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  1. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hopefully getting new tyres & wheels on next week. The specialist who's doing them asked if I wanted the calipers painting whilst they're off. Got me thinking actually ... the Brembo's look great in red on any Alfa & certainly on the 166 - but am I right in saying on the 2.0 TS Phase 2 they...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    So i thought i'd give my a wheels a new lease on life and paint the standard horseshoe wheels and bake calipers. The wheels were pretty beaten up when i bought the car, nasty gutter rash, chips and scuffs etc. Obviously the previous owner didn't know how to park. I spent quite it bit of time...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've had to strip a lot of the outer casing and now want to improve the appearance and paint the pipe and as much of the assembly as I can reach. I was about to buy high temperature products from Vitcas but the nearly £10 extra of postage makes me wonder if I could just get equivalent from...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm thinking about putting the chrome mirrors on my GT. I'm undecided on whether I'd like the look however. Are the OEM ones metal or just 'chrome effect' plastic? Are the ones here - Spiegelkappe (verchromt, rechts) Alfa 147, GT Coupe (937) - Alfa Romeo Ersatzteile - Italia Ricambi - on...
  5. Alfa Giulietta
    Has anyone here got any tips on how to remove the large painted dash panel? My G has developed a rattle which stops when I press it, so I am planning on taking it off and putting some foam behind. Is it just push on or are there screws? Many Thanks. :thumbs:
  6. Introduce Yourself
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and wanted to share something I have had done to my Alfa 159. I have a 2009 ti 1.9 model, and have just had some paintwork done (had a disagreement with a transit). Whilst it was in the body shop I had an idea for improving the back bumper. I asked the guy to see if...
  7. General Alfa Discussion
    HI I was wondering what would be a fair price to get my bonnet painted,its alfa red and has a peppering of stone chips on it I would like to get sorted.If anyone knows a good sprayshop in/around the Edinburgh area I would appreciate any recommendations.
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi Can anyone recommend the best method for touching up painted red brake calipers for a 159 Ti? See attached photo. Front right has sustained some damage! Regards
  9. General Motoring Discussion
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  10. Car Detailing
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  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So after seeing some of the others Alfas on the trip to Whitby made me decide to paint my calipers, pleased with the results :)
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I want to buy a new set of painted discs, but can you use them with standard pads? Having done some research on here, I think I want to go with Brembo Painted discs and Pagid pads which all seem reasonable and fit my criteria of standard looking (not drilled and grooved), no noise and good...
  13. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Well after a bit of hard work and elbow grease I have finished painting up my jts Engine.what you think guys, worth the effort?
  14. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Got the bumper painted needs a flatten and polish
  15. Car Detailing
    During changes of brake pads (Galfer are new) I painted brake calipers with Motip ColorWorks Copper paint spray (No. 918523). As base I used Motip ColorMatic 1K Epoxy Primer... After change of brake fluid (Tutela DOT4) I have collateral benefit: much softer clutch pedal...
  16. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    A while ago I painted the Momo logo on the side of my GTV's leather seats headrests. I've been umming and aahing for a while as whether to paint the Alfa logo embossed on the seat back. After a fellow owner said without me mentioning it that I should paint them, I decided to. So bought some...
  17. Alfa MiTo
    Hi guys, quick request. I currently have a mito lusso in black. I know that the distinctive/veloce comes as standard with painted calipers but i am thinking about doing mine. Only thought is that with the slightly smaller wheels on the lusso will it actually be effective in terms of looks with...
  18. Car Detailing
    Well today i finally got around to changing my rear discs and pads. I Decided to go for drilled and grooved discs to give that sporty look i was after and a tiny proformance boost. I thought while ive got the brakes apart i might as well paint them. Paid £15 for a e-tech caliper painting kit...
  19. Car Detailing
    Hello everyone, My car was resprayed back in May and nothing has been done to it since the spray booth other than a couple of washes. The painter says its not his practice to polish cars after respray as it affects the long term durability of the paint. The question is, How do it treat a newly...
  20. Car Detailing
    Don't listen to the scaremongers out there saying the plenum is difficult to remove. It's a doddle with a set of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BERGEN-Tools-Clic-Clic-R-Hose-Clip-Removal-Pliers-1707-/181152276493?pt=UK_Hand_Tools_Equipment&hash=item2a2d84600d for those inlet pipe clips. Next...
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