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Old 21st June 2013, 09:56   #46
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Thank you Reinhard. Yes, i think that's the name I need to tell the hardware store guy. But can it be sprayed painted by us simply or need an expert on it?
Oh you can surely DIY. Its as simple as spraying a deo! You'll master it in less than a minute. In most stores you can even "point" rather than tell the store guy. its generally kept quite visible in their stock.

Its also available on ebay. I had purchased a white spray for my in-laws' Santro. Was good. General search result link below.

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Do remember to cover nearby areas of the car with a newspaper so that no spots are left elsewhere from the spray.

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Oh you can surely DIY. Its as simple as spraying a deo! You'll master it in less than a minute. In most store you can even "point" rather than tell the store guy. its generally kept quite visible in their stock.

Its also available on ebay. I had purchased a white spray for my in-laws' Santro. Was good. General search result link below.

Ebay.in lacquer spray search result
That's Great! Will buy one and do it this weekend. Thanks again for the link to ebay.com
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The simplest way to turn your rims black would be to buy some spray cans of black lacquer paint from any hardware / paint store. Readily available. Just spray it properly over the area you want to cover black. I.e. the outside part of the rim only. Rest I think can be left as it is in OEM silver. The sprays I think cost around 200-300 apiece. Colour finish is good and lasts long.
Finally I have completed spray-painting the Rims on my Ritz (did it myself). Used 3 Aerosol cans (Rs.100/- each) for all five Rims (including the Stepney tyre). Also, got the B pillar on both sides covered with Good quality Vinyl stickers (Matt Black) for Rs.200/-. Pics attached.

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Wheel-caps in place

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She looks much better now

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Big Thanks to Loud, ReinHard, Swami.n, Silverado, a4anurag, S2.
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Just a wild suggestion, always thought that the plain black wheels look far better than the plastic wheel caps. Do give it a thought.

Where did you purchase the aerosol spray cans though?
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Mate,
Just a wild suggestion, always thought that the plain black wheels look far better than the plastic wheel caps. Do give it a thought.

Where did you purchase the aerosol spray cans though?
Even, I have the same thought and I have realised it after painting it black.

Gives the Ritz, much sporty look. However my wheel caps are just new ones. Will use them for another 6 months and remove thereafter.

I purchased the Aerosol spray cans from A.M Street, Kalasipalyam in Bangalore. There's a big market for car/bike accessories, spares, etc. Everything here is available at cheap and wholesale rates.
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Finally I have completed spray-painting the Rims on my Ritz (did it myself). Used 3 Aerosol cans (Rs.100/- each) for all five Rims (including the Stepney tyre). Also, got the B pillar on both sides covered with Good quality Vinyl stickers (Matt Black) for Rs.200/-. Pics attached.


Big Thanks to Loud, ReinHard, Swami.n, Silverado, a4anurag, S2.
Hey! That is a wonderful finish indeed! You are pro at this. And the vinyls are well done too. Nice look. Congrats. Glad I was of help - don't mention it.

Do I see a hint of silver spray on the RHS front door & fender?
Quite a practical job with zip tags to pull the wheel-caps there!
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. However my wheel caps are just new ones. Will use them for another 6 months and remove thereafter.
Suppose you are putting them on just cause you bought them.
Thanks for the update around the paint stuff, will give them a visit one of these weekends
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Do I see a hint of silver spray on the RHS front door & fender?
Infact yes, I also purchased one can of Silver color spray-paint just to touch-up few stratches. (specially where the original color is damaged).
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Infact yes, I also purchased one can of Silver color spray-paint just to touch-up few stratches. (specially where the original color is damaged).
What about using your silver spray-paint to paint the door handles?

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Finally I have completed spray-painting the Rims on my Ritz (did it myself). Used 3 Aerosol cans (Rs.100/- each) for all five Rims (including the Stepney tyre). Also, got the B pillar on both sides covered with Good quality Vinyl stickers (Matt Black) for Rs.200/-. Pics attached.
Congratulations! Well done.
The wheel caps are not going well with the car. Didn't you get New Swift wheel covers?
The finished work looks neat. You did the spray 'with the wheels on the car' or did you remove them?
What about doing the front grill (registration plate area) in black? It will surely look better than vinyl work.
I have one more idea, but it is very weird! Take some parts from the dashboard (like outline of central console, AC vents, steering spokes) and paint them silver? (As in the VXi variant)

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Your most welcome, mate.
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What about using your silver spray-paint to paint the door handles?
The wheel caps are not going well with the car. Didn't you get New Swift wheel covers?
The finished work looks neat. You did the spray 'with the wheels on the car' or did you remove them?
What about doing the front grill (registration plate area) in black? It will surely look better than vinyl work.
I have one more idea, but it is very weird! Take some parts from the dashboard (like outline of central console, AC vents, steering spokes) and paint them silver? (As in the VXi variant)
  • Door handles/Front Grill: Honestly, I haven't considered painting either the door handles or the front grill area, not sure how good it will look.
  • Wheel covers: I will get the new Swift wheel covers after few months from now since these are already new and dont wish to spend more on wheel caps as of now.
  • Paint job: Yes, I sprayed them with the wheels on the car. Just covered the tyre area near the rims with newspaper chits so that nothing gets sprayed on the tyre while painting the rim corners.
  • Dashboard idea: This one seems quite interesting to me. Spray-painting those smaller things you mentioned will enhance its interior looks. Will see, if I can give it a try and make some-what VXi look-alike
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Thats a nice DIY stuff on the wheels.

