Originally Posted by ramankanythia
good job anand
i suggest new head lamps and tail lights bumper polish they are not very costly
which paint you used ? how much paint you used and what about price of paint
did you used 2000/1000 grit sandpaper after painting or clear coat?
as of now I do not want to spend on replacing anything that is working fine (I know new HL, Tail lamps etc make the car look better). I want to use the car for 1km before I spend 1rupee on it, literally thats how I have started to think, if not I will end up investing a lot on spares and never use the car at all.
I used PU paint, ESDEE brand, pure white, non metallic solid colour and no laquer done. For final rubbing and polishing I used 1500 first and then 2000 sandpaper. I will have to respray the roof sometime later to get a better finish as at present roof is not looking good.
Originally Posted by sethumurugan
Good Work Anand. Eagerly waiting for the final output. Hope next meet you join with your new car?
Thank you Sir
Originally Posted by Girish
looking awesome Anand bhai, way to go. Great job done!!
Actually, its a lot of time and effort put in, but end results are not that great, in pics car looks good, in reality it is a bit different (but anyday better than the blue colour it had
Originally Posted by Varun560061
Your car is looking fresh now !!
Its time to enjoy driving it around..
Replaced a few things, that are zero compromise areas like horn and headlight wiring kit, next in line is clutch and windshield beedings.
A few pics.
New Zen cabin lamp, instead of the stock ones
The old dual horns - Vibro mini, gave up so just bought a single disc type Roots brand 12V 3Amps horn, a simple horn with just sufficient loudness for city usage.
New Headlamp wiring kit - Minda brand comes with Relay and costs about 100 less than Bosch and does pretty much same job
Just added the 800 monogram on fenders just for a change.
Just started using the car a bit more than usual, Been to a temple - Shiva Gange about 40kms from Bangalore and back with family and well the first trip in this car, felt pretty much good with zero issues and no breakdowns anywhere. As of now the following things need to be looked after in the immediate future
1. New roof inner lining
2. All plastic trims for floor surroundings
3. Windshield rubbers need replacement
4. Clutch and rear wheel drums servicing
5. Documentation and name transfer Few things I learnt from this whole painting thing,
1. Dont get into painting a car with weekends as the only available time
2. Laziness can cost me big time, being careless on rubbers can cost a bomb later
3. Have deadlines, try to stick to them, not having them simply delays all work
4. Its a 2man job
5. If you dont do pre-spray work properly, you will end up doing a lot of post-spray work
6. Changing colour is more time consuming and less perfection can be achieved
7. Myth: Black is a tough colour to spray
8. Truth: Spraying a light colour on dark old paint is even more tougher and needs more skill
9. 3hrs of sanding paint in hot sun, drains more energy than doing same thing whole day in shade
10. Space plays a key role in whatever you do in painting - Less space = hard time doing everything, better rent a place and postpone till you find one