PERSONAL insults? Where are those?
All that me and Peterson
asked is for some facts that back up your claims about the paint process.
You have "opinions", I have facts on my side, truth is hardly an insult. You started on the wrong foot with your "opinions" about why the relationship with Ferrari stopped, then continued with the quality control and part sharing ones. All those are objectively wrong, and have been explained in detail by Maserati spokepersons, analysts and industry insiders.
Maserati were the ones to put an end to the Ferrari relationship because it's no longer financially profitable after Marchionne's stunt (Ferrari was making 10-15% of their total revenues from Maserati and Alfa engines), the warranty on those engines falls entirely on Maserati's shoulders and the policy of replacing entire engines instead of repairing them proved way to costly, they also want to move more upmarket and that's hard when half of the cars they sell is made an bought at retail price from another company, and so on.
Quality? That also objectively has gone up, Siemens has redesigned the whole process on modern tech and procedures, which hardly compared with the outdated 80's procedures that were used before. Yes, the very personal handmade feeling has been lost, but quality is way up. Why you might think otherwise is because before 2012 they were struggling to make and move a few hundred to a couple of thousand units a year, now they're selling those numbers in a week (50-60k units each year), and more units mean more defects, even if percentage wise the defects are rarer. Just like Apple. When they move so many units, a defect affecting 0.01% of all their phones suddenly turns into a "gate" scandal simple because how much 0.01% means out of total production.
Part sharing? That's has been debated so many times, I'm sick of it already. Maserati (just like all other small volume manufacturers) has been sharing parts with their parent company since the 70s. Be it Citroen, Fiat, Alfa, FCA, it's nothing new. And, again, objectively, the Mercedes inherited parts they use nowadays (not Chrysler) are orders of magnitude better, more premium and more reliable than the old Fiat and Alfa parts.
So yeah, with the risk of offending you again because I like facts more than feelings, tell us about that paint technique again.