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Old 2nd March 2010, 02:52   #16
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but the silicon sealant wont give u the required finish. go for a filler or u could even use the bits of plastic that u had cut from the stock hu.
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Old 2nd March 2010, 23:37   #17
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but the silicon sealant wont give u the required finish. go for a filler or u could even use the bits of plastic that u had cut from the stock hu.
Will try out the Silicon sealant first, as the filler thing may take a lot more time in comparison.
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Old 2nd March 2010, 23:50   #18
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good effort, but the finish not very good, in fact its looking sour to eyes
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Old 3rd March 2010, 00:26   #19
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but the silicon sealant wont give u the required finish. go for a filler or u could even use the bits of plastic that u had cut from the stock hu.
Actually, if done right, the sealant can give excellent finish.

The trick is, to use a little teflon tape !!

Apply the sealant between the gap, smoothen the best you can, and then apply teflon tape over the joint. Then reshape and smoothen over the teflon tape, within a couple of minutes.

After 24 hours, pull out the teflon tape. The sealant doesnt stick to Teflon, and the finish you get is nice and even/smooth.

The sealant which is made for this application is generally pretty dense and doesnt flow much.
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Old 4th March 2010, 00:42   #20
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That's what I call a real jugaad, maglev. You certainly saved a lot of bucks from that HU transplant in the Ritz. Though the finish is not up to the mark, kudos for the innovative idea.
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Old 4th March 2010, 02:43   #21
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Nice Transplant, certainly it would be too early to say that it needs finishing touches.
You can try it. If all Fails, try the Black color number plate Adhesive Tape to cover the edges.

Also why Nippon speakers, they don't appear to be of some worth with your Nice HU.

can anyone quote how much such a OEM HU would cost if one sells it off ?
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Fantastic work. Me likes. Of course not looking immaculate - but it saves a lot of $$$ :-)

PS: If thieves read this thread - we will start seeing alot of SX4 OEM HUs now being stolen and resold - Pandora waala kaam kar ditta ... jk!!
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Jugaar at is best .
Real nice work .

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Nice transplant...Agree with most of the mates.. not clean enough.

Nevertheless, good effort.
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Old 4th March 2010, 15:51   #25
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The SX4 OE HU transplant has been given the final finishing touch and a new paintjob. Have a look guys...

The All New finished product...
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That's a neat job Maglev. BTW what make is the OE HU of the SX4?
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Its not a nice hu. Its actually pretty useless thats why maglev put it into his ritz so he wouldnt have to waste money for buying a new hu for ritz (as saving a lot of money is the funda of his life)
Agreed it may not be a nice HU. What Maglev has done is made an useless item pretty useful. I think he deserves some praise for that. He's is also justified in not wasting his hard earned money. If you are going to spend a huge amount on the ICE for the Ritz, it defeats the purpose of buying a cheap car.

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@ Maglev: The final result is very nice and the HU gels well with the silver color, Nice effort . SX4 head unit does a decent job (sound).
@ tsk13: .

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The SX4 OE HU transplant has been given the final finishing touch and a new paintjob. Have a look guys...

The All New finished product...
Now it looks perfect.
I guess, its worth spending time on getting SX4 HU in this shape for Ritz.
CONGRATS .


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Looks great and blends well into the dash. The stock unit is a nippon I think
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Old 4th March 2010, 19:56   #30
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Verra nice indeed. Now, is it possible to get the steering wheel audio controls fitted on to the Ritz Lxi?
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