: Blacked Out Thread



odthetruth
02-28-13, 08:04 AM
I'm planning on blacking out my rear tail lights, reverse lights, as well as blacking out the rest of the front of my V.

Post up pics of how you have your fronts\rears blacked. Did you keep the chrome outline on the grill? Did you black it all out? Did you black half the fog light? The whole thing?

I'm interested in seeing pictures so I can decide what I should and shouldn't do.

Right now, I have blacked wheels, half blacked fogs (signals), mesh in grill blacked with chrome outline, blacked side markers, but nothing done at the rear. I also haven't had the chance on blacking out the bottom grill, but I'm thinking whether I should black the entire thing, or try to leave some of the silver trim on the sides.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/odthetruthv/2012-04-30174704.jpg
http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/odthetruthv/2012-04-30174637.jpg
http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/odthetruthv/2012-11-29160335.jpg
http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/odthetruthv/2012-11-29160242.jpg

rand49er
02-28-13, 09:21 AM
Looks good! I wouldn't leave it out next to those walls for very long or your car might take on a whole different look.

DrSpeed
02-28-13, 12:55 PM
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/408394_521512417880277_1826717129_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/270914_399587273463630_754181658_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/424140_400611730027851_1880952470_n.jpg

All black in the front, painted the headlight surround, inside of the headlight housing (from gray to black, and got rid of all the chrome). Blacked out emblems, grille, and mesh.

And a Rigid LED light bar. <hahahaha>

Manofmetal01
02-28-13, 01:45 PM
All black in the front, painted the headlight surround, inside of the headlight housing (from gray to black, and got rid of all the chrome). Blacked out emblems, grille, and mesh.

And a Rigid LED light bar. <hahahaha>

If anything I'd have the light bar in the lower grill, but that's just me. Love my rigid lights in my truck! It's always daytime driving now.

DrSpeed
02-28-13, 02:07 PM
If anything I'd have the light bar in the lower grill, but that's just me. Love my rigid lights in my truck! It's always daytime driving now.

Yeah, thought about that too. Lost too much light output by having it that close to the ground.

Matt4949
02-28-13, 02:32 PM
Obviously, I don't have a V. But I liked the black mesh version, that's what I've done on mine. I am actually in the process of building new headlights similar to yours!
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u459/Matt4949/050-1.jpg
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u459/Matt4949/049-1.jpg
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u459/Matt4949/051-1.jpg

manitzchris
03-01-13, 10:32 AM
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn68/manitzchris1/IMG_2730.jpg

etcts-v
03-01-13, 05:56 PM
Here's mine, yellow calipers are the most recent, also did the 8th Day Creations V overlays recently but don't have a pic yet.

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/c0b050d6.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/IMG_0143.jpg


http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/IMG_0250.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/IMG_1125_zps9bf0f692.jpg

RippyPartsDept
03-01-13, 06:05 PM
i think you've got just the right amount blacked out right now

i wouldn't go any further

rand49er
03-01-13, 06:44 PM
... did the 8th Day Creations V overlays ...Not to jack this thread, but are you going to apply anything over them?

etcts-v
03-01-13, 09:22 PM
Not to jack this thread, but are you going to apply anything over them? You mean like a clear? Wasn't planning on it but that's not a bad idea!

odthetruth
03-02-13, 02:01 AM
Here's mine, yellow calipers are the most recent, also did the 8th Day Creations V overlays recently but don't have a pic yet.


Your stance is tough and I like it alot, but it wouldn't survive on NYC streets. LOL

SKEEL44
03-05-13, 11:12 AM
104708104709
My Blacked Out Car, still need to do the Fogs & Sidemarkers.

RippyPartsDept
03-05-13, 12:16 PM
My Blacked Out Car, still need to do the Fogs & Sidemarkers.

Thanks for not blacking out the emblem :thumbsup:

izcain
03-05-13, 12:24 PM
are you guys just taping off the headlights and painting the trim around the headlights? What paint are you using for painting them from the grey to black on the headlights?

RippyPartsDept
03-05-13, 12:42 PM
there was a vinyl overlay
paint works well too

i really love the look of the 1st gen cts headlights when that grey outline is body color matched

check out these threads for past discussions
https://www.google.com/#q=cts%20headlight%20overlays+site:cadillacforums. com

etcts-v
03-05-13, 01:58 PM
are you guys just taping off the headlights and painting the trim around the headlights? What paint are you using for painting them from the grey to black on the headlights?

Just a standard Duplicolor rattle can with a clear, if you're painting older lights you may want to hit is with a light coat of filler primer to fill in any scratches or pits.

Here are mine, Before:

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/IMG_1063.jpg

AFTER:

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/6c973d8b.jpg


Here was my OEM ones before I upgraded:

http://imageshack.us/a/img864/9876/img0719tx.jpg

SKEEL44
03-05-13, 03:11 PM
104716

I painted the engine cover to match the black car too!
Nothing was worse than a nice Blacked out car and then grey plastic engine cover!

joshuajohn1981
03-05-13, 03:46 PM
I really like this thread as I'm planning on blacking some things out.

My plan is blacked out mesh (leave the chrome around the grill), plastidip my rims and blacking out some (possibly most) of my lights.

As soon as my body heals I will be doing some of this stuff as well as posting up some pics.

Oh, I'd also like to paint my calipers. Really like the way the yellow looks.

253ctsv
03-07-13, 02:16 PM
My car is going to the shop this weekend. Smoke lights, powder coat rims and grille matte black, take off the cts and matte black the V's maybe paint calipers. Ill post pics hopefully next weekend

joshuajohn1981
03-07-13, 05:15 PM
My car is going to the shop this weekend. Smoke lights, powder coat rims and grille matte black, take off the cts and matte black the V's maybe paint calipers. Ill post pics hopefully next weekend

Very nice. Can't wait to see.

