Skully's '17 Caddy Maxi

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Skully
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Engine size/power: 2.0 CR TDI (108bhp)
Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Re: Skully's '17 Caddy Maxi

Post by Skully » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:34 pm

Some interior trim pieces were spray painted a few weeks after I got the Caddy.
Used Rustoleum "Satin Nickel" spraypaint.

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I started carpeting the ceiling panels:
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And the parcel shelf:
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Still have to tackle the piece above the parcel shelf, then the side bits. Will start doing that in a few weeks time.

I will get black clips for the ceiling panels.
I will also get the dark grey/anthracite sun visors, grab handles, light fittings, etc.

And if you are wondering, these two are my Caddy's bodyguards:
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@Caddy bridge, this is how the deflectors look (mirror in normal position):
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And mirror folded:
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@Liam, I will get pics of the modded wheel chock in the morning, I completely forgot.
1996 Mk3 VR6
2017 Caddy Maxi 2.0 TDI
2013 RSV4 track bike

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Re: Skully's '17 Caddy Maxi

Post by Caddy bridge » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:26 am

Super thanks- do they stop water coming in when the window is down. Bit?

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Re: Skully's '17 Caddy Maxi

Post by ///marty » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:12 am

Skully wrote: Bulk pack of Dymant Xtreme on doors, roof, load area

Ceiling panel also got Dynamat and door sealing sponge to stop rattles. Did the sponge strips and Dynamat on the side panels of the load area and on the sliding doors:

The Dynamat made a MASSIVE difference. I still have to finish the roof above the front and rear seats, then inside the rear panels. All doors have been done so far.
Awesome work and excellent looking van. Do you do audio stuff for your job looking at your speaker builds etc?

When you say the dynamat made a massive difference is this to the quality of the sounds or in respect to road noise etc?

I really want to do something with mine, since taking out the bulk head it’s gone from quiet car to sounding like someone has the window down at all times. Image



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Skully
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Re: Skully's '17 Caddy Maxi

Post by Skully » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:49 am

Thanks Marty.

I used to work in the car audio world a long time ago, but I still keep up to speed with current "trends", etc.
I love SQ builds (sound quality) and still follow a few forums that focus on them.

The Dynamt made a huge difference to the sound in the Caddy, and cut down road noise by a huge margin. Previously, it sounded like an empty warehouse inside with hollow and tinny sounds from everywhere, now I can hold a normal conversation with passengers, talk via bluetooth on my phone, etc.
The doors sound more like a luxury cars when they close (solid "thump" sound) and not like some second hand wheelbarrow.

Dynamat is expensive, but it works properly. There are many different types of sound deadenings available and sadly here in South Africa, we are limited to just a few. I have used Dynamat on many many different cars and never have any bad things to say about it, except cost.
1996 Mk3 VR6
2017 Caddy Maxi 2.0 TDI
2013 RSV4 track bike

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Re: Skully's '17 Caddy Maxi

Post by ///marty » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:28 pm

Thats brilliant to hear, thanks for the info.

There seems to be loads of choice here in the Uk just trying to make sure i get the right product as its not s job i fancy doing twice!

Don't mind paying a bit more for a premium product if it does the job well.

Not a massive audiophile if i'm honest but do like the idea of getting the general sound levels down.

Considering building a bulk head behind the new rear seats too as I can't believe what a difference it made removing the original.

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Re: Skully's '17 Caddy Maxi

Post by Skully » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:35 am

Caddy bridge wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:26 am
Super thanks- do they stop water coming in when the window is down. Bit?
Yes, window can be open about 40mm and no rain gets in
Even on a highway going 120kmh no rain gets in when the window is open a bit.
1996 Mk3 VR6
2017 Caddy Maxi 2.0 TDI
2013 RSV4 track bike

Skully
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Re: Skully's '17 Caddy Maxi

Post by Skully » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:13 pm

Got an early xmas prezzie from myself last year and only fitted them today.

Sliding door rails and covers:
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And to think it looked like this when I got it:
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Next on the to-do list is some suspension work to lower this silver thing a bit.
1996 Mk3 VR6
2017 Caddy Maxi 2.0 TDI
2013 RSV4 track bike

Skully
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Re: Skully's '17 Caddy Maxi

Post by Skully » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:13 am

A and B pillar trims and the fabric piece above the parcel shelf spraypainted with Rustoleum flat black vinyl paint.
Roof area now all done, except for the sun visors, grab handles, etc.

Step by step that horrid beige/cream colour is getting banished from the interior.

Will get decent pics later of the interior as it stands now.
1996 Mk3 VR6
2017 Caddy Maxi 2.0 TDI
2013 RSV4 track bike

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