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Ddraeg's Low & Slow SDI

Post by JD2k » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:40 am

Nice! Good to see you finally got the seats in
I got hold of a loom to connect up the heating in the seats, bought it off a member who had it made by Stan-the-man. I'll let you know once I've got it all wired up and working.
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Post by Caddyluv » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:55 am

Stan done mine. Worked really well not stress at all.


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Post by Ddraeg » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:41 pm

Thanks JD!

Might start keeping my eye out for the heated seats dash controls then if it's not too tricky! I'll see how your fitting goes JD and go from there!

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Post by JD2k » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:43 pm

I got a used one off eBay for £23, there's a few different variants for the combination of buttons at the top, depending if you've got A/C etc.
I'm hopeful this will work with the loom I've got
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Post by Ddraeg » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:38 pm

Mine is bog standard at the moment, no air con or anything fancy. I guess I could use one similar to yours?
I hope the loom and everything is successful man! I'll keep an eye on your thread!

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Post by JD2k » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:02 pm

Yeah mine is as standard as they come so I'll let you know if I can get the controls to function properly.
Any luck on finding some decent seat covers? I could do with a set for when I go mountain biking/camping.
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Re: Ddraeg's Low & Slow SDI

Post by Ddraeg » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:09 am

Thanks man!
Nah I haven't had a proper look yet! I'll let you know if I find anything!

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Post by davinci » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:34 am

Hey Ddraeg. I'm picking up my first Caddy later today. Just wondering how you've got on with the flashband over the last few months? Is it worth doing before insulating or not?

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Post by Ddraeg » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:37 pm

davinci wrote:Hey Ddraeg. I'm picking up my first Caddy later today. Just wondering how you've got on with the flashband over the last few months? Is it worth doing before insulating or not?

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Hello and welcome to the forum!

As you must have seen I flashbanded pretty much the entire interior where there were large panels. It definitely made a difference and the van was less echoey. I can't make a comparison to proper sound deadening materials but I was happy with it. When I started reading up about it people said that it would smell like tar etc when it got hot, with the intense heat we've had this summer I've not noticed this at all.
I would say it's worth doing if you're wanting to avoid the hefty prices of proper sound deadening but still want to do something to reduce the echo. I used about 2-3 rolls to do my van.
Hope this helps!


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Post by davinci » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:41 pm

That helps alot, Cheers!

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Re: Ddraeg's Low & Slow SDI

Post by Ddraeg » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:53 pm

Long time since an update, it's not a particularly impressive one either!
I finally refitted the interior after spraying it. I'm afraid I cheaped out and went to Halfrauds for my paint to do this. Final count was two small plastic primer cans and three satin blacks. This covered the A pillars, parcel shelf, sun visors, grip handles and all the little bitty bits. I could have used more primer but I wasn't too bothered about the top side of the parcel shelf. A few bits of the paint chipped or were worn slightly during fitment, however I'm very pleased overall.
As you can see I have also painted the headlining black too. Points to note on this; don't try to use Dylon to dye the headlining. I attempted this way first but it resulted in a crystalline mouldy kind of thing going on and when I tried to rinse it the entire dye came straight off. In the end I used spray cans for vinyl. It's a little shiny but the coverage is pretty good and I'm happy with the end result!

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I've also swapped out the interior light bulb for a new LED one and refitted the rear badge with 3M double sided tape instead of the shop bought stuff that I had lying around. Much more secure!

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