LOL Funny you should mention that. I've truly been contemplating this. There's a spot here in NYC where they'll dip your car for you for about $500. I was just more worried about getting the actual paint in large enough quantities. I have someone who does paint already, and will probably charge me cheaper to paint it.
I definitely want to do it, but at the moment, I have bigger fish to fry.
It looks bad ***.
[2006 CTS-V] Just another slow first gen
Bolt ons and Bolt ins.
7 bucks a can, i figure the V would take roughly 5-6 cans.
A set of wheels takes 3 cans.. an entire car takes WAY more than that. You'd be better off buying the gallon on dipyourcar.com. $60 a gallon there. Also, aerosol sprayers are much harder to spray evenly on those large surfaces and would be very tedious. A wagner sprayer would work cheaply and effectively. You can find them on amazon for like $60 shipped. Then if you wanted you could do other peoples' cars for a couple bucks.
I did the front bumper of my V white just for fun. The front bumper alone takes almost 3 cans. They sell it in aerosol spray cans (what I used) or regular, albeit small, cans of actual "paint." I was planning to do the whole thing, but I'll be honest, I did a decent but not good job. With that kit, I know it would be A LOT easier than what I was doing. I have a crappy phone pic I'll try to load here in a little bit.
Because of its matte finish, Plasti-dip attracts dirt like a magnet and is difficult to clean. Black is bad enough--I typically repaint my plasti-dipped wheels rather than attempt to clean them. I can't even imagine how often I'd have to redo them if I chose white instead.
__________________ 2006 CTS-V - 422 RWHP/383 RWTQ/3795 lbs - Complete Mod List
- G-Force 9" IRS with PST 3.75" carbon fiber driveshaft and 35 spline axles
- Strange Engineering S-Trac with Pro Iron case and 3.50 ratio
- KW Variant 3 with Swift 120/160 springs, Banski RSMs, Custom FK LSMs
- 5-lug 19x11/20x12" Forgestar F14s, KRC adjustable power steering
- RacingBrake 355/365mm 2pc rotors, ET800 pads, CTS-V2 calipers
- McLeod RXT, Custom McLeod 1373, Comp TRuTorq L3 cam
You wouldn't be able to draw on it like that. It has a texture to it, so it's not completely smooth. It's not rough by any means, but drawing those kind of designs would be VERY difficult. Idk if there is a way to lightly sand it to where it is completely smooth though.