: Blacked out grill?



keithsm2
06-07-11, 03:35 PM
Whats a guy gotta do?? Ive talked to dealer and 21st century muscle cars....Doesnt seem like anyone wants to touch it..... Who do i look to do such a think in the dallas area??

THanks

Keith

kirbyCTSV
06-07-11, 03:36 PM
can be DIY...or just remove it and take to paint shop.

EVIL_C5
06-07-11, 03:38 PM
D3 sells them, along with another place although i cant remember the name. the DIY scares me as paint doesnt stick to chrome well, so unless it was sandblasted or powdercoated, im not sure i would have confidence it would hold up to bug splats and rock chips....

DoingOK
06-07-11, 03:39 PM
Mine is going to go to a paint shop. If you watched the Biker build off Sr. vs Jr. closely, you'll see there was a blacked out grill sitting on the floor in the GM design place. Too bad they didn't offer it out to the public.

Fireverm
06-07-11, 03:41 PM
Whats a guy gotta do?? Ive talked to dealer and 21st century muscle cars....Doesnt seem like anyone wants to touch it..... Who do i look to do such a think in the dallas area??

THanks

Keith

You should be able to go to any auto paint shop and they should be able to do it. I wouldn't pay more than $150 for it either.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3496/5765064677_4e57b3dbd9_z.jpg

keithsm2
06-07-11, 03:57 PM
nice....is that a Flat black?? what color would you suggest on a white diamond??

ChicagoV
06-07-11, 04:10 PM
I had mine "dipped" in the same thick poly stuff that they use to do wheels- figured that it would resist rock chips, etc. better than paint. It looked and worked great. Should be no problem at all in the Dallas area.

PhxTriode
06-07-11, 04:29 PM
You should be able to go to any auto paint shop and they should be able to do it. I wouldn't pay more than $150 for it either.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3496/5765064677_4e57b3dbd9_z.jpg

Murder in the first degree

rednumbers
06-07-11, 04:36 PM
I did my grill myself. I would say to take the grill off to do a good job. You will have to take of the bumper to do so. Not a big deal.


Use a paint adhesive, black primer and matte or satin black paint. I used Dupli Color paint bought at Autozone and it came out great. Beware not to overspray cause it drips. Also make sure you leave enough time to cure. I reinstalled mine too quick and the paint was still soft. Had to redo a certian part. I left mine overnight and let it cure 100% before installing

Make sure you scuff the chrome up with some sandpaper. I used 220 Grit

Fireverm
06-07-11, 04:39 PM
nice....is that a Flat black?? what color would you suggest on a white diamond??

Yes, it is flat black. I'm of the camp that you had either be right on the money or miss by a mile. I felt that if I didn't go flat black, I felt it would have to match the Black Diamond tri-color exactly and that seemed like it wouldn't come out well (and be really expensive).

Does the White Diamond come with the satin graphite wheels as well? If you have the satin graphite wheels I think it would look sick to paint match that color (I toyed with that idea my self). If you have polished or chrome wheels I think you could easily go glossy black if that is more your style over the flat black.

elphil
06-07-11, 05:26 PM
I had mine done in body color, TG. Had the dealer do it before I picked it up. It was expensive but worth it to me. The grill was removed, chemically etched, painted and clear coated.

http://s927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/elphil_photo/?action=view&current=IMG_0074.jpg

keithsm2
06-07-11, 05:31 PM
ELPHIL....Looks good....I think thats what i want....with Black Ice paint on my White diamond car......I guess ill just call around......

I dont have the black graphite wheels...I was thinking of powder coating the original wheels with Black Chrome..
Can they make that powder coat shiny??

elphil
06-07-11, 06:27 PM
Fireverm, I have to agree with PhxTriode. Either the badge should have been left unpainted or removed altogether. But not that! Rest looks good.

zirotti
06-07-11, 06:46 PM
I want mine black but with the cadillac emblem still chrome.

EVIL_C5
06-07-11, 07:22 PM
I had mine done in body color, TG. Had the dealer do it before I picked it up. It was expensive but worth it to me. The grill was removed, chemically etched, painted and clear coated.

http://s927.photobucket.com/albums/ad120/elphil_photo/?action=view&current=IMG_0074.jpg

The golf cart is hot too!

Fireverm
06-07-11, 07:23 PM
Fireverm, I have to agree with PhxTriode. Either the badge should have been left unpainted or removed altogether. But not that! Rest looks good.

