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post #1 of 8 Old 10-26-2012, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Plastic film on shifter ball

My shifter ball appears to have a clear plastic film applied to it.
At first I thought I had gotten something on the ball but on closer inspection I noticed it was several small holes in what appears to be a protective film.
I have no history of a coating being applied by the previous owner.
Was this a factory application and does anyone out there see any reason I couldn't remove it?

It's a minor annoyance but annoying just the same.

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-26-2012, 02:18 PM
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i cant answer the first question, but you could certainly remove it and polish it.



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If one were to have an unknown clear film on his shifter and ball you could try a low grit chrome polish. Or stop denying how it got there and seek medical care - sorry dude, the 'post' was setup to good
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If one were to have an unknown clear film on his shifter and ball you could try a low grit chrome polish. Or stop denying how it got there and seek medical care - sorry dude, the 'post' was setup to good
I knew I was looking for trouble, but I had to ask, thank god I attached the right pictures.
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My 550's shifter ball was doing that when I bought it two years ago and it got worse with use.

Bought a replacement Hill Engineering ball from Ricambi for $71; a bargain IMO compared to most Ferrari parts: Ferrari Parts, Ferrari Accessories, and Ferrari Performance Products - Ricambi America, Inc.


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I agree with John. Get the Hill Engineering part from Ricambi. I got one in 2006 for a 308 and loved it.
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If one were to have an unknown clear film on his shifter and ball you could try a low grit chrome polish. Or stop denying how it got there and seek medical care - sorry dude, the 'post' was setup to good
haha

This part of the post was slightly troubling.

I have no history of a coating being applied by the previous owner.
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