure to clean them good in a degreaser or Dawn liquid dish soap. be careful to insert a pin in each nozzle to keep paint out. Tape off the inlet side for the same reason. After painting, you really let them dry before you buff them out and return them to the hood. You don't want washer fluid messing up your work.
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    Re: Painting Windshield Washer Nozzles

    Quote Originally Posted by C "T" ess View Post
    Once the underhood pad is removed, the two nozzles are only held on by clips. removal should not be a problem. Be sure to clean them good in a degreaser or Dawn liquid dish soap. be careful to insert a pin in each nozzle to keep paint out. Tape off the inlet side for the same reason. After painting, you really let them dry before you buff them out and return them to the hood. You don't want washer fluid messing up your work.
    Thanks for the info.!

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    Re: Painting Windshield Washer Nozzles

    If anyone has done this could you report on how well it worked out. I'm not a fan of having them on the hood but I've learned to live with it on my Thunder Gray coupe. I'm thinking about getting a red or white coupe & it would be harder for me to ignore the
    black nozzles on that. I was hoping someone would be selling them in body color but I haven't found any yet.

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