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Old 15th September 2020, 11:34   #196
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Not sure what happened here - aftermarket fitments or something else. Incident happened at Vadodara, Gujarat.
Dealership = Amar Cars.

Hiren shares about their 7-month old XL6 Alpha suddenly catching fire while on slow speeds of around 10 kmph on Twitter:


Again, I sincerely hope this is a one-off.

Here is something interesting - Fire hazard of lithium-ion battery the reason

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com...le30195851.ece
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Old 15th September 2020, 15:10   #197
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Touring times will begin soon. In preparation the roof bars have been setup, awaiting the newly wrapped (gloss black) roof box.

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The roof-bars are BnB brand from Taiwan. Bought them from a bicycling website Cyclop

Burnt my fingers with another purchase (a return of which they hopefully accept) of 120cm bars. These didn't fit the XL6 as the sizes of the rails aren't uniform. They are over 120cm in the middle and taper inwards towards the back.

The BnB roof bars are 150cm and they jut out a bit. The finish of these bars and the quick install mechanism means they can be set up in 20mins flat. Some pointers:

- Bars are sturdy and fully aluminium - Made in Taiwan and Designed in the USA.
- Completely enclosed channel bottom and sturdy rubber slip on for the top unlike other bars, so wind whistling will be contained to a huge extent.
- Bar ends are finished with a plastic cap which is screwed for additional safety.
- Lockable quick install mechanism means theft won't be easy.

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Will post more details after installing the roof box.

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Old 15th September 2020, 15:27   #198
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The BnB roof bars are 150cm and they jut out a bit. The finish of these bars and the quick install mechanism means they can be set up in 20mins flat. Some pointers:

- Bars are sturdy and fully aluminium - Made in Taiwan and Designed in the USA.
- Completely enclosed channel bottom and sturdy rubber slip on for the top unlike other bars, so wind whistling will be contained to a huge extent.
- Bar ends are finished with a plastic cap which is screwed for additional safety.
- Lockable quick install mechanism means theft won't be easy.
Are you using the same box from the Polo or did you get something new for the XL6?

BnB is a nice option after Thule. They just don't have a very comprehensive catalog of its roof bars and support feet.

Will be waiting for your update.
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Are you using the same box from the Polo or did you get something new for the XL6?
Same box from the Polo. Its quite adequate at 420Ltrs anything bigger is unwarranted
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Default Hybrid Ceramic (UNCR) coating for my 1 year old XL6

I have always been wanting to get ceramic coating done for my car for quite some time, but have been putting it off either because of the cost or was worried about it being done properly. Recently I have had to regularly park my car under a tree which throws off a lot of sap, and it was getting really difficult to clear that off. Heard that ceramic coating would reduce the adhering properties of tree sap and insect debris, and decided to give that a try.

Vendor Selection
Going through the forum saw that there were quite a lot of positive comments on Ultimate Detailerz, and since I had the paint sealant done on my Ciaz a few years ago from them gave a call to them. The outlet closer to home was unfortunately closed due to lack of business during these pandemic days and I called the Kaggadasapura branch. I made a tentative appointment for the coming Saturday, but was slightly put off since they wanted an advance to confirm the booking. Well I am sure everyone has
their own business practices. The search continued, and one of my friends told me about ReflectON Automotive, also in Kaggadasapura. Talked to them and was given details on both coatings they do. Fixed up a day to go and see the place and was happy to be received by Sandesh. I maybe finicky, but I always feel very reassured when the owner itself is present. We talked and I opted for the hybrid coating. The best part of the whole thing was that Sandesh was ready to drop my vehicle once the work is complete. This was
the icing on the cake and I left my car there.
Address of the place - ReflectON Automotive
Address: 14/2, 10th cross, Krishna Reddy Road, Kondappa Layout Kaggadasapura, Post, C V Raman Nagar, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560093
Website: www.reflecton.in

Coating Details
So what is Max Protect UNCR. This is what I could gather from a few sources - UNCR is a Permanent Nano Rubber Coating that cures into a Rubber Membrane thereby resisting micro swirl build up and add unmatched depth and gloss. UNC-R is the world’s first Nano Coating that turns into a Rubber Membrane when cured in room temperature. This flexible nature enables the finish to be ultra-resistant to wash swirl mark build-up* and does not suffer from water staining like some ceramic coatings do. ReflectON Automotive is an authorized applicator and training facility for Maxprotect in South India.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves (taken with mobile phone), but the car now looks better than when I got it from the showroom. I will keep updating this post on the water beading and minor
scratch resistant properties of this treatment, but for now I am one happy customer.

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