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Old 26th May 2009, 14:49   #91
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Dear Karl / Amol - this colour is non-metallic Dupont Auckland Brown / Ebony Black, painted with base coat and clear coat process. The base chemical composition was obtained from Dupont India, Baroda. All the pre-paint process is also from Dupont. The original brown colour which came on Padminis was known as "Eattu" (whatever that means). We had MMY6058 in this colour in R&D. I wanted to paint 6466 black with silver wheels but then my seats are black so I would have lost contrast and I did not want to rework the seats which were only 4 months old (I want to do a black car with red seats someday, the classic look). Also I did not want to put white wall tyres as they are not available from Ceat. Therefore I did a contrasting colour which was close to black. Also I already had black instrument panel and black wheels, I did not want to repaint the instrument panel as that would have meant removing all the instruments which is a time consuming job. It took 3 days just to assemble the instruments last time. Every single terminal has to be soldered and tightened. As all my cars have black wheels, interchangeability is easier. The whole thing seems to have come out well.

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Somethings missing in there...
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Old 26th May 2009, 15:07   #93
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As all my cars have black wheels, interchangeability is easier.
Simple. Change all to silver

Wish you many years of happy motoring in your car, freshly infused with new life.
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Old 26th May 2009, 15:10   #94
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The car looks higher than usual as it was parked on a bit of a slope.

Also, Jaggu, Do you want all the Fiat boys pouncing on you?? You should never mention Classic Fiat and Alloy wheels in the same sentence..At least not in private.

i agree the color is unique, but somehow i miss the Cream!!
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THe colour looks nice. Isnt it the Sardine Brown shade?

Somehow, IMHO the period look of the car is lost with black wheels and top.
Kindly paint the wheels silver and te top either cream or of the same colour.
I hope the next step is no to paint the bonnet black.

Otherwise the car is looking like a million bucks and im sure with Behhrambhai's meticulous eye, the mechanicals are in top nick.
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THe colour looks nice. Isnt it the Sardine Brown shade?

Somehow, IMHO the period look of the car is lost with black wheels and top.
Kindly paint the wheels silver and te top either cream or of the same colour.
I hope the next step is no to paint the bonnet black.

Otherwise the car is looking like a million bucks and im sure with Behhrambhai's meticulous eye, the mechanicals are in top nick.
No No!! No black Bonnet in this one!!
That is reserved for only My daily drivers..Which as of now I have none of!!
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nice. is this the same shade as the old maruti car/van chocolate brown?

did this model come with the chrome strip on the windsheild rubber beading? IMO fiats looks better with that.
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Also, Jaggu, Do you want all the Fiat boys pouncing on you?? You should never mention Classic Fiat and Alloy wheels in the same sentence..At least not in private.
You mean public. Right?

Besides, there is a hot rod thread for all you alloy-wallas.

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nice. is this the same shade as the old maruti car/van chocolate brown?

did this model come with the chrome strip on the windsheild rubber beading? IMO fiats looks better with that.
Yup, colour does look like the 84/85 Maruti brown.

Delights in 65-66 had the stainless steel (?) trim in the window rubbers. Then 67-73 had a blank rubber, ie no groove for tim.

This car is a 67, so should have a grooveless rubber with no trim. However grooved rubber is fitted, as the original is impossible to find anymore.
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You mean public. Right?

Besides, there is a hot rod thread for all you alloy-wallas.



Yup, colour does look like the 84/85 Maruti brown.

Delights in 65-66 had the stainless steel (?) trim in the window rubbers. Then 67-73 had a blank rubber, ie no groove for tim.

This car is a 67, so should have a grooveless rubber with no trim. However grooved rubber is fitted, as the original is impossible to find anymore.
ye , maybe stainless steel .
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ye , maybe stainless steel .
SS was used (as far as I know) in 65-66. When the trim re-appeared in 74 I think it was aluminium. Can someone confirm?
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SS was used (as far as I know) in 65-66. When the trim re-appeared in 74 I think it was aluminium. Can someone confirm?

In fact SS was used from 64 - 66.
Good example was my all OH REE G NAL LHD MRY 9501 as well.
And Yes, I do confirm that 74 onwards always came with aluminium trim.
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Awesome paintjob ! However I second almost everyone here that the black rims and top do not do justice to the fantastic paint shade and body line. Also in my knowlegde, most Delights and earlier Padminis came with either black or dark brown upholstry. So black upholstry with the WHOLE car in Auckland Brown would not look odd. (in fact it would look period )

Anyways, its your car and most important is that you should be happy with it ! (which I think you are) rest all is secondary. Congratulations on the paint job once again !!

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The fast paint job seems to have only got faster. Im presuming everything started lastweek.
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Wow man.. the paint job and bodyline looks stunning ! Hats off to you Behram !!
But puh-leeeeeze do think of painting the wheels silver, at least on this one ?!?
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Dear Ravi - please refer to my post no 91 for justification for black wheels. The area of the body panels and their shape is such that interspacing the body colour with black gives a balanced look and makes the car stand out. I feel so.

Dear Rony - can I please get 1 set of wheel caps now? With wheel caps, half of the wheels will be hidden so all will feel that the wheels are silver.

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