In the above pic at first glance,it does look like alloy wheels if we ignore the plastic tie ups.
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  • Door handles/Front Grill: Honestly, I haven't considered painting either the door handles or the front grill area, not sure how good it will look.
  • Wheel covers: I will get the new Swift wheel covers after few months from now since these are already new and dont wish to spend more on wheel caps as of now.
  • Paint job: Yes, I sprayed them with the wheels on the car. Just covered the tyre area near the rims with newspaper chits so that nothing gets sprayed on the tyre while painting the rim corners.
  • Dashboard idea: This one seems quite interesting to me. Spray-painting those smaller things you mentioned will enhance its interior looks. Will see, if I can give it a try and make some-what VXi look-alike
Okay.
I have tried to show you how the car will look after the paint-job, which I suggested. Sorry for the bad quality, but I am not having Photoshop in my PC, so gave a try in MS Paint.

Things I have done:
  • Painted the door handles (in silver color)
  • Painted the front grill / the number plate area (in black color)
  • Painted the mud-flaps (in silver color, I know it would be difficult to maintain)
  • Tried to remove the bumper protectors
  • Black Vinyl work on the rear bumper (have a close look)
  • Black Vinyl work on the front bumper (below the headlamps)
  • Interior parts painted in black
  • B-Pillar and rear number plate area blackened

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Finally I have completed spray-painting the Rims on my Ritz (did it myself). Used 3 Aerosol cans (Rs.100/- each) for all five Rims (including the Stepney tyre). Also, got the B pillar on both sides covered with Good quality Vinyl stickers (Matt Black) for Rs.200/-.

Big Thanks to Loud, ReinHard, Swami.n, Silverado, a4anurag, S2.
Nice Job buddy and finish rocks.

I have doubt regarding these wheel caps. Don't you get the Ritz wheel caps like the one on my car? (Attached picture for reference)

My Silver Maruti Ritz (Petrol) : Ownership Experience-dsc02981.jpg

And moreover the ones on your car don't do justice to looks. Try and get the older ones. Aren't the wheel caps you use on the car new?! Why plastic straps to hold it on the wheel? My car's wheel caps are still strong after 94000 kms.

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Okay.
I have tried to show you how the car will look after the paint-job, which I suggested. Sorry for the bad quality, but I am not having Photoshop in my PC, so gave a try in MS Paint.
One suggestions buddy (No offence).

Leave the car as it is. It looks good now. The silver paint can be used for smaller patches which won't be visible to a casual looker else the contrast will spoil the looks further.

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Nice Job buddy and finish rocks.

I have doubt regarding these wheel caps. Don't you get the Ritz wheel caps like the one on my car? (Attached picture for reference)

And moreover the ones on your car don't do justice to looks. Try and get the older ones. Aren't the wheel caps you use on the car new?! Why plastic straps to hold it on the wheel? My car's wheel caps are still strong after 94000 kms.

One suggestions buddy (No offence).

Leave the car as it is. It looks good now. The silver paint can be used for smaller patches which won't be visible to a casual looker else the contrast will spoil the looks further.

Cheers,
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Thank you Anurag.

Reg. Wheel caps: I can get those wheel caps pretty easily, infact the previous ones on my car were somewhat similar to the ones you have on your car. Just thought of trying a different design this time. The wheel caps that you have are standard MGA ones, i guess. Since these are not MGA ones, they tend to get lose sometimes and I fear they may come out on a harsher thud/bump. The accessories shop owner also recommended me to tie them to make sure it doesn't fall off. Else, I have to go for the MGA ones.

@Loud: Appreciate your efforts using mspaint to elaborate on the car modification. The front grill and interior changes looks good. However, I agree with Anurag on some points. Actually, the silver color in the spray-paint is not exactly the same as on the car (Slight difference in shades). So minor touch-ups on scratches is what it can be used for. However, it will not gel with the original color and hence cannot be used on door handles/rear bumper. I think they can be left as it is. As far as interiors go, they are pretty bare anyways in my LXi. So I can think of coloring them.
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Looks much much better now, in case your chrome mirror covers have worn off, get them removed and check out how it looks.

Check out the below pic, cover the painted sections by a black paper on both the wheel caps and then check out how it looks, if you like it, colour it.

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Remove the PRIGAN logo , put a suzuki logo in black instead over there.

Dont mess too much with dash, rather than getting it painted why dont you buy a silver one from MASS. Also i feel a piano black finish as in international ritz will look much better rather than the silver one.

You can get the tacho fitted on the dash and add a clock inside it.

Also adding side strips on all 4 doors will enhance the side profile which otherwise looks bland

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