: over excitement with plastidip... definitely a fan!



platinum_V
01-06-13, 07:58 PM
So far it all came out great! Still need the roof , headlight trim and V emblems on the fenders. Not sure how to post pics, hope u all can see it.

http://s170.beta.photobucket.com/user/big_swo_alex/media/20130102_114848_zps7b1270a7.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2
http://s170.beta.photobucket.com/user/big_swo_alex/media/20130106_124501_zpsbfaf69ba.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
http://s170.beta.photobucket.com/user/big_swo_alex/media/20130106_124450_zps42cafe02.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

Stealth V
01-06-13, 08:24 PM
Looks good. Im not the biggest fan of blacking out the reverse lights, emblem and trunk center piece. Other than that, I like it. I have done my grill and front "splitter" area as well

platinum_V
01-06-13, 08:45 PM
Thanks! Yea im sure a lot of people arent going to like the trunk section painted, but thats what makes plastidip great, I can always peal it off.

FuzzyLogic
01-06-13, 09:32 PM
It's "peel," not "peal." :bigroll:

And all you need to do is copy and paste the IMG tagged URLs that Photobucket provides wherever you want the images to show up in your post. For instance, I grabbed the pictures from your Photobucket account and pasted them, like so:

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u244/big_swo_alex/20130106_124450_zps42cafe02.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u244/big_swo_alex/20130106_124501_zpsbfaf69ba.jpg

By the way, are you from the Ft. Myers/Naples area?

platinum_V
01-06-13, 10:21 PM
Sorry "peel". I know how to do it on my computer, I just didnt know how to do it from my phone. Thanks for posting it for me. Im on the east coast of south florida, 2hrs from naples/ft. Myers.

FuzzyLogic
01-06-13, 11:09 PM
Im on the east coast of south florida, 2hrs from naples/ft. Myers.

My confusion goes to show that, yes, you can have too many nearly identical neighborhoods in Florida.

DrSpeed
01-07-13, 10:57 AM
Why no reverse lights?

platinum_V
01-07-13, 05:53 PM
http://s170.beta.photobucket.com/user/big_swo_alex/media/20130106_124450_zps42cafe02.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1


Still cant post pics on the site from my phone, but heres a pic of the front with the fog lights/turn signals plastidipped, wanted to make it look like a ZL1 bumper. And yes the light still comes through the reverse, fogs and turn signals. Im done with the dip though.

nikon
01-08-13, 06:23 PM
Dude...you ruined my car!!!!

You didn't like the classy chrome look?

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m284/nikon858/myV/IMG_5069.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m284/nikon858/myV/IMG_5093.jpg

And you got rid of the +5hp sticker!!

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m284/nikon858/myV/100_0052.jpg

Oh well, your car now...kinda hurts though :(

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She treating you well otherwise I hope?

odthetruth
01-08-13, 06:37 PM
LOL No longer your car. Different strokes for different folks.

vcaddy06
01-08-13, 06:47 PM
Lol Justin! To each their own...sound familiar? Not a fan of the rear. But oh well. Can be changed if owner deems so...

carlson_mn
01-08-13, 06:51 PM
Nice job and it looks like you did a good job. To each their own but not a fan. Car was so clean before.

platinum_V
01-08-13, 10:58 PM
Still clean just no chrome lol. I did love the classy look but I like the sinister badass look a little more. Lol sorry man but hey its all plastidip, i can always peel it off. Still runs and drives like a dream!!! Now I look forward to going to work just to driver her.

MylesF7
01-09-13, 09:23 AM
Im digging the lower part of the rear bumper!

kerberos
01-09-13, 05:55 PM
Looks good. I really like how the front lip looks with that center section. I've seen several now with that and it makes me wish there was a way to do it to a black bumper. The license plate shroud doesn't look bad, I think it just makes people think of the early model years.

