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Hmmm Which 159 Front Grill badge?

Hey guys,

Like most Alfa's, the front Alfa badge on my 2007 159 is all faded, cracked and worn out.

I want to get a replacement, and on a previous Alfa we just popped the badge off with a screwdriver and stuck on the new one, which had a peel-off sticky back.

On looking though, I have found 2 types of badges and I'm confused about which one to get.

One is the badge on its own, and the other, most common I've found is the badge attached to the top strip of chrome of the grill.

So which one do i get? Do i have to replace the top grill strip on the 159, or will the badge pop straight out to replace it with another sticky badge?

Any clues guys?
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Get a Brera badge instead. Less chrome.

There is a thread somewhere explaining how to
change just the badge emblem iirc...
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Hey thanks,

So I can just change the badge?

....The grille is ok for now. Not even a water mark.
I don't know why these darn badges corode so much?! Especially as the back one is fine!?
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I changed the front badges on both my previous 159s, wasn't going to pay for the whole badge/wings thing as they were fine.

I ended up buying a 166 badge like this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-Romeo...item2589854eb9

Then cut the two "lugs" off the back of it, then stick it on the chrome area once you have taken the old badge off.
To remove the old one, I screwed a self tapping screw in, then used pliers to pull it off. Easy.

It looks like this:
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Oh nice one. Why a 166...are they different?

Thanks for the info and the picture. :-)
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I'm pretty sure that you can't just buy the badge part for the 159, so the nearest in size and fit is the 166. And a whole cheap cheaper as well!!
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That will explain why I can only mostly seem to find it attached with the grill!
Thank you! This is much appreciated :-)
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I changed the front badges on both my previous 159s, wasn't going to pay for the whole badge/wings thing as they were fine.

I ended up buying a 166 badge like this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-Romeo...item2589854eb9

Then cut the two "lugs" off the back of it, then stick it on the chrome area once you have taken the old badge off.
To remove the old one, I screwed a self tapping screw in, then used pliers to pull it off. Easy.

It looks like this:
Is that 166 Badge thicker than the original? it seems to protrude further?
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The reason I ask is most people on here have just used this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2512494735...d=600571556834

Which is a direct replacement for the metal badge on the front. You can just prise it off and stick this one on and its ideintical
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It does protrude slightly more so than the standard badge, but if you had the time to further shave the plastic backing, it will sit lower in the "chrome".

If you are feeling really brave, the metal badge section can be completely removed from the 166 plastic backing, giving you a perfect fit. You will just need to add your own double sided tape, or a dab or two of liquid nails!
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Hey guys thank you.

So can i just check....how exactly do i get the old badge off/out?

Wynne, i'm imagining screwing the screw straight into it, and then pulling at it whilst simultaneous placing both feet on the bonet until it comes off?!
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The old ones prise off pretty easily. Just take it slowly. I have replaced both front and rear on my Brera from the ebay link mentioned above.
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Its best to drill a hole in the front of the old badge to prise it off to avoid damaging the surround, they're not tight.
+1 for the ebay stick on badge

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The reason I ask is most people on here have just used this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2512494735...d=600571556834

Which is a direct replacement for the metal badge on the front. You can just prise it off and stick this one on and its ideintical
i done this, cheap & easy.
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I also changed my front badge using the one from Ebay, easy to do and a good quality replacement.
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Great responses guys, thanks all.
Really appreciate it.
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Hey thanks,

So I can just change the badge?

....The grille is ok for now. Not even a water mark.
I don't know why these darn badges corode so much?! Especially as the back one is fine!?
The badge comes off nicely with a little care . I used a shammy leather folded into 4 , to rest onto the chrome , then I could lever the tin badge off with a screwdriver. A bit of a scrape off of all the sticky left as well.
I bought the new badge off ebay for 13 including post from Italy and it arrived in 10 days.
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I bought a stick-on badge for my Spider off ebay. It came from Italy and is perfect. It was made even better by a few coats of clear laquer before being fitted. Apart from protecting the badge it gives it a really deep gloss and looks fantastic.
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hi moonstorm
I have replaced my badge with another bought on ebay and is perfect
this is the seller
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hi moonstorm
I have replaced my badge with another bought on ebay and is perfect
this is the seller
FTR (I know this is an old thread), Alfa seems to have started to sell only the badge as a replacement part for 159's: part number 50521448 (at least my parts supplier offered that as an option, and I got it, though I still haven't mounted it). It seems identical to what's listed above on eBay, and ePER's got a price at around 20.

I wonder if anyone was able to preserve the old badge using a heat gun or something? Mine has gone, but not too badly (a stone chip mostly, colours are all still ok), so I wouldn't complain about keeping it.

I'll be replacing a rear badge as well (washed out colours, not embarrasing yet), but got the entire thing since it's MY2008. FWIW, 8 years since I got it is not too shabby, and it's only been in a garage in the last 2.5 years.
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