: Frozen Ice Grey Vinyled V1 - watcha think?



Silencertk
04-04-13, 03:12 PM
Thought I'd share my newest investment. Had the V wrapped in frozen grey metallic last week. Also had the Head and taillights tinted and increased my drop by another 5mm.

Think it came out pretty good. I'll add some - in the process pictures this weekend. But for now I'll start with "clickable" finished product pics :)

http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/843/20130331115739.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/20130331115739.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/109/20130331120100.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/109/20130331120100.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/138/20130331120148.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/138/20130331120148.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/580/20130331115825.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/580/20130331115825.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/251/20130331120116.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/251/20130331120116.jpg/)

http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/600/20130331120135.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/600/20130331120135.jpg/)

JDB
04-04-13, 03:48 PM
Not bad. Not a fan or the dull look of vinyl. Maybe it looks better in person. I like leaving the roof black.

Skidmarcx
04-04-13, 04:23 PM
That turned out great! Nicely done....

AAIIIC
04-04-13, 04:51 PM
I think it looks fantastic!

rjoffe
04-04-13, 04:51 PM
cost ?

Silencertk
04-04-13, 05:14 PM
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1133/img20130326wa0045.jpg (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/img20130326wa0045.jpg/)

http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7547/img20130327wa0009.jpg (http://img543.imageshack.us/i/img20130327wa0009.jpg/)

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/1125/img20130330wa0008.jpg (http://img820.imageshack.us/i/img20130330wa0008.jpg/)

Before the light tint...

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2007/img20130328wa0023.jpg (http://img22.imageshack.us/i/img20130328wa0023.jpg/)

Afterwards.....

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/6784/img20130329wa0011.jpg (http://img33.imageshack.us/i/img20130329wa0011.jpg/)

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/7724/img20130330wa0006.jpg (http://img585.imageshack.us/i/img20130330wa0006.jpg/)


http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1562/img20130330wa0016.jpg (http://img195.imageshack.us/i/img20130330wa0016.jpg/)

OneFast V
04-04-13, 05:22 PM
Wow, I really like it. Mind if I ask how much it set you back?

Silencertk
04-04-13, 05:28 PM
Since i did all of the diss-and reassembling we came to a 1500 Euro agreement. Thats about 1900 $

The grill und emblems are plasti dipped

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josney
04-04-13, 05:44 PM
very nice

joshuajohn1981
04-04-13, 08:28 PM
Wow. I think it looks pretty f'ing sick! Well done.

odla
04-04-13, 08:58 PM
Looks good. How do you wash it? Any special things you need to do to keep it clean?

thebigjimsho
04-04-13, 09:36 PM
I'm usually not a fan of this stuff, but that looks amazing! Stellar job!

robojesus
04-04-13, 09:47 PM
Looks good. How do you wash it? Any special things you need to do to keep it clean?

just like paint

carlson_mn
04-04-13, 10:13 PM
Looks awesome!

danrob0123
04-05-13, 01:19 AM
Looks freaking amazing. Great color choice. Are those aftermarket headlights?

Silencertk
04-05-13, 03:09 AM
Yes the ebay dual halo ones.....

Ak Jim
04-05-13, 03:35 AM
Really impressed!

AAIIIC
04-05-13, 08:00 AM
Before the light tint...

Afterwards.....
So what's the story there? Was it wrapped, then painted over the wrap? Or what is the "light tint"?

I've never seen someone mention tinting/darkening a wrap. Definitely makes it look better - without the tint it would've just looked like a matte silver.

carlson_mn
04-05-13, 09:09 AM
I think he's just to referring to the headlights being tinted.

Andringa
04-05-13, 01:17 PM
Looks really nice. Definitely a unique color.

rjoffe
04-05-13, 01:30 PM
Yes the ebay dual halo ones.....

Got a link?

Any issues with install of lights?

AAIIIC
04-05-13, 02:16 PM
I think he's just to referring to the headlights being tinted.
Yeah, duh on my part. :p The very first picture in the post I was quoting made the wrap look more silver than grey, hence my confusion.

lilgCTS-V
04-05-13, 03:38 PM
and... IM IN LOVE !

joshuajohn1981
04-05-13, 03:52 PM
Yep. I keep coming back to this to look at the pictures. Such a good combo. Very well done, sir.

