A defector, but
still an Alfista at
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Poole, Dorset
Re: Plastic Chrome on Grille Bubbling!
Exactly the same thing happened to mine, that could have been a pic of my car, there's a thread about it somewhere. I pointed it out to Meridien Bournemouth, together with the fact that the lacquer was starting to flake off both front wheels. Service manager Rob Stratford took pics to send to ARUK, who approved a new grille and re-lacquering of the wheels, no further problems three months later, though Rob surprised me by claiming not to have seen either problem before. And on the way that plastic grilles are chromed, the process used is vacuum depositing, very widely used in the plastics industry.
On yet another thread here on 'problem Alfas', and how awful some of our dealers are, Fraser makes the very valid point that for every one of us that complains, there are a large number who are perfectly happy with their cars, so this is a good place to point out that after six months, that's the sum total of faults that I've experienced with my car. So far...
Last edited by kayem; 16-02-09 at 14:11.
Reason: Spelled Fraser's name wrong.