253ctsv
03-07-13, 07:37 PM
Forgot to mention it's red. Don't see many that r red

Blacked_Out
03-07-13, 07:39 PM
Just gotem

etcts-v
03-08-13, 04:27 AM
My car is going to the shop this weekend. Smoke lights, powder coat rims and grille matte black, take off the cts and matte black the V's maybe paint calipers. Ill post pics hopefully next weekend

If you need a good powder coating place let me know, I got a guy that does great work for good prices in Preston, did my wheels and calipers.

joshuajohn1981
03-08-13, 03:56 PM
I blacked my grills and my wheels last night. I did both with plasti dip and although I haven't had them out in the daylight yet I am very happy with the turnout.

I'll post up some pics later.

joshuajohn1981
03-08-13, 07:22 PM
Well, this thing won't let me post anymore pics. It is telling me I 'met my quota'. ???

etcts-v
03-08-13, 10:00 PM
Well, this thing won't let me post anymore pics. It is telling me I 'met my quota'. ???

Use photo bucket, become a supporting member or delete old pics. Personally I use photo bucket for everything.

RippyPartsDept
03-08-13, 10:57 PM
I use imageshack.us no account needed - unless you want to keep your pix organized.

I use my account sparingly but upload a ton anonymously parts illustrations, screen shots, fleeting viral images, etc

Destram
03-08-13, 10:58 PM
Just picked up my car last weekend, and it's been blacked out already. Only thing missing is tint, which I'll be doing soon.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/733886_4560078722104_1037651432_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/480132_4560074521999_620886056_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/72674_4560079482123_433826096_n.jpg

rand49er
03-09-13, 11:30 AM
^^^ Very nice! Yeah, tint would complete the look.

joshuajohn1981
03-09-13, 03:19 PM
Yes, very nice! I'm surprised that car hasn't already been tinted. But it still looks very good.

odthetruth
03-09-13, 09:06 PM
Thanks for all the pics guys. Some clean lookin cars in here.

I just finished dipping my wheels, grill, bottom grill, and full grill surround in black. Car is dirty as hell so no pics today. Maybe tomorrow or Tuesday, latest.

brack86svo
03-11-13, 09:16 AM
Lights and grill this past weekend. Plasti dip the grill. Tinted the headlights and fogs using PPG clear, adding a base black to tint it. Tinted the the surround of the headlight darker to get rid of the gray. Wheels were powder coated a few weeks ago. Tail lights will be lightly tinted when I have time again.

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odthetruth
03-11-13, 11:01 AM
http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/odthetruthv/2013-03-11092652_zps67017882.jpg

Small shot of the rear today

joshuajohn1981
03-11-13, 07:01 PM
Lights and grill this past weekend. Plasti dip the grill. Tinted the headlights and fogs using PPG clear, adding a base black to tint it. Tinted the the surround of the headlight darker to get rid of the gray. Wheels were powder coated a few weeks ago. Tail lights will be lightly tinted when I have time again.

<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104986"/>

<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104987"/>

<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104988"/>

<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104989"/>


Looks awesome! I love the way the headlights came out! Question, did you use an actual paint sprayer or did you load up some rattle cans with the PPG? I think I know the answer but...

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Small shot of the rear today

^this! Love it. That will probably be my next project once I figure out which method I am going to use (and get my 3rd brake light fixed). How did you do yours? Is it nightshade? Film? I dig it.

brack86svo
03-11-13, 09:11 PM
I used a touch up hvlp spray gun. I had done the drl/fogs with rattle can spray tint and could never get it to look as good as using a two part clear. Luckly, the rattle can stuff wipes off with some paint reducer.

odthetruth
03-11-13, 10:45 PM
Looks awesome! I love the way the headlights came out! Question, did you use an actual paint sprayer or did you load up some rattle cans with the PPG? I think I know the answer but...

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^this! Love it. That will probably be my next project once I figure out which method I am going to use (and get my 3rd brake light fixed). How did you do yours? Is it nightshade? Film? I dig it.

VHT niteshades and clear coats. 2 coats VHT, 3 clear.

NC-V
03-11-13, 10:58 PM
This is where I'm at now along with blacked out tails/brake/reverse lights. Not sure at this point where I'm going next, possibly complete color change keeping the black trim pieces.
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EnV
03-14-13, 03:40 PM
http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af315/wildcatsbball85/EC0713A2-625C-4233-AEE4-9ABE5C282488-2039-0000008F9B9F244A_zpseead69c5.jpg
http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af315/wildcatsbball85/B8C48C38-5181-4AF1-9A78-1C0B6E174DB7-2039-0000009558ED96B2_zps20f272e2.jpg
http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af315/wildcatsbball85/D09EDB41-EA28-4470-99B6-4F328C58CF9B-2039-0000008F958D3D1E_zpsf99b090c.jpg

rand49er
03-14-13, 05:27 PM
^^^ I never get tired looking at a V that looks like that.

odthetruth
03-14-13, 06:59 PM
Opinions welcome (good and bad)

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/odthetruthv/IMG_1133_zpsb423c6fd.jpg

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/odthetruthv/IMG_1129_zps0d5e39c6.jpg

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/odthetruthv/IMG_1132_zps6552f983.jpg

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/odthetruthv/IMG_1136_zps92387ef1.jpg

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/odthetruthv/2013-03-14160757_zps50c8d721.jpg

NC-V
03-14-13, 11:00 PM
Lovin it! looks like the headlight lenses could use a little loving. Scuff them up, sand out any heavy cracking and shoot with a good automotive clearcoat. They will look phenominal and you can wax them, will never have to worry about them hazing or cracking again.

Ludacrisvp
03-14-13, 11:18 PM
The paint on the headlights is a must. Otherwise it just looks like a washed out grey plastic that someone got wax on and never got off.

RippyPartsDept
03-14-13, 11:44 PM
Stock headlights only work on silver body color. Makes me smile every time I see color matched ones.

D3l7a3ch0
03-15-13, 03:29 AM
od, I think I will black out my emblems--sides and rear. I've ordered a plastic black honeycomb grille and I don't think I will use a cadillac emblem on it.

I'm going to leave the tail lights stock, because I like the bright red. (and so do the police)


Just a standard Duplicolor rattle can with a clear, if you're painting older lights you may want to hit is with a light coat of filler primer to fill in any scratches or pits.