Silencertk
04-05-13, 04:23 PM
Thanks guys. I've been trying for a while to make the best out of the V. Yes i was referring to the headlights as far as tinting :)

The lights from ebay are "ok". Install was fairly easy. But its china ware. So fitment or quality is mediocre. But i haven't had any problems with them.

Wrapping is pretty comon over here. I just had to find a good color.

Overd0s3
04-05-13, 08:22 PM
Where in germany? Im doing a cross country trip in the fall this year and would love to stop by if you're along my path! PM me if you like

Silencertk
04-05-13, 08:35 PM
Wuerzburg/Frankfurt area. No problem, always good to see some forum peeps

b4z
04-05-13, 08:41 PM
That is amazing!

Silencertk
04-07-13, 01:45 AM
New pics today

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9523/20130406154159.jpg (http://img443.imageshack.us/i/20130406154159.jpg/)

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2077/20130406154023.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/20130406154023.jpg/)

http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/219/20130406154039.jpg (http://img850.imageshack.us/i/20130406154039.jpg/)

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/2607/20130406154140.jpg (http://img838.imageshack.us/i/20130406154140.jpg/)

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/3936/20130406153954.jpg (http://img849.imageshack.us/i/20130406153954.jpg/)

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/3469/20130406153934.jpg (http://img585.imageshack.us/i/20130406153934.jpg/)

joshuajohn1981
04-07-13, 03:06 AM
Looks great. Could use some 4" exhaust tips but other than that, beautiful.

Silencertk
04-07-13, 09:39 AM
Agreed

crankedupforit
04-07-13, 11:08 AM
Excellent! Great choice on the color.

Vemon
04-08-13, 05:29 PM
Is it just me or are the side mirrors darker than the rest of the body?

Silencertk
04-08-13, 06:03 PM
They are dipped black. Very nice observation skills :)

odthetruth
04-08-13, 07:48 PM
This looks amazing, IMO

msbutler59
04-08-13, 08:41 PM
That is TIGHT. Looks like a custom ride for Bond; James Bond.

farsighted770
04-09-13, 01:18 AM
Neat! I love the unique look :-D

liqidvenom
04-09-13, 02:56 AM
You car looks great. The wrap color fits the car well

JD03Cobra
04-09-13, 10:48 AM
Very nicely done! Looks fantastic...also liking those halo lights.

AlBundy
04-09-13, 04:05 PM
:thumbsup:

lollygagger8
04-10-13, 11:54 AM
This looks fan-fn-tastic!!

GMBOUND
04-10-13, 10:33 PM
Really diggin the Halo Lights!

Motown Cad
04-10-13, 11:54 PM
Fantastical job! I didn't know you could do that! Just like paint huh? It hardens as they heat it? How easy to remove?

How are you hanging with the AMG's on the Autobahn? I'm Hittin Berlin end of August.

Silencertk
04-11-13, 01:42 AM
It doesn't really harden. Its almost applied like Window tint. Except most of the time without the water. Similar to pre-cut vinyl for.... lets say taillights.

I'm assuming taking it off would be somewhat easy. Heat with heat gun and pull off similar to plasti dip. Although I'm guessing there would be some glue residue that has to be removed.

My year AMG's - no problem. But the newer AMG's and M5/M3's are pretty quick. Lol. I normally let them pass me so they can see how bad ass the caddi looks from the front. Hahahaha

liqidvenom
04-11-13, 02:26 AM
i still keep coming back to this thread....awesome color choice

Silencertk
04-11-13, 02:50 AM
Thanks. I've been trying my hardest to get that "wow" effect i had with my camaro. Unfortunately most of the time i get the "looks good, but not as good as your camaro did" - comment.

So I'm really humbled that you guys like it. There's really not much more i could do to it at this point. I could get one of thoose rear window spoilers that attaches where the roof ends.

I'm going to get bigger tips. Keep the stock exhaust.

