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    Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Hey guys

    Blacked out MOST of the chrome on the car this past week. Will do the window trim eventually as well but i think this is a good start!!

    Any other suggestions are welcome!

    Thanks guys!

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    thats exactly how i did it. looks mint. nice job.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

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    thats exactly how i did it. looks mint. nice job.
    Me too. I also did the wheels just to see if I liked the all black look.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Quote Originally Posted by daowens View Post
    Me too. I also did the wheels just to see if I liked the all black look.
    Ya I plan to do something with the wheels as well. But I will wait till spring when my summers are on.

    Do you have pictures of your wheels done?

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    I don't have any good pictures. Don't mind my parents wood paneling in their garage. I did it at their house when I was visiting this summer.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Duplicate post....


    The PlastiDip is holding up great on the wheels but it tends to peel where the wheel and the tire meet. I'm guessing it is from the tire pushing up against the wheel when I'm going around corners. I just touch it up every once in a while. It's hard to beat when it only costs about $20 to do you wheels.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    That looks pretty good. I wonder how it would look with some glosifier on there.

    Thanks for posting some pics

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokin80 View Post
    That looks pretty good. I wonder how it would look with some glosifier on there.

    Thanks for posting some pics
    I've always wanted to try that just never got around to it. I'll probably take the PlastiDip off when I have to get new tires and powder coat them. I'm going to go with Crystal Grey.... I think.

    Something similar to this.


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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Ya. I think I'm just going to run the stockers this year and get some forgestar cf10s later. Not that easy to have wheels coated where I am.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Looks great. Remarkably similar to mine. Although I tinted the factory Cadillac badge and removed the V badging.




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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Nice. How did you tint the tails? I ordered smoke vinyl for them..... See how that works

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokin80 View Post
    Hey guys

    Blacked out MOST of the chrome on the car this past week. Will do the window trim eventually as well but i think this is a good start!!

    Any other suggestions are welcome!

    Thanks guys!
    That looks excellent, and I like that you didn't have to remove the grill to do it. I might try this on my Thunder Gray sedan.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokin80 View Post
    Nice. How did you tint the tails? I ordered smoke vinyl for them..... See how that works
    They are done with 20% tint. The car was leased so I wanted something reversible. In all honesty, it's less than perfect. No matter how hard he tried my installer could not get all of the tiny creases out. You only see them around the 90 degree angled part of the tail lights but it annoys me.

    I just purchased the car so may have them painted in the spring. I want to see if they pass inspection and how many times I get pulled over before making them permanently tinted.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    plast-dipped & painted tails.




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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Ya. I have painted the tails on my truck and like it. But don't want the irreversible factor on the caddyb tails so I ordered some transluscent vinyl. See how that goes.

    My second choice for color was the white diamond. It looks so good blacked out

    Cheers

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