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Old 2nd May 2012, 17:07   #2656
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Hello all,
Finally after some 2 years of wait I got my membership approved recently with 10 registration attempts.
I had first visited this thread when it was only with 75 pages and now its had moved all the way to 180 pages. All these days I was a silent follower. This review thread by GTO was one of the best fact sheet for me choosing the green bug Beat. Frankly saying I was mesmerized by the beauty of the green bug at first sight! This is what people say Love at first sight?
Ok Here goes my short description about my love.
Detailed review will be followed on my 15k ownership thread.

Model : Chevrolet Beat PS
Make ( Decoding VIN) : December 2010 Thanks Wildon
Billed :31-12-2010 Got Rs20,000/- Cash discount for Dec Booking by GM
Registered : 03-01-2011
OTR Price: Rs 3,84,***/- with Free floor mats, Full tank Petrol, car cover, Chevy soft toy and since showroom owner was my classmate's Cousin, I was offered 5k worth free accessories for which I was given a choice to choose from. I chose roof rails and GM AC_DC inverter
Present Odo :14k
Mods done: Gt Spoiler, Color Finish Head lights, Blue Angel eye projector for fog lamp, Front Floor blue Leds , Rear boot blue Leds, (9 diode Blue park leds, and Exhaust Muffler .

Here is my Beauty

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Congrats dude!nice photo.How did you do that 'Blue' with your fog lamp?Its interesting.Is it angle eye?

Guys,Do we actually need to remove the cooling film?I am sure,its going to change the look of the car badly.Will it hinder the rear defoger elements?

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Congrats dude!nice photo.How did you do that 'Blue' with your fog lamp?Its interesting.Is it angle eye?

Guys,Do we actually need to remove the cooling film?I am sure,its going to change the look of the car badly.Will it hinder the rear defoger elements?

Hi, Thank you so much

For details and pictures I have explained in Salbin ownership thread chk at
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...report-17.html (Chevrolet Beat LT Cocktail Green: Initial ownership report)
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Will it hinder the rear defoger elements?
I think yes, if not done carefully. For more info, you could follow the threads http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...efogger-2.html (Removing Sun Film from windshield with defogger.) and http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...s-cars-15.html (Car tints banned by HC! EDIT: Supreme Court bans all kinds of sunfilms in cars)
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Did any of you guys removed sunfilim yet?

How did it go?What about a DIY?
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Mine is within permissible limit V-Kool fitted from the dealer at the time of delivery.

Grounded Beaty for few days. Will wait and watch. Don't want to damage rear de-fogger.

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Removed my sun films guys, simple procedure, didnt do it myself though, somehow the green tint present on the glasses as stock suits the Black colour of my car.

I was effectively running 49% sunfilms with 70% Garware over 70% stock which I was anyways finding too dark at nights.

However, I don't like the complete transparency on my cars insides. Need to keep a lot of stuff lying around at the back in the boot now away from prying eyes.
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Removed my sun films guys
What about the rear de-fogger? Is it working fine. Did you checked?

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Hi everybody.
Mine does not have any film but has the original tinted glasses(I think it is the LT i.e.only AC and power steering)
Is it OK.
Thanks and regards
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What about the rear de-fogger? Is it working fine. Did you checked?

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hmmm, I am not really sure. Is there a specific way to check it (how can I fog up the rear glass?)? I tried switching it on and checking if the rear-glass heats up. It did but that could just have been the sun burning down. Will check again at night. It doesn't look damaged and I am pretty sure the people who took it off did a good job.

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Hi everybody.
Mine does not have any film but has the original tinted glasses(I think it is the LT i.e.only AC and power steering)
Is it OK.
Thanks and regards
Yes that greenish tint is absolutely fine.
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hmmm, I am not really sure. Is there a specific way to check it (how can I fog up the rear glass?)?
By rubbing ice cubes on the window from outside?

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Removed my sun films guys, simple procedure, didnt do it myself though, somehow the green tint present on the glasses as stock suits the Black colour of my car.
I thought we both were of the opinion that only the diesel version of the Beat had green tints! See the post http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post2713995 (Chevrolet Beat TCDI Diesel : Test Drive & Review)
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By rubbing ice cubes on the window from outside?



I thought we both were of the opinion that only the diesel version of the Beat had green tints! See the post http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post2713995 (Chevrolet Beat TCDI Diesel : Test Drive & Review)


Rightly said thoma, well, no wonder TBHP comes with a smiley.

I did a PDI on my Beat 5 days before delivery and never noticed it (on delivery I had 70% garware on). Saw it on another BHPians Diesel Beat and wondered why the petrol one didn't have it.

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My parked Beat got hit by a Jazz and the damage can be seen through the pictures I uploaded on my ownership thread (link below).

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2768072 (Beat It...no, not the Michael Jackson way! (Chevrolet Beat))

Now since the damage is on the Bumper and on the wheel arch which attaches the bumper, any idea about what repair and costs are involved here? And also, even if I can get my bumper replaced, can the damage on the wheel arch be re-painted and hammered to look like normal?
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hmmm, I am not really sure. Is there a specific way to check it (how can I fog up the rear glass?
Just pour a cup of water over rear glass (cover the whole glass area) and switch on the defogger for couple of minutes. If dry lines appear along the lines without any break then defogger is working fine.

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My parked Beat got hit by a Jazz and the damage can be seen through the pictures I uploaded on my ownership thread
Oops! Sorry to hear that. Take care of it from local paint shop. Not much to claim the insurance. If bumper locks are broken buy 3 or 4 Feviquick and DIY. Give 2 hours atleast for glue to settle.

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Just pour a cup of water over rear glass (cover the whole glass area) and switch on the defogger for couple of minutes. If dry lines appear along the lines without any break then defogger is working fine.

Oops! Sorry to hear that. Take care of it from local paint shop. Not much to claim the insurance. If bumper locks are broken buy 3 or 4 Feviquick and DIY. Give 2 hours atleast for glue to settle.

Cheers!

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Will do the water pouring tomorrow and let the thread know.

The locks aren't broken and the bumper is as sturdy as it normally is. Only thing is, there are scratches, the paint has rubbed of and the metal has got bent (not the bumper but the one on the wheel arch)
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So a local denting and painting shop can bring back your black beauty.

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