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Hi guys,

Had the car in for a trim refurb work at a specialist workshop, Prestige Restoration in Chertsey, Surrey (UK).

The problem is something some of you have faced (or might face in the future; remember Paco had this damage done in his Coupe) : at some stage the reverse shifter got loose, the aftermath of the repair (of the shifter) was that the central tunnel trim got damaged. Coating chipped by some arse using a screwdriver to pull-out the reverse gear unit, rather than the proper DIN plug.

Did a very exhaustive search for the trim spare, but Maser factory has none in stock. They could custom-make it, but takes some time... even for a door trim I replaced and bought from Eurospares, there were only 5 (!) in stock at factory (the same 5 mentioned by at least 5 OEM suppliers... now 4 left.) Seems that trims are not something they hold many on stock for potential replacements, so be warned if they get damaged!

Even checked at the official dealer in Milano, with no luck. Had the option to buy the carbon replacement made by Leo Nardo, but looks a bit too tacky, IMHO (they have also a wood replacement, but does not look like the original Briarwood kit.)

Anyway, the guys at Prestige seem to be VERY professional, latest news from Shane (owner) is that they got the colour match, and the console is in the process of recoating.

Will post pics of the job when done. Just wanted to share my experience. The guys at Prestige do a lot of work for overseas customers, and if everything turns out OK (and nothing seems to suggest otherwise) I think it would be very useful for you folks to know about these people.

Link to their website is

http://www.prestige-restoration.co.uk/

Cheers,

Ed
 

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Photos of finished work

OK, here are the photos of the final outcome. Took them with my phone camera so they are inevitably crappy and don't do quite justice to the superb look it has when seeing the work for real (will try to get some proper ones later).

Here is one of the problem

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c143/edsalazar/Maser/Console_2b.jpg

and the console out...

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c143/edsalazar/Maser/Consoleout.jpg

the restored trim

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c143/edsalazar/Maser/DSC00079.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c143/edsalazar/Maser/DSC00080.jpg

Color is a 100% match, and it was a bit of a tricky business to get it sorted.

Anyway, judge for yourselves. Will recomment these guys anytime.

Ed
 
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