Peeling Leather

jsweet

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i've noticed a few bits of leather peeling , has anyone else had this issue and how did you fix it.
 

conaero

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It's a well known issue. It will be replaced under main dealer warranty if you still have it.
 

jsweet

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It's a well known issue. It will be replaced under main dealer warranty if you still have it.
thanks for the reply , when does the main dealer warranty run out ? whats the alternative fix ? should i get a leather repair company or buy a leaher fabric glue ?
 

conaero

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Main dealer warranty is 3 years but you can opt to extend it for years 4 and 5.

I would get an upholsterer, auto or domestic to do it for you. Gluing properly is not as easy as it sounds.
 

adrianr

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Interesting thread. I'm facing the same issue with some of the leather peeling back from the inside of the driver door card well on my QP. I too am wondering how to fix it?
 

conaero

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Interesting thread. I'm facing the same issue with some of the leather peeling back from the inside of the driver door card well on my QP. I too am wondering how to fix it?
Again, either claim on your dealer warranty if you have one or take it to an upholsterer and get them to address it. They will make a much better job of it that you or I can do and will cost very little to do.
 

Jkulin

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Not so easy to fix as this was one of the main problems I had with mine, the dealer eventually had to fit 4 new door cards, but managed to glue back the B pillars and inside of the sills and centre console.
 

Aeroresh

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Thought I’d ressurect this thread as it’s the one thing that’s starting to let my car down, the leather has started peeling on 3 of my door cards, particularly in the pockets, plus after the last few days of heat the sides of the centre console too…my car is literally melting and a long time out of warranty. Any recommendations on trimmers that can sort? I’m based near Chester
 

dickygrace

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Thought I’d ressurect this thread as it’s the one thing that’s starting to let my car down, the leather has started peeling on 3 of my door cards, particularly in the pockets, plus after the last few days of heat the sides of the centre console too…my car is literally melting and a long time out of warranty. Any recommendations on trimmers that can sort? I’m based near Chester
It’s particularly difficult but speak to Paul Revolve Automotive, probably best to go and show him. He’s in Mickle Trafford.
 

Gazcw

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Thought I’d ressurect this thread as it’s the one thing that’s starting to let my car down, the leather has started peeling on 3 of my door cards, particularly in the pockets, plus after the last few days of heat the sides of the centre console too…my car is literally melting and a long time out of warranty. Any recommendations on trimmers that can sort? I’m based near Chester
Had the same in areas. Worse was the rear shelf that needed a replacement so if you have a sun blind use it. It is not leather but a very thin vinyl bonded onto foam. It is very difficult to fix as it tends to roll up on itself and if pulled too hard stretches and tears.
I visited a local trimmer and he repaired one of the b pillar trims and gave me a jar of high temp glue for smaller areas as I spotted them. Cannot tell you what glue it was as he just poured it into a jam jar for me. I would drop by a trimmer and see what they suggest.
 

Gazcw

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The problem is Maserati do not fold the vinyl over the edges and it eventually shrinks and pulls apart. If they had trimmed properly it would never happen. My local guy said he had done dozens of Ferrari dashes for the same reason.
 

Michael

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Does the forum know of anyone who has taken the plunge and had the vinyl retrimmed with leather? My headlining is sagging, my car is a well kept 4.2GT 2008 with 28k - I have a price to replace with Alcantara of £1.5k which is more than I would like to pay but the job needs to be done. The same trimmer has quoted a further£3.5k to retrim in leather where the vinyl is. Not cheap, but not sure if it would look naff or look good i.e. 612.
 

MarkMas

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Does the forum know of anyone who has taken the plunge and had the vinyl retrimmed with leather? My headlining is sagging, my car is a well kept 4.2GT 2008 with 28k - I have a price to replace with Alcantara of £1.5k which is more than I would like to pay but the job needs to be done. The same trimmer has quoted a further£3.5k to retrim in leather where the vinyl is. Not cheap, but not sure if it would look naff or look good i.e. 612.
Watching this with interest....

TBH, I would be happy with a re-trim in good quality vinyl, if it would be properly wrapped round and not peel or scuff.
 

Michael

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Watching this with interest....

TBH, I would be happy with a re-trim in good quality vinyl, if it would be properly wrapped round and not peel or scuff.
It is a tricky one, firstly will it look naff, secondly from a financial perspective it makes no sense, my car is worth maybe £27k. Dale from Prestige (a brilliant guy) looks after it and rates it, hence I think it is worth more than £25k which is where the market would put it. So spending £5k on a £27k car is madness, until I look at the alternatives of adding £60k to it and getting into a 599/612. Both of which will be amazing, but I live in Ascot/Sunningdale, the place is full of speed humps and traffic jams and I love having a proper auto box.

Adding - I've had the variators done, 3 of the 4 ABS sensors, etc.
 

Tallman

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I was at the dealer the other day and asked him what was leather and what not as I wanted to treat the leather.

He said that on the QPV (and I presume the GT is the same), apart from the obvious leather bits the other parts of the door cards and the dash and all similar trim pieces are all leather as well, but thin/split leather, so it still needs to be maintained as leather. That’s a lot of leather, even if split…
 

Gazcw

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I was at the dealer the other day and asked him what was leather and what not as I wanted to treat the leather.

He said that on the QPV (and I presume the GT is the same), apart from the obvious leather bits the other parts of the door cards and the dash and all similar trim pieces are all leather as well, but thin/split leather, so it still needs to be maintained as leather. That’s a lot of leather, even if split…
Well the bits that peeled on mine weren't and that was the rear shelf, b pillar cover, door pocket, gear surround, central console and dash fuse cover. I call BS. It's vinyl vacuum bonded to foam.
 

Tallman

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Interesting - I had assumed it was all not leather so I was a bit surprised when he said it was, or maybe there is a difference between QPV and GT? I don’t find that very likely though…
 

jebroni

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I‘ve recently emailed Maserati about this peeling issue (vinyl door pockets) so when I get a call from Milan (usually quite prompt) I’ll update this post with they’re advice :rolleyes: