: Anyone painted the fog buckets and rear grey piece as a DIY?



shade
07-16-11, 10:09 AM
Good results from over the counter products vs a shop? I know plastic is hard to paint so if you had good results please post up the products used to get the finished result. Thanks!

soon to V
07-16-11, 01:37 PM
I Carbon Fiber Wrapped mine after sanding down texture first.

Domsz06
07-16-11, 03:02 PM
shade use that new fusion stuff from krylon made for plastic. It's legit. I have not used it on my v, but on other plastics and it's amazingt! maybe paint the back side first and see if you like it?

LV_V
07-16-11, 05:28 PM
I Carbon Fiber Wrapped mine after sanding down texture first.

Is that the same carbon wrap material that TBJS used to wrap his exterior pieces? Will that hold up to the heat of the exhaust??

Or is this a real carbon wrap?

haterinc
07-16-11, 05:49 PM
i used 3M carbon wrap for that and its just fine... not sure what tBJs used but he had the right idea. he gets "props fo' sho" lol

LV_V
07-16-11, 06:24 PM
haha I hate to admit it, but the fake carbon wrap was pretty sick

soon to V
07-16-11, 09:15 PM
I like the gloss look of this brand. Its nothing but the local shelf stuff from Advanced Auto. No problem with exhaust heat yet. Been running it for over 3 months and no issues. I do expect it to not last too long (more than a year), but its an experiment and I will try some other stuff if it doesn't hold come winter. Note I don't take it through auto car washes, just power rinse by hand (carefully). I also use it on my center covers (wheels) and on front lower chin (also good bug protection). I should note that you need to take the whole piece off (not a quick job, but doable) and wrap it around all the edges real good. I also painted a small brush width on suspect edges to help make sure they didn't peel.

soon to V
07-16-11, 09:22 PM
detail

shade
07-17-11, 09:38 AM
Thats cool wrap where'd you get it?

shade
07-17-11, 09:40 AM
shade use that new fusion stuff from krylon made for plastic. It's legit. I have not used it on my v, but on other plastics and it's amazingt! maybe paint the back side first and see if you like it?

I ended up using similar stuff its called plasti dip that adheres like the fusion but then when it dries its rubber. Did some good prep work with the dremel and a finishing bit to scratch up the surface so hopefully no chips. I did buy the fusion just in case!

IRONDOG
07-17-11, 11:19 AM
I ended up using similar stuff its called plasti dip that adheres like the fusion but then when it dries its rubber. Did some good prep work with the dremel and a finishing bit to scratch up the surface so hopefully no chips. I did buy the fusion just in case!

Pictures please?

Rabbitctsv
07-17-11, 03:47 PM
Im from texas, I was in california and went to the Cars and Coffee in Irvine Ca. I met a lots of CTSV owners and checked out a lot of their cars, Also met the guys from D3, had some nieces cars, they have a big following.

When i was there I came across a california car Black 2009 with painted front fog light cups, painted grills with the chrome outer rings, and painted rear , I can say that the paint job was high gloss and matched the car great, it looks as if Cadillac painted this , It should have been factory, looks great, will try to find the pics tonight and post if i can.

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thebigjimsho
07-26-11, 11:00 PM
I've had the 3M DiNoc stuff for over a year and a half and it still looks good. I had it installed by a tint/clear bra shop in the winter. Heat, cold, whatever, it holds fine. I've even scuffed the chin pieces and whatever gets scuffed off doesn't unravel or peel away. There are a couple of corners that have bubbled but a hair dryer or heat gun and it smooths right out like new. It still looks great and everyone thinks the car came like that...


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