: 2012 coupe - added Strut grille package and blacked out headlights



Rdecrane5
10-20-12, 10:47 PM
So I finally got around to doing some more work to my coupe. What do you guys think? I also blacked out the rest of the chrome today. I will post some pics of that when I get it cleaned up.

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n114/rodawg1/AD67499D-7EC9-4E0B-B232-FBFE5F22F422-1016-00000050EF8592E8.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n114/rodawg1/740E23EB-D200-45C3-A0A7-41B60F1417FD-1016-00000050ECAE4B03.jpg

shmiddy
10-20-12, 11:44 PM
I love it! i would like to do that same thing to the headlights but looks like way too much work haha
Well done though
Love that grill

Rdecrane5
10-21-12, 12:54 PM
Here are a few more pics

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n114/rodawg1/DD68B9F9-1649-4F45-9C2B-CA70437606E5-248-00000019F11CAD1C.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n114/rodawg1/04BC6B0F-6669-4C24-8A78-6B63BDAEB618-248-00000019F290CE63.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n114/rodawg1/006F3E4F-8701-4537-A141-D82733A4E93C-248-00000019F526AB8A.jpg

Rdecrane5
10-21-12, 12:57 PM
I love it! i would like to do that same thing to the headlights but looks like way too much work haha
Well done though
Love that grill

Thanks! The headlights were not fun. I already had the bumper off to do the grille so I figured why not. Unfortunately Cadillac changed what they seal the headlights with and it took forever to separate the housing from the lenses.

Ludacrisvp
10-21-12, 02:27 PM
Looks good... Better work on that Lamborghini next I see orange popping off that fender like crazy next to that V.

GProdigy
10-21-12, 05:20 PM
Thanks! The headlights were not fun. I already had the bumper off to do the grille so I figured why not. Unfortunately Cadillac changed what they seal the headlights with and it took forever to separate the housing from the lenses.

I"m actually having that problem right now! as soon as I take the Headlights out of the Oven its like the Sealant hardens immediately.

How did you resolve this? did you raise the temperature? or just keep taking it out every 5mins from 200degrees.

BTW your car looks awesome.

Rdecrane5
10-21-12, 06:56 PM
We ended up doing 250 for about 15 minutes and just pried it apart. Honestly I don't know if heating it up actually did anything. We also used a razor to cut as much of the silicone as possible. When we pulled it apart we completely removed all the factory silicone and replaced it with a butyl sealant like most manufactures do. I have pressured washed it a few times and have driven in some pretty heavy rain and do far so good.

Rdecrane5
10-22-12, 10:02 PM
Here are some pics with the trim blacked out.

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n114/rodawg1/3E41C24B-237A-452C-AC81-38971140968F-2159-000000CE0425DA1C.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n114/rodawg1/FBB27470-6AF8-4345-BE10-EE901A0A191F-2159-000000CE01F29D23.jpg

Kenny9123
10-23-12, 09:39 AM
Yet another, blacked out caddy. Looks great. Love the wheels.

rgauchey
10-23-12, 03:39 PM
At first glance I thought it was a Gen 1 CTS.

bojangle
10-26-12, 09:25 PM
Dig the ride dude. Very Nice work, very nice

Modyad
10-26-12, 09:43 PM
Sexy Nice Work :thumbsup:

musicmaker
10-28-12, 10:36 AM
The headlights look great! Any chance there is a how-to thread to do that? Including what type of paint, where you can/cannot paint on the headlight, front bumper removal.. etc. Great looking Coupe.

Wadeinde
10-24-14, 11:48 PM
Where'd you get that grille??