Here are mine, Before:

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/IMG_1063.jpg

AFTER:

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/6c973d8b.jpg



where can I get those?

odthetruth
03-15-13, 04:25 AM
I planned on putting on some carbon fiber trim inside the V emblems, but haven't gotten around to it. Maybe tomorrow? Its weird to do because the car's adapter i have for the cig lighter doesn't support my heatgun output.

D3l7a3ch0
03-15-13, 08:10 AM
Ah, I wouldn't have the issue--mine are coming out on their own. The V emblem inner plastic is separating from the body of the V emblems, and microfiber towels get stuck on the trailing tip.

I like where you're going with the black-with-chrome-edges, and what you've done with your grille. I would've colored the mesh by now, too, but the replacement cost is too high so I ignored the front end until I happened to find this plastic cheapie swap (http://www.ebay.com/itm/03-07-CADILLAC-CTS-BLACK-HONEYCOMB-HOOD-FRONT-SPORT-GRILLE-GRILL-EMBLEM-HOLDER-/360614486846?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53f64c633e&vxp=mtr) (I won an auction earlier today at $38.00! shipping and tax was $20something).

Still, I would want to keep the chrome on the front if there was also some chrome in the back like V2s and other Cadillac models with the chrome strip above the license plate. (however, as we all know... there is not).

(side note: the night before last, I discovered the red strip across the top of the trunk is a tail light... I think it looks sooo sexy)

http://i.imgur.com/kW8DZvc.jpg

installed the cheapie black ABS plastic grill, I guess I'll dip the lip... this week...end... maybe. I try to draw these things out, so there's less time between upgrades...

$38 link (http://www.ebay.com/itm/03-07-CADILLAC-CTS-SPORT-FLAT-BLACK-FRONT-HOOD-MESH-GRILLE-GRILL-UPGRADE-/360615796220?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222001%26algo%3DSIC.CURRENT%26ao%3 D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D6310544365723616296%26pid%3 D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D2%26sd%3D360614486846% 26) you know you want to

JDB
03-17-13, 02:42 PM
Lights and grill this past weekend. Plasti dip the grill. Tinted the headlights and fogs using PPG clear, adding a base black to tint it. Tinted the the surround of the headlight darker to get rid of the gray. Wheels were powder coated a few weeks ago. Tail lights will be lightly tinted when I have time again.

Where in central PA? I'd love to see this in person. Want to do mine??
:bouncy:

D3l7a3ch0
03-17-13, 08:48 PM
I finished plasti-dipping the chrome edge of the front bumper, and I just... covered the reverse lights too, because they're annoying enough that I'll risk it

http://i.imgur.com/XslWTut.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Ap71W0d.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/13MKzrv.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lix1rh9.jpg

If I find some legal, single-LED options for reverse lights, I'll go with those later.

I'm visiting my parents in San Antonio over spring break (and to renew my safety inspection), but when I return to CA I'm going to plasti-dip the white border of my license plates, including the wider, white bottom portion.

and also get the front windows re-tinted after the inspection

I want my calipers red. I'll take them to the shop that did my wheels. I would want red regardless of the color of the car, but it happens to work, due to the red in the tail lights. red/white/black is not a bad color scheme

izcain
03-18-13, 12:57 AM
Well I am working on doing some additional blackout items but here is a start

Car right out of the detail shop. I am going to black out the rims and put on black centercaps sometime this month.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m283/izcain/sideshot_zps556ddca4.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m283/izcain/735226_484283644972131_558464898_n_zps20bde0f1.jpg


darkened back

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m283/izcain/554930_484283624972133_1685648637_n_zpsa5e21214.jp g

I am thinking about the grill but I am still on the fence about it. Also the front fogs maybe as well.


Definitely going to be changing to 20% tint all around though! Between that and blacking out the wheel That should help some!

joshuajohn1981
03-18-13, 02:17 AM
Well I am working on doing some additional blackout items but here is a start

Car right out of the detail shop. I am going to black out the rims and put on black centercaps sometime this month.

darkened back

I am thinking about the grill but I am still on the fence about it. Also the front fogs maybe as well.

Definitely going to be changing to 20% tint all around though! Between that and blacking out the wheel That should help some!


I dig it. Is your car lowered? I like the stance.

izcain
03-18-13, 02:43 AM
Yea the previous owner trimmed the springs a touch but I am going to change to the coil overs right away! I like the stance though and it does ride nice. I want to do the ground control kit though!

D3l7a3ch0
03-18-13, 05:19 AM
i like the grey wheels because they match the headlights, weird.

brack86svo
03-18-13, 08:22 AM
Where in central PA? I'd love to see this in person. Want to do mine??
:bouncy:

I live near York. You?

joshuajohn1981
03-20-13, 05:01 AM
I finally took a couple pics. I haven't done much. Just the grill and the wheels but so far I like it...


http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/GOPR4830.jpg

I'm actually going to do a couple more coats on the wheels. It didn't coat over the chrome as well as I thought it would have.

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/GOPR4807.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/GOPR4799.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/GOPR4794.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/48EBAEA8-6DF6-48D8-B7E5-AC32CA83922C-24644-00000CDF0AFF2A61.jpg

D3l7a3ch0
03-20-13, 07:41 AM
I love that look of a blacked out car, that would cause someone on the street to say,"what was that??" in broad daylight

-pow-
more black, new headlights

not wanting to keep myself or odthetruth waiting as a result of my stupidity, I ditched a class to swap the headlights

somehow, i ended up with more push fasteners than I started with, but the bumper is more secure than before.

fitment is not perfect, buuut for $200, can't really... complain...

http://i.imgur.com/gug4FOS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OHhzC62.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dCrzrwv.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JJeZyRr.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/f82tHen.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dSZtVGX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/FSd4rer.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OAcfCNY.jpg

odthetruth
03-21-13, 01:01 AM
Nice headlight \ grill combo.
I'm definitely snatching that grill up for sure.
LOL There was no need to rush it, but much appreciated yet again.

