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  1. Engine powder coating

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys, has anyone powder coated intake manifold and valve covers? I would like to achieve as close to brand new look as possible, natural aluminium look with red letters. If so do you remember the RAL colour number? How about the colour of the injection pipes in V6?
  2. Ceramic Coating

    Car Detailing
    Hi, I'm taking delivery of a new Guilietta soon. It's painted in Etna Black, a metallic finish with red flecks so it changes colour under different light. I'm going to take it directly to a detailer but can't decide between his 'new car treatment' or going all the way and having it ceramic...
  3. Powder coating alloys

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I'm getting my wheels powder coated next week, I just want silver but the company showed me 2 different popular silvers, one metallic and the other non metallic. At the time I said metallic but now thinking it might not look right. Has anyone got their wheels done silver? Metallic or non
  4. Ceramic coating

    Car Detailing
    Hi, I used to use diamond brite to protect the paintword, and would like to see if anyone have tried to use ceramic coating to protect the paintwork and glass? Is it better than the diamond brite?? Is it durable? Easy to apply? Thanks.
  5. Red Alfa Calliper Coating? Where & How

    South Africa
    I am sure this question has been asked before but I cannot find the thread. I have finally found a set of (330mm) GT callipers for my (305mm) GTA ones but they will need to be re-coated (heat and chemical resistant – much like the OE calliper coating). Is there is a proprietary (off the shelf)...
  6. damaged underbody coating

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi! The chassis reached down on a snag and the underbody coating scraped off as can be seen on the picture. Any thougts on how to fix it at home? Which material should be purchased for that? Or does it worth to have it repaired in a garage? Thanks in advance, Attila Alfisti
  7. How to remove scratched rubber coating.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Thought I'd share this with people seeing that its a common problem and looks terrible. The interior handles on my 156 were looking worse for wear even though my car is very low milage. The rubber coating was all scratched and like a tary mess. Its very easy to clean off though. I went into the...
  8. Spider Wheels - vibration after plastic coating - what size tyres

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hello i have 2 different sets of wheels - when i bought it had the small horse shoe 18" wheels, when i got the car the paint was hanging off - need shot blasting etc , so i have had them in plastic coated - but replaced the rear tyres with larger 245 45 18 on the rear - i now am getting...
  9. Powder Coating A Go Go

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My engine bits have returned from the powder coaters.
  10. New Online Distributor

    Performance 1 Coatings
    You can now quote and order online using our 1st On-line distributor FastFox Performance. FastFox Performance Parts not only offer a variety of ceramic coating and heat management solutions, they also offer the full exhaust systems and part exhaust systems coated and un-coated from a variety of...
  11. Does ceramic coating offer more power??

    Performance 1 Coatings
    The question we always get asked.... Ceramic coatings are typically used on exhaust components to reduce temperatures but, not limited to exhaust systems altogether. Ceramic coatings are an excellent thermal barrier due to their poor ability to absorb heat. This is why headers/ manifolds are...
  12. Powder Coating

    North Scotland
    Another recommendation from my recent refurb work is a powder coating business I use which is located in Carnoustie..... Coatech Surface Technologies 01241 854911. Ewan the gaffer is a petrol head himself and very helpful. I have so far had two sets of alloys refurbed and a have a raft of...
  13. Refurbushing and powder coating the brembos

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I bought a set of old GTV brembos a while back - any ideas how much it is to have it stripped, refurbished and powder coated? I have the relevant refurbishing parts but I can't get the screws which hold the 2 halves together which is why I think I need it professionally done.
  14. Alfa 147 ducati corse alloy coating

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I bought an alfa 147 ducati corse (which is now for sale!) a while back and i seem to remember them saying the original coat that was on was no good, and wears easily etc etc... is this acutally true?? the original coat is starting to show through... any tips... will this just happen...
  15. nano coating

    Car Detailing
    having switched from GT to Giulietta, I realized the windows hold on more rain drops than GT, making visibility a problem. it might be that the second hand GT I had had some coating on the windows or its aerodynamics was more likely to blow away water from the windows. the side mirrors and side...
  16. powder coating

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Top end due to be powder coated soon, Plenum,spark plug cover,rocker covers,fuel rails etc. Colour? Red or black for the plug cover and plenum?
  17. Roof antenna base coating

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys the black coating/paint on the base mount for the antenna on my 156 is falling (see picture). Does anyone know what could be a good fix for this ? Black paint sprayed ? Thanks for any hints
  18. removing underbody coating

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    As i was off today and sorting my petrol tank out i had a look at the underneath of the 33 and saw some surface rust so started digging the underbody coating off and found that the rust had gone in more places especially where the floor panels join so i am in the process of removing the whole of...
  19. Rocker cover powder coating

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Has anyone had it done? How does heat effect it and can markings such as engine maker etc be left in another colour or polished alloy.... Thanks..... pics please:thumbs:
  20. Plastic coating spray

    General Alfa Discussion
    I had a wing mirror problem in that the black plastic coating on the part that bolts to the car had flaked off due to corrosion on the alloy casting. After much research on the web I found the products to use to get a finish as good as if not better than eom in my opinion. I took the mirror off...
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