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Old 16th December 2008, 12:56   #151
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Dear Vikram,

I need quartz black of Tata Safari it is not available on Com-paint ( Only carbon black is available) can you provide this feedback to the company to make this new shade available.
Black is the highest selling color in Safari and a magnet for scratches so it should make good business sense as well.

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Dear Vikram,

I have already ordered for the products including clear laquer for my T.White Civic. By the way, is there any place where I can get it done instead of doing it myself. I am in Rohini and Com-paint head is not far from my place.

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vikram, might I suggest another product ?
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...blackened.html (How are headlights and taillights blackened?)

the advice given there was that a 5:1 mix of clear coat and black paint can be used to blacken tail lamps as shown in the thread. I dont think there is any stuff available locally for that ( available internationally though ) .

If there is enough demand from the people here , you might want to think of making some of that too
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Old 27th December 2008, 16:56   #154
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tried the finishing touch on the patched area. used 3M finesse it instead of top cut. lost a little bit of paint in some areas, but after polishing and waxing, the gloss is acceptable, except in some areas where i screwed up myself
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Old 21st January 2009, 14:03   #155
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1. Since the scratches are still visible, you could have used a coarser emery paper of 400 no. which would have further smoothened the deep scratches.

Or, should have applied NC putty to fill the deep ones.
Or use regular M-Seal (its an epoxy putty), use it for scratches and not on flat surfaces, as it will peel off from flats with time. Mould to shape with water and hand just like your mud clay. let it dry for an hour. Use 400-600 sandpaper and then finer ones 1500-2000 before paintjob.

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Dear Vikram,

I need quartz black of Tata Safari it is not available on Com-paint ( Only carbon black is available) can you provide this feedback to the company to make this new shade available.
Black is the highest selling color in Safari and a magnet for scratches so it should make good business sense as well.

Regards
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He needs a colour sample size of your tow-hook bumper cover to develop the shade, you can send it to him (on returnable basis, i guess).

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Dear Vikram,

I have already ordered for the products including clear laquer for my T.White Civic. By the way, is there any place where I can get it done instead of doing it myself. I am in Rohini and Com-paint head is not far from my place.

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Good sample video and example if someone at com-paint can do it.
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Was looking for one of these touchup sprays for long time now.. have ordered for my white swift along with a black paint can and clear laquer.. will try the black paint for "SMOKING" my tail lamp..lets see..
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Hey guys.. was thinking of painting my side handles and Side rear view mirrors with this com paint.. what say? any suggestions?
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Was looking for one of these touchup sprays for long time now.. have ordered for my white swift along with a black paint can and clear laquer.. will try the black paint for "SMOKING" my tail lamp..lets see..
Smoking of tail lamps is an irreversible process right ? And is it completely DIY ?
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Smoking of tail lamps is an irreversible process right ? And is it completely DIY ?
Yes it is irreversible.. will have to buy a new pair of tail lamps if it goes wrong. Other team BHPians have tried it and looks like its a DIY job.
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But they have tried it with a ratio of 1:5 paint:thinner. Dont know how this thing will look.
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But they have tried it with a ratio of 1:5 paint:thinner. Dont know how this thing will look.
Guess you can get it painted matte black. On a white Swift, it'd look KILLER!
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Hey guys.. was thinking of painting my side handles and Side rear view mirrors with this com paint.. what say? any suggestions?
I think it is possible but make sure you keep the already painted surfaced masked otherwise your existing paint will go bad. First try on mirrors and see the effect and your skill level then try on handles as i am not sure if paint remain there after you use them. I think you need to rub them with 1500 sand paper so that paint remain there.
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I think it is possible but make sure you keep the already painted surfaced masked otherwise your existing paint will go bad. First try on mirrors and see the effect and your skill level then try on handles as i am not sure if paint remain there after you use them. I think you need to rub them with 1500 sand paper so that paint remain there.
surely will try as soon i get the order. Thanks for the suggestion.
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zerocritical, i think you need to mix the clearcoat and paint BEFORE application.
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Hey guys.. was thinking of painting my side handles and Side rear view mirrors with this com paint.. what say? any suggestions?
Follow these instructions.

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zerocritical, i think you need to mix the clearcoat and paint BEFORE application.
Clearcoat in not thinner, although it might lighten the paint colour. Buy thinner from a Auto repair shop.

Another example of touchup job with red swift
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