Number plates depict the age of car. Had them recreated at Signs India (Speedex) Nandanam. Fida lost a couple of years in this makeover!
Exterior detailing (must for any car more than 5 years old) pics Wrapped
Always felt this car looks so contemporary. Wanted to add some flashes. Most Fiestas I have seen were very original; not much mods. I couldn't get more ideas for a car of this color; had it been red, white or black, options will be more.
After a lot of thinking, decided not to mask the chrome parts as I felt they did a lot of justice to make this look good. Didn't want to go for thick strips of sticker as it can make FIDA look like a cab.
After lot of thinking, decided to do some sticker job using the wraps in 3M. Visited 3M on a holiday (Independence day). They suggested me to go for a carbon fiber roof wrap. I told them my idea and accepted to get it done. A person measured all the dimensions and estimated price was approx 5.5K rupees and time is 3 hours.
Visiting the showrooms on holidays is a big mistake
1. Guy who took measurement started doing wraps. He did for one full panel where he left some air gap in between. I was not good seeing this. I let him do another section expecting him to make mistake. I am sure 3M will not charge me as they promise superb quality service.
2. As I expected he couldn't get it done properly and he wasted some wrap. Then they called up another applicator and he took a lot more time with my assistance. He could get it done good. Time taken = 5 hours
3. The new applicator inquired about the other wraps planned. Then he spoke to Dushy. Dushy told me that he will get another applicator who is more suited for the work and requested to pay a visit next day. I didnt mind spending another day with FIDA, fixed an appointment at 9 AM next day and started home
The new applicator "Appu" arrived. He wrapped up all the parts except the fog lamp housing. He said that he couldn't wrap it right (I wonder how will they wrap the entire bumper if they have to Fiesta Classic
Amount of wrap used - 8 sq ft of Matt Orange and 5 sq ft of Carbon fibre
Cost of Matt Orange / sq ft = 290
Cost of Carbon fiber / sq ft = 390
Total wrap cost = Rs. 4889
Since the applicators were good, I requested them to do the front windshield as well. The windshield film is good with the usage. My blower never moves past speed level 1. No impedence to mobile or GPS signals.
Cost of Windshield film (with tax) = Rs. 8118.
I am very much satisfied at the end of day for getting some good job done. Pics to follow.
Wrapped up pics