D3l7a3ch0
03-21-13, 01:50 AM
:-D tyty but oh my god i'm so glad i did

I went ahead and sprayed the lower mesh, which I was avoiding, but then said
"why not" while the bumper was off. it has a break in the trim along the bottom,
anyway, so -oh well-

these halos... I've never had something make me so...

I buttoned everything up just in time for my second/last class of the day, and
it was dark when I got out.. oh my goddddd

within minutes I had an old lady flash her high beams at me. YESSSS

I love this car more than -ever- more than when I saw it on Gran Turismo, when
i caught them on the street, when I drove it off the used lot... this V has never
looked this good, not even new.

my partner in crime, and yes I feel so criminal driving by the light of dual halos...
I can barely see over the light of my DASH.

with the blacked out reverse lights, I have to tap the brakes just to catch a
glimpse of what's behind me-- and if I don't want to get pulled over, I have to
blend in with a group of cars

I don't even want to speed anymore. I want to lurk down dark streets and creep
under broken street lamps, and make people wonder...

what the hell is that?
WHOOSH
what the hell was that?

izcain
03-22-13, 03:39 AM
looking good man! I like the lights they add more to the front!

DaveSRX
03-22-13, 07:26 AM
I live near York. You?
I near Middletown. We need a V meet!

Mappy610
03-29-13, 01:45 AM
What's going on everyone, ima long time creeper of the forum n just recently made an account..
After checking this thread it has made me come out from lurking n say DAMN!! All these cars look GREAT..I love the all black/murdered out look

I myself have an 07 Cts 3.6L 'luxury' editionwith 42000 miles, mesh chrome grill, sunroof with stock everything else



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Now I'm just looking for insight as I'm looking to blak out the grille, wheels(possibly), n lights..but after seeing all the pics I can't really tell if the plastidip people are using is the gloss or matte finish?.. I can't make up my mind on what would looks better

odthetruth
03-29-13, 02:53 AM
I used matte finish. Gloss would probably look even better.

joshuajohn1981
03-29-13, 07:06 AM
I didn't even know there was a gloss option but if i did I probably would have used that.

D3l7a3ch0
03-30-13, 12:39 AM
I think you've seen the link to the black abs plastic grille, but I think it's worth mentioning again: for 60-70 bucks shipped, it's worth the work it saves, although the badge holder is very bulky and it caused me to decide to do without one. (a cadillac badge)

My stock grille is hanging on my wall. Gaudy, and it would lead a person to think the car is dead (and the grille is a memento), but anyone who would see my room would know the car is alive and well, so. It's a nice reminder for when I'm in my room and the V is out of view.

joshuajohn1981
03-30-13, 06:08 AM
Wow, VHT ruined my day (and night). :-/ I've been at it all day, taking everything apart, wet sanding like mofo, and I even did my headlight perimeter in gloss black (which looks awesome!).

When it was time for VHT I was feeling pretty good. Prepped the hell out of everything. First light coat went fine. Second medium coat seemed ok until I looked back at my headlights. But loads of cracks in them. Seemed like the VHT cracked but no, there are actually cracks in the plastic. So pissed.

The rest actually seem to have come out ok. I'm just going to spray some VHT back on the headlight so I can clear coat everything and throw it back together tomorrow.

Looks like I'll be getting those dual halo head lights sooner than I expected. Still pretty bummed though.

ranger2525
03-30-13, 11:25 AM
105958105959
Not nearly complete. But it will be Blacked way out.

D3l7a3ch0
03-31-13, 01:47 AM
Another plug for the black plastic grille: they support the bumper better. Where the mesh chrome stainless steel is free-floating in the chrome frame, the black plastic grille is one piece. There is much more rigidity to the bumper as a result.


Wow, VHT ruined my day (and night). :-/ I've been at it all day, taking everything apart, wet sanding like mofo, and I even did my headlight perimeter in gloss black (which looks awesome!).

When it was time for VHT I was feeling pretty good. Prepped the hell out of everything. First light coat went fine. Second medium coat seemed ok until I looked back at my headlights. But loads of cracks in them. Seemed like the VHT cracked but no, there are actually cracks in the plastic. So pissed.

The rest actually seem to have come out ok. I'm just going to spray some VHT back on the headlight so I can clear coat everything and throw it back together tomorrow.

Looks like I'll be getting those dual halo head lights sooner than I expected. Still pretty bummed though.

The halos are a great option. I've noticed aftermarket lights more than usual, now that I've made that jump (and am more conscious of the appearance), and I don't know how dual halos could look better than these. A lot of aftermarket headlight options just don't look right, but these do. Maybe it's the styling of the 1st gen CTS that accepts the increased detail in the lights, I'm not sure.

However. One thing you should be aware of, that is not apparent in the pictures: they come with "yellow" conventional bulbs in them, and they're plug-and-play, but you lose the oh-so-perfectly-bright stock bulbs.

The square mounting frame for the ballast (controller box thing) on the underside of the housing is there, but it is sealed off from the inside of the housing. It requires some modification to open it up.

Also, the back half of the eagle eye lens is mated to a shorter cone/reflector for the simpler "yellow" bulb.

I've run out of steam for the time being, but to use the stock bulbs would probably require reuse of the complete eagle eye lens and cone assembly, as the aftermarket cone has a different retention clip layout. The stock bulb assembly is definitely bigger.

Plenty bright, but yellow and hot.

The cone is mated to the lens via spot melting, and surgery to replace just the cones is impractical.

The plug also required some melting via heated flathead screwdriver(with the stove), because the retention latch was molded too close to the base of the plug, and the stock male end would not click into the receptacle.

I'll take some pics this week, especially if you are going to make the jump to them.

Sorry about your experience; it is what I imagined would happen to mine, and made the $200 price of the aftermarkets seem more reasonable.


105958105959
Not nearly complete. But it will be Blacked way out.

Holy shit, do want. Is that paint or vinyl? Judging by the structure the V is parked in, I'm guessing vinyl? Either way, how much?? A painter who knows how to work matte properly is hard to find... I know a vinyl shop owner who quoted me $3000, but I wouldn't feel right about covering up an old paint job, so if it will be repainted first, I think I might as well just paint it matte..

