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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, White Diamond paint splotchy in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; It would be my guess that the reason that you see more orange peel in the black is that it ...
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    Gary Wells is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: White Diamond paint splotchy

    It would be my guess that the reason that you see more orange peel in the black is that it is not a premium paint, and does not have an extra $950 price tag attached to it. I think that black is the only non premium paint and all of the others, diamond white, crystal red, tin or tri-coat blue, and thunder grey, are premium paints and are better processed, and therefore, very little orange peel. Just a guess on my part though. It would also be my guess that the paint jobs turned out at the first of the year are better than they are now in general.

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    Re: White Diamond paint splotchy

    Gary, you may be right although I think the added cost for the other colors is because they are mettalic paints. This incidently is an excellent technique for hiding orange peel as the mettalic flecks in the paint reflect the light and do not allow the eye to perceive the orange peel as easily. Flat paints are much less forgiving especially dark colors.

    Jeff

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    Re: White Diamond paint splotchy

    I am sure that you are correct, and I also think that the added cost is due to the metallic paint, which has always been more costly, but I think that any manufacturing entity would expect to spend more time avoiding and / or removing any defects that happens with their standard paint. Couple that to the fact that they are not doing real well financially and I think that we see a picture emerging. I would bet that if you go find examples of paint processing done in the first of the year and compare it to examples of their paint process currently, I think that there might be a definite difference. It would be interesting to put individual manufacturing dates to particular cars and compare them. Or month by month. Sort of a visual statistical analysis, if you will.

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    Re: White Diamond paint splotchy

    My White Diamond is "Splotchy". (Built 04/09)

    It is most apparent on the side surfaces but not limited to them. To a lesser degree, I can also see it on the trunk, roof and hood.

    I wonder if this is the desired effect??

    I am not bothered by it, but can see how some would be.

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    Re: White Diamond paint splotchy

    Thanks for the clarification .
    CADYSHAK

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    Re: White Diamond paint splotchy

    I'm going to bump this this thread and bring it back to the dead (sorry). For those who chose to leave the paint, have the splotches gone away or become more faint? I have a 2013 FRS whiteout (pearl white) that I just had some body work done on. Color is PERFECT, other than some splotches in direct sunlight at certain angles (it really is hard work to see them, lol. I just have a good eye for color) I figured that after 5 years, someone would know if the splothes go away or deminish. Either way, the color is a DEAD match, so I don't want to have them fix it for fear of it not turning out as well. It'll always bug me, but truthfully, unless I point it out, it's not something ANYONE else will ever see.

    Help would be great

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    Re: White Diamond paint splotchy

    I have a 2011 White Diamond. Never been waxed. Still looks perfect.

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