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This idea somehow got stuck in my head a few weeks ago... So I picked up an extra set of grilles and powdercoated the mesh black. The powdercoating place said no need to sandblast them. It's finished in a glossy black. VERY good quality IMO.

Anyways... pics!




 

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Looks good :thumbsup:

I personally hate the mesh grills. I have thought more than once about replacing mine with the regular CTS sport grill.
 

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Your signature rocks!!! Can't wait for CVP to see it.
 

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Looks good! I like it. The SS is just too much Bling on this car.

I'll probably do the same thing soon.
 

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Jon,
Looks great, here is a pic of the frames painted:

 

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looks good! how much did the new grills and that powder coating cost?
We recently bought a V bumper with top & bottom grille & fogs/brackets for the CTS. My dad used his sport grille with the V bumper, so I had an extra V grille. So basically it was free. I don't have a spare bottom grille yet, but will probably buy one from Luke if I decide to switch the black ones out.

Cost me $50 to powdercoat them.
 

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before i make my V look badass, i want it to perform badass...

i'll only start working on visuals when i have 500 at the wheels to back it up with :p
 

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before i make my V look badass, i want it to perform badass...

i'll only start working on visuals when i have 500 at the wheels to back it up with :p
I can lend you this graph to get you started:


 

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before i make my V look badass, i want it to perform badass...

i'll only start working on visuals when i have 500 at the wheels to back it up with :p
I'm just waiting to hear back from someone before I do my exhaust.

Can't go too far with performance mods. Need my warranty.
 

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Jon, do I see that your Caddy emblem in front on the grill has a stone hit?

Man, what is it with these emblems?!! :suspect: So, so many have taken a hit! I just got my replacement from Luke the other day.

Oh, btw fwiw, I really do like the blacked out grill, and I REALLY like the stocker SS grill.
 

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Jon, do I see that your Caddy emblem in front on the grill has a stone hit?

Man, what is it with these emblems?!! :suspect: So, so many have taken a hit! I just got my replacement from Luke the other day.

Oh, btw fwiw, I really do like the blacked out grill, and I REALLY like the stocker SS grill.
Yeah. My old V grille had a crack, same place... This one that I powdercoated black had a chip too. Weird.
 

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I'm just waiting to hear back from someone before I do my exhaust.

Can't go too far with performance mods. Need my warranty.
oh i totally agree, don't worry LOL. that's why my V is 100% stock. i have a CAI which i'm too scared to even try to install :p
 
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