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  1. Car Detailing
    Hi all, looking for recommendations for a decent machine polisher. Before I sold my Mito (Tornado Blue) I gave it a good going over with Meguairs compound and a good polish by hand. It took forever but the results were great. My Brera could do with the same to get rid of some swirl marks...
  2. Introduce Yourself
    Just picked up my early 60th Birthday present to myself..lol..!!! Yr 2000 GTV 2l TS Lusso. Been dreaming about partnering with a GTV to 'Tango with' for some time now. So this evening finally got my hands on a lovely Phaze 2 155bhp version. Fell in love with GTV back in early 80's, when as a...
  3. Car Detailing
    Hi guys, my wife/boys bought me a machine polisher for Father's Day from the kids lol the wife scuffed the v6 parking it in the drive! So rather than socks this year I actual got a good gift lol! It's just a entry model from Argos and bought as it had good review. It's this one Buy Challenge...
  4. Car Detailing
    Hi all I want to have a go at machine polishing my GTV but I'm not really sure which products to buy!! Do I need a DA polisher or rotary polisher etc and would a cheap one do the job? I've been watching junkman2000 on YouTube which is very informative but being in USA the products are...
  5. Alfa 164 & 166
    Took the Mrs shopping at Sainsbury's this evening. Parked the pearly 166 under a lamp. Fellow passes by in a new 5 series Bavarian..... Eyes stuck sidewards fairly popping out of his head.... Thinks me, "Yes mate, as Jab Clarkson said, You bought the wrong car!" Says to Mrs on way home, "Such a...
  6. General Motoring Discussion
    I happened across an episode of WD where the cheekie chappies were fettling with a Jag XK8. All pretty much par for the course, except the freaky-haired mechanic bloke had a machine that supposedly dissolved carbon from the cylinders all the way through the exhaust. I think it went in through...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I thought I'd cracked it with one on Ebay 'til I read in the small print it was for diesel engines from 2004, mine's 2003. Can anyone suggest a good one for reasonable money? (£40ish) Would be good if it would suit my 2003 2.4JTD 10v and my wife's 04 147 1.9JTD 16v as well. Cheers Terry
  8. South Africa
    For a while now, I have known that any Alfa has a soul. But mine has a ghost as well. Every time I switch the engine off, the passenger window starts to go down by itself. Sometimes in one move, other times it is like the button is being pushed a few times. SO I have to keep the buttons up...
  9. Car Detailing
    Hi guys, someone has scratched the wife's car, it's like a box has been placed on the bonnet and then pulled off leaving two long scratch. I have clay bar it but still white line so must have go through to the primer although not a deep scratch as I can't get my nail in it etc. I thought I...
  10. Car Detailing
    Thinking about buy a machine polisher off ebay. Has anybody given them a go? Any advice? Cheers! :thumbs:
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Nice...:) Was looking for an oil extractor and i think i found the one! :D
  12. Alfa GTA
    Well I was siting in the living room just staring at the GTA and then pop I had the idea Boredom does strange things :lol: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R_rYgQDQan4
  13. General Motoring Discussion
    Treated the Mx5 to some new wheels and tyres, painted the brake callipers gloss black too - I'm chuffed with the result :thumbs: Note to self - KEEP AWAY FROM KERBS !!!!! :lol:
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Under WOT my GT chucks out a lot of black smoke. Other than that its running like a dream. Is there anything I can do to stop it smoking or is it characteristic of a Diesel engine of that era?
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I love our 05 147 jtd I thought when we bought it we done ok ensuring that there were 2 remote keys:) so this morning to my horror my wife left the remote key in her pocket and put the washing on :cry::vomit: Firstly I have removed the battery but before I totally destroy the plastic casing is...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I love our 05 147 jtd I thought when we bought it we done ok also making sure that there were 2 remote keys:) so this morning to my horror my wife left the remote key in her pocket and put the washing on :cry::vomit: Firstly I have removed the battery but before I totally destroy the plastic...
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. Have just put my 55 plate 156 fob thru the cotton cycle in the washing machine ! Luckily I have a spare, but now feel exposed as I now have no spare ! It worked perfectly well before. Have taken it apart and it's now dried but doesn't work. Is it repairable or could it be just the...
  18. Car Detailing
    Hi just wondering how often i can machine polish my car? Also i have discovered a spray and wipe polish and just wodering can i spray it on straight after a machine polish to bring it to shine. My Alfa 147 is black and i got a black polish by turtle wax is it any good? Regards, Nick
  19. 4C & 4C Spider
    I like the colour:) Alfa Romeo 4C Appears in a Cherry Red Shade at Concorso d'Eleganza, Wins Concept Car Category - Carscoop
  20. North East
    Hi guys, as some of you may know i was heavily into car detailing when i had my MiTo but dont do it much these days. Ive been looking through my kit and have decided i'll never use my polishing kit again. It comprises of a Meguiars G220 DA, a Silverline Rotary and a load of various compounds...
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