And rims aren't really an option. Financially and actually finding some lol.

So if anybody has any suggestions on what else there is to mod - let me know. Anybody have some input on interior mods? The interior is so...... plain.

rjoffe
04-11-13, 11:12 AM
Pics of the Camaro ?

Silencertk
04-11-13, 01:01 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-general/271901-new-cts-v-owner-autobahn-germany.html

mackey
04-11-13, 03:41 PM
was there a reason why you didn't plastidip the entire car and wrapped it instead? wrapping is obviously much more expensive and labor intensive.

Silencertk
04-11-13, 04:09 PM
Yes.
I was going to dip the entire car. I did have a logistical issue as plasti dip cannot be shipped over to germany. So aside from the limited color choices - I decided to just go with the matt metallic wrap - and I dont regret it. Yes it was expensive compared to dipping but

- unique color
- experienced wrapper
- no shipping hassle
- warranty

made it well worth the money.

I hate my AMG
04-13-13, 12:44 AM
Wow ! That looks fu*cking awesome

DarkCharisma
04-14-13, 04:58 PM
That's sexier than a 10 in yoga pants.

thebigjimsho
04-17-13, 11:24 AM
That's sexier than a 10 in yoga pants.

Um, that can be taken in many ways...

DougNuts
04-29-13, 06:03 PM
Wow!!!!! That looks perfect.

gsx-lex
04-29-13, 11:26 PM
My favorite CTSV! You really have me considering wrapping my V.

jsnm
05-09-13, 01:58 PM
New pics today
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/2607/20130406154140.jpg (http://img838.imageshack.us/i/20130406154140.jpg/)


Love this pic,looks incredible,well done.

scurling
07-15-13, 10:14 AM
Very Nice !! I think the color and appointments fit the vehicle nicely.
I see you mention Navy in your profile. Are you in Kitzingen (license plate)? I spent 6 yrs in Wuerzburg during the '80s with the Corps of Engrs.

Silencertk
07-15-13, 10:33 AM
Did i mention navy? Air force was my choice of service lol. But yes i grew up in kitzingen and still live in the area. Unfortunately all the posts around here (leighton bks, larson and harvey bks) all closed down...

scurling
07-15-13, 11:13 AM
Sorry about that. I mixed up one of the posted comments, thinking it was from the originator...obviously incorrect.
Yes, I know what you mean. I was in GE, Jan 2008, visiting some old friends and locations, Frnkft, Eschborn, Babenhousen, Kleinrinderfeld, Arnstein, ...amazing how the landscape has changed.
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Safe driving my friend....

WesH8398
08-18-13, 01:21 PM
I havne't seen a vinyl'd V1 that I've liked until now. Man, that's sexy.

Hey, do you mind giving a little info on the eBay halo headlights, in terms of wiring, install, etc? I just started a thread in the "appearance" forum that hasn't had any responses yet and I could use some input... thanks!

BradCTSV
08-21-13, 02:25 AM
Wow, looks great! In the San Francisco area your cost would only complete the front bumper and partial hood/fenders. You are tempting me to vinyl my roof black.

sgtdestruction
08-26-13, 11:38 PM
So...almost 5 months later...how is this holding up?

Silencertk
08-27-13, 08:17 PM
one small complaint, although its more my fault then anything ekse. the taillights rub up on the vinyl - at the top of the lights, which created a small crease. damn china aftermarket lights just suck as far as fitment goes.

other then that no problems whatsoever. still love it, its easy to clean and keeo clean. pressure washer or car wash - no issues.

Happy with it :)

Mongopush
08-28-13, 07:49 AM
looks great...also love the stance of your car. Are those the factory wheels and just lowered a bit?

Silencertk
09-01-13, 07:12 AM
factory wheels and the k-sport coilovers cranked down as far as tire to fender clearance permits :)

liqidvenom
10-09-13, 05:08 PM
Silencertk-i am in Germany for a few months for work, i wouldnt mind taking a trip to see the car in person. Are you near Stuttgart?

joshuajohn1981
10-09-13, 08:08 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing more pics of this car. Please?