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  1. rickjaffe

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    #1 rickjaffe, Mar 26, 2005
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    My 308 gt4 had a couple of big cracks in the vinyl which was showing the white under cover material. I tried to repair it; it's alot better than it was, but still doesn't look too good (see attached picture). In looking at the glove box it seems that the whole vinyl cover should be replaceable. anybody ever do that, or is there someone who can?
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  2. Peter

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    The same thing happened to mine. I just used vinyl patches to cover it up and have left it at that (I know, its an eye-sore). Problem is, the grain pattern on this original vinyl is an "unnatural" pattern, meaning, most vinyl thats avaliable through material stores, or upholstery shops, mimic natural leather (uneven grain), whereas the grain on this vinyl is perfectly symetric. It would clash with the rest of the dash if you had just the glove-box door done, so that means the whole dash would have to be done (if you're a stickler for detail).

    If you find some vinyl, let me know! I suspect that it could be avaliable at Re-Originals, but I can just imagine it'll be an arm-and-a-leg...
     
  3. rickjaffe

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    i know what you mean about the arm and leg. called them up to get a piece of leather for a boster. I wanted 9" x24". the least they would sell me was half a hide for 200 buck. otoh, they did tell me about a guy they use who works with them who sold me some leather for 20 bucks. so I may call them and see.
     
  4. maurice70

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    Richard try Ferrari UK.I think they might have the piece of vinyl your looking for.https://www.owners.ferrari.com
     
  5. Jerrari

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    Rick, let me know if you find some leather at a decent price as I need a black piece for my TR console. Thanks, Jerry
     
  6. Gianluca

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    I think I have some that would be a good match. I am not familiar with the one you have, but it very close to the same material used for the trunk cover in a 308 GTSi.
    I will lok it up at work and let you know. How big a piece would you need? If I have I will send it to you.

    The best way to decide if a leather is expensive/cheap is to look a the ft2 price. Naturally a 25 ft2 side will cost more than just the small piece one needs. Also there is a bit of waste on a skin therefore to obtain, let's say, a 4 ft2 square piece a seller may have to charge 8 ft2 for the waste.

    Garrett leather has some very beautiful hides in a great spectrum of colours and quality. They sell full hides or just sides. Most of their leathers are suitable for upholstery and automotive use.
    $ 8-12 ft2 (medium price) depending upon the collection one likes.
     
  7. rickjaffe

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    I may br wrong, but I think my dash and glove box cover is vinyl, not leather. I've got a piece of connelly leather and it feels quite different from the dash material.
     
  8. Dom

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    The glove box cover is vinyl. I had the same thing on my car. Tried the vinyl repair kit, which worked temporarily, but if the car sits in the sun, the stuff will start to degrade and look bad.

    I just took the cover off, and had it recovered in leather. It's not a perfect match with regard to the grain, but honestly, most people can't even tell. I had a local guy do it, cost was about $100 IIRC.

    If you are worried about concours, then the above won't work, but my car is a driver, so it looks great even though it is not original.

    The cover is attached by rivets. Just drill them out to remove, and then rivet it back in.

    Dom
     
  9. Gianluca

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    It is vinyl on my car and the material I have is vinyl too.

    I was trying to respond to some questions about leather in the same post. I should have used the quotes.
     
  10. GavC

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    my one is all leather, I recovered some of the dash panels with leather very easy job I did shop around for the leather which I got at a reasonable price. I used evo stick glue and alot of pegs to hold the leather onto the panels until dry. The other panels which were rivetted back on using new rivets.
     

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