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do you think they addressed this problem in the new models?
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Nope. The new models still have the same issue.
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Nope. The new models still have the same issue.
hmm.. i asked the dealer and they said it was fixed with more leather and better glue or something
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hmm.. i asked the dealer and they said it was fixed with more leather and better glue or something
There was a update to the glue. But in my area I still have issues with leather coming off on all panels, bubbles in some, and shrinkage on others, in the new cars. I still also have issues of veneer panels cracking due to my temperatures.
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Thanks to the step by step from AMFixer I finally got this dealt with. I removed all 7 upper dash panels and had them re-covered at a local auto interior specialist. They had a great match for the leather (probably easier since it's black) and did a fantastic job on the stitching. Lots of extra material wrapped over the edges so it should hold up well.

Dropped the parts off in the morning, picked them up in the afternoon. $750 for the works (much less than replacement parts from AM). Looks & smells like new and everything matches.
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^^^ great update! Do you have any before/after pics?
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Too late for before shots. After looks like new from the factory .

My instrument binnacle leather had shrunk so much on the windshield side that the plastic underneath was exposed -- about 3/4 of an inch of shrinkage. The topmost pieces on both sides looked like the other pictures posted on this thread. The passenger airbag panel had a couple of depressions where the glue had failed along with a bit of cracked leather. When I removed everything I could see a couple of the other pieces were failing too, but weren't noticeable yet.

So 4 out of 7 pieces with obvious shrinkage, another one or two close to letting go. Easy decision to re-cover all of them.
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my 04 DB9 Coupe headlining needs re gluing,do someone knows how to remove it from the car?
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^^^^ I bought a spare headliner from a 2008 Vantage for a project I'm working on and noticed that Aston did something unusual with the way they attach the headliner. Instead of glueing the headliner alcantara fabric, they used what looks like a large sheet of some kind of double-sided tape that has chopped fiberglass strands embedded in it. I have never seen anything like it before. I wonder if your DB9 has the same. It might be a bit difficult to re-glue if that's the case.

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This thread was a life saver. Thanks folks.
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How do you remove the driver side top panel if it has similar issue from the sun as above members?
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Driver side is easy.

Pop the instrument cluster hood off (about 6 fir tree clips around the edges). Get your fingers under both sides nearest the windshield and lift up until it releases. Then move your hands toward the steering wheel & lift again. Once off there's a leather strap with one screw to remove.

Panels on either side of the instrument cluster are also only held on by fir tree clips. Just lift off.

That will expose screws holding the piece closest to the windshield (it's probably the one with leather shrinkage). You'll need a short handled screwdriver.
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Anyone want to help me fix my two upper panels by the windshield for cheap in Los Angeles?
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Too late for before shots. After looks like new from the factory .

My instrument binnacle leather had shrunk so much on the windshield side that the plastic underneath was exposed -- about 3/4 of an inch of shrinkage. The topmost pieces on both sides looked like the other pictures posted on this thread. The passenger airbag panel had a couple of depressions where the glue had failed along with a bit of cracked leather. When I removed everything I could see a couple of the other pieces were failing too, but weren't noticeable yet.

So 4 out of 7 pieces with obvious shrinkage, another one or two close to letting go. Easy decision to re-cover all of them.

I need to redo my instrument cluster binnacle as well as the passenger panel piece. I prefer to use the stock leather, I do not want to replace for fear the new leaguer won,t match. Can it simply be stretched back into place with new adhesive? I know passenger side has plenty of leather to be reglued and rest retched. It's the instrument cluster binnacle I am worried about.

I plan on taking both to the upholsterer to get reglued.

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Or you could have it covered in Alcantara like on the new GT and it would look modern with no concern of un-matched leather grain or color.
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