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Prepping the 159 for sale - paintwork HELP!

Simply Alfas have just put another 12 months ticket on the 159 which must now depart to fund the GTV respray and downpayment on a GT86 (according to Mrs Hagley - though it's more likely a Kia bab!).

I have a bit of blistering on the bonnet where the water has got under some stone chips. I'd like to get this sorted before I sell it - is it something that can be treated in isolation? Am I looking at a full bonnet spray? How much? Where?

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Depends how bad - could in theory be sanded down, painted n blended (assuming they can get decent colour match) would be lots cheaper than a full spray.

I know a little bodyshop in Tardebigge that have done some very neat spot repairs on my old mans mito. http://www.tardebiggebodyshop.co.uk/ usually fairly cost effective too.
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ChipsAway Direct on the Stafford Road in Wolverhampton did a decent job on my 159 last year, can't remember how much it was but I wasn't that expensive.
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Depends how bad - could in theory be sanded down, painted n blended (assuming they can get decent colour match) would be lots cheaper than a full spray.

I know a little bodyshop in Tardebigge that have done some very neat spot repairs on my old mans mito. http://www.tardebiggebodyshop.co.uk/ usually fairly cost effective too.
Tardebigge is good. Not far down the road - cheers for the tip - don't really want to do the full panel.

Thanks Tony_S - The paint needs to be sanded and I was under the impression ChipsAway only dealt with stuff where the paint wasn't 'broken'?
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The paint needs to be sanded and I was under the impression ChipsAway only dealt with stuff where the paint wasn't 'broken'?
When I bought mine it had scoring all over the front wing, it looked as if it had been driven into a barbed wire hedge with scratches through the paint all over the place. It's fine now
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When I bought mine it had scoring all over the front wing, it looked as if it had been driven into a barbed wire hedge with scratches through the paint all over the place. It's fine now
In that case I'll ask them the question. Ta

> Update - spoke to ChipsAway - they do part-vertical panels where there's a localised issue but not bonnets as they've "only got an upright curing lamp". Bodyshop it is then.

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I know - It's lead time! They're too popular.

I need it done and gone.
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Hmm. Found the anti-perforation warranty is 8 years. Looks like I'll be off the the dealer tomorrow. Car is now posted on Ebay & AutoTrader.

UPDATE 24/09: Alfa say "yes, it's a warranty job". Glad I checked now.

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