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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, powder coating trim/wheels in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I know you can powder coat the wheels but can any parts of the trim be powder coated or do ...
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    powder coating trim/wheels

    I know you can powder coat the wheels but can any parts of the trim be powder coated or do they have to be painted? I heard someone say they powder coated the vents on the sides but was curious about the front grills.

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    Re: powder coating trim/wheels

    Anything that can withstand 350-400 degree's for a specific amount of time(usually 15-30 minutes depending on part). I thought about buying a upper and lower grill(plastic) and trying a lower cure temp. May lose a little durability but should still be much better than paint. I have a veeeerrry small powder coating buisness on the side so I could experiment ;-)
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    Re: powder coating trim/wheels

    good to know..i like the powder coating route vs paint...i think the grill is pretty pricey (considering its plastic)

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    Re: powder coating trim/wheels

    where u located by the way?

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    Re: powder coating trim/wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross L View Post
    Anything that can withstand 350-400 degree's for a specific amount of time(usually 15-30 minutes depending on part). I thought about buying a upper and lower grill(plastic) and trying a lower cure temp. May lose a little durability but should still be much better than paint. I have a veeeerrry small powder coating buisness on the side so I could experiment ;-)
    Ross
    would you let us know? My paint on the grill is starting to chip off so I'd love to have another alternative.....

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    Re: powder coating trim/wheels

    I was going to buy a "used" grill on ebay and try it. Seems like one sold for $160(upper and lower). I'm in south Arkansas (ElDorado). Mostly do motorclcle parts, swingarms, turbo manifolds, ect.. It's just something I enjoy.
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    Re: powder coating trim/wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross L View Post
    I was going to buy a "used" grill on ebay and try it. Seems like one sold for $160(upper and lower). I'm in south Arkansas (ElDorado). Mostly do motorclcle parts, swingarms, turbo manifolds, ect.. It's just something I enjoy.
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    Ross,

    Well let me know how it works out please. I have an amazing powdercoat guy, and he said he would try it, but he has limited success on that, and didn't want to ruin my only grill. If you get it to work, and it actually is more durable then paint I'll look for another one and either send it to you or talk to you on how to do it and then let him know.

    Dom.

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    Re: powder coating trim/wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross L View Post
    I was going to buy a "used" grill on ebay and try it. Seems like one sold for $160(upper and lower). I'm in south Arkansas (ElDorado). Mostly do motorclcle parts, swingarms, turbo manifolds, ect.. It's just something I enjoy.
    Ross
    im in memphis so just a few hrs from you...let me know if u have success and ill make the trip.

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