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Old 02-22-2019   #16 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Been looking to do something to make the tail-end stand out!

That looks awesome! Certainly going to give this a try. Did you take the tail lights out and did you scuff sand them prior to paint and clear coating?

I think that would be the perfect touch of class and add some balance to an otherwise dull tail-end. I was also consider adding a chrome strip at the lower lip of the trunk lid (see attached photo, dark Impala) but not sure how much contrast I would get against the White Diamond Pearl Tricoat paint.

All thoughts and advance are welcome!
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I did not remove the lights. I taped and covered everything before spraying. I did not sand prior. It has been almost 4 years and it still looks as good as the day I did it.
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That looks awesome! Certainly going to give this a try. Did you take the tail lights out and did you scuff sand them prior to paint and clear coating?

I think that would be the perfect touch of class and add some balance to an otherwise dull tail-end. I was also consider adding a chrome strip at the lower lip of the trunk lid (see attached photo, dark Impala) but not sure how much contrast I would get against the White Diamond Pearl Tricoat paint.

All thoughts and advance are welcome!
IMO i think that little chrome pinstripe on the trunk lid looks really good on that dark paint. I'm going to add that to mine now, thanks lol.

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The tail lights needed some improvement on my 2014 LTZ. I liked the way the newer Traverse tails looked so I decided to try it myself. I taped off the look I wanted and sprayed 4 coats of black Plastidip and 2 coats of clear. I think it came out really nice. Definitely a nice improvement.
That looks good in the pictures.
I like these little OEM+ kind of modifications that make it uniquely your rig but don't scream "LOOK AT ME!!"
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Thumbs up 2014 LTZ 2LZ Taillight trim blackout

I would like to Thank IL_imp for the inspiration. I just finished my tail light trim blackout and love the results. I figured this would give a nice contrast to the White Diamond paint but WOW, I am super pleased. I think it is just what the tailend of the car needed to give it a more sophisticated appearance. Any comments or feedback is always welcome.
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Looks great! Wish they would have done something more to the rear. Always looked boring, but this definitely ups the game.
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That looks really good!

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