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Old 15th September 2009, 02:52   #16
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Great work RJ. Now i know what to do with the unused yoga mats lying in my house

Could you post some pics of the cotton waste you stuffed in the rear?

Good looking Dalmation your friend has.
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Old 15th September 2009, 10:14   #17
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Riju, Very nice work with the mat cutting.

Did you make the surface of the doorpads rough before sticking? And while applying the SR solution it has to be applied on the both the surfaces (pad and mat).

These will help in good adhesion. If it was not done consider it the next time :-D

I had missed both and after few months when I removed the door pad the mat just fell out of place. When I stuck it after by making the surface rough and SR on both surfaces, Now the mat has become a part of the door pad
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Kedar thanks man.

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Any pics of this ?
Fevicol + cotton waste ? OR
Fevicol + cotton waste + mat ?
Instead of the mat, does sponge sheets or that thick plastic sheet yield better results ?
Riju, Fevicol + Yogamat was used for the doors. Cotton waste was only used in the bootlid.

You are free to try anything which has the properties of the yogamat.
From what little research I did, I found that closed-cell natural rubber is more durable and it keeps moisture and bacteria from seeping into the mat.

Here is what we used as the adhesive.

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Cool.Thats a nice and economic DIY.

How do you open the boot lid.Is it just pulling it out or are there any screws for that.Any pics.
I will try and get some pics over the weekend.From what I recall, there wasn't any screws for the bootlid. It was pretty straightforward wherein they were held by plastic latches or whatever they are called.

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Tell me time and place to get my car for this work.
Oh yes Sir, will be my pleasure as long you buy me some chicken biriyani for lunch.

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Great work RJ. Now i know what to do with the unused yoga mats lying in my house
Could you post some pics of the cotton waste you stuffed in the rear?
Good looking Dalmation your friend has.
Thanks gogi bhai, purrfffect way to kill time and improve your patience levels.Just make sure you sandwich two layers of the mat for each door. The swift needs at-least 2 layers of mat and would take it easily.
I am just adding a random pic after a google search for cotton waste.

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Available locally in most hardware shops.

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Riju, Very nice work with the mat cutting.

Did you make the surface of the doorpads rough before sticking? And while applying the SR solution it has to be applied on the both the surfaces (pad and mat).

These will help in good adhesion. If it was not done consider it the next time :-D

I had missed both and after few months when I removed the door pad the mat just fell out of place. When I stuck it after by making the surface rough and SR on both surfaces, Now the mat has become a part of the door pad
Shreyas, we did apply on both surfaces.I think the key factor is using the sand paper on both surfaces, the door panel and the yogamat. For the yoga mat use a slightly higher grit sandpaper and for the door pad 100 grit should do.

BTW I have a project for you, let me know when you are free. Need some help with making FB pods for the center doors in my scorp'. I dunno where to source the material from and how its done. If you have done any DIY's with it, please post a thread would be of immense help to us.
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Alto, nopes pal was done sometime back. My parents alto is next in line, will try and post pics when am doing it.
oh kool. i will wait for the pics on alto.
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I only wish Maruti did this and provided a Rattle free car to all its customers..Is it too expensive !!!
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Oh God, people will stop doing yoga and use the mats to damp their cars instead.

Is the adhesive good as far as health is considered since its a enclosed space inside?

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This whole DIY is just great. Just what I needed for my Swift.

RJ - Did you use any speacial tools to remove and fit back the doors/boot lids?
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Let me know when do you want to have Chicken Biryani with a Coke, I shall get it parcelled to your place or take you to your favorite restaurant.
I have a Dzire..so called King of Rattles though not much as yet, touch wood

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I only wish Maruti did this and provided a Rattle free car to all its customers..Is it too expensive !!!
Dont we all wish for the same when we pay 5+ lakhs for a hatchback.

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Is the adhesive good as far as health is considered since its a enclosed space inside?
No odour of the adhesive and its been good 2 weeks now. Remember we dried it for good 2 hours in the hot sun during the DIY.

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This whole DIY is just great. Just what I needed for my Swift.
RJ - Did you use any speacial tools to remove and fit back the doors/boot lids?
None at all my friend, it was simply pull and release kinda stuff for the boot lid. Door panel had 2 screws and darn easy to locate, no rocket science.

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Let me know when do you want to have Chicken Biryani with a Coke, I shall get it parcelled to your place or take you to your favorite restaurant.
I have a Dzire..so called King of Rattles though not much as yet, touch wood
Thanks much for the offer pal, however held up till the last week of Oct'. If you are serious lemme know we can give it a shot after that.
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Shreyas, we did apply on both surfaces.I think the key factor is using the sand paper on both surfaces, the door panel and the yogamat. For the yoga mat use a slightly higher grit sandpaper and for the door pad 100 grit should do.

BTW I have a project for you, let me know when you are free. Need some help with making FB pods for the center doors in my scorp'. I dunno where to source the material from and how its done. If you have done any DIY's with it, please post a thread would be of immense help to us.
I have made FG pods for my zen. A thread already exists for the same

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...y-ice-zen.html

I have PM'd you the details of the shop to get the FG things from.
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hey rj is it easy to source the yoga mats...i have never seen them coz never did any yoga .

I was planning to do the same for my zen.
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All the large supermarkets stock it - just ask the staff. Big Bazaar, Spar, Total, Star, ...
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All the large supermarkets stock it - just ask the staff. Big Bazaar, Spar, Total, Star, ...
Readily available at Spencers @ MG Road. I saw them very recently
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Thank you rjstyles69 for your innovative use of the yoga mats. I used them on the floor pan of my Ritz Zxi.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1607417 (Racing Green Suzuki Ritz Zxi)

The booming sound is gone, the road noise is now bearable and Mozart now sounds even more beautiful.

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Hey Nikhil nice to know that my thread was of some help to you. More coming up on the DIY section in about a weeks time . Stay tuned .
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