The two new Cadillac Blackwing sedans will be available to order a unique optional paint color called Dark Emerald Frost. This dark green paint has a matte/satin finish to it, which presents some additional challenges when it comes to caring for and preserving the paint. Let’s go over GM’s suggestions for Cadillac Blackwing buyers who order their ultra-performance sedan in Dark Emerald Frost.
On pages 399 and 400 of the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing user manual, GM has included two ‘Caution’ boxes informing readers on how to properly look after the Dark Emerald Frost paint. One of these boxes cautions owners against using an automatic car wash equipped with brushes and scrubbers, as these can damage the matte easily, and suggests using a touchless automatic car wash instead. The other box says waxes or polishes should never be applied to matte paint, as this can also damage the finish.
A recent post on the GM Tech Link website also provides more information on how to properly look after the optional Dark Emerald Frost paint.
“To maintain appearance of the matte finish, do not rub the paint surface, only wipe lightly,” the post says. “Rubbing the finish will create bright spots and an uneven appearance. Liquid car wash soap and water as well as mild, non-abrasive bug/tar removers are the only cleaning materials that should be used to clean the low-gloss matte paint.”
A Dark Emerald Frost delivery packet will be shipped to dealerships shortly, GM says, which will include instructions for the pre-delivery inspection process, paint care tips and an official Customer Care Guide. These paint care guidelines must be reviewed with the customer at the time of delivery of a Dark Emerald Frost-painted Cadillac Blackwing product.
GM also refers technicians to a bulletin it released in 2016, when it offered the Crystal White Frost matte paint on the Cadillac CTS-V and ATS-V. This bulletin, which can be viewed at this link, goes into greater depth and detail on how to properly clean and take care of the automaker’s factory matte paint finishes.
Dark Emerald Frost will be a late availability option for both the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. It costs $3,925 to equip on both models, making it the most expensive paint option in the Cadillac product range by a wide margin.