Holy shit that looks villainous

Is that a paint sprayer? There's no way you shot that in open air... did you?

joshuajohn1981
03-31-13, 05:16 AM
Thanks for the info on the headlights. I already planned on buying them after seeing them on your car and a couple other cars. That also the reason I decided to give nightshade a shot on my headlights. Got everything buttoned up tonight and took it for a spin. It's already too dark, I can tell. I'll post some pics tomorrow though.

ranger2525
04-01-13, 07:59 PM
No that is paint! Yes it is expensive. No it was not painted open air. It was painted in very expensive paint booth in rural KC. More pix on my thread .

joshuajohn1981
04-05-13, 11:29 PM
Too blacked out? Getting close.


http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/397A7E46-DA0C-47B0-B78B-A890E829414B-5108-00000329D9AE6FCB.jpg
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D3l7a3ch0
04-05-13, 11:43 PM
the back end is awesome, so is the front, and I think if you lost all chrome you'd get the blacked out V award

joshuajohn1981
04-06-13, 12:20 AM
Haha. Ya, I'm still playing with it. The headlights got f'ed up so I'll be changing them. I'll either be copying yours or the ones on that V with the "Ice Smoke Vinyl Wrap" or whatever it is. I like the look of both. How much we're yours by the way?

D3l7a3ch0
04-06-13, 12:23 AM
$200... for the pair! I posted the ebay link a page or two back.

there are a lot of ebay sellers of this headlight, I picked the one that was ten bucks more than the lowest offer, but included a pair of random LED lights... looks like a row of 4 or 5 LEDs in a plastic body 5 inches by 1 inch, with rounded ends.

I would post a picture of them, but I don't remember where I put them (hah)

praprestoabi
04-07-13, 03:34 AM
Too blacked out? Getting close.



Notices the Cali plates. Cop trouble??

D3l7a3ch0
04-07-13, 04:31 AM
JJ's just a badass

if only there was a catchy mantra to expound JJ's readily apparent attitude toward law enforcement.

joshuajohn1981
04-07-13, 04:42 AM
Cops can't catch me...

D3l7a3ch0
04-07-13, 04:45 AM
lol GO JJ GO

hey it would be like the Italian Job

a roundabout, then who do you ticket/who do you follow lol

joshuajohn1981
04-07-13, 04:48 AM
Just playing! Nah, I already expect that I'm going to have to reverse some of the things I've done but I knew this car would look amazing blacked out. I'm just kinda playing with my setup.

I think I'll end up with some of the black dual halos with the border painted black and some hids in them (just read the 13 page thread and I'll probably try to copy what fuzzy or etctsv have done) and maybe do the led tail lights with a light tint on them.

We'll see. I probably won't do anything until the cops tell me I have to.

By the way, I like the look of the blacked out headlights but WOW, I had hoped the light would shine through a little bit better. It's pretty dark at night. :-/

D3l7a3ch0
04-07-13, 05:07 AM
you don't need to see at night anyway

joshuajohn1981
04-07-13, 05:56 PM
That's what I figured. I just use the moon and the stars to navigate my way.

D3l7a3ch0
04-08-13, 12:48 AM
braille is on the sides of the freeway for a reason

Ludacrisvp
04-08-13, 09:07 PM
Just playing! Nah, I already expect that I'm going to have to reverse some of the things I've done but I knew this car would look amazing blacked out. I'm just kinda playing with my setup.

I think I'll end up with some of the black dual halos with the border painted black and some hids in them (just read the 13 page thread and I'll probably try to copy what fuzzy or etctsv have done) and maybe do the led tail lights with a light tint on them.

We'll see. I probably won't do anything until the cops tell me I have to.

By the way, I like the look of the blacked out headlights but WOW, I had hoped the light would shine through a little bit better. It's pretty dark at night. :-/

You should have opened them and sprayed the inside instead leaving the lens clear and having normal output and then _maybe_ a very light coating outside as well.

D3l7a3ch0
04-08-13, 09:14 PM
opening the headlights is easier said than done~!

joshuajohn1981
04-08-13, 10:23 PM
You should have opened them and sprayed the inside instead leaving the lens clear and having normal output and then _maybe_ a very light coating outside as well.

Ya, I thought about this and wanted to do it, I just didn't know how well I would have done. Honestly, I painted the surround a gloss black and it looked great. I should have just stopped there. Buuuuut, I didn't. Haha.

I thought about taking them off and wet sanding it all down and starting over but it was kind of a pain in the a$$ the first time plus the vht actually made cracks in the surface of the headlights so I just sprayed em with clear coat and slapped em on.

I'll fix them soon (or as soon as I get a fix it ticket).

Destram
05-15-13, 01:50 PM
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Finally got around to getting the windows tinted today. I have to go back tomorrow to get the back window done. He ran out of 4%. Anyway, it's 15% on the front two windows and 4% on the backseat windows and back window.

Sorry she isn't clean. The dealership owes me a car wash, so I'm going to get that done after I get the back window tinted tomorrow.

joshuajohn1981
05-16-13, 04:39 AM
Finally got around to getting the windows tinted today. I have to go back tomorrow to get the back window done. He ran out of 4%. Anyway, it's 15% on the front two windows and 4% on the backseat windows and back window.

Sorry she isn't clean. The dealership owes me a car wash, so I'm going to get that done after I get the back window tinted tomorrow.

You may want to wait a few days on the car wash, if I remember correctly it could mess up your tint if you don't let it dry for a couple days before washing. Ask your tint guy though, he should tell you.

Ludacrisvp
05-16-13, 12:14 PM
You may want to wait a few days on the car wash, if I remember correctly it could mess up your tint if you don't let it dry for a couple days before washing. Ask your tint guy though, he should tell you.

Just don't roll down the windows for a day or two is what matters.
A wash should be fine.

Destram
05-16-13, 11:34 PM
Yeah, he always tells me not to roll down the windows for a couple days. We had an extra hot day the day he tinted it. By the end of the day, I could already tell a difference from when he first tinted it.

