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Old 24th March 2014, 10:39   #106
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Can you let me know from where you sourced the roll in Bangalore? Any specific quality/type I need to ask for? I just got delivery of my 2014 Honda City and am debating whether to get 3M Nomad Mats or go for DIY based on this thread. The 3M Nomad are pretty expensive and would cost me around 5.5K (inclusive of taxes) for my car. Also, since the carpet in Honda City is beige, I might go for same color for roll.
I bought it from a furnishing store on Tippasandra Main Road. Many furnishing stores should have it. It comes in rolls of either 2 feet width ot 4 feet width. Problem is that Beige colour is not that common.
In terms of VFM, I would recommend this over 3M
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Can anybody let me know where i can source these mats in Hyderabad? It looks a great DIY activity and would want to get my hands dirty with this.
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Old 11th April 2014, 11:58   #108
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Thanks to this thread and bhpians: Dinu, kiranvakati, rajoy and gannu_1 for inspiring me to take this up by posting their experiences. Did it on my 8 months old swifty! Let the pictures speak for itself. Thanks to my supermom for helping me mark and cut. 1.5hour job.

Thanks Dinu for this wonderful thread. kash_pegasus nice job.

I have two questions for those who has already done the installation.

1. My Swift has all black interiors including the seat covers. I am confused as to which colour should I go for? Though black is most suitable, my current rubber mats looks really bad when these are soiled. The soil/dust is more visible on full black mats. I am thinking of dark/light grey.

2. My other query is the rear row mats. Swift has a considerable hump at the rear. So which of the following options are good based on your experience?

a. Cut single piece. This will be difficult to remove for cleaning and may tear up. Though this will keep the mats in place and wont’ move due to passenger shoes.
b. Cut two pieces and have sufficient mat overlap for the hump.
c. Cut three pieces.

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1. My Swift has all black interiors including the seat covers. I am confused as to which colour should I go for? Though black is most suitable, my current rubber mats looks really bad when these are soiled. The soil/dust is more visible on full black mats. I am thinking of dark/light grey.
I have a light grey mat in my Manza. Dry soil marks are hardly visible on this colour. Go for it.

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2. My other query is the rear row mats. Swift has a considerable hump at the rear. So which of the following options are good based on your experience?

a. Cut single piece. This will be difficult to remove for cleaning and may tear up. Though this will keep the mats in place and wontí move due to passenger shoes.
b. Cut two pieces and have sufficient mat overlap for the hump.
c. Cut three pieces.

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I have two separate pieces for rear seats. I had cut these pieces in 3-D like shape such that walls of the hump are covered. I have covered the upper portion of the hump with a thin rubber mat which is secured to the hump floor by slipping it under noodle mats on both sides. You can use a velcro strip to prevent the noodle mats from slipping.
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Thanks Dinu for this wonderful thread. kash_pegasus nice job.

I have two questions for those who has already done the installation.
Thank you mp417.

Even I have an all black interior. Since the noodle mat takes all the dirt and grime- it will still be ok to use black. I have been using it for nearly six months and it still looks brand new! The soil doesn't stick on the mat as such like a rubber mat and that solves your problem. Say you step in with your muddy shoes. Once the slush left behind by your shoes dries out- tap the mat and lo-everything will go into hiding. Until you pull the mat out and give it a nice beating, not a spec of dust will be visible outside. So black should be absolutely no problem(I have black mats and they are awesome). I will try to PM a few pictures tomorrow morning as is from the car now without cleaning so that you can get a perspective of how clean it looks.

Coming to the second question: I think 3 pieces is the best idea and worked out for me. Easy to put and remove. Also- less tear, which is the biggest disadvantage of single piece(as you already pointed out).

You can also try 2 pieces with overlap on the center hump but that wouldn't look too good with at least one open end! All the best and post some pictures of your work when you are done.
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I went around JC Road yesterday to source this. Found a place in the same complex as RK Colour labs, right in the beginning, near Minerva circle.

He is charging 65 + tax a sqft. Is the price OK?

Has all kinds of colours - most importantly beige, light grey, dark grey & black. Am thinking of beige or dark grey.

The project is for a yet-to-be-delivered Duster. Any pointers on the interior dimensions? How much do I have to buy to do the front & rear foot wells along with the boot?

Was figuring 2x4 for the boot, 2x4 for the rear and 2x2.5x2 for the front. Would that be sufficient? (About 20 SFT)

Any opinions on the following:

- 4ft wide or 2 ft wide? Was inclining towards 4ft but people who have done it - please let me know ease of working
- Single piece or 3 piece for the rear? Leaning towards single, fitted piece
- Driver side wear - is this a big issue? Any solutions? Does the 3M last better? At roughly 3 times the cost ...
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I got this from Shree Shanti Mall, 714-C, Ravivar Peth.
The brand is X-TURF (as printed on back side).
Thanks S_U_N for sharing the shop details. Today went to the Shree Shanti mall and purchased 20 sq feet Black colour for 1400 at 70 Rs per sq feet. The brand is the same X-Turf. I also checked at few furnishing retail shops and they are selling Durosoft brand between the range of 100 to 140 Rs. per sq feet which is quite high. Checked few shops in Ravivar peth as well and found Durosoft brand price between 80 to 90. Looking at the price and quality decided to to go with X-Turf. The material is quite good.

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Thank you mp417.

Even I have an all black interior. Since the noodle mat takes all the dirt and grime- it will still be ok to use black. I have been using it for nearly six months and it still looks brand new! The soil doesn't stick on the mat as such like a rubber mat and that solves your problem. Say you step in with your muddy shoes. Once the slush left behind by your shoes dries out- tap the mat and lo-everything will go into hiding. Until you pull the mat out and give it a nice beating, not a spec of dust will be visible outside. So black should be absolutely no problem(I have black mats and they are awesome). I will try to PM a few pictures tomorrow morning as is from the car now without cleaning so that you can get a perspective of how clean it looks.

