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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Is the Plastic Dip something that comes in a spray can, or how is it applied?...
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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Is the Plastic Dip something that comes in a spray can, or how is it applied?

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Yup. Spray can.

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    Update:

    Started blacking out the tail lights with laminex dark smoke. As you can see there is a still a tinge of red visible and the lights on difference is minimal.

    Did 3m 1080 CF wrap on the top of the 3rd brake light and same dark smoke on the back of it. I think it looks pretty sweet!

    That vinyl tint is finicky and i think i might do the left tail light again to get it perfect but a few practice runs and it should be good! That is the advantage to the vinyl for sure!!! Easy to take off and try again. I have enough to do the left and right once more so no more screw ups!

    Thanks for looking.

    Cheers
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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Looks great! How do the corners look with the film?

    Have you thought about wrapping the trim piece above the license plate and the lower valence in carbon fiber? That would tie all of those pieces together.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    I am going to do the lower valence for sure....the trim piece im not sure on just yet. But that is the best part of plasti dip an vinyl...easy to change.

    For most of the edges around the lights i didnt trim it i heated the shit out of it and folded it under the edge. Looks pretty good. Few tiny bubbles in the tail light but talking to a buddy of mine that owns a vinyl/tint shop he said most times they will almost disappear in a few days and if not a little pin hole will make sure it does and is as close to unnoticeable as possible.

    Cheers

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Did you use the pre-cut film?

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    No. Just a sheet. Cut it myself.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    i like that touch alot. (cf 3rd brake light)

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokin80 View Post
    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
    Just keep in mind you will never get the vinyl perfect, The sharp edges of the tails means there will be some creasing. Even using a heat gun, there will be creasing or you'll burn through. If I pass my state inspection this year, I'm removing the tint and having them painted. It just looks more professional. I think mine looks good but the small creases around the back of the tails makes me wince every time I walk by.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    The only creases I got were on the inside edge that the trunk lid covers when shut.

    I just have a few tiny bubbles. Otherwise it's pretty good.

    I'll take some closer pics when I get them both done.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Here it is all finished


    As you can see i cant really complain about how it came out for vinyl on a light with such sharp curves


    This is the only spot that is crinkled up...i could likely have sliced it and have a seam...but mostly is covered by truck and actually very hard to see.


    cheers guys

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Close ups of the CF third brake light? I like the look of it.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Quote Originally Posted by Purple87SS View Post
    Close ups of the CF third brake light? I like the look of it.
    Mmmm. I don't know how much closer I can get than the top pictures on this page. If there is something specific you want to look at pm me. However I am 1000 miles from my car until jan 2nd so any other pics will have to wait

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Quote Originally Posted by Purple87SS View Post
    Close ups of the CF third brake light? I like the look of it.
    They are at the top of this page already...how much closer can i get? lol

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    Hey guys.

    Thanks to some ideas over on the front splitter thread i cf wrapped the rear diffuser and tinted the reflectors today.

    Here is a pic...cheers!

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Nice job! My "Professional" tint guy did not do nearly as good a job as you did. Any bubble on the top of the third brake light?

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