I've come to the same opinion that it being totally blacked out looks cheap and so I'm working on just getting them smoked as I don't like the contrast of it being totally unpainted.

Fireverm
06-07-11, 07:24 PM
I want mine black but with the cadillac emblem still chrome.

The emblem comes off really easy so that should be no problem.

Junkie414
06-07-11, 07:27 PM
Where does D3 sell blacked out grills? I only see lights on the website

Fireverm
06-07-11, 07:42 PM
Where does D3 sell blacked out grills? I only see lights on the website

http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/d3-noir-appearance-package

Junkie414
06-07-11, 08:22 PM
http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/d3-noir-appearance-package

Man I really got owned on that one didn't I. Thanks!


I happen to have 4 black,clear coated OEM 2009 V wheels with orginal Mitchlen tires on them for sale. I live in the Dallas area. My email is dons@lrmhmrc.org if you are interested. Let me know. They are balanced and have tire sensors, and are in good shape. DonS

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm price?

keithsm2
06-08-11, 10:18 AM
$1,500 takes them. DonS


pics!!

Junkie414
06-08-11, 05:13 PM
pics!!

x2 need to see them.

ChicagoV
06-09-11, 12:53 PM
I saw the pics above of the TG grill done in body-color and it was awesome. I was inspired to see if the same could be done in Black Diamond. Turns out that yes, you can have your grill painted in Black Diamond. I have no idea if it is gonna look right, but WTH I signed up. All front mesh, non-functional "brake ducts" and rear bright work will be Black Diamond, window trim will be taped and roof rails and badges will remain untouched. They will have the car for three days starting next Wednesday and I will post some bright-sun pics when I get it back.

CTSV4now
06-09-11, 01:21 PM
$1,500 for wheels and tires?? Too bad I just got my crappy Continental Extreme DW's recently.

Xtreme70SS
06-09-11, 10:32 PM
I've come to the same opinion that it being totally blacked out looks cheap and so I'm working on just getting them smoked as I don't like the contrast of it being totally unpainted.

I think the skull overlay from 8th day creations would look great on that flat black grille.

Link to site: http://8thdaycreations.com/products-page/graphics/

Picture:
http://8thdaycreations.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/wreathskulloverlay2.jpg

Fireverm
06-10-11, 12:35 PM
I think the skull overlay from 8th day creations would look great on that flat black grille.

Link to site: http://8thdaycreations.com/products-page/graphics/

Picture:
http://8thdaycreations.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/wreathskulloverlay2.jpg

I just ordered some so we'll see how it looks.

550HP STSV
06-10-11, 01:22 PM
please explain the significance of replacing the cadillac crest with a skull?

thatcoder
06-10-11, 02:53 PM
it isn't being replaced, it is overlay-ed.. it is an acquired taste.. clearly not for everyone.

Junkie414
06-10-11, 02:54 PM
please explain the significance of replacing the cadillac crest with a skull?

Tacky as hell IMHO

Maxniman
06-10-11, 03:37 PM
Tacky as hell IMHO

looks like a squashed Jake Skull from the vette team

550HP STSV
06-10-11, 04:14 PM
skull is stupid and does not belong on a cadillac. thanks

Fireverm
06-10-11, 10:44 PM
please explain the significance of replacing the cadillac crest with a skull?


Tacky as hell IMHO


skull is stupid and does not belong on a cadillac. thanks

I actually didn't order the skull, but ordered their version of the crest blackout. I figure for 15 bucks it's worth checking it out.
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dhpro
07-19-11, 10:34 AM
Well how's it look? As for the rest of u haters...to each his own...I think the skulls look cool!

haterinc
07-19-11, 11:21 AM
skull is stupid and does not belong on a cadillac. thanks

I'd like to send over my future mod list for your expert opinion on what's stupid and what isn't... I really wouldn't want to disappoint you lol

Fireverm
07-19-11, 01:21 PM
Well how's it look? As for the rest of u haters...to each his own...I think the skulls look cool!

It was just temporary and I ended up not liking it at all.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/5868218032_053cd76119_z.jpg

These are the final iteration of my crests.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6026/5941825186_7e4563bb0b_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6004/5941825020_cdd3514c34_z.jpg

haterinc
07-19-11, 02:24 PM
that tint is sharp... i see your in vegas so you won't have to worry about the cold and salt. i was talking to my painter and he said that idea might not fair so well here in the midwest (home of home grown corn fed big breasts... just an FYI there are some benefits here lol)