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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    What?........ what? - my gear knob inset (6 speed) looks pretty scratched and manky, it come off is there a good way to polish it, I tried wire wool but that's not done anything thanks
  2. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Surprisingly, there are no threads about this subject. So I have some heavy scratches and the bumpers need a bit of straightening on a wheel. But can anyone recommend a place? Ta
  3. Car Detailing
    Hi guys, Well, I’m 6months into being an Alfa owner, and against all reason and logic I’m loving it. In the short time I’ve had the cloverleaf it’s needed a new radiator, had a windscreen washer failure and repair (by me), and a weird engine failure light which went off after a day and hasn’t...
  4. Car Detailing
    Could anyone let me know if there is anything different needed to wash, clean or polish any carbon fibre parts on the outside of a car.
  5. Car Detailing
    Hi guys :) The 159 I am looking to buy soon has really flat dull paint. I don't mind that as it's actually priced very reasonably and thr interior is lovely. It also has some flaking top coat at a few places around the car which would need fixing up. How would be best to do that? Sand spray...
  6. 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...
  7. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm thinking of giving my car a refinish on paintwork using 3000 grit and then repolishing. I saw on Wheeler Dealers the guys doing this on a Ford Thunderbird but using non-resin polish to polish up after the rub down. Does anyone know where you can get this stuff. Can't find it on net.
  8. Car Detailing
    Keep looking at the paintwork and it keeps getting me wound up!!! I know my car is 10 years old, but she can look better than she does I'm sure, but what's my options? I've never used t cut in my life, does it really work? Someone also mentioned to me g3 whatever that is? I've only got one...
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I love my beautiful black alfa 159 with red leather. It does get dirty though...real quick. I wash her weekly and have polished once with Meguires (not sure which one). I spent 4 hours washing and any one got fors or against a for machine polishers? Or any recommendations on a...
  10. Car Detailing
    Can anyone recommend a glass polisher? Side glass is scratched and I'd prefer to get it polished rather than replacing. Midlands based if poss. Cheers
  11. Tuning & Upgrades
    I've just watched Wheeler Dealers doing up a Lotus Elise and the head was "ported and polished" to apparently improve the power the engine produces. Now, I know that this program is really just entertainment but is there any beneifit in getting my 2.2 Brera's cylinder head treated this way...
  12. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Just a heads up be VERY careful if you use a paint buffer on your bumpers. The paint is very thin and soon heats up and blisters as i found out this morning :( I already needed some paint repair on the bumper so it's not totally disastrous but wouldn't want it to happen to others. They...
  13. General Motoring Discussion
    Any advice on methods for cleaning up and generally making look better chrome intake pipework? Sent from Free App
  14. Car Detailing
    Greetings Alfisti’s. I have been reading so many useful threads to assist me with my gtv restoration project in all the areas, some quite daunting for me to tackle. I think the time has come for me to give back a little of my personal expertise. Firstly a bit of my credentials: My business of...
  15. Car Detailing
    Thinking about buy a machine polisher off ebay. Has anybody given them a go? Any advice? Cheers! :thumbs:
  16. Car Detailing
    Ok... Grahameo's cheap and often, free fixes! Continues... So we all have alloy, chromed or even stainless steel items on our cars aka "shiny bits" that need TLC now and then. Bare alloy in particular can end up with fine scratch marks and end up pitted and no matter what you use, it just ends...
  17. Car Detailing
    Thought I'd treat my Bella on the weekend and splashed out on AutoGlym cleaning and polishing kit as she has been dirty for a few weeks. Took me 5 hours roughly by hand to clean and polish every part of the paint work. And I'm very pleased by the results. The polish got out pretty much every...
  18. North East
    ALL SOLD NOW GUYS :) As some of you know i ended up getting into photography through car detailing and it has fully taken over now which is a shame. Now i have a mass of gear i dont use and am getting grief to sell it and i have stuff i want to buy :) Basically the first things i want to sell...
  19. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys I can't seem to find anything on here about polishing our cars so thought I'd start a thread as I'd imagine there will be a lot of people like me out there who are worried about using a high powered machine on their pride and joy. I've been mulling over the idea of buying a rotary...
  20. Motoring Images
    Well it has been a complete bore, countless tiny scratches and marks to be T cut out, hundreds of tar spots removed with petrol, but very pleased with the result. :)