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Old 1st June 2009, 15:32   #1
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Old 1st June 2009, 19:19   #2
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Thats a very good pictorial presentation. Congrats
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Thats a nice DIY

Where did you get the black sheet from? It would be beneficial for all if you can you give more details.
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very very very well documented DIY.
it has been noted in most DIY's that there are very few WIP progress, but you have made it a point to show the minutest of detail! cheers!
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thank you guys! for your comments. comments and suggestions are very important for me to improve myself.

However I have noticed one thing in the entire process that after sticking both the B pillars there is still a gap between two doors which is silver color, one can easily make out that silver line between two doors, I m planning to cover that also with the vinyl.

I will take some more photos soon and update it.

I will appreciate if if anyone else has a different idea about above mentioned issue.
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Thats a nice DIY

Where did you get the black sheet from? It would be beneficial for all if you can you give more details.
Hi technocrat,

This black sheet is called vinyl, there are two kind of black color you get in vinyl. one with glossy (which shines) and the other is like mat finish. get the mat finish vinyl. most of the high end cars come with mat finish sheets, they go well with window glass and look cool.

You can go to bohri Ali in ravi war peth there are couple of shops who sells these sheets. or there is one more shop near Abhinav Arts college.

other day i had been to nanapeth which is suppose to be car accessory hub in pune & i enquired for covering my B pillars, & can you guess how mcuh the guy asked me to do the same job? he asked me 400 rs .

I have bought the 2ft X 1ft for rs 22 only and my esteem is covered in that price . its damn cheap if you do it yourself.

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the vinyl sheet is available from those shops which sell printed number plates
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good job there and nice pictorial too Joe

and total VFM and perfect sunday material.

Colored pillars looks gr8 with tints.
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the vinyl sheet is available from those shops which sell printed number plates
yes i think you will get it from them too, but at a very high priced compared to the one which i mentioned in my earlier post. the shop i bought, he sells the sheets to printed number guys
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nice DIY joe, amazing. can you please give the details of the bhoriali shops. where are they exactly located. and are these high quality vinyls? will they withstand all the temps rains etc? because i had put some vinyls on my bike. they faded off in summer. and the stick came out.
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Good job Joe!

Does this Vinyl come as a sticker or we need to put some glue behind?
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Cool! I've painted my car's b-pillars black with a black spraycan (initial coat was done by Cyrus43). The paint started to peel off after a month or so. So, I gave another thick coat and the paint has held on for quite a few months now.

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finney, it comes with an adhesive backing. You can see the paper behind it being removed it in this shot


salil, these are much better, the paper on my car has withstood two monsoons
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nice DIY joe, amazing. can you please give the details of the bhoriali shops. where are they exactly located. and are these high quality vinyls? will they withstand all the temps rains etc? because i had put some vinyls on my bike. they faded off in summer. and the stick came out.
Hi Amit, thanks..... these vinyl are fantastic quality, I had covered my b pillars last sunday and my car is washed everyday, till now no issues of pealing off.

The shop is located on the main roadside, for better navigation i m attaching the map (courtesy google maps) with marking. There are two shops in apposite direction, you can buy it from anyone of these guys.
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Did Maruti forget to paint B pillars for this Esteem?

I guess thread starter had meant 'DIY: Blacken B Pillars for esteem vxi'
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Joe, a Very Nice DIY. and cheers to your camera man too, He seems to be having a Steady Hand.

Anyway iam hoping you did this to all 4 doors ?

Iam trying this one soon.
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