Making your own dashmat

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by kamkar1, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Hombré

    Hombré Active Member

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    Hahahahaha.......... Geeeeeeez your quick and yes, that's the concept.

    I saw your post with Aussie GPS coordinates and wondered if you ever sleep being so busy.
     
  2. kamkar1

    kamkar1 Well-Known Member

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    I have a feeling Rick is only able to sleep while seated and with the muted roar of a airplane jet engine in the background :D
     
  3. jokiin

    jokiin Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    I do sleep occasionally
     
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    jokiin Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    I generally take day flights where possible as I can't sleep on planes anyway
     
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    kamkar1 Well-Known Member

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    hehe Ditto, and man did that make for some long days when i was sailing.

    First like 12 - 14 hours in a cheap plane seat ( not nice for a tall guy like me ) and then upon arrival on ship maybe 4 - 8 hours of work, depending on where in its shore cycle the ship was.
     
  6. Module 79L

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    And it's not only the material or where it's placed that matters, the color does too. You don't see any recording studio with bright colored walls.
     
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    In relation to my DIY dashmat story i have decided that i will also be painting the beige plastic shells on my A-pillars black, the white plastic are reflecting a lot at the very edges of the frame.
     
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    I did the same on the pillar's base on my side after I started using the AT11DA, due to the wider angle. I didn't need to do the same on the passenger's side because the camera is on my side of the RVM and that other pillar isn't visible in the video.
     
  9. Dashmellow

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    Experience has now taught me to invest the money in higher quality spray paint like the Rust-Oleum Camouflage paints. The cheap spray paint I bought at Walmart fades eventually compared to the good stuff.

    Also, for anyone who is truly concerned about extraneous reflections in their car, consider wearing a full blackout suit for the ultimate in reflection reduction! :p

    blackoutsuit.jpg
     
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    Lol:p
     
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    Excellent job, thank you for all the people's reviews, benefit a lot!
     
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    I want to do this. But I also want to maintain my dignity.













    How much light will purple shag carpet reflect? :p
     
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    Probably it won't be any good at both: maintaining your dignity and reflecting the light. :D
     
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