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Old 2nd February 2010, 14:42   #1
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Hi am proud owner of santro gls (Jan.2k9) since one year. Enjoy my every ride with her in fact. I seriously note that there is nothing good inside the passenger compartment to feel good. Santro obviously not fall in luxurious category but being a santro lover I would like to extract your views /suggestions to modify passenger comparment more pleasant and asthetic with possible ergonomics. (pl be informed that this is not a thread on outside of comparment mods & upgrades)

Colleagues/Experts here pl pour your experience/ideas/assumptions to materialize above to make santro more spicy! I assume this going to benifited for all santro owner/lovers. Thanks.
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Old 2nd February 2010, 14:49   #2
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Dhams, you could try painitng the interiors in a colour of your choice. Or alternatively, (my favourite), try getting a leather wrap for the dashboard. Not sure if anyone does it in your place though.
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I remember there was a thread sometime back by KPZen on his santro modification project. You might want to find that out.

EDIT: Here you go!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...iors-pics.html (Project: Santro custom Interiors with pics...!!!)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-required.html (Project : Making of a BLING BLING Santro - Suggestions required !!)

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Old 2nd February 2010, 15:22   #4
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For a quick makeover you can try:

1) Nice dual-tone sporty seat covers
2) Real leather dual-tone stitched steering wheel cover
3) Nice red floor mats - remember seeing a SX4 in ICE thread with nice floor mats

If you have more money to spare:

1) Go for 2 DIN HU
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Dhams, you could try painitng the interiors in a colour of your choice. Or alternatively, (my favourite), try getting a leather wrap for the dashboard. Not sure if anyone does it in your place though.
good word, rg_chn. which paint? by hand brush or machine spray painting?

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I remember there was a thread sometime back by KPZen on his santro modification project. You might want to find that out.
Yeap, I went through all this post, helpful but would like to expore more in inside compartment area other than wooden finish on steering, door handle, centre console and dashboard painting.

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For a quick makeover you can try:

1) Nice dual-tone sporty seat covers -

"which material? can we not consider soft cousion here type like comfort in dunlop pillow"

2) Real leather dual-tone stitched steering wheel cover - "noted."

3) Nice red floor mats - remember seeing a SX4 in ICE thread with nice floor mats-

"to my personal opinion
,
coolness and peace feeling may drain by laying RED color mats, isn't it? It also gets & looks dirty early. what say?"

If you have more money to spare:

1) Go for 2 DIN HU -

"certainly, but i'm lovein to clarion dxz 576 system brought from dubai, even i cant think for this.
"
See my word in "italic" above

+^Can't we focus on hood, side doors, rear parcel tray, seats, glass windows, hand rest, gear handle, gear box body. I sure most of the people not able to put water bottle in case provided, so water bottle case also.

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good word, rg_chn. which paint? by hand brush or machine spray painting?
I wouldn't recommend a hand brush, unless you'r trying to get a wood finish. Use the spray. Also ensure its done in a proper paint and not outside, else you'll have dust particles on ur dash.
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Check this links to see some design. I have seen cars like Alto which has very basic interior making total makeover just by changing seat cover

Marvin - Design

They can do door panels too

regarding floor mat - it depends on personal choice, we do not even know the colour of your car

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What's your budget?

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Marvin mania!-good info Latheesh.
URRight color choice always defer person to person, as it's my opinion.
well, not thought on budget previously but can be spare 10k bucks! but not constraint however.
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One question, Are you looking for a functional upgrade or aesthetic/bling upgrade?

EDIT: My reply to the qtn below

For a given budget (10-15K) I would have done

1) New seat covers - Art leather - 6-8K
2) Steering wheel cover - real leather 600-700
3) Gear boot/hand brake cover - Art leather 300
4) New gear knob Art leather 300-500
5) Door pads - Art leather 1000
6) Floor mats - your choice??
7) Nice dark sunfilm (if you do not have) - 1-1.5K

8) Chevy have some wood finish stickers for dashboard control panel for 1.5K. Check if you have something like in Hyundai. It looks very nice on my Spark

9) Leather wrapping on dashboard - partial with some designer touch - workmanship plays an important role here, so do it carefully

