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Has anybody experienced a clouding of the chrome surface of the front grill surround? On my '02, the chrome surfaces that are parallel to the earth (the surface that faces up) is terribly cloudy and discolored. I tried all types of polishes, but clearly the problem is underneath whatever lacquer or sealer is sprayed over the metal. The one inch or so surround that faces forward looks fine. It's just the flat surface that is cloudy. It dates the car, however. I note that Leonardo has a polished stainless steel aftermarket replacement, but I believe it is nearly $1,000.00 or so. I'm thinking if others have experienced the same discoloration, this may be a warranty item. Any thoughts?
 

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Yes - similar annoying cloudiness appearing on my 02 CC.
I asked the dealer for an opinion some time back but it appeared to polish-off. It has since returned - I will raise this with dealer again.

Another little cosmetic issue - the rubber seal around one of the headlights has lifted slightly. I am having the dealer re-seat the headlight to try and remedy this.
 

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YES IM SO GLAD SOMEONE ELSE HAS THE SAME PROBLEM I HAVE IT ALSO!!! Im in the process of writing a letter to maserati, dealer says they wont warranty it, any suggestions?
 

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You can find the Leonardo product at DIMEX Automotive Group, which is www.leonardo-performance.com which is in Germany or the P-Factor Automotive Group at www.P-Factor.com here in the U.S. The cost of the polished stainless steel grill is $895.00. Before we even consider that, I think we should make further inquiry with the dealer and/or manufacturer. If an exterior or interior panel rusts, peels, or fades, during the warranty period, I most certainly would expect it to be covered. How is this different, particularly in light of the same problem apparently experienced by multiple owners? Perhaps our friend at Maserati of Minneapolis could make an inquiry. I for one would be happy installing it myself, if the manufacturer would otherwise provide the part. My detailer here in S.W. Florida calls it a manufacturing defect.
 

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those aston martin designers know about this all the time.
the salesperson i dealt with proudly indicate their DB9 sports an actual metal/alloy grille.
 

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Frankie P said:
You can find the Leonardo product at DIMEX Automotive Group, which is www.leonardo-performance.com which is in Germany or the P-Factor Automotive Group at www.P-Factor.com here in the U.S. The cost of the polished stainless steel grill is $895.00. Before we even consider that, I think we should make further inquiry with the dealer and/or manufacturer. If an exterior or interior panel rusts, peels, or fades, during the warranty period, I most certainly would expect it to be covered. How is this different, particularly in light of the same problem apparently experienced by multiple owners? Perhaps our friend at Maserati of Minneapolis could make an inquiry. I for one would be happy installing it myself, if the manufacturer would otherwise provide the part. My detailer here in S.W. Florida calls it a manufacturing defect.
Well I am going to send out my letter today to Maserati and I will keep you all posted as to what they say. This is without a doubt a manufacturing defect that must be covered under warranty.
 

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YES IM SO GLAD SOMEONE ELSE HAS THE SAME PROBLEM I HAVE IT ALSO!!! Im in the process of writing a letter to maserati, dealer says they wont warranty it, any suggestions?
Had my chrome trident replaced under warranty when it coroded
 

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Frankie P said:
Has anybody experienced a clouding of the chrome surface of the front grill surround? On my '02, the chrome surfaces that are parallel to the earth (the surface that faces up) is terribly cloudy and discolored. I tried all types of polishes, but clearly the problem is underneath whatever lacquer or sealer is sprayed over the metal. The one inch or so surround that faces forward looks fine. It's just the flat surface that is cloudy. It dates the car, however. I note that Leonardo has a polished stainless steel aftermarket replacement, but I believe it is nearly $1,000.00 or so. I'm thinking if others have experienced the same discoloration, this may be a warranty item. Any thoughts?
Hi,
My 03CC had a dicscoloured & cloudy grill and I noticed yesterday that My 04GT coupe has a discoloured trident.
I'm off to contact the dealer.
 
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