It's supposed to rain this weekend, so I'm gonna see if I can get the car wash at the dealership Monday instead. The tint will be good then for sure.

NCOGNITO
05-18-13, 03:47 PM
Just my $0.02, but black cars and courtesy washes don't mix. The jackasses used a brush on mine last time leaving some ugly surface scratches. I spent a whole day buffing and re-Appying Zaino. You're probably better off washing it yourself :-) LOL.

Love the dark tint, I could only go 35% due to annual inspections and its not dark enough for my liking. JEALOUS!

D3l7a3ch0
05-18-13, 08:11 PM
**** courtesy washes.

"no thanks keep your hands off my shit"

:-D

would you let someone courtesy wash your girlfriend? no, you're supposed to enjoy doing that yourself. or use a machine

wait. bad example. neither is my girlfriend black nor do I have one.

thebigjimsho
05-18-13, 09:37 PM
wut.

D3l7a3ch0
05-18-13, 09:43 PM
success!

Destram
05-22-13, 10:24 PM
They've washed it twice before, and it always looked great. It's been a week and I haven't been able to go get that wash because of rain, so it's probably too late to ask for it now, so it looks like I'm washing it myself anyway.

Matt4949
05-30-13, 12:55 PM
Again, I know it's not a V... but I've done some work since the pics I posted on the first page.
Also finished the full headlight retrofit with FX-R 3.0 projectors. Will probably do a full write up on that when I get ambitious...
Let me know what ya'll think! Stockers for now but new rims and new tints are in order I think.
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ctsvoom
06-02-13, 08:52 PM
Since yours is black and I have the same wheels sitting in my garage waiting on tires. What did you use to color the grill pieces upper/lower? i want to black out the front but wasnt sure it was something i could door would be making a trip to the painter.


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EnV
06-03-13, 01:51 AM
Honestly, I've been thinking about plastidipping it. I had a buddy of mine that does paint work do it a few months ago and it's all chipped up. The lower grill looks pretty terrible up close.

Matt4949
06-03-13, 02:29 PM
I used plastidip at first, but didn't think the matte finish matched the car enough on the grills. I just used ultra cover black and some clear, 3 coats of each. It still gets chipped up slightly but I'm neurotic so I touch it up once every other week or so. If you really want to get it done right, I suggest powdercoating, or you'll be touching up.

For what it's worth, as a temporary fix (hated the stock alloy color) I love the matte finish the plastidip gave on the wheels.

By the way, ctsvoom, LOVE your wheels. The accessory rims are IMO the best looking on the cts. Looking for something as similar as I can in gloss black with a chrome lip.

thebigjimsho
06-03-13, 04:01 PM
Plastidip has a glossifier. Also, I would powdercoat. Those grilles will never look bad powdercoated. Find a good one and it's less than $100...

Destram
06-04-13, 04:19 PM
Finally got the back window tinted and gave the car a quick wash.

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LS6CTSV
06-07-13, 09:27 PM
HI everyone! Just bought my CTS-V about two months ago. It was stock except for some bolt ons. Heres where I am so far.
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae22/ryebread99/1370649737_zps10bcd83b.jpg (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/ryebread99/media/1370649737_zps10bcd83b.jpg.html)
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253ctsv
06-08-13, 12:19 AM
HI everyone! Just bought my CTS-V about two months ago. It was stock except for some bolt ons. Heres where I am so far.
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Nice car man. Looks clean

LS6CTSV
06-09-13, 01:14 AM
Nice car man. Looks clean

Thanks bro! I think I might lower it a little and then Im going to work on some performance mods. I would like to get some wheels but eventually I would like to upgrade to an 09 and up so it might not be a good investment lol!

ctsvoom
06-12-13, 11:27 PM
Those aren't my wheels or my car, but I have a black one and I have a set of those wheels waiting to go on the car sittin in the garage floor. I'd really like to black out the grills and leave the emblem chrome just like the car in the pics though.



I used plastidip at first, but didn't think the matte finish matched the car enough on the grills. I just used ultra cover black and some clear, 3 coats of each. It still gets chipped up slightly but I'm neurotic so I touch it up once every other week or so. If you really want to get it done right, I suggest powdercoating, or you'll be touching up.

For what it's worth, as a temporary fix (hated the stock alloy color) I love the matte finish the plastidip gave on the wheels.

By the way, ctsvoom, LOVE your wheels. The accessory rims are IMO the best looking on the cts. Looking for something as similar as I can in gloss black with a chrome lip.

thefulmonty_07
06-15-13, 08:08 PM
Here's mine
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Rez Rider
10-08-13, 07:09 PM
:-D tyty but oh my god i'm so glad i did

I went ahead and sprayed the lower mesh, which I was avoiding, but then said
"why not" while the bumper was off. it has a break in the trim along the bottom,
anyway, so -oh well-

these halos... I've never had something make me so...

I buttoned everything up just in time for my second/last class of the day, and
it was dark when I got out.. oh my goddddd

within minutes I had an old lady flash her high beams at me. YESSSS

I love this car more than -ever- more than when I saw it on Gran Turismo, when
i caught them on the street, when I drove it off the used lot... this V has never
looked this good, not even new.

my partner in crime, and yes I feel so criminal driving by the light of dual halos...
I can barely see over the light of my DASH.

with the blacked out reverse lights, I have to tap the brakes just to catch a
glimpse of what's behind me-- and if I don't want to get pulled over, I have to
blend in with a group of cars

I don't even want to speed anymore. I want to lurk down dark streets and creep
under broken street lamps, and make people wonder...

what the hell is that?
WHOOSH
what the hell was that?



That is one bad ass V brutha! Love it!

Rez Rider
10-16-13, 01:33 AM
did you buy some blacked out covers for the fog lights? I want to black those out also on my V. I plan on plastidipping the wheels and grills also.

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Here's mine
116818116826

did you buy some blacked out covers for the fog lights? I want to black those out also on my V. I plan on plastidipping the wheels and grills also. (this time with quote so you know who I'm referring to! lol)

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did you have your wheels painted? or did you plasti dip them with the glossifier? I was thinking of plasti dipping mine but I want the gloss finish like yours. If you did plasti dip them did you remove them from the car or cover the calipers/rotors?



