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Old 17th August 2008, 02:01   #1
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Default jugaad di gaddi! (DIY rattle fixes on my swift LDi)

well i am starting this thread for all the jugaads and DIY fixes i have done and i would do in the future on my swift LDi.

this is one premium hatch in the market that needs a lot of jugaads to keep running without rattles and needs quiet a lot of fixes at times too.

and some DIYs i have done myself to make the car better.

starting with my first fix here are the pics enjoy

EDIT: there is more coming tomorrow keep a watch.
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Old 17th August 2008, 05:55   #2
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well i had to remove the door pads to clean them up properly after all the ICE water mix up woes and i just thought i would do this! take a look at the following linky for the mix up and below are the DIY PICS of cosmetic changes i decided to make.


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...xes-water.html (When ICE mixes with water!!!)


i have used a spray paint brand called plasti-kote shade is burnished silver, to paint and an all purpose cleaning fluid called awesome, the other bottle is just used as a spray it had tyre shiner previously.

removing the pads took me a good 30 minutes,

then washing these using that cleaning fluid took me 30 minutes for each pad as the instructions were that i spray on the diluted fluid and leave it for 15 mins and then scrub i did it two times. so 2 hours there.

then i dried it using tissues wiped them clean under the fan, after that i used the paper tape and news paper to cover up the paint free areas and sprayed it on!!!

i had to leave it to dry for next 20 mins so for each pad it took me around 45mins to 1 and a half hours, it took that extra for the rear pads as i had to do the same for the speaker ring painting!

so the painting took me like 4.5-5 hrs.

now i need to fix them on in the car and need to do more spraying before that so wait for the pics.

all of this was done in 2 days time, i need 2 more days to complete every thing i intend to do in the cabin and fix the pads so wait for more.
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Old 17th August 2008, 08:30   #3
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Nice to see more and more people getting into DIY these days.
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Excellent stuff done at home. Great work.
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Old 17th August 2008, 09:35   #5
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Lovely. wonderful job. now for somene to make it a service and charge me
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Old 17th August 2008, 15:09   #6
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thanks guys thanks for all the encouragement, had it not been for Tbhp this wouldnt have been possible,

@vikram D well yes we see a lot of guys getting in to the DIY these day the inspiration from you know where and all the free time at home i rather do this my self for that sense of self satisfaction than get it done.

@abhi1309 thanks for the compliments.

@phamilyman i will be happy to help when i have the free time.

EDIT: here is for the break of the cost, two cans of that paint 200X2=400; that awesome cleaner is 111.5bucks; water to wash them out; the paper tape each role is like 20bucks so 20X2=40 and the rest is labour!!! this is a DIY so thats free.

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Nice Stuff, keep it up dude!
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Are you washing wires and connectors too ?

Anyway it is nice stuff.
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i wish i could!!! ha ha haha, there is definitely lot of dust on them too, i just wiped them with a cloth, hey you can clearly see i have removed them all before the water touched the door pad.

thanks for the compliments though.

@ blueraven, thanks mate, there is more to come in a couple of days and much more in the the future keep a watch.
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Fantastic, @rider60! A lot of people will take inspiration from you.

A coat of a clear lacquer on top of the paint would prevent normal wear and tear from chipping the paint.
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I think these spray paints come pre-mixed with clear to give a gloss finish.
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Great job bro...

let me guess, you installed the dampening mat at the same time? right?
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Great job bro...

let me guess, you installed the dampening mat at the same time? right?
no mate the damping is done in viva and i did it long back. this diy was done 3 days ago.

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Fantastic, @rider60! A lot of people will take inspiration from you.

A coat of a clear lacquer on top of the paint would prevent normal wear and tear from chipping the paint.
deralte and abhik take a look at this finishing solvent spray from compaint i think you guys are taking about some thing like this, and where can i find this lacquer? i mean is there a particular brand i should look for or should i ask for the lacquer at the shop? i mean i havnt heard of the same, all i know is they use the terpentine oil as the thinner while painting!

please put in the leads deralte thanks once again for the compliments.

and give me some more time to post the DIY scratch touch up using this compaint it not excellent but is quite good in making the scratches go unseen. they still lack the perfect shade matching!!!
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... deralte and abhik take a look at this finishing solvent spray from compaint i think you guys are taking about some thing like this, and where can i find this lacquer? i mean is there a particular brand i should look for or should i ask for the lacquer at the shop? i mean i havnt heard of the same, all i know is they use the terpentine oil as the thinner while painting! ...
Not sure, but it could be. The doubt in my mind stems from the word "solvent" in "Finishing solvent".

Clear coat is a paint (urethane lacquer) as opposed to terpentine or synthetic thinner, which is used to dilute the paint to the right spraying / brushing consistency. If you ask at a good automotive paint shop, they will be able to tell you a brand. It is expected to be similar to "Touch Wood" or "Apcolite Clear" synthetic 'varnish'.
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Wow, clean and nice job.
@rider60, so the water mix up has infact given an oppurtunity for you to do these DIY. Interesting
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