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Old 06-26-2018, 06:06 AM   #1
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Soft touch interior parts

Anybody find a way to refinish the rubber coated interior parts similiar to original finish?

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Old 06-26-2018, 09:13 AM   #2
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The soft touch interior bits were an "upgrade" for 2003 I believe. My bad sections are where the shoulder belt come out from the sides of the car, the belts have just rubbed those areas up bad. Everything else in my car is in pretty good shape. Apparently this was a thing for a while on many car interiors, my son had an early 2000's Ford Ranger pickup truck that had it too, and Ferraris have it pretty bad. If you do a google search of "ferrari black plastic interior part refinishing" you'll find discussions of StickyRx and StickyNoMore. These companies have developed processes to refinish pieces better than OEM. I don't know the cost but I suspect it is very expensive. You'll also find SEM Projducts for do it yourself kits and info. I haven't tried any of these things but I've seen them and they may worth taking a look at.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:45 AM   #3
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I've tried a couple methods on the door sill covers and nothing held up to the rigors of daily use. I finally got sick of it and bought new pieces which appear to have a better quality coating then the original parts.
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:50 PM   #4
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This is a sticky problem (no pun intended) well, maybe a little. Anyway, I chose the route of stripping all of my softtouch material off of the parts; arm rests, door latch covers, mirror covers, center consoles, door sills, seat adjustment plates etc. A MAJOR pain.

I chose to finish the arm rests and door latch covers in leather (looks really nice). I sprayed the seat adjustment plates with Plasti-Dip which looks very close to the original sticky finish. For the rest I coated them with a nano coating which has held up very well. The only issue I had after stripping the parts was that they were different shades of black. Subtle but still different. I like not having the finish on the parts much better than the sticky mess.

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