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Old 20th October 2008, 21:47   #106
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@ Dippy, Fully done up should be ready by your birthday. The paint job should be complete by this weekend but after that there's lot of work of reinstalling everything which will be time consuming. & has to be done very carefully. & i myself will be involved in that process.

@vikram, Thanks

@vinay, nothing decided as of now for pedals & gear knob, but yes new tint is pipeline on the glass which will blend with new exterior color, the meter console stands OEM but dashboard will receive a minor facelift.

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Tomorrow we fit the headlight, bumper, show grill, etc to check all levels/alignment etc once again. once that is done the work starts on engine bay, it will get same treatment as on exterior. once that is done the car will go to the paint booth for painting which should happen sometime this week.
meantime i have decided that the Tappet Cover of Engine should receive a new color too...(Red Matt finish) & the spark plug cover gets a carbon kevlar & which should look something like this after its done.
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A special thanks to ranjit from A.R Motorsports for personally supervising the entire work as its very difficult for me to be there daily from morning to evening due to my work schedule.
Meantime i have narrow down one more options for shade of seats on interior.
one is the earlier one
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The other one is this
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Whats your opinion guys?
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Old 20th October 2008, 23:46   #107
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Good! The going is very promising!
Hope I'll get to see this beauty when I am in Bombay.

Regarding the interiors, I like the first one more than the second. It's a bit common and not very outstanding. But the first one would be not easy to perfect if not done very carefully.
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I like interior shade # 1 Jitu, the second is a bit too light. Looking forward to some nice rides in this beast soon!
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Old 21st October 2008, 01:06   #109
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I prefer the first shade too. The second, as Ishaan said, is too light and will probably look nicer with a lighter colored car.
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But the first one would be not easy to perfect if not done very carefully.
I agree. If the darkness is overdone, it will end up looking dirty.
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If it's just the seats, then the first shade. If you're going to be painting the dashboard and everything too, I'd go with the second shade, or something completely different.
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I guess the pics are of the same car if you notice closely, its just that the shade appers to be lighter in sunlight and the 1st pic has been taken with the roof closed away from the sun inside a room/garrage.
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Are you adding a wing? That would make the rear look much better.
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Old 21st October 2008, 21:34   #114
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Are you adding a wing? That would make the rear look much better.
This got to be coincidence. i have already ordered stock OEM Vtec Spoiler? afaik i am getting the original one not the taiwan one types.

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I guess the pics are of the same car if you notice closely, its just that the shade appers to be lighter in sunlight and the 1st pic has been taken with the roof closed away from the sun inside a room/garrage.
Abhik, the pics are of different car but same manufacturer.

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afaik i am getting the original one not the taiwan one types.
What is the difference? Do you have pics for better understanding?

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Abhik, the pics are of different car but same manufacturer.
Oh! i thought they were the same and the shade appeared to be lighter in the sun. But i too would suggest the darker shade of the two.
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I like the darker one too.

Jitu, will you get the stiching done in a different thread colour?
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Option 1 darker shade but then you will have to do the door panel and the dash also otherwise it will look jarring with the grey interiors of city.
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@ Jaggu dada i have plans only for seats, the dash board will receive minor face lift, i have some plans for the plastics of door panel, but rest remains stock. if i do everything like door panels, rear seats, etc etc it becomes like complete make over, i just want the seats to be highlighted.

@ankit I got what you are trying to say, a dark yellow may be, i have not decided anything as of now on that, stiching requires good craftmanship else it will spoil the look.

@abhik I dont have pics, but what i heard from the dealer he said its with the mounting on rear Dicky, OEM have Bolts where as taiwan type are made of fibre & its clip type & its found to do rattling as time goes by plus quality issue.

These are the first preview of the paint, please note this is just the first coat which happens to be base.there's still work pending according to painter. The car goes for final paint in paint booth with in a day or two.

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The work on Bumper in progress
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@Jitu - I have always liked the OHC VTEC stock rear spoiler and seems to go best with the overall design of the car. It actually transforms the design to a sedate looking sedan to a fast sporty one.

I think as far as the interiors are concerned you could paint all the interior dash, door panels(basically all the plastic part) in black(i guess you get some special paint for that) and go for deep/dark maroon for the seats and paste the same leather on the doorpanel inserts and headliner, that way when you open the door not only will the seats be highlighted but with the doorpanel inserts it will look like a complete design.
There are not many colors that would go with maroon for stitching so i guess you would be better off sticking to the same color stitching. Your carbon fibre inserts will look very good or you could also go with scratched steel finish inserts.


BTW the bumper looks like a beast waiting in hiding to lunge on its kill. Scary!!! Because thats what your car is.

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What is the difference? Do you have pics for better understanding?
Quality. The OE spoiler has a much superior surface finish while I've personally seen replicas which sag downwards from the middle portion. Plus, the LED's on the replica's are not even near the ones in the OE spoiler, it's a day & night difference.

P.S. Jitu, you want pics of how the OE spoiler is bolted down? Maybe for reference?

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