: Plasti-Dip Chrome trim on Raven Black CTS4?



dm16raiders
04-04-13, 08:23 PM
Has anyone seen this? How does it look? I'm interested in blacking out the chrome strip on the rear bumper and the chrome piece on the trunk "handle" and possibly other parts. Any advice from anyone with experience in "plasti-dipping" is welcome! Thanks! pic included.

Pdabs
04-04-13, 10:07 PM
Just do it. 7 dollars for plasti dip. If you don't like it peel it off. Really not that serious.

shmiddy
04-05-13, 02:12 AM
My advice would be watch alot of youtube videos of "dip you car" for starters
4 coats. first coat not too heavy about 60-70% opacity
and make sure to shoot from all angles to make sure all the edges gets hugged. (videos explain better)
Lemme know if you have any questions

Edit: Oh and i just remembered the trick for the rear bumper chrome. Kinda tricky because the lip between the chrome and your painted black isnt distinguished enough for the plasti dip to cut itself cleanly.
I had to mask the painted side of the bumper perfectly along the line and do 2 heavy coats of dip and pull off the tape before it dried.
That was the hardest piece on the car to make right

Guyver280z
04-08-13, 06:43 PM
Heres my plastidipped Coupe, just installed H&R springs as well.

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Guyver280z
04-08-13, 07:39 PM
So yea, it's easy, looks great, if you don't like it you peel it off. Best cheapest mod I've ever done.

The wheels are also plasti-dipped, they hold up pretty good. If they ever peel then I'll do powder coating, but for now and for $20 I spend on plasti dip cans, you can't go wrong.

dm16raiders
04-09-13, 12:01 AM
Update! Did it last friday in my garage. took about 2 hours and 20$. Very pleased with the result. Not a great quality photo, definitely looks better in person! 106502

Pdabs
04-09-13, 01:40 AM
Clear plastidip plus chrome = brushed aluminum look

Black'10CTS4
04-09-13, 02:01 AM
Clear plastidip plus chrome = brushed aluminum look

You're talking about the Glossifier, right? Does it peel of like the normal plastidip?

Pdabs
04-09-13, 02:16 AM
No just clear plastidip.

shmiddy
04-09-13, 08:29 AM
Looks good.

is250sp
04-09-13, 06:14 PM
Heres my plastidipped Coupe, just installed H&R springs as well.

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what kind of calipers you got?

shmiddy
04-10-13, 08:14 PM
Or how did you paint them?

Philipd08
04-22-13, 01:03 PM
Heres my plastidipped Coupe, just installed H&R springs as well.

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Buddy thats dirtyyy!!! i'm doing that soon, how did you do yours? i hate chrome.

baldnate
03-19-14, 12:32 PM
Did the same thing with my red cts 4 and it looks awesome. I just ordered the materials to do the whole car in satin black. . . kind of excited.