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  1. Ferrarium

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    Anyone have recommendation for Ferrari leather cleaning restore? Central NJ is optimal. I have a dye job that is peeling after cleaning it, I was not aware it was dyed.
     
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    Contact Peter the Upholsterer at MAXIMILIAN CLASSICS, (908) 234-2700...they are the upholstery shop in the basement of ‘The Stable’ classic car dealers in Gladstone, NJ. They do very nice work.

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    Much obliged, I called and the number but it is no longer working, MAXIMILIAN CLASSICS redirects to "The Stable Ltd." car sales apparently.

    Maybe I'll have the seats reupholstered if anyone knows a solid upholsterer.
     
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    I just did some digging and found out that Peter Maximilian, the upholsterer, passed away suddenly this past June. He was a true craftsman and a genuinely nice guy. May he rest in peace.
     
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    Sorry to hear about Peter. Thanks for the effort everyone.
     
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    You can use Classic Coach in Elizabeth. They have more than one full time upholsterers who do fantastic work.
     
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    Can also try Paterek Bros in Chatham.
     
  10. Ferrarium

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    #10 Ferrarium, Jan 28, 2019
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    I cleaned my seats and they started peeling. Turns out it was some ancient leather protection package. So shop removed most of it then got them back to almost new. Very supple and they smell and feel like leather now, they felt like pleather before since the protection was some silicone/latex layer. Wrong color too.... It was a first class shoddy treatment with off the shelf standard color that was poorly prepped. I used Gyeon Q2M Leather Cleaner and the crap came right off after who known how many years of sitting on there, probably 25.

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  11. lopena

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    Beautiful job! I love a happy ending.
     
  12. ducsc1k

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    those looks great! care to share the cost to finish the seats? How long did it take?

     
  13. Ferrarium

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    $500 a seat picked up and dropped off took 3 days. Simply awesome they legitimately look 8 months old.
     
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    Had them quote me $2000 a seat for new GT4 seats.

    Seemed reasonable, but I'm still looking.
     
  15. Ferrarium

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    I emailed them a while back with pics but never heard back. In my case I wanted to try restoration first, it was all I needed thankfully under that crappy coating was very good leather.
     
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    How well does the color match the rest of the interior? or is there a significant difference due to sun & age?
     
  17. Ferrarium

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    it matches much better, the leather protective coating was too beige and the seats never really matched.
     

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