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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; Originally Posted by Mike02z Nice job! My "Professional" tint guy did not do nearly as good a job as you ...
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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike02z View Post
    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?
    no bubbles on the brake light at all..i got it perfect. But there are a few imperfections in the tail lights. they are frickin hard to do. the sharp angles at the top i had a tough time with. Plus it was the first time i had tried tinting lights with vinyl like that.

    thanks

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    I didn't want to paint my factory tails either but I just scored a perfect set for a great price from a fellow member. I will paint the ones that are coming and remove the film from the originals. This way I can swap them for inspection and if I get any "must remove" violations. Now to find the perfect painter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokin80 View Post
    no bubbles on the brake light at all..i got it perfect. But there are a few imperfections in the tail lights. they are frickin hard to do. the sharp angles at the top i had a tough time with. Plus it was the first time i had tried tinting lights with vinyl like that.

    thanks
    Yea, that is where my creases are too. Around the sharp back edge near the top.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Love the rear valence. Was that a difficult piece to wrap?

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    Quote Originally Posted by daowens View Post
    Love the rear valence. Was that a difficult piece to wrap?
    A little finicky...but not hard. try and leave a little extra sagging down into the vents. The spot where the reflectors go is no big deal because they reflectors cover almost all of the indent. Little playing with the heat gut and a couple(maybe 3) beer and you will have it figured out.

    Removing it is a bit of a PITA. The 10 or 12 metal clips holding it to the bumper cover are annoying. Bottome 6 or so are easy to get at but the top ones are a little out of the way.

    And of course the 3 stupid plastic pins that hold the bottom of the bumper cover up under the car are likely to break when you pull them out. Either get new ones or replace with a bolt/nut and washer.

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    How many layers of Plastidip on the grille? I'm thinking about blacking out the grille on my wagon.

    How hard is it to peel off if you don't like it?

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    Re: Black Raven Sedan Plastidip'd grill and emblems

    I did 4 coats on the grill. I havent tried taking it off....

    I have pulled it off other parts that aren't so complicated. The side chrome trim on the doors of my dodge for instance. It comes off great. I think that it will come off the grill fine as well...however...it is such a complicated shape that i think it just might be a little annoying. I am sure with some patience it will be fine though. Def do not worry about that part of it.

    cheers

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