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Interesting to see that Ferrari must have planned for tire pressure monitoring
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Rear shelf corners going to Johann for new leather Monday. Corner of one was pulled and the other was on the way.
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Painter nailed color match. I drove myself nuts for an hour looking at every angle
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That's awesome. Matching paint to a car can be difficult, something tells me this car hasn't seen too much sunlight.

As to the TPMS, I wonder if there is an aftermarket solution that can be installed? I've known of some, but none of them are designed to have a remote warning light. Do any of the later F355's have TPMS?

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Door panels cleaned and soaking with conditioner
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Other parts. Still need to remove visors but the other parts such as dash will be done in the car
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What do you do after applying that stuff? Let it soak and then wipe it off or does it all eventually soak in?

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You let it soak. Most of the water in the product will evaporate and the residue is very thick and syrup like. A lot gets soaked in. To wipe clean, Pristine clean is used (another Leatherique product). After wiping you buff the leather up real nice. The sheen fades within a few days and you are left with a very nice soft and smooth leather that does not look like armorall
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I will need to remember the name of that product.

Was the nose scraped up badly?

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Painter did panels tonight
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Can you post photos of the front bumper when painting is complete so we can have a record of exactly how the black part of the bumper should be painted.
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Instrument cluster assembled. Tested all bulbs prior - all are working fine.
looks really good. Perfect work.

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looks really good. Perfect work.
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Here are some more photos of the painted panels.

Hi Joe - please go a few pages back and you can see the damage to the front bumper - typical scrapes on the underside which is why I added skid plates. The side door scoop had a hairline crack so I wanted to fix that. The rear bumper had some spider web cracks in the paint - turns out it was painted prior and done with clear coat. Poor workmanship.

All these panels have been painted with the proper Glasurit single stage paint per the OEM requirements. To do this correctly, you need to find a good painter and one that does not talk you into base coat clear coat with blending. Also, stripping off the old paint is crucial to get the job done right.

Hi Howard - Yes, I will post photos of the finished parts with detail on the black.
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Can I trouble you for photos

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You let it soak. Most of the water in the product will evaporate and the residue is very thick and syrup like. A lot gets soaked in. To wipe clean, Pristine clean is used (another Leatherique product). After wiping you buff the leather up real nice. The sheen fades within a few days and you are left with a very nice soft and smooth leather that does not look like armorall
Please post a couple photos of the end result after you apply the second product and its all finished. I want to see what it looks like.

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Hi Michael, yes, I will posting all along until the car is done. I'm Heading into the garage in a few minutes to clean and condition dash and pillar leather. Over this weekend I'll start reinstalling the interior. I'll be leaving seats out until I get rear shelf pieces back from Johann (new leather)
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Here are some more photos of the painted panels.

Hi Joe - please go a few pages back and you can see the damage to the front bumper - typical scrapes on the underside which is why I added skid plates. The side door scoop had a hairline crack so I wanted to fix that. The rear bumper had some spider web cracks in the paint - turns out it was painted prior and done with clear coat. Poor workmanship.

All these panels have been painted with the proper Glasurit single stage paint per the OEM requirements.

Hi Howard - Yes, I will post photos of the finished parts with detail on the black.
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Are you saying that 355's were painted at the factory with the laquer mixed in with the colour coat so there was no need to apply laquer after the colour coat?

Whenever i have had paint work done they always put on the colour then spray laquer.
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Howard,

Lacquer has not been used in many years and never on a 355.

355's were single stage urethane (Glasurit) initially then Ferrari switched to base coat / clear coat PPG. The paint sticker on the car will tell you. I believe the change took place within the 1997 model year. I also believe some metallic colors are 2 stage Glasurit.

Here is a very easy test: put a small amount of rubbing compound (fine grit) on a microfiber towel and rub a small section. If no color shows on the microfiber then you have a clear coat.

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Howard,

Lacquer has not been used in many years and never on a 355.

355's were single stage urethane (Glasurit) initially then Ferrari switched to base coat / clear coat PPG. The paint sticker on the car will tell you. I believe the change took place within the 1997 model year. I also believe some metallic colors are 2 stage Glasurit.

Here is a very easy test: put a small amount of rubbing compound (fine grit) on a microfiber towel and rub a small section. If no color shows on the microfiber then you have a clear coat.
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What's the difference between clear coat and laquer?
Mine is a 1995
Glasurit paint...metallic blu swaters...no color shows when rubbed
So i have 2 stage Glasurit
What are these 2 stages?
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