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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; So the wife was out of town and me and my 15 year old son were bored....so off to the ...
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    2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    So the wife was out of town and me and my 15 year old son were bored....so off to the store we went, cans of PlastiDip later, this is the result. Looks great, but has a bit of a texture to it, I was hoping it would be more smooth (like paint)....will that be the case once it dries some more?

    We took the "right" route and pulled the front bumper...man what a PITA it ended up being with all the darn clips underneath!!!!

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Looks great...did you need any special tools to get the front clip off?

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Do the front splitter under the grill. If you don't like it peel it off. Black looks good with the white. Good job.

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Has - no just a flat head small screw driver and some patience and a few cuts!

    B.J. - man I can't wait!!!!!

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    You can see a bit of the rough texture here, did I not wait long enough b/w coats or is this just the texture of the PlastiDip?


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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Yours does seem to have more texture than mine. Like you said, maybe you didn't wait long enough between coats. Mine has a slight texture to it. I can't believe you pulled the front clip off. Your a gluton
    for punishment. I put some paper and rags between the front bumper and where needed. Used a long screw driver to shove where needed. Oh well, its done and yours looks great. Cecil...............

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Yours does seem to have more texture than mine. Like you said, maybe you didn't wait long enough between coats. Mine has a slight texture to it. I can't believe you pulled the front clip off. Your a gluton
    for punishment. I put some paper and rags between the front bumper and where needed. Used a long screw driver to shove where needed. Oh well, its done and yours looks great. Cecil...............

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    you sprayed too far away. also, was hit humid/hot? mainly thats from the plastidip drying before it hit the surface. looks good! looks familiar

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    nice job. kudos from a white diamond fan as well.



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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Mine isn't that textury, it's pretty smooth. I used 4 coats and waited 15 minutes in between coats. I also sprayed relatively close, and while the first coat was light, the other three were decently heavy.



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    I blacked out my 08, I'm about to spray the whole car matte black with plasti dip! I'm in Atlanta and about to also do my friends cars can't wait!
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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Can I do my front grill without having to take the bumper off?

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    Yes but you will have to tape off any thing you don't want to spray! Oh and make sure you put cardboard or a sheet behind the grill so you don't spray the radiator or trans cooler.

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    I like the look,, I'm hesitant to try it,,and it would be a massive job to remove it from the grill work...I have one question,,does this stuff chip or peel?

    Jerry in Minnesota

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