: Platinum Grills



genovese45
12-06-05, 05:56 PM
I know that this discussion has come up time and time again. I only have one question. I know that the grill itself is 2336042, the wreath is 88944248, and the crest is 88944263, but my question is very simple. I currently own an 02 Pewter Escalade and I am trying to find out if I buy this grill do I have to do any painting and if so what needs to be color matched? Because the platinum edition escalade does not come in Pewter, so what will need to be painted? So sorry, but I did not see the answer in any of the Platinum threads that I researched.

slk230mb
12-06-05, 08:42 PM
The paint code for your color is in the glove box, on the sticker. For which numbers it is exactly, do a search, hcvone answered this for me a while back.

hcvone
12-07-05, 09:39 AM
You already know you have to get the grill painted because your trucks color does not come as a Platinum edition stock color, the area that has to be painted is between the headlights. I believe your paint code is WA382E, you can check this by your glove box sticker.

genovese45
12-07-05, 10:24 AM
Thanks. The only reason that I asked is because I saw a few grills on ebay that were chromed and I didnt see that u shaped piece under the grill that is also between the headlights included in the picture. Thanks again.

00 STS
12-07-05, 02:44 PM
You already know you have to get the grill painted because your trucks color does not come as a Platinum edition stock color, the area that has to be painted is between the headlights. I believe your paint code is WA382E, you can check this by your glove box sticker.

you don't have to paint anything. if you order a platinum grill, all you need is the vin# and there is a corresponding part number for your color vehicle. i just bought 3 of these things and they all came in different colors for each of the vehicles i needed them for.

genovese45
12-07-05, 03:20 PM
Great. Where did you order them from?

genovese45
12-07-05, 03:27 PM
My final question is can I take the painted piece from my grill and put it on the platinum one? Because I saw an ebay auction selling a grill w/ out the painted piece on it. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-Rare-Cadillac-Escalade-PLATINUM-Chrome-Grill-Grille_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33645QQitemZ8019 557170QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

What do you think?

hcvone
12-07-05, 03:46 PM
you don't have to paint anything. if you order a platinum grill, all you need is the vin# and there is a corresponding part number for your color vehicle. i just bought 3 of these things and they all came in different colors for each of the vehicles i needed them for.

The Platinum grill comes in 6 colors, diamond white, black, silver, blue chip, red e, rip tide blue , his truck is pewter, that is an 02' color and not offered anymore, that is why he has to have it painted, these are the 6 stock colors. :)

00 STS
12-07-05, 05:57 PM
ohhhh, my dad's esv is the 04 silver.....thought is was the same as pewter. in that case you will have to paint it to match perfectly i guess. i don't know if it would be easier to just buy the grill insert, as long as the mounting tabs are intact i guess.

hcvone
12-07-05, 08:14 PM
They make you buy the grill assy, you can not get just the center part of the grill only. :(

v10king
12-08-05, 07:40 PM
I have a Black Platinum grill used for 2 months for sale. If anyone is interested. I switched to a mesh. pwhitaker1@yahoo.com

genovese45
12-14-05, 01:45 PM
V10 King I am interested. Get back at me. I have yet received a response from you. Are you really trying to sell your grill or what?

dremac2133
12-14-05, 04:17 PM
I know that this discussion has come up time and time again. I only have one question. I know that the grill itself is 2336042, the wreath is 88944248, and the crest is 88944263, but my question is very simple. I currently own an 02 Pewter Escalade and I am trying to find out if I buy this grill do I have to do any painting and if so what needs to be color matched? Because the platinum edition escalade does not come in Pewter, so what will need to be painted? So sorry, but I did not see the answer in any of the Platinum threads that I researched.


