These pictures show the Alfa mudflaps on my car. Quite subtle really.
Agreed. They don't look too obtrusive at all.
I just bought a pair of front ones today (£46.86 incl VAT
) in an attempt to stop any more damage to the rear arches. I'll be fitting them properly tomorrow, but on offering them up to the arch they do blend in quite well. Although expensive for 2 small bits of moulded rubber, at least I know that these genuine Alfa ones will fit like a glove,
, not something I would expect to be the case with any of the aftermarket 'universal' versions.
According to Western there is no pattern, in terms of trim level or model year, to the fitment of the protective film. Some cars have none, some (like mine) only have it on the front arches, others only have it on the rear and yet others have the full set,
. Alfa build logic at its best.
Although some of your posts suggest the protective film is probably not worth having, I've ordered up the rear set as a secondary defensive measure to supplement the flaps. It might just prevent a few more chips from appearing - every little helps
I've spent most of the day making good the existing damage on the arches. Running my hand over the surface, it was very rough as if it had been sand-blasted - which I suppose it has been! Some gentle rubbing with some cutting compound restored it back to something akin to an infant's posterior then I 'borrowed' a small sponge pad from Jennifer's make-up kit (ssshhh - you hasn't noticed yet,
) and with a bit of careful light dabbing (and a lot of patience) the chips were filled in to a much neater finish than could be achieved with the brush in the touch-up pencil. After leaving to dry for several hours, another gentle rub over with some more cutting compound then a finishing layer of the scuff remover that came with the Supaguard kit and I have to say that I'm feeling pretty pleased with the result - looks almost professional.