Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD
cadillac ats forums cadillac ats forums
CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 41
Like Tree5Likes
Cadillac ATS Picture Forum Discussion, Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD in Cadillac ATS Discussion Forums; Posted the purchase/pick-up details in the General forum, so a few quick pics It's hard (for my poor skills anyway) ...
  1. #1
    Ancient Mariner's Avatar
    Ancient Mariner is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS4 3.6 Performance
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NL, Canada
    Posts
    346

    Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD

    Posted the purchase/pick-up details in the General forum, so a few quick pics

    It's hard (for my poor skills anyway) to capture the true nature of this Black Diamond paint in pics, but it really is something to see in bright sunlight. In some of the pics below what looks like dust is actually some of the flake in the paint picking up the sun - car was freshly waxed and detailed so it was clean as a whistle. I swore (several times now with several cars) that I would never buy a black car again, but here I am...again...with a black car LOL.

    DSC02199_zpse9764a8e.jpg

    DSC02205_zps667f35bb.jpg

    DSC02185_zps5e991767.jpg

    DSC02208_zps856f98a3.jpg

    DSC02153_zpsf22380a0.jpg

    DSC02203_zps0442cc25.jpg
    investor74 likes this.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Ancient Mariner's Avatar
    Ancient Mariner is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS4 3.6 Performance
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NL, Canada
    Posts
    346
    Thread Starter

  4. #3
    g37bond is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    2
    Nice! Does the metallic dust make it easier to keep clean?

  5. #4
    Ancient Mariner's Avatar
    Ancient Mariner is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS4 3.6 Performance
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NL, Canada
    Posts
    346
    Thread Starter

    Re: Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD

    I think it will help make light dusting a little less noticeable for sure - that's a good thing for my sanity LOL

  6. #5
    ATSFL is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS 2.0T base
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Zellwood, FL
    Posts
    156

    Re: Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD

    thanks for making all us raven black people feel like garbage. love this color!

  7. #6
    Ancient Mariner's Avatar
    Ancient Mariner is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS4 3.6 Performance
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NL, Canada
    Posts
    346
    Thread Starter

    Re: Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD

    LOL...hey they're all good, and it's hard to beat a cleanly detailed black car whatever the paint code. It's just that whole sanity thing keeping them clean

  8. #7
    Rifle and rucksack's Avatar
    Rifle and rucksack is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Fl
    Posts
    116
    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner
    A few HDR shots...

    <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=125625"/>

    <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=125633"/>

    <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=125641"/>

    <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=125649"/>
    Nice, I didn't think the diamond black could look so good. My wife talked me out of it and I got the black raven instead. That front shot of the bumper and grille really shows off the shine. Great pics.

  9. #8
    Ancient Mariner's Avatar
    Ancient Mariner is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS4 3.6 Performance
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NL, Canada
    Posts
    346
    Thread Starter

    Re: Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD

    Thanks, an like I said, it's real hard to capture the true effect with my point and click photo abilities LOL, but yes real happy with the choice - it just POPS in any kind of direct light.

  10. #9
    investor74 is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): '97 Forest Green Catera
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    674

    Re: Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD

    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
    Thanks, an like I said, it's real hard to capture the true effect with my point and click photo abilities LOL, but yes real happy with the choice - it just POPS in any kind of direct light.
    It's not just you. I wound up with a Black Diamond 2013 Regal T (after going ATS/Regal back and forth with my wife for months - Regal just works better as the main "family car").

    I have tried to take a good picture of the Black Diamond in various lighting and shade conditions, and it is impossible. Either you don't get the diamond effect at all, or you get a car that looks dusty in other light. Some day someone is going to crack this and post a tutorial on the Internet.

  11. #10
    Ancient Mariner's Avatar
    Ancient Mariner is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS4 3.6 Performance
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NL, Canada
    Posts
    346
    Thread Starter

    Re: Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD

    At least we get to see and enjoy it R/T!

  12. #11
    Ancient Mariner's Avatar
    Ancient Mariner is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS4 3.6 Performance
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NL, Canada
    Posts
    346
    Thread Starter

    Re: Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD

    Freshly Zainoed, and a great day to "try" and capture the Black Diamond paint effect...again . So some overall and zoomed detail comparison shots:








    investor74 and -ATS- like this.

  13. #12
    ddawson is online now Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2014 CTS PREMIUM SEDAN 3.6 RWD
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    996

    Re: Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD

    It is beautiful. Zaino really brought out the diamond effect.

  14. #13
    Ancient Mariner's Avatar
    Ancient Mariner is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS4 3.6 Performance
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NL, Canada
    Posts
    346
    Thread Starter

    Re: Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD

    Thanks, been using Zaino for many years now, have just kinda stuck with it!

    One more with shading gradations showing different effects of light to good effect...ok I'm done now


  15. #14
    -ATS- is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): ATS 2.0T Premium
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Cali
    Posts
    26

    Re: Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD

    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
    Freshly Zainoed, and a great day to "try" and capture the Black Diamond paint effect...again . So some overall and zoomed detail comparison shots:








    How long did it take you to detail the car like that? That is a beautiful zaino job right there.

  16. #15
    Ancient Mariner's Avatar
    Ancient Mariner is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS4 3.6 Performance
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NL, Canada
    Posts
    346
    Thread Starter

    Re: Black Diamond/Platinum 3.6 AWD

    Thanks, that was basically an afternoon's work - Dawn wash, Zaino all in one, and Z8 to finish up. It'll be Z2 and Z8 for maintenance from here on.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting