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Maserati GranTurismo Sticky Refinishing

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  1. Dave rocks

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    #1 Dave rocks, Apr 30, 2017
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    Hello Folks,

    So, I have a 2008 GranTurismo that is my good weather daily driver. Last spring I removed the headlight control / trim and buttons as the round buttons popped thru the trim (broken posts on the back side). Since I had it out and it was starting to get sticky I figured I would just refinish it too.

    Given I'm a shoe maker whose kids have no shoes :) this took a long time to complete - just too busy to work on my own stuff.

    So, we finally got it done about a week ago and I installed it Friday. I was planning to refinish all my parts this past winter but just did not have time.

    Ironically, another customer just sent us almost every part from a GT so we will post the after photos here in a few weeks :)
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  4. 3POINT8

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    looks pristine
     
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    WoW looks stunning. Good job!
     
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  7. abolfaz

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    What does all this cost and what's the turn around time?
     
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    Please send me an email. Thank you.
     
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    Hi Folks - here is a video Randy put together showing the laser etching of the buttons left of the NAV :)

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iPLZFYYPXM[/ame]
     
  10. Rags747

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    I'm curious as to why this seems to mainly happen with Italian cars. I have had this happen in an Alfa 164 and the dashboard in my Abarth seems to get especially tacky when in a direct hot sunlight. Have never experienced this in American or German makes. What makes Italian plastics behave like this? THX...
     
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    BMW's don't get sticky, they peel (al least mine). Happens to Audi, Porche, Benz and a bunch of others. Not just Italian. And, it happens to TV remotes, computer mice, etc.
     
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    My 2009 Granturismo S with F1 is starting to get this disease. It's already driving me nuts. Cool video on the etching. Can you do the F1 related buttons as well?
     
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    If they are hard plastic, yes. If rubber, no.
     
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    They are the same as the same year Ferrari F1 buttons.
     
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    Yes, but some of those are hard plastic and others are rubber.
     
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    Is Maserati and Ferrari still making interior parts that get sticky? In 2018?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    That's insane but good for you I guess.
     
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    Outstanding work Dave!

    Makes me want to buy a Maserati just to fix the interior pieces with you...

    Robb
     
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    Thank you, Robb. I hope to do my own GT this winter - 2013 and it's already sticky. Since I replaced the headliner, I've already refinished the coat hangers and dome light parts ;)
     
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