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  1. faded plastic warranty

    General Alfa Discussion
    Do you think that faded grey plastics would count under a bodywork warranty claim. The rear diffuser on my 20 month old Giulietta has started to turn white along the top edge. Its not wax or shampoo residue as I don't wax the car because its had a ceramic coating on it and I always wash and...
  2. Colour faded off the red break calipers on my 159TI

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Whilst the back break calipers look nice and bright, the front ones look dull and faded. How much would it be to replace them? Or is there a way to paint them with a specific paint? But then the Alfa Romeo logo would be painted over too. Any thoughts / suggestions?
  3. Faded boot badge 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    picked up my new OEM boot badge for my 147 from Autolusso.co.uk tel 01582869560, delivered 36.50 to Spain. took me about half an hour to complete, its a bit fiddley and care needs to be taken when removing the hatchdoor trim panel. locate the 4 little screws, undo them pop the panel off and its...
  4. Faded black plastic

    Car Detailing
    Wondering how others deal with the black faded plastic parts? My 159 has plastic by the windows and it is a light gray rather than black. I saw on youtube you can use a heat gun to restore it. I did it on a small area out of sight and it looks to just burn the plastic so I do not really want to...
  5. Faded Black Plastic on 159

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The black plastic areas near the windows on my 159 are faded, almost white in areas. I looked up solutions and there is the lacquer solution which needs re-applied regularly or the heat gun solution. Has anyone tried the heat gun successfully? I gave it a shot on a small area first as I didn't...
  6. Mito faded badges

    Alfa MiTo
    So the Mito has poorly badges. I've had some from car passion turn up. Is it really a case of piercing the badges and gently lifting the emblems off or is that a myth ??
  7. Darkening or Restoring Hint for Faded Plastic material and rare diffuser..

    Alfa Giulietta
    When I noticed some whiteness (greyish) on my rare diffuser of my giulietta I started an investigation for darkening it.. After a few days of investigation I found out that when you apply a heat gun or blow torch to your plastic material of your car (whatever it is) it suddenly darkens like new...
  8. Faded rear light clusters,Flyeyekit,

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have used the Flyeye kit to cover my rear lights. They had become really faded and had lost that nice sharp look. I didn't want to make it look too after market and decided to give fly eye a go. Really pleased with the result. I used there red option 2 film. What do people think of the result?
  9. Faded interior trim on spider - what product to use?

    Car Detailing
    Hi. My 1999 spider needs some TLC on the interior trim (door panels, etc). Can anyone recommend a good product they've used. I've heard gtechniq is good, but most examples I have seen on the web are for exterior black plastic trim. Would appreciate some recommendations. Also has anyone cleaned...
  10. Radiator badge faded

    Introduce Yourself
    The radiator badge on my '08 159 (ungaraged) has faded to the point where it is barely recognisable. Main dealer quotes £70 to replace. Anybody agree Alfa should really supply a new badge free of charge, as its sole function is to advertise the brand? And anybody know how best to achieve this...
  11. faded rosso afla 130

    Car Detailing
    Hi chaps, would this help? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-PK-Sponges-Red-White-Blue-Polishing-Machine-Mop-Buffing-Wheel-Sil15Sil16Sil17-/121110926535?pt=UK_Home_Power_Tools_Batteries_Buffers&hash=item1c32c614c7 :thumbs:
  12. Faded front badge, cheapest place?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The old story, faded Alfa badge. :rolleyes: Where can i get a replacement for the front that doesnt cost a mortgage to buy. Thanks. :)
  13. Any good products for faded window / door trim ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    One of the very few criticisms of the 159 is the poor quality materials they use on the door window trim, they've faded quite badly and detract from the car's beauty. Back to Black works a treat but the minute it rains it all washes off onto the paintwork looking pretty unsightly. Has anyone...
  14. Faded Dash & Parcel Shelf

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys, Has anyone ever attempted to recover the colour that has faded out of your dash or parcel shelf? It looks like the harsh English sun (:cheese:) has taken its toll and my red dash top and parcel shelf are now not the same colour intensity as the rest of the dash & door cards. Any...
  15. Faded front badge replacements

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, I have been in contact with this website MG Badges and MG Replacement Badges to see if they can produce a sticker to replace the faded front one. I have used them on my MG (which has a similar fading issue) and they seem very good thus far especially for £7. They have been through...
  16. Restoring faded plastic without products.

    Car Detailing
    Came across this video this evening; Anyone tried it?
  17. A Rumble In the Fens & A Faded Badge

    Meets & Events Images
    Well it was a little bit wet this morning as some of us EA lot ventured into the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens to Ely. After a little bit of a tour through Ely to let Jilly in her V6 spider and my shiny & loud exhaust echo through the streets we parked up at the meeting place to await anymore...
  18. faded paintwork

    Alfa 155
    Hi, My rosso red 155 bumpers have the clear coat peeling off them. What products can i use to tidy these up and freshen up the rest of the paintwork aswell. After 15 years, scratches, tree sap and kids have all taken their toll on the outside of the car. cheers
  19. Faded Alfa badges (GT)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I need a new boot badge for my GT as it has faded (a common problem with the badges I believe?). The obvious place to look is ebay, I was wondering if anybody else had any better ideas? Thanks, Rich
  20. How to: Change you faded rear badge!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys Not sure if there's a guide for this so i figured i would put this up. Right, we all know how manky the rear badges go, water gets under the lacquer and they end up looking a mess! So here is a quick guide to change your badge for a nice shiny new one! Tools: Trim remove/screwdriver...
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