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  1. Dark 5 spoke alloys - best wheel cleaners

    Alfa Giulia
    This may belong in the detailing section but it's not the busiest on there and the wheels are Giulia exclusives. So with the wheels having a more matt look to them, what are the best cleaning products? I used my usual non acid based purple stuff (I think it's wonder wheels stuff) but it left...
  2. Been trying different alloy wheel cleaners

    Car Detailing
    Been an autoglym fan for years, having used their wheel and getting great results. I've had a fine fallout layer for a while which has been slowly shifting, but today I bit the bullet and bought Gtechniq W6 fallout remover and by god this stuff is amazing. Simply wet the rims with water then...
  3. Fuel system and injector cleaners

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    I have just started this thread in the 916 forum but wondered if it might be more relevant in the 'Engines' section.
  4. Fuel System Cleaners

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm finally getting a replacement engine for my V6, it's having new spark plugs, spark plug seals, cam belt, aux belt, tensioners, idlers, water pump, but I have no idea how the engine has been treated in the past and was thinking of putting some of forte's cleaning products through the system...
  5. dpf cleaners

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    dpf cleaners in a bottle to tip in the fuel tank object is to clean the soot out of the dpf/ cat . has anyone tried this type of stuff , does it work ,is it any good ????????? read some reviews on amazon , bit of a mixed bag tho, and the stuff is not exactly cheap !! Being a bit...
  6. Recommended Interior Leather Cleaners?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi! Picked up my Alfa yesterday and gearing up for the forthcoming bank holiday is terms of cleaning kit. Wondering what people recommend leather upholstery wise for my 159 Ti? Cheers!
  7. Alfa GT 1.9JTDm Diesel Fuel system cleaners

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys Complete newbie here looking for info. I have just purchased a alfa GT 1.9 JTDm and am considering running a fuel system cleaner through the engine. It had 40k miles on the clock and has been run around town basically for these miles. I have seen good write ups for Power enhancer...
  8. GUNK Cleaners & Degreasers now available at Opie Oils

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Great news, Opie Oils have added GUNK to our ever growing list of top quality brands (now over 45, take a look HERE > > >). Below is the list of Gunk products stocked, take a look it’s great stuff! GUNK Engine Degreasant A powerful and effective cleaner that has been specially formulated for...
  9. Injector Cleaners ????

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    High All......Has Anybody out there used Injector Cleaners / Treatments and are they any good / any use. Also can they cause any unwanted side effects like killing the Cat or blocking fuel filters ????. I have a 156 2.0 JTS, now at 105k miles and has been fine to date but a few weeks ago it...
  10. Metal polish & Cleaners for Wheel rims

    Car Detailing
    Hi guys, hoping to pick you detailing/valet brains if i may? Decided over christmas that i would strip one of my Zender Milano's and have a go at refurbing the rim and thought if i could achieve a decent finish i would save myself £00's and be satisfied that it was done right? If i fail or...
  11. Robot Vacuum Cleaners...

    Poll Room
    ... any good? Who's got one? :confused:
  12. Hand-held Vacuum Cleaners

    Car Detailing
    Does anyone have any opinions on these or is getting out the dyson the only option?
  13. Ultrasonic cleaners

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Has anyone ever used them ? I am cleaning a pair of dellorto 40 carbs for my Sud using carb cleaner and metal polish etc but takes forever. I have seen ultrasonic cleaners that clean carbs, anyone used them for carbs or other small parts, be a hell of a lot easier than all this elbow grease :cry:
  14. Front light cleaners

    Alfa 145 & 146
    I don't know if named it correctly, but I am wondering if anyone was adding this on additionally? I would very like to upgrade that, because I want to put in xenon-kit 4300K and we have strict restrictions around xenon-kits in Slovenia:rolleyes: It is not for styling just for better...
  15. Car Vacume Cleaners

    General Alfa Discussion
    I am not sure wether this is in the right forum or not but basically i have broken one of the Nozels on my Mums Dyson and have this been banned from taking it outside, so no more hoovering the lawn or my car!!!!! I need to purchase a little hoover for cleaning my car, i had a 12v ciggerette...
  16. Alloy Wheel Cleaners...

    Alfa 155
    ...they're taking the P155 surely :eek: :tut: these autofactor shops asking anything from £2.99 to £11.99 fer a foam that gets the grime off er alloys :rolleyes: ...a bucket of fairy liquid and a towel does the trick :) ...simple ...always works fer me ;)
  17. Paint cleaners: which one

    General Alfa Discussion
    everytime there's a thread dedicated to Zymöl, I read about the paint cleaner that comes with the package and which prepares the car for waxing. Are there any other products that do the same? In other words, what should us common folk, who haven't got the cash to buy those luxurious Zymöl...
  18. headlamp cleaners

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    For the ones who have the headlamp washers: check them because I checked mine this weekend and found that the left one doesn't spray!! Instead the water just sprays out round the front indicator eek! I think that there is something loose. I'll ask the dealer to fix it when i give him my...
  19. Alloy wheel cleaners

    General Alfa Discussion
    I`m sure our resident car detailing gurus can help with this one.I really hate cleaning alloys and I have often been disappointed with the results of some of the proprietary wheel cleaners on offer. I`ve yet to find anything as effective as sitting down with a small brush but this is extremely...
  20. Air cleaners

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Has anyone had any experience with pod type air filters are they better worse indifferent I am lead to believe the are worse in cold climates which is not really an issue in Oz (except where you are simon) what can people tell me about these and what types have you had experience with?