Here's mine, yellow calipers are the most recent, also did the 8th Day Creations V overlays recently but don't have a pic yet.

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/c0b050d6.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/IMG_0143.jpg


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joshuajohn1981
10-17-13, 02:48 PM
This thread hasn't seen many new pics for a while. Anybody feel like contributing?

Here's RyRides' V and mine together after a really fun "cruise".
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/null_zpse86cf06d.jpg
And some others...
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/null_zps582e9152.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/null_zpsd1a9397a.jpg
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http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/null_zpsbcbc7693.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/null_zps6bb993fc.jpg

guitar333
10-17-13, 09:22 PM
Is that in PB??

joshuajohn1981
10-18-13, 04:01 PM
Is that in PB??

Yessir! Are you in SD?

Rez Rider
10-18-13, 09:30 PM
Absolutely beautiful! nice job!


This thread hasn't seen many new pics for a while. Anybody feel like contributing?

Here's RyRides' V and mine together after a really fun "cruise".
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/null_zpse86cf06d.jpg
And some others...
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/null_zps582e9152.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/null_zpsd1a9397a.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/null_zps9eb4a9d8.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/null_zps9510d5d9.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/null_zpsbcbc7693.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc446/joshuajohnsullivan/null_zps6bb993fc.jpg

guitar333
10-19-13, 02:50 PM
Yessir! Are you in SD?
Yeah, I'm in Bay Park. I traded my V in April on a 2010 SHO.
I miss my V alot. I'm getting back in one this month. I've looked at a few this week.

joshuajohn1981
10-20-13, 03:08 AM
Absolutely beautiful! nice job!

Thanks!

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Yeah, I'm in Bay Park. I traded my V in April on a 2010 SHO. I miss my V alot. I'm getting back in one this month. I've looked at a few this week.

Yes! Get back in a V so I have some V friends! Haha. I actually saw a black one today in traffic. I wanted to stop and say hello but it didn't work out. I also thought I spotted a matte white V which looked pretty awesome.

Caddy Fabricator
10-30-13, 08:39 PM
blacked out baby

157081

Midamracer2
10-31-13, 01:12 PM
Here's mine. I love all these blacked out cars! 157137157145157153 I'm currently putting heads, cam, supercharger, and flywheel clutch in so she's all apart for a little while 157161


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joshuajohn1981
11-07-13, 12:18 AM
Here's mine. I love all these blacked out cars! <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=157137"/><img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=157145"/><img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=157153"/> I'm currently putting heads, cam, supercharger, and flywheel clutch in so she's all apart for a little while <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=157161"/> Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App (http://www.autoguide.com/mobile)

Looks beautiful. I love the way it looks like everything flows together from the front. Sick.

MoistCabbage
11-07-13, 12:34 AM
EVERYTHING'S black, how would everything NOT Flow together? Lol.

joshuajohn1981
11-07-13, 02:06 AM
EVERYTHING'S black, how would everything NOT Flow together? Lol.

Ha, good point I suppose. But my front end is pretty much all black but it doesn't have the smooth glossy flow that his has. Maybe because my vht f***ed up my headlights!

MoistCabbage
11-07-13, 02:16 AM
Black paint mixed with clear coat gives great results.

Rez Rider
11-07-13, 02:22 AM
http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af315/wildcatsbball85/EC0713A2-625C-4233-AEE4-9ABE5C282488-2039-0000008F9B9F244A_zpseead69c5.jpg
http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af315/wildcatsbball85/B8C48C38-5181-4AF1-9A78-1C0B6E174DB7-2039-0000009558ED96B2_zps20f272e2.jpg
http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af315/wildcatsbball85/D09EDB41-EA28-4470-99B6-4F328C58CF9B-2039-0000008F958D3D1E_zpsf99b090c.jpg

are those Forgiato wheels? you have one nice V man! I'm jealous!!!

LaFlame
11-07-13, 03:01 AM
Absolutely love the wheels rez rider... what kind are they?... your whole set up is very nice, ive been contemplating on
whether or not to do my grills black or not but since seeing your I think I might.... is your car lowered at all or is it stock height?

LaFlame
11-07-13, 04:05 AM
Oh sorry I guess I missed that it was enV's original post

Rez Rider
11-10-13, 03:42 PM
yeah I wish my V looked like that! love those wheels too! maybe mine will look that good in time.

ranger2525
11-26-13, 03:53 PM
Does anyone know Cadifabricator? I would like to know wher the hood and ground effects came from on his car! That hood is sick! I know most of you guys may not like it. but it would look awesome on my satin black!! His profile says he is from the KC area and so mam I. But I cant seem to get a response from him.

1yakini
12-10-13, 08:10 PM
A couple pics of mine over the last year. Just had the calipers painted to match the DTLR orange, dont have pics yet but it looks sweet like that.

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/1yakini/IMG_20131019_172903_910_zpsfa190b8e.jpg (http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/1yakini/media/IMG_20131019_172903_910_zpsfa190b8e.jpg.html)

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/1yakini/IMG_20130924_125108_528_zps7362f0bd.jpg (http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/1yakini/media/IMG_20130924_125108_528_zps7362f0bd.jpg.html)

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/1yakini/IMG_20130401_194745_871_zpseb716426.jpg (http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/1yakini/media/IMG_20130401_194745_871_zpseb716426.jpg.html)

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/1yakini/2013-02-28_15-33-18_74_zps3f8ce25b.jpg (http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/1yakini/media/2013-02-28_15-33-18_74_zps3f8ce25b.jpg.html)

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/1yakini/IMG_20131020_170239_916_zpsa9001401.jpg (http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/1yakini/media/IMG_20131020_170239_916_zpsa9001401.jpg.html)

JosephScott
12-11-13, 10:41 AM
My car isnt really blacked out or murdered out. Its just black and in good condition. Here is a picture =) 167225

Race Bannon
12-11-13, 01:16 PM
......

