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What's the story on that last pic? Did it go wrong or is that just interim?
It was proof of concept to see if the logos would come off. I never went any further with that piece since it's a spare.

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sticky dashboard

Developed a sticky dashboard, have tried goo gone doesnt work, if i have to change the fitting where to buy them
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There are so many types of turtle wax bug and tar removers what did you use
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There are so many types of turtle wax bug and tar removers what did you use
The one in the green bottle. https://www.turtlewax.com/our-produc...ug-tar-remover
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Even though there are products to remove the sticky stuff, depending on the amount of degrade, you will end up with a bare plastic that doesnt look very good. I have seen some bare plastic look horrible.....Be carefull
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We've got a fix. Just posted it on amazon. Hopefully break even and help the italian and british car community out. (not profiting from sales, but from the entire market value of cars appreciating without the horrid GOO!)


https://www.amazon.com/Morse-Industr...utton+maserati


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or pm me. I want the dealers to get it so the cars don't have to sell for so cheap that have it and inevitably get it affecting all our personal cars resale values

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In order to understand the remove, one must understand the coatings used.

The coatings we are talking about are called "Soft Touch" coatings. These are designed to give a soft, velvet like feel. They are low gloss in sheen to help reduce glare in the car. These coatings can also be found on computer mice, TV / Stereo remote controls, etc.

While these coatings are typically black in appearance, the coatings themselves are not always black. The OEM's (note, Ferrari does not make these parts, they are made by sub-contractors) use both black soft touch and clear soft touch.

Black Soft Touch: This is typically used over parts such as bezels, steering column surrounds, shifter trim, etc. When this fails, you get the black mess all over your fingers.

Clear Soft Touch: This is typically used over parts with illuminated graphics. The parts are first painted with a white, then a mid-gloss black, the graphics are laser etched and then the clear soft touch is applied to lower the sheen (considerably) and add the velvet feel.

In some cases (such as the headlight controls and mirror controls of a 599) the soft touch is black in color and the graphics are laser etched right though the black soft touch.

Graphics: The OEM's used 2 types of graphics: Silk screen (or pad printing) and laser etching. In most cases (but not all) silk screen was used for non-illuminated graphics while laser etching was used for all illuminated graphics. However, some of the seat controls of a 599 that don't illuminate were still laser etched.

Removing the sticky soft touch: While I'm not going to give away all of our secrets here, if you have sticky parts and it's becoming a burden, you can use rubbing alcohol to remove the coating. Please do this with caution. Silk screen graphics will be gone once you do this and depending on what % of alcohol you use, the base paint may come off also.

Please note, for parts like HVAC panels, window switches with graphics (that have a clear soft touch), it is possible to clean the clear soft touch off without damaging the base black below. Note, while this looks decent, the resulting finish will be a much higher gloss.

In summary, you may get lucky cleaning clear soft touch coatings with alcohol or other products but you will be left with a too glossy part.

The only way to do this correct, if full refinishing. Attached are some photos of my car parts I refinished.
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We've got a fix. Just posted it on amazon. Hopefully break even and help the italian and british car community out. (not profiting from sales, but from the entire market value of cars appreciating without the horrid GOO!)


https://www.amazon.com/Morse-Industr...utton+maserati


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or pm me. I want the dealers to get it so the cars don't have to sell for so cheap that have it and inevitably get it affecting all our personal cars resale values
Do you have any videos of it doing its thing? I moderate the M139 FB page and people ask about it all the time. I'd love to be able to promote a product that works!

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Your work looks great but I've never come across your company before. Do you have a site/pricelist? Same reason as above, I'd love to be able to refer someone who does a proper job. I only know of 2 other places, one does not turn out oem quality work and the other charges oem level pricing lol

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In order to understand the remove, one must understand the coatings used.

The coatings we are talking about are called "Soft Touch" coatings. These are designed to give a soft, velvet like feel. They are low gloss in sheen to help reduce glare in the car. These coatings can also be found on computer mice, TV / Stereo remote controls, etc.

While these coatings are typically black in appearance, the coatings themselves are not always black. The OEM's (note, Ferrari does not make these parts, they are made by sub-contractors) use both black soft touch and clear soft touch.

Black Soft Touch: This is typically used over parts such as bezels, steering column surrounds, shifter trim, etc. When this fails, you get the black mess all over your fingers.

Clear Soft Touch: This is typically used over parts with illuminated graphics. The parts are first painted with a white, then a mid-gloss black, the graphics are laser etched and then the clear soft touch is applied to lower the sheen (considerably) and add the velvet feel.

In some cases (such as the headlight controls and mirror controls of a 599) the soft touch is black in color and the graphics are laser etched right though the black soft touch.

Graphics: The OEM's used 2 types of graphics: Silk screen (or pad printing) and laser etching. In most cases (but not all) silk screen was used for non-illuminated graphics while laser etching was used for all illuminated graphics. However, some of the seat controls of a 599 that don't illuminate were still laser etched.

Removing the sticky soft touch: While I'm not going to give away all of our secrets here, if you have sticky parts and it's becoming a burden, you can use rubbing alcohol to remove the coating. Please do this with caution. Silk screen graphics will be gone once you do this and depending on what % of alcohol you use, the base paint may come off also.

Please note, for parts like HVAC panels, window switches with graphics (that have a clear soft touch), it is possible to clean the clear soft top off without damaging the base black below. Note, while this looks decent, the resulting finish will be a much higher gloss.

In summary, you may get lucky cleaning clear soft touch coatings with alcohol or other products but you will be left with a too glossy part.

The only way to do this correct, if full refinishing. Attached are some photos of my car parts I refinished.


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I only know of 2 other places, one does not turn out oem quality work and the other charges oem level pricing lol
Well, quality work costs to be done

What companies are you referring to?

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Does anyobe know how to remove the front vent where the clock is on the maserati GT
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Does anyobe know how to remove the front vent where the clock is on the maserati GT
On the QP they just pull right out, I believe the GT is the same.

Edit: this is incorrect

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On the QP they just pull right out, I believe the GT is the same.

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No, the dash diving trim must come off and fasteners will then be exposed.

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Whoops, I stand corrected

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