I purchased a Maserati Coupe 2005 for 5 300 pounds....

Danny

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Looks great! What paint did you use to spray the vents? I guess the large rectangular centre vent was a pain to grind?
 

Nahayiah

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Looks great! What paint did you use to spray the vents? I guess the large rectangular centre vent was a pain to grind?
Hello, sorry for the late reply, i have been a bit busy lately by other issue with my Xk8.
So to reply to your question regarding the paint used, I used a spray of Foliatec black mat.
I just finish this weekend to repspray the center console and it looks quite good (I have to do also the chrome part) or at least much better than before.
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For the big central vents of the dashboard, I saw some post that it was complicated to remove them, so maybe I was lucky but for me, i just used a long thin slim flat screwdriver of modelism and passed it through the vent opening to pinch the plastic sort of screw which is retaining the vent and pull it slightly in the meantime, and it got released easily.
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Now I will attack the last parts which are the wonderful buttons below the Infocenter and the plastic from the doors (handling ones, see pictures below)
If you have a tutorial to dismantle it, you're welcome to share it ;)
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I looked also the fusebox as suggested, no trace of humidity or liquid leaks.
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FIFTY

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Good progress! I will have to try your method to take out the centre vents on my car.
 

safrane

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The center vents come out easily, however it is the chrome ring that is fixed from the reverse side, hence difficult to remove without the dashboard out.

You have done an excellent job on the black parts.

The door handle surround is removed by taking out the small cover behind the chrome pull part, behind which is a cross head screw that holds the black shroud in place.
 

Nahayiah

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Did you solved the issue with the P0806 code? Does your engine run or does it suddenly shut off?
Actually the code still come back and goes, I didn't use the PIS definition since Im still looking to rent one X431 mini somewhere. The engine start and runs quite fine. So the problem is still here...
 

Nahayiah

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A little progress update on the doors handle, just the locking button is still to be cleaned.
Before
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after cleaning
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After grinding (paper 1000)
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After Painting
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Final mounting
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Next Step : remove the rust on the underframe
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j s pollo

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To remove the sticky stuff from my air vents I used oven cleaner just sprayed on the cleaner left it 10 minutes and used a kitchen scourer to remove the gunk and it worked I was back to plastic and the parts did not need painting
Ps .I did remove parts before cleaning
wots good for my oven is good enough for my Maserati Ha.
 

Oishi

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Nice work!
I may be wrong, but those brake lines look as if they are starting to corrode. Mine looked exactly like that before they let go. Just a heads-up.
 

philw696

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That's the joys of a UK car and a few years of salt on the roads.
I did new front brakes on a 10 year old Renault on Monday here in the Mayenne.
Calipers still galvanised.
No rust on the Flexi hose ferrels.
Pistons went back nicely and bleed nipples opened without stress.
The hubs weren't red rusty.
Salt is the killer and respects nothing.