Cadillac Sixteen

Ok here we go, first custom! I hated this paint scheme and found it too loud for the Cadillac concept. I know there's a grey one out there, but I didn't care too much for that one either.

Cadillac Sixteen

First, I had to free the body. Luckily there was only one rivet to drill out. It was kind of a pain, but I finally did it.

Cadillac Sixteen

Cadillac Sixteen

Cadillac Sixteen

I thought about swapping out the wheels, but I can barely find Hot Wheels in the stores never mind donors for wheels. The more I thought about it, the more I thought these wheels look a lot like the concept cars.

Cadillac Sixteen

Following some of your advice, I gave it a Pine-Sol bath to strip the paint

Cadillac Sixteen

Cadillac Sixteen

There it is, squeaky clean!

Cadillac Sixteen

I had some low-gloss black caliper paint left over that I decided to use to give it a classy look. Pro tip: if the paint looks wet, it is. Don't touch it to test it!

Cadillac Sixteen

Back in the Pine-Sol bath!

Cadillac Sixteen

Then I tried to do some detailing with more spray paint, but that bled through the blue tape I was using and then the tape pulled up some of the black. Back in the bath! Definitely going to prime the next one.

Cadillac Sixteen

Then I remembered iDSi_guy's post about detailing with markers! I found these Sharpie paint markers with extra fine tips, and they were so easy to use.

Cadillac Sixteen

How does it look?

Cadillac Sixteen

Cadillac Sixteen

Cadillac Sixteen

Cadillac Sixteen

See what I mean about the wheels?

I've got the bug, I've got a few more I want to do!