Accessories for my Tata Safari Dark edition: Dashcam, PPF & more
Everyone suggested the underbody cladding was unnecessary, but when the car was put on the ramp we found some patchy work done by Tata. Therefore, I decided to add another layer for extra protection.
BHPian ramjiramu recently shared this with other enthusiasts.
Continuing from my previous post here.
I had the chance to drive my Safari Dark for a short trip (~150 km) and the SUV continues to impress me every moment.
The ride was smooth, turned a lot of heads, created its own path everywhere. The real fun was driving at normal speeds and enjoying all the attention it drew.
I decided on some updates as discussed earlier in my threads.
Some updates and the reasons behind them are listed here.
REMARK: I am in no way associated with any of the brands or workshops listed here and am sharing for forum knowledge purposes only:
1. Dashcam: 70 May 300
I wanted something simple and less intrusive in the cabin. Previously, I used Mi Dashcam in my Honda but had connection issues on my iPhone. Therefore, I opted for 70Mai which had decent specs to meet my needs.
There aren’t many online and offline options and looking at our Team-BHP forum, this is the best option.
2. Floor mats: Galio GFX mats
I found the 7D mats to have their own charm, but somehow they had a weird chemical smell, and as a result, that put me off. I checked out the GFX mats in person at a local store and found them to be odorless and easy to use and maintain. They indeed turn out to be the best decision.
3. Partial Ceramic and PPF: 3D Ceramic and Garware TPU PPF (from local workshop – Moto Moto Works, Pune)
Ceramics and PPF were my most researched topic.
Based on my previous experience in cars I decided to go with the full front PPF (hood, fenders, front bumper) apart from that I got standard 14 points (4 door cups, 4 door sills, 2 mirrors, 4 bumper corners) PPF made.
- The PPF supplier was obligated at my last minute request to add PPF to some of the shiny plastic parts at no extra cost.
- For the rest of the body, the 3D Ceramic brand was used.
- For the glazed areas, 3D brand copolymers were used.
3D brand ceramic product used:
Nitro 3D for glass:
3D Copolymer Application Process:
PPF application on cover:
PPF on speed console:
PPF on glossy plastic panels on pillars:
PPF on door edges: I didn’t like these personally and will have them removed after a while.
PPF on folding mirrors:
Ceramic on the rest of the body:
Prepare for overnight curing in a clean workshop:
Blue burst of black color: This gives it a navy blue appearance in direct sunlight.
4. Underbody layer:
Everyone suggested it wasn’t necessary, but when the car was put on the ramp we found uneven work in the Tata underbody layer. Therefore, I decided to add another layer for extra protection.
Read BHPian’s comments for more ideas and information.