Soft touch remover > Sticky button magic

conaero

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Steph, you’re becoming quite the diy’er well done.

My clear Matt spray turned up yesterday, I’ll be having a go with that.
 

mowlas

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Steph, you’re becoming quite the diy’er well done.

My clear Matt spray turned up yesterday, I’ll be having a go with that.
Will be really interested to get your views on this Matt. I tried the Plastidip clear matt spray with poor results for the second and third application with misting with micro bubbles from the nozzle. It may have been my technique too.
 

conaero

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Will be really interested to get your views on this Matt. I tried the Plastidip clear matt spray with poor results for the second and third application with misting with micro bubbles from the nozzle. It may have been my technique too.
It won’t be long till I give it a go, with spray cans, I usually decant it into my small 0.6 gun that I use to spray the colonising coatings.
 

alastairb

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It seems that every bit needs a specific technique and chemical!
Eb

Indeed! Got a bottle of goo gone, tried some jizer ( not the pink stuff though) .

Buttons worked well with the citrus APC stuff that Mowlas linked earlier.

Next up , Petrol?!
 

Gransport Devon

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Did all my buttons successfully with some form of impregnated make up remover . The vents however seem to have a different type of coating as previous pads wouldn't touch it .
Pulled from dash and applied liquid vim agitated with a sort ot flexible rubber pad with hundreds of tiny fingers . Worked quite well , but managed to break the retaining clips removing them , and the flap mechanism whilst cleaning .
Not happy with the outcome, especially after several attempts at spraying. So , went shopping and located a pair of centre dash vents . Both old stock as date stamped 2010 .
They have this dreadful coating I've been trying to remove , as new they are pristine , but we all know how they will end up years down the road .
Should I try to remove the coating now , or leave it ? If I do so the new centre vents no longer match the pair at the end of the dash , which responded brilliantly to make up pads and now have a nice smooth black finish to them .
I guess it comes down to either attack my new ones , or replace my end vents .
Still waiting on my bag of tiny tiny nuts and bolts I need to complete my indicator collar fix ,
China is a long way I guess .107005
 

Gransport Devon

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Some of this stuff is now coming out of the boxes sticky, apparently

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Indeed , I was concerned about that , it must be said though the ones I received are as they were as intended . Smooth to the touch , not a hint of what is surely to come .
Maybe they will blend with the end vents , I've not tried as new vents have a design mod .
The 3 flimsy clips which retained my original centre vents have been beefed up , and increased to 4 . So when it gets pushed into dash , it is not coming out with out breaking the clips . Perhaps Maserati have some fiendish 4 finger release tool ?
 

alastairb

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I'm actually looking forward to this one!
New window switch looks a good fit as well.
 

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Is it easy to get the console out of a 3200? I seem to remember things fall to bits which is why I've left it, but my buttons are now in such a sticky state would like to sort them out
Yes it is. Take out the radio and undo the screws either side of the radio housing. You can then pull it out quite easily and disconnect the plugs from the back of the HVAC etc.
 

joered

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I took out the centre windscreen/dash vent to give it a go,Tried various products without much success.


What worked with me on this particular item was scraping off the worst with a sharp chisel! (just glide it along the vents) then steeping in hot water and fairy, then rubbed with a brillo pad.


It does leave the plastic gray/black but I think this will be ok when i put ' Black cockpit shine' on it. At least it is not sticky
 

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conaero

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Get some Matt lacquer, I know what you mean by the patchy finish, the lacquer completely evens this out.

5 coats and let cure for a good week
 

CatmanV2

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I took out the centre windscreen/dash vent to give it a go,Tried various products without much success.


What worked with me on this particular item was scraping off the worst with a sharp chisel! (just glide it along the vents) then steeping in hot water and fairy, then rubbed with a brillo pad.


It does leave the plastic gray/black but I think this will be ok when i put ' Black cockpit shine' on it. At least it is not sticky

There really appears to be no 'one size fits all' solution. Unless you send them out to be done professionally

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mjheathcote

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I leaned over from the passenger seat to the obd port under the steering wheel earlier today, and my white works shirt scrapped across the centre console/CD slot/armrest.
You can guess what happened, by shirt turned sticky black....