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Offline Mark4200


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G'day all, just wondering if anyone has ever had a sticky internal switches?
My Maserati coupe has this problem and I believe some earlier ferraris also had this problem.
I've looked at getting them replaced but it's too expensive as I have a few switches to fix.
My question is, can the switches be repaired by myself or if anyone knows anyone in Australia that can?
Hope someone can help, cheers mark



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Check out FChat as there are many threads on this topic



Offline Tiger


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G'day all, just wondering if anyone has ever had a sticky internal switches?
My Maserati coupe has this problem and I believe some earlier ferraris also had this problem.
I've looked at getting them replaced but it's too expensive as I have a few switches to fix.
My question is, can the switches be repaired by myself or if anyone knows anyone in Australia that can?
Hope someone can help, cheers mark

You got to love the soft touch coating.

I've done a few of my 360's using Methylated Spirits, you will need plenty of time and clean cotton rags.
Can I suggest you try a test piece first to make sure this way is working for you.
Roll on summer



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Offline Tiger


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3D printing........

No, can do carbon though that was the fix for the sticky air vents 😎
Roll on summer



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G'day all, just wondering if anyone has ever had a sticky internal switches?
My Maserati coupe has this problem and I believe some earlier ferraris also had this problem.
I've looked at getting them replaced but it's too expensive as I have a few switches to fix.
My question is, can the switches be repaired by myself or if anyone knows anyone in Australia that can?
Hope someone can help, cheers mark


Guy in the states (Lorenzo) specialises in Masa switch restoration.


follow the link ...  http://www.maseratilife.com/forums/coupe-spyder-gs/60538-sticky-plastic-thing-past.html






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G'day all, just wondering if anyone has ever had a sticky internal switches?
My Maserati coupe has this problem and I believe some earlier ferraris also had this problem.
I've looked at getting them replaced but it's too expensive as I have a few switches to fix.
My question is, can the switches be repaired by myself or if anyone knows anyone in Australia that can?
Hope someone can help, cheers mark

Had a 575 with same issue, used tea tree oil and metho with cotton ear buds, have heard 599's have the same issue, its to do with the plastics used (lowest tender at the time), I think PP may have had the same issue on his 355, thus anything maserati/ ferrari/ fiat/ alfa/ lancia between 1994/5 to 2009.
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Had a 575 with same issue, used tea tree oil and metho with cotton ear buds, have heard 599's have the same issue, its to do with the plastics used (lowest tender at the time), I think PP may have had the same issue on his 355, thus anything maserati/ ferrari/ fiat/ alfa/ lancia between 1994/5 to 2009.

Yeah... I did it myself too, and recoated with plastidip.  If I were doing it today, however, is just seems the car to Bill at leather creations in Richmond Victoria
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It happens to all Ferraris eventually. Same thing happened on my F50. Spent a fortune on new switch gear and 4 years later it was starting again.



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Methylated Spirits does the job without removing any of the whit text
Roll on summer



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