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2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : ) in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2015; Lot's of work and prep. Taping everything off, 3 coats of red anodized, 2 coats of clear. I'm pleased with ...
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    Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    Lot's of work and prep. Taping everything off, 3 coats of red anodized, 2 coats of clear. I'm pleased with the results.....now we'll see how it holds up under high temps.


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    Re: Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    So is that just a red-tinted clear coat over the existing silver? Came out well; will definitely be interesting to see how it holds up, as you said.
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    Re: Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    Yes, it's a tint that makes it look like red anodized in person. Really glossy finish. We'll see.

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    Re: Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    Spray?

    It looks sharp!
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    Re: Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Spray?

    It looks sharp!
    Rattle can. 1 red anodized, 1 clear and plenty left over. Put 3 coats of color and 2 coats of clear.

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    Re: Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    It looks great, but I like the gold calipers better... sends a certain message.
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    Looks great! Is there a gold anodized spray? Might try this if it holds up for you.
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    Never mind, just found it. I'll work on repainting the flaking silver paint on my coupes engine cover first though.
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    Re: Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    I rattled mine with 3 coats of green and 2 coats of clear. It still chipped when I bumped it with my wheel, putting them on. Oh well. Where did you get your center caps. Those are TSW's no? I have Interlagos, still no caps...

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    Re: Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    This is what I did for my Nurburgrings.

    1) Start with the center cap size. TSW's are 66-68mm. I used an eBay vendor. Most are from eastern block nations or Hong Kong so be ready to wait about 3 weeks for delivery.

    2) The center caps come from 3Dcarsticker. This company is out of the Ukraine, which is probably why they have no problem violating copywrite laws. The center caps have a 66mm mounting surface with a little lip around it to center the decal. You send them a graphic file of the emblem and the background you want to use. They do a mock up and then send it back to you for approval. Once approved and paid you'll be waiting about a month for delivery so be patient. I order two sets - V and new Cadillac logo because I wasn't sure which one I'd like best.

    Figure about a month to get these done and $30 a set.

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/68mm-Silver-...tUnQLp&vxp=mtr

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    http://3dcarstickers.com

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    Re: Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    These guys have made 4 sets for me. Very happy with the results.

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    Re: Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    Very nice, thank you for that. ^^^ is exactly what I want to do too...

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    Re: Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    Here's the 2 files I sent to 3D stickers. They combine the 2 and send you a rendering. You then approve and pay. About 3 days later you get an email telling you they are on the way. No tracking unfortunately so just be patient.

    http://churchmediadesign.tv/cmdwp/wp...CombBlured.jpg


    http://cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/logos/v-white.jpg

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    Here's the 2 renderings they sent me back for approval.



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    Re: Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    Reached out to them about the center caps. Same deal, $15.99 for a set of 4. Gonne get 2 sets also. I just want to be sure, they ONLY provide the center part that sticks on the center cap, NOT the whole cap? You said yours was 66-68 mm, but mine is only about 59-60? I measured the TSW disc that comes with the center caps. 2.345", which is 59.5mm.

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    Re: Brake calipers + duplicolor red anodized + red lug nuts + V center caps = : )

    Strange. Mine are 66-68mm. And yes you're only buying the 3D decal to stick on the center cap blank. I put both the stickers and caps in the microwave to get them a little hot (20 secs). I pressed them on for a good minute per cap. They don't come off so no worries. I've had one set for over two years. Best part is when you get bored with them just order another set.....less than $30 and can really change up the look.

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