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Old 10th September 2008, 00:15   #46
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questions questions questions:

1. if i go for art leather ill be doing the steering wheel, hand brake lever, door panels and gear shift.. if so then should i ask my painter to also paint the dashboard??

Yes, Paint the Dash While. It looks SEXY!!

2. art leather then is it advisable to go for lighter shades or darker shades..

As the cas is White, Do the Seats in Red and White. With the Whole seat in RED and parts in white
4. if car is black, what combination on the seats and others?
if car is pearl white, what combination on the seats and others?
if car is silver, what combination on the seats and others?
if car is beige, then what combination?

Look at the Above Answer.

5. mesh grille or toothy chrome grille?

MESH!!!

6. big rally fogs on bumber b/w headlights: yes or no?

YES!! But get good ones!

7. finally. art leather or recaros? on a budget so cant do both?

Keep the original seats! Redo the upholstrey. Do Not Put Covers!! They ruin your seat geometry.

8. momo steering wheel: yes or no.. of course the replica

NO!! The Steering wheels is an intregal part, dont compromise!

10. hella rectangular fogs on front in the bumper recesses: yes/ no?

Yes. Will do! I think they are 900 A Pair.

11. painting of not just b pillar but also c and a pillars+ the bumper waistline strips in black: yes/no?

Only The door frames. And B Piller in black. No Black on the doors please!!

12. which colour finally????

White will do!!

13. spoiler: yes or no?

HELL NO!!!

Answers are in Bold and Underline. Hope it satisfies all your answers..


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im not keen on alloys..
should i go for the bare black wheels look or should i put my alloy type wheel caps?
If you dont want alloys, please Paint the stock wheels Matt Black. Remember, Matt!! not shiny Black...Also, DO NOT PUT WHEEL CAPS!!!

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Old 10th September 2008, 00:54   #47
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awesome cyrus!!
thanx!!!! helps a lot..
wat colour should the interior be painted then?
white is really diff to maintain thats why.. was thinking beige if beige upholstery
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Match the color of the interior with the seats, if your going with Black and gray then I think black will go, as gray looks dull...beige will clash with the black seats, do one think post the interior and get some photo shop done by cyrus...I hope you do not mind cyrus.
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Old 10th September 2008, 12:51   #49
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one very important question!
im now putting the esteem type 3 clear lens headlight assembly..
i know that the type 3 and type 2 bonnets are different!
can someone find out and tell me if type 3 clear lens headlights fit in my esteem without any changes or without buying a new bonnet?
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Old 13th September 2008, 20:10   #50
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Pictures of the car being opened up!!!!!

Also alloy wheels that i bought!!!!!

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Old 13th September 2008, 20:18   #51
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Nice choice of alloys, can't wait to have a look once you've completed the body work
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Old 13th September 2008, 20:21   #52
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thanx!!!!

i got 4 of these BRAND NEW for less than 10k..
so very happy with the purchase..
10 more days and i think ill be able to put up the pics.. its raining a lil bit in mumbai so work gets interrupted again and again....
besides that i was thinking that these will go well with the pearl diamond white im doing on the car..
WHAT COLOUR SHOULD I PAINT THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPER?


ok and im also posting the shade card for the SIGNET and LUSTER GSport ART leather brochure!!!! Help me decide plzzzz



PS: sorry for the quality of pics.. taken from the ****ty camera of my iphone 3g
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Old 13th September 2008, 21:49   #53
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L-045 will look really classy in a white car imo Is it brown or a reddish rust color ? but if you want something funky you could experiment with red (047) too

thing with loud colors though is that you may tire of it after some time so choose wisely.

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how about L-041 or S-201 or S-208(funky choice)?
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Old 13th September 2008, 22:13   #55
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Choose a vibrant color,as the calipers get dirty due to dust and resonance from the brake pads.
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Old 13th September 2008, 22:14   #56
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As i said in my earlier posts,The Seats should be Red with with accents! Thats it!! Also, paint your alloys black!! White car with black alloys looks stunning. Just look at jiggies car!

Paint the Calipers Red or Yellow. Dont paint the Rear drums. It looks cheap. Also, About the paintingthe interiors query, paint the Dash Red and give white accents on the centre console, It will match the seats that way and it will look STUNNING!!!!

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Now that's going to be one god looking car with alloy wheel, nice deal on the wheel where did you buy them?
Seats if your looking for two tone it's good to stick to black and red, if single tone than drake shad of red [maroon looks good too] or just black.
Brake calipers red if you want them to be really attractive or else golden, they look good but one has to really look at the vehicle.
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Old 14th September 2008, 04:12   #58
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i think s-209 will be the best choice as far as the interior colour is concerned.. close runner ups are s-203, s-207 and l-045..
@ cyrus: not painting the dash anymore and wouldnt prefer having red and black cos i have red and black in my white zen.. i think a nice beige or an english brown would make it look subtle and classy.. as far as painting the alloys is concerned i would like to stick to the colour right now cos imo they look quite classy as it is..
definitely painting the caliper white or red.. depending on the combination with the alloys.. not interested in touching the drums as i agree it looks cheap and boy racerish!!

@ dinar: got this deal from a local dealer.. who imports alloys.. he has limited designs but very competitive prices..


btw thanx a lot for your honest opinions ppl.. really appreciate them..
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hey frank..
thanks for the update on the lights. i think even i'll go for the clear ones, 10,000 is too expensive for esteem headlights. by the way what was the estimate you got for your bodywork and paint?

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frankmehta-good to know you'r modding an esteem,make sure you dont over do with the mod jobbing, make it look simple and classy.anyway best of luck dude.
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