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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Trying to find a New headlight look... in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Alright, so I did a couple poor photoshops of some changes to headlings/fogs/turn signals but I don't really like the ...
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    Trying to find a New headlight look...

    Alright, so I did a couple poor photoshops of some changes to headlings/fogs/turn signals but I don't really like the headlights in either...The edges of my headlights look horrible so I wan't do do somthing, but I can't afford $500 for a new set of headlights.. I'll try to get a pic of headlights so yall know. Anyways heres what I colored...I'm unimpressed..Any better Ideas?





    Note - I also have a chrome grille now, so the black should flow a little bit better..But still don't like it.

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    Hmm how about coloring the headlight's top part as well and for experimentation's sake consider coloring all of that body color, might turn out better....

    And of course I'm refering to the top pic, which wouldn't look bad at all. As for the second rendering I think it looks bad...that goes without saying really.

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    I'd add that if you do the headlight frame only in matte black I think then it would look very good actually.

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    The best starting point would be to give the matte black idea a shot with plasti dip to see if you would actually like it like that, that's what I did as it would be easy to change your mind and return it to stock look, it's a good starting point.

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    After doing gthe frame with plasti dip if the matte black doesn't work ouy for you, you can do something out of the box, like painting the plastidipped part carefully with a body color regular automotive spray, it would workfor this application I'm sure

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    on i black car i think it would look better>

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    Quote Originally Posted by ham4864 View Post
    on i black car i think it would look better>
    Agreed. I like the fog and marker black, as I'm planning on getting glossy black rims down the road..But just don't know about the headlights...

    Is this what you were going for ctsm? I think the top looks a little better.. Honestly, I would just leave the lights alone if they didn't look so bad right now..



    Heres' the red..I tried to blend in the shadows...amatures..haha I just left the fogs/markers black, not that they'd match if headlights were red..



    I have enough color match paint (bottle the shop gave me when painted bumper) to do both headlights if so.

    I'm trying to match these so they'd go with a black set of wheels and my chrome grill, which if everything else turns black I may also turn black..I liked the look of this V


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    I would say leave the headlights clear or paint them to match the car. The black on the headlights is throwing off the look you're going after.

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    What exactly is wrong with your lights? Have you tried the 3M headlight restore. It works amazing and the lights look like new. I also like the body match pic. The black looks funny.

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    I was told "stress fractures" I've tried some other stuff, but maybe it wasn't so good. I can try the 3M stuff, just get it at autozone or somewhere more specific?

    Agreed the black headlights look like crap. I like the black fogs/markers but don't think it'd match the red headlights haha.

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    I made a photoshop of a modification I will be attempting this week on my car, the new look is on top, the way it is right now is on the bottom, what if you try that in that burgundy body color?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tlorenzen
    I was told "stress fractures" I've tried some other stuff, but maybe it wasn't so good. I can try the 3M stuff, just get it at autozone or somewhere more specific?

    Agreed the black headlights look like crap. I like the black fogs/markers but don't think it'd match the red headlights haha.
    Not too sure in the U.S. I live in Canada but fit is available at a lot of places here. The 3M comes with an attachment for a drill. 3 different coarseness sandpaper and some polishing compound. YouTube it. Very easy to do and makes the crystal clear after.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_t1RBw0IGXA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tlorenzen

    I liked the look of this V

    Look closely at the wheels...that's a poser...looks nice though
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtc

    Look closely at the wheels...that's a poser...looks nice though
    5 lug rims??

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtc

    Look closely at the wheels...that's a poser...looks nice though
    LOL! I didn't even notice that. He's better off just removing the V badge and he'll be riding clean.

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    Quote Originally Posted by curtc View Post
    Look closely at the wheels...that's a poser...looks nice though
    Haha I didn't even notice that either! Nice spot.

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    I bet he/she is fooling a lot of people who don't really know these cars lmao.

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    have a paint shop mix the paint with clear and stt if it will make a matched red tint for them. it would look kinda awesome.

    also, all this isnt really a new look...its been done on here a lot over the years.

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