1yakini
12-11-13, 04:31 PM
My car isnt really blacked out or murdered out. Its just black and in good condition. Here is a picture =) 167225

You know we love these damn cars when we cant stop showing off pictures of them to each other and everyone else.... its real bad when most of them look just about the same! I aint mad at cha...

Race Bannon
12-11-13, 06:32 PM
You know we love these damn cars when we cant stop showing off pictures of them to each other and everyone else.... its real bad when most of them look just about the same! I aint mad at cha...

Yep.

fweasel
12-14-13, 10:03 PM
My car isnt really blacked out or murdered out. Its just black and in good condition. Here is a picture =) 167225any more pictures of your wheels? What color was used? Nearly the exact color of the Prodrive wheels I had on my last car.

izcain
12-31-13, 01:03 AM
Not the best pic but this is how she sits right now I the garage. With the hood down and the windows up she is pretty black lol. I'm going to start working on other things, tires, and all bushings next. I am happy with the amount of black and don't want to darken up anything else.only thing I might ad would be a different hood http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m283/izcain/IMG_5871_zps465a820b.jpg

LaFlame
02-03-14, 09:39 AM
http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz185/gmlaflame/Mobile%20Uploads/1391202528887_zpsd7bf159b.jpg (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/gmlaflame/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1391202528887_zpsd7bf159b.jpg.html)

Still have a few things i want to do... and i know im not crazy about the rims either but they look better black at least

2005_CTS-V
02-04-14, 06:41 PM
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff387/svt_cobra_1993/_JOS0947.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/svt_cobra_1993/media/_JOS0947.jpg.html)
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff387/svt_cobra_1993/_JOS1305.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/svt_cobra_1993/media/_JOS1305.jpg.html)

Finally Getting Around To Posting Pictures Of The V!!!...

joshuajohn1981
02-05-14, 12:40 AM
[/URL] [URL="http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/svt_cobra_1993/media/_JOS1305.jpg.html"] (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/svt_cobra_1993/media/_JOS0947.jpg.html) Finally Getting Around To Posting Pictures Of The V!!!...

Clean as f***!!!

mberisha
02-07-14, 01:37 AM
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff387/svt_cobra_1993/_JOS0947.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/svt_cobra_1993/media/_JOS0947.jpg.html)
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff387/svt_cobra_1993/_JOS1305.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/svt_cobra_1993/media/_JOS1305.jpg.html)

Finally Getting Around To Posting Pictures Of The V!!!...

WOW! Damn dude....that is sic!

Mstrjon....what are you waiting for?!?! :stirpot:

Becker
02-08-14, 11:40 PM
Some things look great on black not on silver and vice versa. Headlights are a no go for me. Ill post mine soon but it's so embarrassing to look at!

Fo real, it needs wheel treatment but I like the look at stock height

LaFlame
02-10-14, 01:03 AM
http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz185/gmlaflame/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00351_zps8bhutfjc.jpg (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/gmlaflame/media/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00351_zps8bhutfjc.jpg.html)

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz185/gmlaflame/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00356_zps67vbgpfx.jpg (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/gmlaflame/media/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00356_zps67vbgpfx.jpg.html)

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz185/gmlaflame/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00358_zpsaydeqxb0.jpg (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/gmlaflame/media/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00358_zpsaydeqxb0.jpg.html)

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz185/gmlaflame/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00357_zpsnmrsrg3b.jpg (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/gmlaflame/media/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00357_zpsnmrsrg3b.jpg.html)

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz185/gmlaflame/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00354_zpslwgxqw31.jpg (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/gmlaflame/media/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00354_zpslwgxqw31.jpg.html)

1yakini
02-24-14, 04:49 PM
Update, got the caliper color to match DTLR's

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/1yakini/IMG_20140223_154432294_HDR_zps6903fffb.jpg (http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/1yakini/media/IMG_20140223_154432294_HDR_zps6903fffb.jpg.html)

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/1yakini/IMG_20140223_173759576_HDR_zps10cbc01d.jpg (http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/1yakini/media/IMG_20140223_173759576_HDR_zps10cbc01d.jpg.html)

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/1yakini/IMG_20140223_154754842_HDR_zps11df739d.jpg (http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/1yakini/media/IMG_20140223_154754842_HDR_zps11df739d.jpg.html)

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/1yakini/IMG_20140103_165003366_zps4bc7950c.jpg (http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/1yakini/media/IMG_20140103_165003366_zps4bc7950c.jpg.html)

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/1yakini/IMG_20140224_124224866_HDR_zpsda7128c2.jpg (http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/1yakini/media/IMG_20140224_124224866_HDR_zpsda7128c2.jpg.html)

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/1yakini/IMG_20140224_124217627_HDR_zps80f693ae.jpg (http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/1yakini/media/IMG_20140224_124217627_HDR_zps80f693ae.jpg.html)

ranger2525
02-25-14, 02:05 PM
188721

Becker
02-27-14, 10:09 PM
I like that alot. looks clean and I actually like the red on the wheels. is that vinyl on the car or is it me that it looks matte?

EscaladeDoc
03-10-14, 11:58 PM
I purchased my V in December and have been busy the last couple months messing around. Finally got my front and rear bumpers painted but I still need to sand a couple runs out. Took the headlamps apart and painted the insides and outer perimeter of them. Smoked the fog lights. Repainted the grills and painted the chrome surround. I also painted the moldings around the side windows and center pillars getting rid of the flat black. I'm still looking at getting different wheels this summer but these will do for now. Man I love this car!

D3l7a3ch0
03-11-14, 12:39 AM
for sure, nice sinister V. it still turns heads in the good way.

one of these days I'm going to plasti-dip the CTS, V, and GM emblems on the sides and rear.

joshuajohn1981
03-11-14, 03:00 AM
for sure, nice sinister V. it still turns heads in the good way. one of these days I'm going to plasti-dip the CTS, V, and GM emblems on the sides and rear.

Out if the woodwork! Where you been, dude!?

D3l7a3ch0
03-11-14, 03:35 AM
yo! still in the 562 at the same place, plugging away at school... in the middle of chem, algebra and C++ classes... also keeping the ball rolling on some side projects.