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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Glacier blue, blacked out grills? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Been toying with the idea of blacking out the grills on my Glacier Blue Vagon. Here's some Photoshop voodoo. Let ...
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    Glacier blue, blacked out grills?

    Been toying with the idea of blacking out the grills on my Glacier Blue Vagon. Here's some Photoshop voodoo. Let me know what you think.
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    Re: Glacier blue, blacked out grills?

    67 views and no opinions. Strange.

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    Re: Glacier blue, blacked out grills?

    Throw up some front facing pics, kind of hard to tell. Although it is hard to get past the glacier blue...

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    Re: Glacier blue, blacked out grills?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpouls1 View Post
    Although it is hard to get past the glacier blue...
    Nice...like telling someone their wife is ugly. I'll mock up some front facing pics tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post

    Nice...like telling someone their wife is ugly. I'll mock up some front facing pics tonight.
    Lol explains the # of views vs # of comments.... "If you can't say something nice, say nothing at all". I think everyone is trying to be polite

    Jk; I think the black grill looks much better

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    Re: Glacier blue, blacked out grills?

    I'll say that I was apprehensive when I bought it (sight unseen 1200mi away). In person, it's actually pretty great and I've received nothing but compliments. But I certainly understand the gut reaction when looking only at photos.

    So, 1 vote for black out. Thanks

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    If the wheels are black, black out the grille. If they're silver, leave the grille.

    Personally, I love the look of the Glacier Blue with some sinister blcack out. Overall, I think blacked out is played out. But with Glacier Blue, its like WTPoop!

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    Do it. I like it.

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    Re: Glacier blue, blacked out grills?

    Head on mockup
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    Re: Glacier blue, blacked out grills?

    The Glacier Blue is an interesting color. It will probably be one of the rarest colors ever - for a reason... but that doesn't mean it's bad. Just an almost-feminine color and makes people pause... like seeing a big tatted out black guy in a Cooper Mini. You have to look twice.

    Anyway, I think with the light colors like yours, blacking out the grill to match the wheels is WIN. Another +1 for that, but IMHO just don't go crazy with blacking out the chome trim pieces, etc.

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    Re: Glacier blue, blacked out grills?

    On topic, I think the black great looks good. I don't typically like the black out stuff but actually makes yours look more aggressive.

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    Are you going to use plastidip? Then if you don't like it you could always peel it off.
    I agree with what you said about the color in person. There were about 100cts-v's at cota last weekend including a light gold/champagne V coupe. Everyone I talked to about it agreed it looked great in person but we all hated it in pictures

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    Re: Glacier blue, blacked out grills?

    Definitely Plastidip. If I find I like it, I can always paint it eventually. The next question is gloss or matte...

    Yeah, Cadillac wasn't crazy when they came up with these colors. And Glacier Blue wasn't a 'what about the women who drive CTS-Vs' color choice. In person, it's pretty kick ass. Blue in sunlight, silver in shade, and picks up the colors of surrounding objects to give it a multi-color pearlescent appearance.

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    Re: Glacier blue, blacked out grills?

    +1 on blacking out lighter colored cars. Doing it on black cars is really played out. Hope to see that Vagon at some of the Supercar Saturday shows in Bannockburn or Bolingbrook since you're local.

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    Re: Glacier blue, blacked out grills?

    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    Nice...like telling someone their wife is ugly. I'll mock up some front facing pics tonight.
    lol j/k. It is a rare color. I'm going against the grain and think it looks better stock. The contrast between the light color car and black grille seems a bit much and the other surrounding chrome. Although a good point was made with the black wheels and black grille. Is it ok if I comment on the calipers...

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