I own an 02 pewter also, I purchased the silver colored grill (part number 12336042) and the match is close to perfect. No complaints from me.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c202/dremac2133/MYTRUCK12.jpg

jrs05caddyext
12-14-05, 04:20 PM
I own an 02 pewter also, I purchased the silver colored grill (part number 12336042) and the match is close to perfect. No complaints from me.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c202/dremac2133/MYTRUCK12.jpg

Looks nice. Are those Big Homie rims on your truck? more pics

dremac2133
12-14-05, 04:31 PM
Yeah they are the 24" Big Homies, I love em (Didn't mean to jack the thread)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c202/dremac2133/MYTRUCK4.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c202/dremac2133/MYTRUCK1.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c202/dremac2133/MYTRUCK3.jpg

Sky High Ent.
12-14-05, 04:46 PM
Yeah they are the 24" Big Homies, I love em (Didn't mean to jack the thread)




is your truck lowered? I have the same rims, same size, but they look much smaller, maybe the tire size too.
Where can I get that grille, and how much is it?

thanks

dremac2133
12-14-05, 05:03 PM
is your truck lowered? I have the same rims, same size, but they look much smaller, maybe the tire size too.
Where can I get that grille, and how much is it?

thanks


No, I didn't lower it but maybe its the tire size. I have Perelli 305/35/ZR24. I brought the grill in May from GMPARTSDIRECT.com, I just checked and the price is $232.22.

Sky High Ent.
12-14-05, 05:11 PM
No, I didn't lower it but maybe its the tire size. I have Perelli 305/35/ZR24. I brought the grill in May from GMPARTSDIRECT.com, I just checked and the price is $232.22.
I couldn't find a chrom grille on that site. Can you post a direct link.
Thanks.

jrs05caddyext
12-14-05, 05:57 PM
Looks real clean....

LittleB
12-14-05, 06:02 PM
Dremac2113....lovin' your grill and rims! Very sexy!

dremac2133
12-15-05, 01:09 AM
I couldn't find a chrom grille on that site. Can you post a direct link.
Thanks.

Here's the link, put 12336042 in the part number search.

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/



Looks real clean....

Thankx jr, I just took a look at your thread and im lovin yours too.:cool2:




Dremac2113....lovin' your grill and rims! Very sexy!

Thankx LittleB, your CTS looks great!! We should swap for a day....lol

Sky High Ent.
12-15-05, 01:44 AM
Here's the link, put 12336042 in the part number search.

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/




Thankx jr, I just took a look at your thread and im lovin yours too.:cool2:





Thankx LittleB, your CTS looks great!! We should swap for a day....lol

Thanks, how do I know that's it ? there's no pic, and don't I have to pic a color to match my truck? Sorry for all the questions, just want to make sure I'd be buying the right part. Maybe I'll call them instead:hmm:

hcvone
12-15-05, 08:23 AM
Thanks, how do I know that's it ? there's no pic, and don't I have to pic a color to match my truck? Sorry for all the questions, just want to make sure I'd be buying the right part. Maybe I'll call them instead:hmm:

What color and year is your truck?

dremac2133
12-15-05, 10:05 AM
Sky High, Actually thats not the right part number for your truck. Thats the number for the Silver one. Im not sure of the other part numbers, I hear they don't accept phone calls, just emails. But, HCVONE has the info. I trusted his word to get mine, he won't lead you wrong.:thumbsup:

Sky High Ent.
12-15-05, 12:13 PM
What color and year is your truck?
02 White Diamond- If that's the same thing as Pearl White

hcvone
12-15-05, 05:11 PM
02 White Diamond- If that's the same thing as Pearl White

I have that part number because my truck is diamond white. #12336040, took the number off the box mine came in. :)

Sky High Ent.
12-15-05, 06:03 PM
I have that part number because my truck is diamond white. #12336040, took the number off the box mine came in. :)
so that part # gives me this piece but in white right? So much cheaper too.:)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Skyhighent/f1_0.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Skyhighent/a0_12_sb.jpg

hcvone
12-16-05, 08:49 AM
That is correct, where in your pix the surround is black, the part number I gave you it would be diamond white. If you need the emblem and wreath their part numbers are as follows:

#88944263
#88944248

CTSVONFIRE
12-16-05, 09:28 AM
You use the color ring around your factory grill on the new one.

