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Old 26th July 2009, 20:40   #1
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Default Fibreglass and Rubber mat damping for SAFARI

This DIY was for vedagiri1983's safari TCIC. Time taken was about 5 hrs.

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FG mat, resin and hardner: Rs 600 (Used only half of it)
2 Paint brushes: Rs 40 each
Rubber mat: Rs 450
Adhesive: Rs 100
Doorpad clips: Rs 100

Sorry for those TBHPians whom I was supposed to be calling to show the results. Actually the plan of FG got preponed by a week. So this thread dedicated for you.

A coat of rubber mat was done after the 3 coats of FG on the front 2 doors. I will post the pic later as it was captured in Vedagiri's phone. (Mine doesnt have flash and it was getting dark)

NOTE: Pic 2, the arrows show the screws to be removed. On TCIC safari, the handle screws also have to be removed. The pic is of the driver seat door, so no handle present.
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Old 26th July 2009, 20:44   #2
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Rear doors and boot door plastic piece get the rubber treatment

Frankly speaking, if I buy a TATA vehicle, I will rip off all the plastic parts in the cabin and give it 2 coats of FG.
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Desi Damping.
Excellent stuff Man.
How about the review about the difference?
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Old 26th July 2009, 22:03   #4
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Rear doors and boot door plastic piece get the rubber treatment Frankly speaking, .
Nice DIY.Let us know the difference. If you can post source for raw materials it will be very helpful for DIYs.

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if I buy a TATA vehicle, I will rip off all the plastic parts in the cabin and give it 2 coats of FG.
In fact its true for most budget cars in India

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Old 26th July 2009, 22:31   #5
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Desi Damping.
Excellent stuff Man.
How about the review about the difference?
Its really wondeful. Hard to find such a silent safari (Unless professionally damped)
Just went for a test drive. The car was dead silent from the sides. The engine noise from the under-the-dash is more and some plastic in the trunk is vibrating (but only at high volumes)

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Nice DIY.Let us know the difference. If you can post source for raw materials it will be very helpful for DIYs.
The mats are available in any supermarkets. I buy fibreglass materials from VV puram. PM me if you need the address.

So here is the pic that has the mat on top of FG.
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Shreyas,

You got me all eyes over here!

I would love to get a demo sometime!

Get on with the details, mate.
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Great DIY! My indica needs a bit of the same treatment too.

BTW, where do you get resin, hard and FG mat ?
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Shreyas,

You got me all eyes over here!

I would love to get a demo sometime!

Get on with the details, mate.
Catch Vedagiri1983

You will have a suprprise with the ICE if you succeed. I have done bizzare components upfront in that vehicle.



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Great DIY! My indica needs a bit of the same treatment too.

BTW, where do you get resin, hard and FG mat ?
I buy it from a shop who retails in fibreglass products in Bangalore. Not sure about your place mate. (Am assuming your location from your profile)

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... where do you get resin, hard and FG mat ?
In Baroda, you can ask around in the paint / hardware shops in GIDC Makarpura - they should be able to tell you who has ready stocks.
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All Hail my dear friend. I love you for all the dedication you took in doing the FG in my car, i'm really satisfied . Believe me guys he can do wonder's with his magical fingers to any local music system's too.I had a gem in my car(front blaunpunkt speakers)..
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Great DIY shreyasma

Btw can you tell why FG in front Doors & mats at rear doors?
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Cheers Guys!

@Technocrat, the plastic surface on front was larger than the rear doors. Frond door pad also housed the speakers that can rattle like a snake. Out of my experience with the desi stuff, took a call to only mat the rears. My zen also has damping from only one layer of mat and its excellent. The safari also turned out to be exceptionally silent.
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Need to figure out how to get the engine noise out now! Fantastic work, Shreyas, shabash.
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Good Work shreyasma. For the likes of me who are lazy to source the materials and work on them, there is an easy way. Get a can of Dr.Fixit Silicone Sealant GPS and a hand grease pump to push the sealant into areas where you need them. Within a few hours, it sets to congeal and solidify. It is water proof as well.

My ancient souped up Ambassador was rattling in all sides. The garage wallah quoted what amounted to a fortune to rectify the rattling issue. I spent Rs 2/- initially to buy a pair of cotton ear plugs to stop me from hearing the noise. Some building contractor friend of mine suggested this Silicone Sealant then. At that time this can cost me only Rs.120/-
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All Hail my dear friend. I love you for all the dedication you took in doing the FG in my car, i'm really satisfied...

Vedagiri,

You have a wonderful friend there!

I am planning to first do a test on my Alto which has now squeezes from the dash, after a not-so-smooth-run thru the Kerala - Karnatak ghat section.

Need to find out where I can source the raw materials at this side of Bangalore.
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