Overd0s3
01-11-13, 07:57 PM
I like the front splitter, the rest is a no go. However, looks like you did a good job

thefulmonty_07
01-12-13, 11:32 AM
I like the splitter alot and the rear bumper cover looks good as well

strapp1000
01-16-13, 10:31 AM
I like!!! Nicely done.

kaitagun
12-03-13, 08:59 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img842/3057/s0in.jpg here an idea with the roof

V for victory
12-03-13, 09:42 PM
The car looked awesome shinny and chromed.. It's a mirror image of mine....LOL. But I do like the front splitter look a lot.

MoistCabbage
12-03-13, 10:24 PM
If I were to pick one part that looks the worst, it'd be the license plate valance panel. It looks like you bought a replacement and didn't have it painted.

Otherwise, looks good, though I'm not a fan of blacking things out to begin with.

HawkzillaCTS
12-07-13, 12:29 PM
That is pretty awesome. I have a 06 CTS and it is ruby red with black trim and I am saving up for some new black wheels (I painted the original black and left the center cap and lugs chrome, which looks sweet but that paint wont last long). Anyway, the only chrome part of my ride is what runs along the front of the hood. So I have been thinking of options like you did and this may have sealed the deal. The only thing I may do different is to keep the Caddy emblem untouched on the grill... I just like how it originally looks and want to keep a little bit of non-black in it. Overall I am really digging what you have done to your CTS. Nice work!

Have you seen these replacement headlights with LED trim? They have chrome and black... obviously black would look STELLAR on your ride. These are on my upgrade list after the wheels. Check em out...

http://www.mytightride.com/cadillac-cts-2003-projector-headlight-lenses.html

Here's mine. I just bought it a few months ago. I'll be taking the mud guards off after the winter. I'm open to any suggestions!

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HawkzillaCTS
12-07-13, 12:38 PM
Still clean just no chrome lol. I did love the classy look but I like the sinister badass look a little more. Lol sorry man but hey its all plastidip, i can always peel it off. Still runs and drives like a dream!!! Now I look forward to going to work just to driver her.

I like them both. Classy chrome look is nice but really kind of "old school"... I can see the appeal in the younger more edgy/modern black accent look.

So where/how does one get this plastic dip done?

joshuajohn1981
12-07-13, 03:34 PM
I like them both. Classy chrome look is nice but really kind of "old school"... I can see the appeal in the younger more edgy/modern black accent look. So where/how does one get this plastic dip done?

If you look on YouTube you will find a plethora of tutorials on the subject. Then you buy a can (or 10) and go to town!

stsdad
12-08-13, 11:21 AM
I love plastidip, I haven't tried it on my caddy yet, but made my daughters car look great, covered up all the peeling clear coat on top, hood and trunk. It's easy to use, cheap, easy to maintain, and anything you over spray can be easily cleaned off. Best of all, just peel it all off when if you decide you don't like it. Don't be afraid to try it, start with something you feel safe with, spray the first coats lightly, then keep going until it fills in. You can find it at Wal Mart in the paint section, but you will need one of those handles that holds the button on the can, you WILL get tired trying to spray without it.

Gmouldy
12-09-13, 10:01 AM
What did you use to paint the head light trim silver to match the original paint?

Swoner
12-09-13, 11:33 AM
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u244/big_swo_alex/20131013_102241_zpscb35319e.jpg

This is what the car looks like now. I also did the hood/roof/trunk with the glossifier but you really can't tell until you get close. I might do more coats so the gloss stands out more. So far, I've loved every minute of plastidip. Just need to do the rims in bronzes and blue calipers and it'll be done 100%

odthetruth
12-09-13, 08:22 PM
I like everything about that car above except the way the headlights are painted. It looks ridiculously mean though.

Swoner
12-10-13, 10:15 AM
I just hate the headlights, I wish GM would have came up with a better/meaner headlight design. I tried to make it more like the new V, sharper and thinner. Its different...I like different :)