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Old 31st October 2008, 18:57   #526
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How much does it cost to paint the side claddings and the bumpers in a Safari LX? Both at the dealer's and outside?
Anything between 5K to 10K depending on your negotation skills during purchase. I got it done from Concord Bangalore for 8000 Rs and Other dealer Prerna was willing to do for 5000 Rs, wait time for Black color at Prerna was 15 days so I went to concord.

In case you want to get it done after you have purchased they may charge you anything from 10K to 20K ,

The paint Tata Moters use is from Dupoint and in case you have acess to Dupoit finish centre get it done there it will be much cheaper then getting done at dealer.

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1. Do not let them open the claddings for painting as they can not get the factory finish and some locks etc may be broken. Correct method
is to cover rest of the surface except claddinsg and roof rail with thick china paper and spray paint in a paint booth.

2. If you are getting it done out side , first find the Tata Moters paint code for your Safari and get the same paint from Dupoint.

3. Ensure dealer / paint shop provides a clear coat.
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Old 31st October 2008, 19:32   #527
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Hey tejas,

Saw your Safari, nice ride . Was just curious about this, sorry if I sound dumb. Won't those lights block the airflow to the radiator??
Nope. Not at all! The lights taper at the back (conical shape). So the back profile is hardly anything. They are also nearly 3 inches away from the grill. Thus, there will be enough airflow.

Another point to note: If you are mounting these lights like i did, then make sure that the metal brackets do not extend outwards till the complete depth of the inner part of the bumper. There should be a little flexibility of the bumper incase you mildly bang into something. In case the metal bracket is touching the inside of the bumper and then there is a small bang, it'll crack your bumper.
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Nope. Not at all! The lights taper at the back (conical shape). So the back profile is hardly anything. They are also nearly 3 inches away from the grill. Thus, there will be enough airflow.

Another point to note: If you are mounting these lights like i did, then make sure that the metal brackets do not extend outwards till the complete depth of the inner part of the bumper. There should be a little flexibility of the bumper incase you mildly bang into something. In case the metal bracket is touching the inside of the bumper and then there is a small bang, it'll crack your bumper.
Thanks for the info man. And for the lamps , what are the additional lights you've put in and how much did they cost you?.
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Thanks for the info man. And for the lamps , what are the additional lights you've put in and how much did they cost you?.
i bought the body casing of the fogs from chor bazaar for 400 bucks. Another 300bucks for 100W bulbs and 1000 for installation (including brackets and relay)
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Anything between 5K to 10K depending on your negotation skills during purchase. I got it done from Concord Bangalore for 8000 Rs and Other dealer Prerna was willing to do for 5000 Rs, wait time for Black color at Prerna was 15 days so I went to concord.
How long did it take to get it done? How long ago was this? Did you get every plastic part painted to body color, or only the claddings & bumpers?

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The paint Tata Moters use is from Dupoint and in case you have acess to Dupoit finish centre get it done there it will be much cheaper then getting done at dealer.
Does anyone know where I can find one in Delhi-NCR?
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How long did it take to get it done? How long ago was this? Did you get every plastic part painted to body color, or only the claddings & bumpers?

Does anyone know where I can find one in Delhi-NCR?
Got it done in July 2008 , it took them 2 days and all plastic exteriors similar to EX and VX ( Cladding , bumper , roof rails ) were painted. I have no Idea about NCR but you can search at Dupoint website
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A color we dnt have here at TBHP
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We have a red safari on TBHP, right here in Noida.
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a few pics of my friend's safari i borrowed when i went to mahabaleshwar...
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a few pics of my friend's safari i borrowed when i went to mahabaleshwar...

If you loved the Beast so much, why did you sell it.

Sorry i am not rude, but i simply fail to understand.
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If you loved the Beast so much, why did you sell it.

Sorry i am not rude, but i simply fail to understand.
Three reasons:

First: I had the 3.0 dicor... and loved it till my friend bought the 2.2 and rubbed it in my face everyday... zooming past me and etc. Kinda felt, i need a more powerful and bigger beast now...

Second: I was diving 100kms daily through not so good roads and was sure i would be doing so for 5 years. However, a better opportunity came my way and now i have to make that 100km journey only once a week. And i prefer to drive my OHC in city traffic.

Three: Tore my left ankle ligament. The orthopedic said that no way could i drive with the heavy clutch of my 3.0 for 3-4months. Used a friend's automatic accord in those days... Now am too addicted to automatics (and i was once an automatic hater!!!)

But trust you me... one day i will buy a 4x4 (albeit an automatic) and post it on this forum!!!!!

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Default hey pavan

what the count of the member of the thread??
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what the count of the member of the thread??
Dude, so far its been 50 Safari owners on this thread, with 3 members still not yet posted their car pics, and there are 4 new safari's booked on T-BHP recently.

I am listing out the total number of Safari's that has participated on this thread as on date

1. godfather
2. Chaxy
3. deepakbawa
4. Rajismine
5. Suman
6. Jkdas
7. kdeepakk
8. sunishsamuel
9. Smsrini
10.d kamat
11.babureddy
12.bglsrini
13.Dragonov
14.Harjeev
15.Bruty
16.Simply_sunny001
17.Overdose14
18.adc
19.djbobo
20.Hollywoodhogan
21.Whatcanthisbe
22.Jaysmokesleaves
23.Steeroid
24.bIte tHe bulLet
25.JUDA
26.gd1418
27.Proxima
28.Zucchero
29.Gowda79
30.PAVAN KADAM
31.tsk1979
32.Vroom77
33.Bhagathmp
34.Vinu
35.Ramkumar
36.Dieselone
37.Joybeb
38.ibm_jennifer
39.trance_nut
40.extreme_torque
41.Flare
42.Navyan
43.reachmash
44.Holyghost
45.amit2036
46.WheelsNsquels
47.Tejas@perioimpl
48.Ravi Kashyap
49.Ram.west
50.kkDelhi

Some more the merrrier. Start posting guyscheers:
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We have a red safari on TBHP, right here in Noida.
Its not red. Metallic something

Bro's friend just bought one.He should be joining TBHP soon (or is he?)
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Pavan you can add one more member... Nikhilbhavsar who bought my safari on tbhp.
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