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    Will the ATS (not ATS-V) ever have blacked out (rather chrome) treatment?

    BMW 3 sport line has the black trim, which has been one of the popular trims for sport models. Will the ATS have the same option? I know Caddy is big on chrome treatment, but some of us are used to have black trim treatment and don't care much about chrome.


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    Re: Will the ATS (not ATS-V) ever have blacked out (rather chrome) treatment?

    I agree, I would rather have blacked out trim than chrome. otoh, chrome is more durable. If you look at the blacked out trim on older German cars (well, all cars really), it looks really faded and nasty.

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    Plasti-dip. SHADDUP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
    Plasti-dip. SHADDUP.
    Is it durable and easily removable? There are just too many chrome areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH
    I agree, I would rather have blacked out trim than chrome. otoh, chrome is more durable. If you look at the blacked out trim on older German cars (well, all cars really), it looks really faded and nasty.
    The newer material or finish is much more durable.

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    Re: Will the ATS (not ATS-V) ever have blacked out (rather chrome) treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Plasti-dip. SHADDUP.


    Quote Originally Posted by Atswatcher View Post
    Is it durable?
    As long as you don't take a garden hose to it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Atswatcher View Post
    easily removable?
    Sure, just take a garden hose to it.

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    Re: Will the ATS (not ATS-V) ever have blacked out (rather chrome) treatment?

    So the answer is no?

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    My grille has been dipped over a year. Some auto washes as well. Still looks great...

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    25 years ago blacked out trim was a common way for manufacturers to turn luxury cruisers into performance vehicles. Many times it was just for show but every now and then you got a real "go" car (lookup the old pics of the Buick Grand National). These days, blackout trim isn't usually the way it's done...you can have your bling and still burn rubber too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sevenfeet
    25 years ago blacked out trim was a common way for manufacturers to turn luxury cruisers into performance vehicles. Many times it was just for show but every now and then you got a real "go" car (lookup the old pics of the Buick Grand National). These days, blackout trim isn't usually the way it's done...you can have your bling and still burn rubber too.
    Most performance tuned BMWs have black grilles and trims out of the factory. They work well with black or gunmetal wheels.

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    Re: Will the ATS (not ATS-V) ever have blacked out (rather chrome) treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Atswatcher View Post
    BMW 3 sport line has the black trim, which has been one of the popular trims for sport models. Will the ATS have the same option? I know Caddy is big on chrome treatment, but some of us are used to have black trim treatment and don't care much about chrome.
    I'm in the same boat, if I go for a caddy next year, I might take it in black raven so when I dip or paint the chrome trims it doesn't stand out, I might even cover up the handles LOL. I thought about getting the silver color because the chrome wont look so tacky but silver looks like blah to me, and I don't want to pay extra for the Tri coat. Caddy should consider doing a V sport package which would include blacked out everything and maybe an aero kit to make it look more sporty.

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    Cadillac will probably do a V package soon like Audi has the s line on the A4 models and Mercedes has the AMG sport packages.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEarle
    Cadillac will probably do a V package soon like Audi has the s line on the A4 models and Mercedes has the AMG sport packages.....
    I sure hope this package comes in time, soon.


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