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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Return Grille to stock? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Just dip'd my previously painted (and chipping) grills. Made some errors but just yanked it off and did it again! ...
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    Jayfrigginjones is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Just dip'd my previously painted (and chipping) grills. Made some errors but just yanked it off and did it again! This is an amazing product so far, the real test will be next wash...
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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    I would throw a couple old sheets over the entire car beyond what you tape off. Overspray is always a bitch.
    M5eater and M5eater like this.

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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    I really hope you had something behind the grille.

    Plastidip over spray is legendary.

    That's why. I always recomend removing the front fascia and the separate grills. Honestly I bet it doesn't even add any time if you take into account it's taking you 30 minuites to mask off and cover the fascia keeping it on.

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    Project came out great. The grill was already black so I only needed a few coats. I have zero overspray on the car.

    I will probably spray the middle section of the front splitter as well to cover some rock chips.

    I do have one tip for smoother spray: warm the spray can. After my fist coat, I set the can on the S/C lid which was still hot from driving. The warmed fluid laid on like butter and congealed to a fantastic finish. Disclaimer! Don't warm it too much or you'll have a plastibomb.

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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayfrigginjones View Post
    Disclaimer! Don't warm it too much or you'll have a plastibomb.
    You owe me a new microwave.

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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    Plasti-Dip can be repaired without a full strip down as well - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T0jEvxxTzE

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