: About to get sprayed....new paint



jrs05caddyext
03-03-08, 01:12 AM
The 05 EXT getting ready for some new Mercedes-Benz Iridium Silver paint....
bad pictures
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj315/2005extlade/PIC00041.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj315/2005extlade/PIC00039.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj315/2005extlade/PIC00036.jpg

hcvone
03-03-08, 07:12 AM
JR, why you getting the truck painted? Post some after pixs. :)

DLE
03-03-08, 11:53 AM
JR, why you getting the truck painted? Post some after pixs. :)


What he said :thumbsup:

srt
03-03-08, 12:48 PM
Yeah why change it? I guess if ya had a hook up then cool.

jrs05caddyext
03-03-08, 01:59 PM
One of my friends has a body-paint shop and is giving me a good deal. I’m tired of the factor Quicksilver that seems to look tan/light brown when the light hits it. Also getting the 3 bed covers painted as well as the grille to match. The taillights are getting smoked. I’m still looking for some nice 24s with a machined face and chrome lip.

DLE
03-03-08, 02:08 PM
One of my friends has a body-paint shop and is giving me a good deal. Iím tired of the factor Quicksilver that seems to look tan/light brown when the light hits it. Also getting the 3 bed covers painted as well as the grille to match. The taillights are getting smoked. Iím still looking for some nice 24s with a machined face and chrome lip.


That is going to look nice!!!! Cant wait to see the results!! I also want to get my 3 bed covers painted black to match my truck! Let me know how yours turn out k. Also, I wonder if they have to sand down the bed covers to paint them?? or do they just spray over it?

jrs05caddyext
03-03-08, 04:20 PM
you can spray right over but I was told that it wont be long before the paint starts to crack. They sanded and painted my covers on my old 02 EXT and they came out great.

DLE
03-03-08, 04:31 PM
you can spray right over but I was told that it wont be long before the paint starts to crack. They sanded and painted my covers on my old 02 EXT and they came out great.


Sweet. Thanks for the tip. I'm gonna have that done later before summer comes for mine. :thumbsup:

hcvone
03-03-08, 05:28 PM
JR, don't know if your shop will be able to match the factory orange peel. ;) It will be a shame to loose that.

jrs05caddyext
03-07-08, 06:09 PM
Just got the Hotchkis leveling rear spring that will also be installed

mandingo
03-12-08, 12:15 AM
Real Nice Just What Mine Looks Like Right Now After It Was Recoverd. Stripped.. Gona Put A 07 Front End On My Truck And Was Woundering If Anyone Has Seen It Done?

jrs05caddyext
03-12-08, 12:52 AM
Real Nice Just What Mine Looks Like Right Now After It Was Recoverd. Stripped.. Gona Put A 07 Front End On My Truck And Was Woundering If Anyone Has Seen It Done?

Not an 02-06 Escalade but you can get an idea
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/caddyext05/07front.jpg

jrs05caddyext
03-12-08, 01:02 AM
1st layer of Silver
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/caddyext05/paint1.jpg
Before
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/caddyext05/PIC00050.jpg
After Medium Smoked
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/caddyext05/smoked.jpg
New Hotchkis Rear leveling coils
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/caddyext05/PIC00053.jpg

hcvone
03-12-08, 08:24 AM
Keep us updated. :)

DLE
03-12-08, 11:17 AM
Ooooo the color is turning out nice, even with just 1 layer! Also, I LOVE the medium tint tailights! Where can I get that done at?? I want that done to mine! I'll pay! :thumbsup:

Also, whats the difference with the hotchkis rear leveling springs vs mcgaughys lowering springs??

JD001249
03-12-08, 12:41 PM
Did you use Nite-shades and tint the tails yourself? I have been thinking about doing this and have heard if you can spray paint it is easy, just to go light on the spray. Let me know your thoughts on process.

Thanks!

jrs05caddyext
03-12-08, 02:01 PM
Did you use Nite-shades and tint the tails yourself? I have been thinking about doing this and have heard if you can spray paint it is easy, just to go light on the spray. Let me know your thoughts on process.

Thanks!

I had a body shop paint them for me. I did used the Nite-Shades can paint and a clear coat on my previous 02 EXT's 3rd brake light. I wouldnít recommend using that since the quality wonít be the same.

JD001249
03-13-08, 01:22 PM
Could you find out what they used? I am going to check out some body shops around here but I am in Missouri and we don't do near as much custom work at Cali. I may have to go with the Nite Shades and see how it works...

vietfob714
03-13-08, 11:17 PM
why didnt you keep the asantis

jrs05caddyext
03-18-08, 06:19 PM
Donít remind me:hide:

The EXT should be out this week.

jrs05caddyext
03-18-08, 06:26 PM
Could you find out what they used? I am going to check out some body shops around here but I am in Missouri and we don't do near as much custom work at Cali. I may have to go with the Nite Shades and see how it works...

The guy mixed black paint/clear/BullDog adhesion promoter

jrs05caddyext
04-16-08, 03:46 PM
why didnt you keep the asantis

I just got some 24" Asanti AF132's machined face and a chrome lip. I'll post pictures sometime this week

hcvone
04-17-08, 07:30 AM
Jr, we need to see PIXS!!! :)

DLE
04-17-08, 11:48 AM
Yeah, hurry up! :thumbsup:

jrs05caddyext
04-28-08, 04:23 PM
http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/8648/new1bt0.jpg
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/3138/newwl1.jpg
http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/397/new2gy9.jpg

Povich
04-28-08, 07:38 PM
very nice! I want my bed covers done like that! Been shoppin round Pa but want it done well! Urs look real good! Good lookin spray man!:thumbsup:

JD001249
05-01-08, 09:13 AM
well, that was well worth the wait! The ride looks awesome!

DLE
05-01-08, 12:12 PM
Looks awesome! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

hcvone
05-01-08, 12:40 PM
Looks great JR. :)

jrs05caddyext
05-01-08, 02:28 PM
Thanks for the comments. I'll post some more pictures later.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/8343/asantizz1.jpg

vietfob714
05-02-08, 12:52 AM
wow... i still would have liked to see u with those 26" asantis though... I think my car is done... i'll post up some pics later...

friscoCADDY
05-02-08, 01:36 AM
Hey JRS, I saw the pic of the front of your truck ( sweet by the way) and I was wondering where you got your clear corner headlights at?!

jrs05caddyext
05-02-08, 10:16 AM
wow... i still would have liked to see u with those 26" asantis though... I think my car is done... i'll post up some pics later...

Yea I regret selling the 26s but lately I been dirt bike ridding up in Gorman&California City and I'm sure the 26s would not last up there.... I’m done with mine as well...plz post some pictures of your ride


Hey JRS, I saw the pic of the front of your truck ( sweet by the way) and I was wondering where you got your clear corner headlights at?!

I clear them myself..i'll PM you

jrs05caddyext
05-19-08, 02:51 PM
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/5185/dsc02464dr4.jpg

hcvone
05-19-08, 03:55 PM
An Escalade with nice paint, that is something different, have them teach GM how it done. ;)

sam hamm
05-19-08, 10:21 PM
looks good. is the bed cover textured or smooth now? sorry if youve already said i couldnt find it

DLE
05-20-08, 01:30 PM
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/5185/dsc02464dr4.jpg


That is one NICE ass! :thumbsup:

jrs05caddyext
08-22-11, 03:51 PM
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jrs05caddyext
09-03-11, 03:25 PM
Last chance guys