Coming to the second question: I think 3 pieces is the best idea and worked out for me. Easy to put and remove. Also- less tear, which is the biggest disadvantage of single piece(as you already pointed out).

You can also try 2 pieces with overlap on the center hump but that wouldn't look too good with at least one open end! All the best and post some pictures of your work when you are done.
Thanks kash_pegasus for your comments. Black colour it is. Planning the DIY tomorrow. Will let you know how it goes.
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Old 19th April 2014, 09:44   #113
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Completed the installation on last Sunday. I had purchased 20 sq feet (5 X 4) piece.

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Made news paper cuttings and marked Top and Bottom as well as the section names i.e. Front left.
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Remember to turn down the paper cuttings while marking on mats.
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I cut exact rectangles (4 pieces) and didnít cut the offsets since I could not get the exact offsets while preparing the news paper cuttings. Also kept the mat size larger than the available length and width to achieve some additional overlap onto the carpet. This ensures that shoes are not touching the carpet.
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You can see the mats length kept at maximum. Both the front pieces are exact rectangle. Didnít cut any offset.
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Co-driver side mat. Notice the overlap.
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For rear row, created three pieces as suggested by few TBHPians earlier. Even the rear mats are exact rectangular and made only one cut in each mat. This cut was done while installing the mats in car. This helped in getting exact shape. As shown below. The third piece is for the central hump. Kept the length of central piece to 18 inches so that it is sufficiently tucked beneath the other mats and wonít move. Made a small cut to adjust the bottle holder.
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I kept the rear mats length at maximum. You can see the front end of the mats below the front seats.
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The place where we keep the right heel has a small deformation within one weeks use. Need to identify some solution. Probably placing a piece of old rubber mats will be helpful. Will try this.
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I have been using the mats for last one week. Small review:
Advantages:
1. Dirt is not reaching the carpet now. The mats does their job best
2. The mats fit snugly and doesn't move unlike the regular rubber mats
3. The black color looks good and matches the black interior of Swift. Multiple colors available to suit different interior colors.
4. These are easily replaceable. Single piece can be replaced easily without the need to purchasing complete set.

Disadvantages
1. The smell of rubber is quite evident. Itís almost one week the smell is not going away. I donít think anyone has reported this earlier. The smell is even more when you open the car in the morning. I have to roll down all the windows for 5 to 10 minutes for the smell to go away.
2. Driverís side mat where we keep our heel has a small deformation

Hope this helps.
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Guys who are interested in a DIY can source 3M nomads themselves from http://emahendra.com/matting/40-3m-n.../type-low_duty
I tried their toll free number several times, no response, Spoke to a local dealer of 3m mattings who said emahendra is nolonger a 3m dealer. he quoted me 220rs/sqfeet for 3m nomad material. 3M car care guys quoted 250rs plus tax per sqft which includes the fitting.So not much point buying just the material from the local dealer. The question is is the 3m material so much better than the normal noodle mat mentioned in this thread?
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I have been using these mats for last two months. As mentioned in my earlier post, the rubber smell is still not gone The smell is very strong when I enter the car in the morning or after a gap of few hours. Now a days, I roll down all the windows before entering the car and wait for a minute. The smell is not noticeable once in motion or I turn on the AC.

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I got this from Shree Shanti Mall, 714-C, Ravivar Peth.
The brand is X-TURF (as printed on back side).
S_U_N, Have you faced this issue since both of us are using the same brand purchased from same shop?
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Hello mp417,
I am considering to install these mats for my i20. I have one question on cleaning. Is X-Turf can be cleaned by just inverting & shaking or you have to beat the mat on the floor to expel the dirt?
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Hello mp417,
I am considering to install these mats for my i20. I have one question on cleaning. Is X-Turf can be cleaned by just inverting & shaking or you have to beat the mat on the floor to expel the dirt?
Mats can be cleaned just by inverting & shaking.
During monsoon, if lot of mud is accumulated then you will have to beat the mat.
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Nice DIY attempts by all.

One word of caution. There are chances of the driver side mats getting loose and getting stuck below the ABC pedals.

My brother also did the same DIY in his car few days back. He had installed the thick Duroflex or Durofiber branded ones with small spikes arranged in circular pattern.

After about a week's time, while driving back home from office, he tried to stop at a signal and to his horror, the mat had coiled halfway through and stuck below the brake pedal. He was able to depress the brakes halfway only. Luckily he used the handbrake to stop safely.

This happened bcoz, while getting in and out of the car, the mat was gradually being pushed forward and also moving forward while operating the ABC pedals.

Its better to stick some velcro straps below the mats as someone has already demo'd in the thread above to stop the mats from moving.

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Nice DIY attempts by all.

One word of caution here. There are many chances of the driver side mats getting loose and getting stuck below the ABC pedals.
Exactly. The guy who cut mats for my car took the OE mats for size. Since the ecosport OE mats can be clipped on to it's place, there isnt any movement. But the DIY mats got this empty space below the accelerator and tends to move at times. The accelerator got stuck couple of times but luckily happened on an empty stretch and happens only when the pedal is fully pressed. I have now stuck velcro straps. Planning to add a piece of mat to fill the space below the pedal.

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Can someone help me this?

Is the floor area size of the Grande punto and the Linea the same? Similarly Manza and Vista? Grand i10 and the Xcent?

I ask this is as there is a major difference in prices of 3m nomad between the Punto and Linea which is not justified at all. Same is the case for the other cars mentioned as well. Can somebody confirm this?

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