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Old 10th January 2009, 22:29   #1
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I was wondering if it would be possible to drape the dashboard of a SWIFT (or for that matter any other car) in leather like they do for high end exotics... like ferrari/lambo/aston martin/bentley. Anyone has experimented with this !

Any preferred vendors.
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you could check with stanley or ovian guys.both have done such work on dashboards.
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Never heard of Ovian. Do you have any contacts for them in Delhi.
Stanley is very expensive.
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A friend of mine has an Elantra with a Full leather interior. And the best part is that is White in color. The thing looks Superb!
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A friend of mine has an Elantra with a Full leather interior. And the best part is that is White in color. The thing looks Superb!
And how much does he spend on cleaning liquids ?
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A plea - please dont !
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I was wondering if it would be possible to drape the dashboard of a SWIFT (or for that matter any other car) in leather like they do for high end exotics... like ferrari/lambo/aston martin/bentley. Anyone has experimented with this !

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I had once done this on my first generation Scorpio which I've sold off some years back. The top and facing sides of the dash were covered in leather, matching with the leather on the seats and door-pad. The job was done in Cochin, the leather came from Bangalore. Was a pretty good job and was nice to see, touch and smell. Let me search whether I've got a photo. But cost me a bomb back then (Rs. 45 or 50 thousand in all, if my memory is right).
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I had once done this on my first generation Scorpio which I've sold off some years back. The top and facing sides of the dash were covered in leather, matching with the leather on the seats and door-pad. The job was done in Cochin, the leather came from Bangalore. Was a pretty good job and was nice to see, touch and smell. Let me search whether I've got a photo. But cost me a bomb back then (Rs. 45 or 50 thousand in all, if my memory is right).
45-50 k just for the dashboard, or for dashboard and seats?

If it is just for the dashboard its crazy.
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I just want to improve the looks of the air con controls, can this be done? The Cedia air con conrtols look horrible. Just the worst thing about an otherwise super car.
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45-50 k just for the dashboard, or for dashboard and seats?

If it is just for the dashboard its crazy.
For the entire job, sir.

And I'm kinda crazy when it comes to accessorising cars and then selling them off at 20- 25,000km and losing money. Trying hard to stop, but can't.
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For the entire job, sir.

And I'm kinda crazy when it comes to accessorising cars and then selling them off at 20- 25,000km and losing money. Trying hard to stop, but can't.
Hats off to you !!!!
Can we have some pics of your scorpio dash, thanks.
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Hats off to you !!!!
Can we have some pics of your scorpio dash, thanks.
Thanks, but that Scorpio was sold off some years back- it was a Gen- I Scorpio, non- CRDe. I'll hunt for her pics in the weekend. Let me see if there are some. The pics were clicked on my first camera mobile, so I have written them on a CD.

My current M Hawk has just leather seat covers.
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Thanks, but that Scorpio was sold off some years back- it was a Gen- I Scorpio, non- CRDe. I'll hunt for her pics in the weekend. Let me see if there are some. The pics were clicked on my first camera mobile, so I have written them on a CD.

My current M Hawk has just leather seat covers.
Hello yeldo. I was looking forward to leather wrap my baleno dashboard.
Could you tell me from where exactly in cochin you got it done from.
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