Bradan F355 Berlinetta bare metal paint job, Upholstery, mechanical service

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  1. steved033

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    it's like electrical grease, right? it makes them work better.

    sjd
     
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  2. Dave rocks

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    New OEM or are you going to have aftermarket with seams?
     
  3. johnk...

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    Is there anything on this car that isn't eff'ed up?
     
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  4. steved033

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    I love a hot mess. I wish I was doing the work/helping/didn't have a million other things to do.

    sjd
     
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  5. phrogs

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    There's plenty thats fine.
     
  6. randomlambo

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    What kind of hours are we talking about in such an extensive repair job?
     
  7. BRADAN

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    Wilton wool with seams similar to how a 308 carpeting was done.
     
  8. BRADAN

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    Months of work I will post the hours when complete.
     
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  9. Dave rocks

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    Got it. So it will have seams, correct?

    I'm asking because I've hunted for new OEM (molded) carpets and cannot find any so I want to save mine which is in very good shape but I'm having a hard time getting an odor out..
     
  10. BRADAN

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    Yes correct.

    There very tough to find and dying them makes the carpeting rock hard. Try steam cleaning the carpet with one of the carpet cleaning machines they rent at Home depot.
     
  11. Dave rocks

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    Thanks. I've already steam cleaned it, bombed it and every thing else and the smell still comes back. I need to try an ozone generator.
     
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  12. INTMD8

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    Man what a project! When you guys are finally down to the bare shell can you pull some molds and make me a duplicate in carbon fiber?

    :D
     
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  13. phrogs

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    Damn that sucks.
    I have seen those but never used one.

    I found mice have been inside my 95 project. All the **** I did to keep em out and still failed.
     
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  14. Lionworks Auto

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    Holy crap Batman, this car!


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  15. johnk...

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    Forget it. I oz'ed my 308. smelled like oz for a couple of months. Then when that cleared the original smell returned. Tried the bomb you recommended. Same result.
     
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  16. Qavion

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    Is the bottom of the luggage compartment double skinned? I've never looked at the carpeted (liner) side of the sheet metal on my car, but I recently saw the underside with the composite panel removed and it looked relatively flat with a neat diagonal weld from corner to corner. I'm starting to think it's been in an major accident (or the car ran over something which pierced the luggage floor). o_O
     
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  17. BRADAN

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    Yikes I'm cutting this one out with detailed photos you can compare against.
     
  18. bjwhite

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    Wow so the 355 battery is on the right hand side? I think my 348 it’s on the left...
     
  19. wiley355

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    Yep.

    What a fantastic thread - just finished reading from the beginning. Great work Bradan! I could not sleep at night if I let my 355 get anywhere near this bad.
     
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  20. 97 Spider

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    No it is just one sheet. If you remove one of the rubber plugs in the corners of the trunk floor you will see it is just one sheet.
     
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  21. Qavion

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    Much appreciated, gents. Unfortunately, with 5~6 previous owners, the full history of my car is a mystery.
     

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