: Flat Black STS



OH WOW
10-22-10, 02:45 PM
OH WOW!!Has any one done this? I would really like to see some pics since i have never seen a matte black sts...

8323matt
11-11-10, 04:35 PM
as a show car it would look awesome...but as a daily driving car not a good suggestion, no clear coat to protect from the environment, can't buff out fine scratches and other marks, extreme sun fading and damage from uv rays, I would not recomment it. I would be cautious of where you bring it, to get a show room flat black paint job is hard. I would lean on the satin black paint job, google satin black cars, its an awesome color and you still have your clear coat!

Midnight
11-11-10, 05:00 PM
This thread has a CTS that seems to be satin/black:
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-appearance/152837-matte-black-stripes-hood-trunk.html

Probably not quite anyone's thing here, but at the auto show a couple years ago there was a Genesis coupe that was satin black camouflage (with like red lenses and stuff) and it was pretty damn cool: http://www.globalmotors.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/street-concepts-hyundai-genesis-coupe.jpg .. not sure the satin camo would work as well on a STS tho :D

8323matt
11-11-10, 08:08 PM
Gosh that satin black is aaammmaazzzinngg!!

EChas3
11-11-10, 08:59 PM
Craptacular!

AllGoNShow
11-11-10, 11:01 PM
Quite a few vinyl wrapped matte black vehicles around here, problem with the vinyl is it is so thin that it tears too easily, wind pulls up the edges if not done properly, doesn't stretch like 3M so the edges look like crap if they aren't a straight edge. Paint is ok but hard to maintain like stated above.

Best car I have seen yet in terms of looks, fit & finish and thickness for proper 3M is the new Di Noc material on a CLK Black Series, damn near perfect (getting out played on some cars).

http://www.cca.cc/nexus/P1030292_e1.jpg

rzambrano
11-11-10, 11:20 PM
I found this

http://images.dealercarsearch.com//Media/2032/946_17.jpg
http://images.dealercarsearch.com//Media/2032/946_18.jpg
http://images.dealercarsearch.com//Media/2032/946_04.jpg
http://images.dealercarsearch.com//Media/2032/946_20.jpg
http://images.dealercarsearch.com//Media/2032/946_03.jpg

malatu
11-12-10, 10:21 AM
:ack::ack::ack::ack::ack::ack::

dkozloski
11-12-10, 11:12 AM
:ack::ack::ack::ack::ack::ack::

Agreed.

AllGoNShow
11-12-10, 11:14 AM
Agreed, way worse than I thought it would look

SlickCityStan
11-12-10, 11:42 AM
ugly is as ugly looks, and that is just plain ugly!

Lifer
11-12-10, 12:06 PM
Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. :crybaby:

caddyfat2
11-12-10, 12:10 PM
:ack::ack::ack::ack::ack::ack::

I agree with malatu on this one

Midnight
11-13-10, 03:41 AM
Hmm yeah, I can't figure out how the Merc looks so good but the STS looks "bleh"... Lighting isn't helping. I don't really like the wheels on that STS, on the other car they're a little constrasing and with the discs more visible it kind of sets it off I think.

I think also the merc has more creases and contours and makes the flat look better.

OH WOW
11-13-10, 06:33 PM
Wow...didn't think it would look that shity.

rzambrano
11-14-10, 12:56 AM
Well there you have it, not the best looking car in flat black. I think an STS can look much better in flat black, except that the one on this one is certainly a cheap paint and body job.

Midnight
11-15-10, 09:45 AM
I still say if the lighting were reversed - the STS done professionally like the Mercedes was, and the Mercedes caught in a parking lot by an amateur... well.. things might be different.

On the other hand, if it doesn't look good "in real life", then, what's the point :)

malatu
11-15-10, 10:16 AM
Taking pictures by armature photographs outdoors usually does not produce favorable results. Indoor photos with appropriate lighting is a far superior.

But again I reiterate my opinion of flat black: :ack::ack::ack::ack:

Stingroo
11-15-10, 10:39 AM
I think the car itself looks great, but I'd have left the trim chrome, and left the damn wreath and crest in the grille.

Also I agree, those wheels look like ass.

lreddiablo
11-17-10, 05:04 PM
Got factory black and I painted over the chrome trim looks great. Also powdercoated the weels semi gloss black. Then found black center cap wrethes. Ya I think this one was a shitty job and they werent thinking when going with the all black look. IMO i think they screwed up doing the trip of the headlights like this, and the grill wreath DEFINATELY should have been left alone.... or get some sort of customized one, dont just paint it over. Got to touch up some scuffs on my lower D3 bumper and do a good waxing, then I'll post some pics eventually. Always get great comments :)

rzambrano
11-30-10, 12:57 PM
Got factory black and I painted over the chrome trim looks great. Also powdercoated the weels semi gloss black. Then found black center cap wrethes. Ya I think this one was a shitty job and they werent thinking when going with the all black look. IMO i think they screwed up doing the trip of the headlights like this, and the grill wreath DEFINATELY should have been left alone.... or get some sort of customized one, dont just paint it over. Got to touch up some scuffs on my lower D3 bumper and do a good waxing, then I'll post some pics eventually. Always get great comments :)

Any pics?