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  1. GTV paint bubbling near back screen, ideas?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV has a little paint bubling in a bit of a tricky place. What's the best course of action here? Is it possible to fix without removing the rear screen? As far as I understand that is a big job that requires a lot of the interior stripped and the glass will not be re-usable, can anyone...
  2. Paintwork bubbling on rear bumper? Photos Included

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Gave my Alfa Brera a good wash at the weekend and noticed some paintwork "bubbling" on the rear bumper - anyone else come across this? Have read some posts but people mention the lacquer and I am unsure if it is this or the paintwork? Would be interested if anyone else has come across...
  3. Radiator coolant bubbling.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Evening ladies and gents. Would just like to share my experience with you encase it happens to anyone else. So I had a bit of a blunder yesterday, had the car running with the window down as I was talking to someone, intended to turn the engine off then press the ignition again to put the...
  4. GT Front whisker chrome strip bubbling

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, One side of my chrome bumper strip has bubbling in it. Has anyone had experience on repairing/replacing it as it seems to be a common issue? I did try applying some heat to it in the hope the glue would re stick, which seemed to work at first but now it has cooled it has gone back to how it...
  5. Bubbling oil..156 ts

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After having an enthusiastic cane around the Wicklow Mountains the other night(like living at the Nurenburg ring,lucky me!)I parked it up and opened the bonnet,wanted to see if my aux belt tensioner etc was behaving ok,I've a few little jobs to attend to before my NCT(MOT to most of you).There...
  6. silver is bubbling and flaking off

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, gave her a nice wash, dry, auto glym polish, hoover and clean. until I paid close attention to all the stone chips and touch ups done by previous owner :cry: and new ones.... bloody mess! Stone chips by the arches, doors :cry:, need mud flaps now :cry:, huge scratch on the bonnet by...
  7. GTV bonnet paintwork bubbling.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have a silver GTV. Either side of the front grille on the bonnet, there are 3 or 4 small bubbles which have been there since purchased. I imagine this means that it may have been re-sprayed at some point and moisture had been trapped during the process. Is this common to fibreglass body work...
  8. Help! Bubbling around wing mirror!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Evening all! I have returned home this evening and noticed that my offside wing mirror has started to come away from the housing (pillar of car). It doesn't feel loose but there is a noticeable gap where the mirror should be flush. I have attached a picture (sorry...I'm no expert) which...
  9. Header Tank Bubbling

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi folks, Series 3 Spider 2000, all well until we get to about 70 mph then steam and bubbles from the header-tank. I suspect head-gasket although there's no other symptoms (e.g. oil pressure okay, no sludge). Any other suggestions before I take the plunge? Many thanks.
  10. bubbling plastic and tarnished chrome

    Alfa MiTo
    I washed my mito (etna black) for the first time yesterday using auto glym and some soft lambswool and microfibre clothes. I followed the instructions, risning immeditaly, doing the car in sections and drying using another soft microbfibre cloth. Upon drying I noted the following: front...
  11. Bubbling from Dash?? Coolant??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Everyone, I am emailing from Australia, where my beloved 99 model GTV V6 is making some wierd noises. I have changed the thermostat and water pump after they both died around 6 months ago. I also got the radiator repaired for a small leak. Now the rad is leaking VERY slowly but somehow it is...
  12. Plastic Chrome on Grille Bubbling!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Washed & waxed the cars today and noticed that the "chrome" on the Ti's grille is bubbling:eek: Given that I'm fastidious when it comes to car care I'm more than a little miffed:mad: Anyone else with the same issue? The GT bumper inserts look to be going the same way too so must be something to...
  13. Bubbling Battery!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I don’t use my car everyday, (unfortunately I live too close to where I work!) and if I left it for more than 3 days, the battery would be totally flat. The car didn’t seem to have the right battery so I bought a new one and this seems to have fixed the problem. My only concern now is when the...
  14. bubbling alloy

    Alfa GTA
    Gave the car a good wash over the weekend and noticed a small area of wheel has started bubbling, about the size of a 50p Anyone else's done this? I'm going to ask the dealer for a new wheel, even though I can already hear the response. The same wheel has been kerbed slightly although not near...
  15. Ruuber 'bubbling' inside drivers door...

    Alfa GTA
    Hi GT owners... Anyone else suffered from this problem - see pic... It's on the drivers side as the door is opened. Tks
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