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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by jippiejake, Apr 15, 2019 at 7:54 PM.

  1. jippiejake

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    looks like metal?
    so weld or solder
     
  3. Bluebottle

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    Looks to me as though it could equally well be some sort of plastic with a metallised coating.
    1. Cough up for a repair by your local friendly Ferrari dealer.
    2. You will no longer be able to afford to eat, so you will lose weight.
     
  4. turbo-joe

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    plastic at that time on a ferrari? I doubt

    :)

    they for sure can not help you - for a reasonable price
     
  5. Bluebottle

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    Good point. I should have read the forum heading more carefully.:(
     
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    Moved from Vintage.

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  7. Bill--GTC/4

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    (Note: This thread should not have been moved from "Vintage" to "Model Specific / FF/GTC4". This pertains to the original GTC/4--you know, it was a 70's thing.)

    There were similar, multiple cracks on my GTC/4 hinge covers (probably from the seat belt buckle getting trapped between the covers and the door). I did part of the repair myself, first sanding away the existing plating on the front and back of the crack and repairing the crack with epoxy. Then I sanded the epoxy smooth, feathered in the remaining plating and sent the covers out to an instrument repair shop for re-plating (about $250). As with most things, I probably did this the hard way, although the results were fine. Perhaps there's a way to strip the original plating instead of spending countless hours feathering it. Also, you could probably get by with spray painting and clear coating instead of re-plating. Or, just send the whole thing out for repair.

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    My apologies.

    Returned to Vintage.

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one to get my GTC4s muddled up.:(
     
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    Had the same problem with my C/4 years ago. The piece is plastic. Just do like Bill did or send it out to be re-done. I don't thinbk you broke it sitting on it. They just break over the years, and the mounting tabs don't exactly hold them in place.
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  11. turbo-joe

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    what is C/4?
     
  12. Ed Niles

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    One of them furrin cars. Or maybe a truck.
     
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    Abbreviation for 365 GTC/4
     
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    Thank you so much for this great information.
    I have enrolled the wife in WW now too.
    I will try what Bill suggested..
     
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    The furrin Daytona drives like a truck until about 70 mph. (Also parks like a truck)


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    Bill what did you mean by “replated”


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  17. Bill--GTC/4

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    The plastic pieces were originally chrome plated (or some equivalent process, with a satin finish), so by "re-plated" I mean plating them again, presumably by a similar process.

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    I bought a carbon fibre copy from a guy in UK when mine broke . I had them sprayed chrome by a professional -- but not exactly same but good enough
     
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    Which OTOH shouldn't be a surprising from a car not designed nor intended for slow speed suburbia commuting/traffic (or freight deliveries). ;)
     
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    Found a set at Autoepoca for $100..Now I need to find a place that does chroming onto plastic, or a good quality painting for them.
    Any ideas of a good place?
     
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    There are advertisers in Hemmings that "chrome" plastic. 1960s cars used this.
     
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    well said Timo
     
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    Article about GTC/4 (and 412) in Octane this month.
     
  24. Smiles

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    I believe Paul’s Chrome in Evans City, PA can chrome or nickel plate anything.

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  25. jippiejake

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    There are 3 shops advertising on Hemmings.
    I heard back from one so far and they dont do the Plastic Chrome.
    Waiting to hear back from the 2 others.
    I'm still teaching..
     

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