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Old 23rd August 2011, 02:46   #841
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Hey Guys. I got my stock steel rims painted matte black today. I tried to get those chrome rings, but they don't seem to be available anywhere. So this is my solution
Hi, is there a special process to paint alloys black? How were yours done? I am thinking of doing the same on the SX4, but worry about the paint chipping off in small pieces.
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Old 23rd August 2011, 08:31   #842
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Ideally, your stock rims should be sandpapered properly and then painted so the paint sticks on. I initially thought of using the spray cans, but finally went to a nearby painter. He sandpapered them lightly and then sprayed about 3 layers. I hardly kept those rims for 4 months before i went in for alloys, so can't say much about peeling off issues.
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Old 23rd August 2011, 11:19   #843
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Hey Guys, Let Me know how does the white and black interior look in my e-zen
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Old 25th August 2011, 00:53   #844
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Hey Guys, Let Me know how does the white and black interior look in my e-zen
Honestly, that's murder! Not to mention the strong reflection the dash gives in the windscreen.
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Hey Guys, Let Me know how does the white and black interior look in my e-zen
Sorry to say, not a best choice. But looks are always subjective.
e-zen? How about the performance?
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Old 28th August 2011, 14:59   #846
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Hey Guys, Let Me know how does the white and black interior look in my e-zen
personally i think i like them, but it all depends on the overall look of the car. so if you can post the pics of your car exterior, it will be great.

On the other hand, I think i spotted you on the Porur road last week, morning around 8am.
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Old 28th August 2011, 15:28   #847
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personally i think i like them, but it all depends on the overall look of the car. so if you can post the pics of your car exterior, it will be great.

On the other hand, I think i spotted you on the Porur road last week, morning around 8am.
i will post some exterior pics once i get a little free...... i seriously do not remember about porur road coz i am always travelling in and around the city outskirts.
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nfs the fit and finish looks great and neat man no doubt about that . How do you manage to keep it clean is the million dollar question.
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Old 29th August 2011, 11:56   #849
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nfs the fit and finish looks great and neat man no doubt about that . How do you manage to keep it clean is the million dollar question.
As the white is paint I use MAXCLEAN by cyclo cleans pretty well.
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Returning after a 360 KM drive got FFE from Automech Mumbai, super sweet sound over overall rev-band. This is before I embark upon at 2k trip back home tomorrow

Damages: 8k
Sounds: Sweet
Experience: Priceless!!

BTW: while coming back Khopoli toll-clerk mentioned take the khopoli NH-4 exit since there's been a nasty tanker-fire just before Lonavala. This brought about a bit of chance to test car's new found freedom. we took a 7-8 km detour and joined the expressway near Lonavala. Though we reached by 10 PM as against our earlier plan of 7.30, but with a spirited engine the drive was worth it.
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Thought conformable adhesive backed Vinyl would have been the better choice for coding interiors, but not sure who markets these in India. Any inputs?
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My 00' model zen runs on stock tyres 145/70 R 13 - bridgestone. Its been hardly 12k km run after i changed the tyres.

Meanwhile have come across the following config alloys/tyres :

Alloys -Plati 13"
Tyres - michelin 155/65 R13 XM1
Size : 13"
Width : 5.5"
Make : Plati
Model : PY518
PCD : 100

Do you guys know if the alloys fit perfectely on stock zen tyres - 145/ 70 R 13 without any modification and alterations to existing default set up. have anyone tried this sucessfully or riding the same profile on alloys config mentioned above.

Does this have a reduction in mileage, efficiency/power of vehicle or any adverse effects on vehicle ride, suspension and comfort etc. Please advise the pro's and con's of this change to alloys.

I do not prefer a change of tyres now, since it would not be worth selling the relatively new tyres and going for brand new one.

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^^ Isn't Zen's PCD 114.3?
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My 00' model zen runs on stock tyres 145/70 R 13 - bridgestone. Its been hardly 12k km run after i changed the tyres.

Meanwhile have come across the following config alloys/tyres :

Alloys -Plati 13"
Tyres - michelin 155/65 R13 XM1
Size : 13"
Width : 5.5"
Make : Plati
Model : PY518
PCD : 100

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The zen's PCD is 114.3 and I would recommend you stick to that than putting on 100 PCD and facing issues.
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Old 15th September 2011, 14:39   #855
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The zen's PCD is 114.3 and I would recommend you stick to that than putting on 100 PCD and facing issues.
Rj, so you mean to say that in case I want to put these alloys, will have to change the PCD to 100. How hard and expensive is it any idea.

Btw, can u just brief what is PCD and how do you measure it. Is it advisable to change the PCD for alloys fitment.

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