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Old 19th December 2006, 08:37   #1
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Default Useful accessory info

Thought of starting this thread on 'useful accessory info'. The purpose is to share with BHPians any new info we come to know on accessories. The info might be new for the one who posts it or it might be considered useful for BHPians by the person who posts it. Knowing the audience here, the info might not be new for all.

Let me start with a small one:

What is 'side beading'?

It is the black (usually) strip stuck on the side of the car. This is a useful thing and has saved my car many a times, from getting scratched.

I enquired for it at Domlur Layout, Bangalore and found that the rate starts from Rs.700 for M800. I got the same from JCB road at 200!

You get side beading in the same colour as that of the car.
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What is 'side beading'?

It is the black (usually) strip stuck on the side of the car. This is a useful thing and has saved my car many a times, from getting scratched.

I enquired for it at Domlur Layout, Bangalore and found that the rate starts from Rs.700 for M800. I got the same from JCB road at 200!

You get side beading in the same colour as that of the car.
Hi,

Mad traffic of Bangalore is tempting me to go for a side beading for my red swift, which I bought 3 months back.I am parking it on the road side near to my office since we dont have a car parking space available (Ofcourse I my office is in M G Road ) and it already suffers from scarches and small dentsPersonally I dont like to have beading on my car since I always thought it will spoil the neat finish of the car, atleast red swift!..However, trying to compromise for good.. Could you please let me know if you have any information on the 'red side beading with a sliver rode between' ? I have seen it in 2-3 swift's in Bnagalore, but yet to get any info. on the price and the showroom. Any relevant information would be much appreciated.

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Old 19th December 2006, 16:25   #3
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You can surely get one. But you need to visit one of the shops in JC Bose road. My experience with Car Shringar is good.
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Thanks ravradha for the info. I will surely visit Shringar to see if the side beading of my choice is available there. Btw, JC Road being one way now, entering from Minerva Circle, could you please give me the direction to this shop?
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Old 19th December 2006, 18:32   #5
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Thumbs up Wide-Angle IRVMs

A Wide-Angle Inside Rear View Mirror (IRVM).

According to me, one of the most important accessories to be installed. With a good one, you can get almost 180 deg of rear view, & can eliminate most blind spots.

This is vital, considering most of the pathetic tiny inside RV mirrors supplied as stock with most vehicles.
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Aaah thats a good one ELF!!! Another thing i'd suggest is the LHS ORVM on all the cars that dont have it.... Its a must!!
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Aaah thats a good one ELF!!! Another thing i'd suggest is the LHS ORVM on all the cars that dont have it.... Its a must!!
checkout the new WagonR's ORVM
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yeah the wide angle irvm is a must especially if it is a big car like Innova
I have it in my innova and its simply awesome
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I would add a good security system to the must-have-accessories' list.A good product from Nippon / AutoCop etc is going to cost around 4.5k and this would be a good and wise investment to make considering the value attached with our cars.

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for most cars i guess if not a muffler then atleast a decent look show tip for the exhaust is a must..like the one's on the skoda rs, honda city..etc..all manufactures show make that standard.
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Hi Rajesh

Contact details:

Ramachandra
Car Shringar,
JC road
Opp Corporation Car Parking
info@carshringar.com
26708366, 41249805

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Another Most Import Thing not an accessory though
1. Teflon coating to protect your car from minor scratches.
2. Under Body Rust resistance coating.
3. Head cushion if you are going on a long drive so that you don’t get neck pain.
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A very useful accessory is Sunfilm. Helps to keep you cool inside as well as reduces the load of AC and also protects the interiors from fading.
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A very useful accessory is Sunfilm. Helps to keep you cool inside as well as reduces the load of AC and also protects the interiors from fading.
And make sure it's a branded film and not some spurious import that reduces visibility from the inside,my installer tried the trick with me and tried to pass it off as garware saying that garware film that comes in a roll doesn't have the 'imprint'.I had it all ripped out and got him to do it in front of my eyes.I ahve Garware Ice cool on my car now and it's amazing in performance,hardly any heat gets thru.I'd also suggest people go in for clear windscreen film to prevent fading of the dash.
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Another Most Import Thing not an accessory though
1. Teflon coating to protect your car from minor scratches.
Actually Teflon coating is nothing but a way for the dealer's to fleece money from the customers. It's just a normal rubbing & polishing job disguised as some revolutionary scratch resistant procedure. for more information you can read these threads:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ally-help.html (Does Teflon Coating Really Help?)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...n-coating.html (What Exactly is Teflon coating) (What Exactly is Teflon coating)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...car-clean.html (For All Car Lovers - Keeping Your Car Clean) (For All Car Lovers - Keeping Your Car Clean)


The last thread is a praticular must-read for all people who like to keep their cars clean & shiny!
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