Sky High Ent.
12-16-05, 01:46 PM
That is correct, where in your pix the surround is black, the part number I gave you it would be diamond white. If you need the emblem and wreath their part numbers are as follows:

#88944263
#88944248

Thanks! Ordering now. It's so much cheaper this way. Ebay has this for 400.00. I like the E&G grilles, but I think they're way overpriced for what they are

05 Cadillac Escalade
12-16-05, 11:06 PM
I just bought the Classic Vertical Grille from my local dealership. I think it's a great grille and I bought it along with a set of 22's. I was questioning the Platinum Grille but decided against it after seeing the Classic Vertical. I will post pictures as soon as it is installed.

Thanks.

Sky High Ent.
12-17-05, 03:19 AM
I just bought the Classic Vertical Grille from my local dealership. I think it's a great grille and I bought it along with a set of 22's. I was questioning the Platinum Grille but decided against it after seeing the Classic Vertical. I will post pictures as soon as it is installed.

Thanks.
yeah the classic is nice, but a lot of money to me. And it's hard to tell the difference from all the cheap one's unless your right up on it.

Maybe that's just my reasoning because I can't afford it. lol:hmm:

05 Cadillac Escalade
12-17-05, 09:34 AM
Oh, I agree. The Classic Vertical Grille is very expensive, but since I was purchasing my 22's from the dealership, they added it for no charge. It was an unbelievable deal. I will post some pictures as soon as the grille and the rims are installed, probably around Friday (12/23/05).

Thanks.

caddy04
12-17-05, 10:47 AM
How much did you pay for the rims at the dealership.

z06vette
12-17-05, 05:03 PM
nice

05 Cadillac Escalade
12-17-05, 05:57 PM
I was able to bargain with them quite a bit. For the Classic Vertical Grille and the 22" rims, I paid 6,360 including tax. The rims alone were marked at 7,995 + tax and the grille was marked at 1,995 + tax.

Thanks.

CAD-E!
12-17-05, 06:29 PM
I was able to bargain with them quite a bit. For the Classic Vertical Grille and the 22" rims, I paid 6,360 including tax. The rims alone were marked at 7,995 + tax and the grille was marked at 1,995 + tax.

Thanks.

WHAT BRAND ARE THE RIMS????

Sky High Ent.
12-17-05, 07:07 PM
I was able to bargain with them quite a bit. For the Classic Vertical Grille and the 22" rims, I paid 6,360 including tax. The rims alone were marked at 7,995 + tax and the grille was marked at 1,995 + tax.

Thanks.
wow. That's a lot of change for the rim package.
I bought some 24" DUB's with tires for 2700. I think they go new for around 4K with new tires. The Grille is about 800 max.
That's quite a markup at the dealership.
Plus if you're financing the whole thing, you just tacked on 6K to your balance. Probably pay about 10K after interest and tax on the rims alone.
Sheesh

05 Cadillac Escalade
12-18-05, 10:49 PM
I am getting Vogue Sessna 22". You don't think I should pay it?

Thanks.

white lade
12-19-05, 08:42 PM
I have a question regarding the side pieces that come with the grill. I just need the two side pieces and not the grill. The original pieces were stolen off my truck a few weeks ago. The body shop put and E & G grill on--- and that grill came with the 2 side pieces but they are not the ones that come with Cadillac. It looks stupid. So my question is can I purchase just the 2 side pieces and not the grill??? I have an 05 white diamond escalade...
Thanks.

hcvone
12-20-05, 09:18 AM
No you have to purchase the whole grill, you can use one from someone that took off their stock grill to replace it with a Platinum grill. I have my stock diamond white grill (complete) make me an offer. ;)

white lade
12-20-05, 03:01 PM
I have no idea what that part is worth. How about $50.00. You can mail it through DHL and I will pay the shipping as well.

white lade
01-07-06, 08:15 PM
I'm still looking to buy your white diamond factory surrounding for my grille.

hcvone
01-09-06, 09:15 AM
I'm still looking to buy your white diamond factory surrounding for my grille.

My 07' should be in soon, I may put the factory grill back on and sell my Platinum grill, I will let you know