12-12-11, 10:00 PM
Hello All, I just recently bought a New White Diamond CTS-V Coupe. I'm looking to get the Fog Light Housings and the Front Splitter color matched. I've been told from a couple paint shops that they can paint them, but do to the texture, if they were to get any rock chips, the paint would basically just flake off instead of just leave a small mark. This is NOT an option. So I'd like to find a replacement for them that is the same color as the car. I think it would look amazing and want to give it a shot. Any suggestions?
12-13-11, 12:06 AM
I would either go with Plasti-Dip or 3M Di-noc.
Here is my V with 3M...
Did you consider painting them and then having an "invisible bra" material put on over the paint?
83785Paint and clear bra on the splitter and brake ducts here...
12-13-11, 02:29 PM
Except for a slat that makes the fog light opening look unfinished, I though the front end looked better without the plastic and with the factory paint. But I like it best with the 3M Di-noc tape. 2 years and still very durable. It won't peel away even though I've scuffed my splitters a few times...
12-14-11, 09:16 PM
Thanks, I hadn't considered that but that's exactly what I'll do. I've been reading through some threads about the clear bra's. I just hadn't made up my mind yet. Thanks again...problem solved! I'll post pictures when it's done.
12-16-11, 02:54 PM
I'm very interested on how this will look, I was having a buddy photoshop what it would look like on my car (white also). Are you getting the lower rear plastic piece color matched too?
12-18-11, 04:20 PM
That's the plan. Would be interested in seeing the picture after the photoshopping is done?
01-01-12, 06:05 PM
IF you have the paint shop sand the plastic down smooth, prime it then paint, you will be fine! We've painted many, many plastic parts such as silverado/sierra lower valances, mirrors, mud flaps, etc. I will be painting my lower splitter after winter as well.