10) Custom hand rests for front seats - Check with some Santro experts

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One question, Are you looking for a functional upgrade or aesthetic/bling upgrade?
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Hi am proud owner of santro gls (Jan.2k9) since one year. Enjoy my every ride with her in fact. I seriously note that there is nothing good inside the passenger compartment to feel good. Santro obviously not fall in luxurious category but being a santro lover I would like to extract your views /suggestions to modify passenger comparment more pleasant and asthetic with possible ergonomics. (pl be informed that this is not a thread on outside of comparment mods & upgrades)
P.S.:- Car color-champion beigie (golden silver)
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For a given budget (10-15K) I would have done

1) New seat covers - Art leather - 6-8K
2) Steering wheel cover - real leather 600-700
3) Gear boot/hand brake cover - Art leather 300
4) New gear knob Art leather 300-500
5) Door pads - Art leather 1000
6) Floor mats - your choice??
7) Nice dark sunfilm (if you do not have) - 1-1.5K

8) Chevy have some wood finish stickers for dashboard control panel for 1.5K. Check if you have something like in Hyundai. It looks very nice on my Spark

9) Leather wrapping on dashboard - partial with some designer touch - workmanship plays an important role here, so do it carefully
10) Custom hand rests for front seats - Check with some Santro experts
Loaded info Latheesh.thanks.

For 1) - 6) & 9):- ready cut piece available in market or should be cut by expert. can we not do DIY job? if yes, which brand of leather in market to go for? how to cut & paste?

7) & 8):- Sun film already there but let me check for dashboard sticker.

EDIT:10):- custom hand rest for front seat:- pic pls if available.

Any santro owner here who have done such leather work, pics please.

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Any santro owner here who have done such leather work, pics please.
PM Kpzen, or send him a link to this thread. He will be able to help you.
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Loaded info Latheesh.thanks.

For 1) - 6) & 9):- ready cut piece available in market or should be cut by expert. can we not do DIY job? if yes, which brand of leather in market to go for? how to cut & paste?

Down south Bangalore in particular have lot of people who does excellent work in these areas. Marvin, Ceralli, Stanley (expensive) are few. Do not know much about your location. TBHPians help him to find a source please.

EDIT:10):- custom hand rest for front seat:- pic pls if available.
Sorry, I do not have any pics. Check it with some accessory shop or mod experts in your town.

Any santro owner here who have done such leather work, pics please

Check new Indica Vista limited edition thread. Leather wotk on dash looks neat. I have seen it in person.

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See my answers in BOLD

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I am from Jamnagar can be drive up to Rajkot (95kms), Ahmedabad(320kms). I targeted now few leather brands as Latheesh mentioned like Marvin, Ceralli, Stanley.

Any TBHPian pls provide right source around my place who r expert in this.
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Hello All,

I recently got a second hand Ertiga white color for a cool price of 6.5L. Car is a 2012 Sep model and run only 40K kilometers.

I upgraded the following to the car post purchase
1. Napa Leather Black seats from Edge Accessories, HSR Layout
2. Changed the tyres to 195/65/15 Michellin ST 3

Now this car has a beige interior and seats are black. While I wanted black seats considering the color of the car, the interior now looks a little different. I have attempted to perform the following things, but wanted to get the community inputs on how to achieve it

1. Get Black Matte / Gloss, Vinyl stickers to change the entire dashboard. While the prices in Aliexpress are very competitive, I am very tempted with this option.

2. Get the dashboard painted in Black color. If it is paint, it is bound to be there for a long period of time. The downside being, since it is paint, it is bound to smell during the initial runs

3. Get it done by 3M if they do it using stickers. The prices quoted to me for a roof stickering on my Ertiga, was 180/per sqft, which is very high according to me.

4. I checked these signature editions of Ertiga, and I see that they have been provided with a black dashboard. Can we source the parts and get them fixed or can we even ask MGA to do this on the vehicle.

5. This was the last option (don't even like to consider), get dashboard covers available in the market, apply glue and tear off parts at the edge or staple it out.

Can the forum help me to find out the best ways to get this done?

I checked across the forum and did not find anyone who has posted this article.
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