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    Plasti-Dip?

    Has anyone "Plast-Dipped" thier ATS? I have a raven black 2.0 Performance model and I think there's to much chrome on it. Thinking about coating the wheels, window trim and grill. Any thoughts or experiences? Thanks

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    I was considering doing the grill and window trim but haven't gotten to it yet (weather mainly).
    However I think instead of doing the grill, I'm planning on just purchasing the black chrome grill that Cadillac offers. I'm thinking it may look better anyhow.

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    I am going to paint my chrome moldings and grill black. Definitely makes the car look more aggressive if thats the look your going for. Thinking of the mesh grill but the factory one looks good too so I'm going to see how it looks painted first before I spend 700 on a grill.

    I will be painting and customizing my ATS to the fullest but not until I have a drop kit for it, which no company has made yet!! I don't like leaving things half done. The wait is killing me!!!

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    A guy on instagram posted pics of his ATS w/ black rims and grill he did using plast-dip. If you have instagram, search for the user name "henschel760"

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    I recently picked up the 2014 Cadillac ATS in phantom gray. I was wondering what people think about plasti dipping the wheels black and how it would look. I haven't seen a picture of the car with it but I just wanted to get peoples take on it

    Thank you

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

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    Plasti dip was great for me. Now I am having it all powder coated. Black raven performance.

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

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    Plasti dip was great for me. Now I am having it all powder coated. Black raven performance.

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

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    Here's another. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    How do you think it would look with phantom gray car paint with the plasti dipped wheels?

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    Think it would look good. The great thing about it is if you don't like it, just peel her back off.
    That is what I just did and the good ole ats is going in next thursday for some powder coating.

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    Exactly, Thats what i figured. I just wanted to see what other people thought. Thank you

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    Thoughts?

    I wouldn't do anything unless you're completely removing the part.

    Plastidip, like actual paint, gets everywhere you haven't masked off within a 10' radius.

    In terms of removal, that greatly depends on your application method and layers, too thin and you'll need a pressure washer and a few hours to take anything off.

    I can't believe that some people acutally do their whole car with the stuff, it must get int every single little Orpheus that they'll never be able to remove.

    That said I've used it with great sucess, the C4's wheels are going on a almost a year of the stuff on my chrome rims and it hasn't peeled yet (granted I've driven it < 5K miles probably)

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    photo (2).JPG Thats the color of it with the regular polished wheels.

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    I havent done anything to my car yet. If I do plasti dip it, I am only doing the rims

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groomie View Post
    Think it would look good. The great thing about it is if you don't like it, just peel her back off.
    That is what I just did and the good ole ats is going in next thursday for some powder coating.
    Are they able to take the window trim pieces off? (assuming you are getting the window trim done) I checked with my dealer and they felt like it could be a problem taking off the trim pieces in that they were just stuck on and could easily bend trying to remove them. Mine goes in in 2 weeks for them to paint the trim, door handles, grill and lower DRL horizontal bar. They are just painting the handles and trim while on the car.

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