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  1. Respraying my 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all. I am starting to think about prepping my 156 for a paint job and wondered if anyone has any recommendations in the West Country? I know you get what you pay for but so far I have been quoted between £1700 and £3500.....
  2. Respraying a Matt Magnesio Grey GQV

    Alfa Giulietta
    My car is in a main dealer body shop having a warranty respray to a small area of the roof above the drivers door. Tomorrow is its 5th day with them and I'm getting a little anxious that they are having trouble to get a match on the Matt paint. Anyone else had similar work done on their matt G...
  3. Respraying my 159. What colour?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, This is my first proper post after having the car 6 months! So I shall say Hello :) My name is Owen, I'm in Cheshire and if you've been to the Alfa shows recently you surely will have noticed my 159 estate. The blue one with ruined bodywork :') Incase you were wondering what the story...
  4. respraying rear velance/how to take off

    Alfa MiTo
    As title says, im wanting to spray the rear velance gloss black as tbis would look great against the tornado blue. Iv asked another forum whi have resorayed their plastics a lot for advice to get a shinny smooth gloss black finish. But please post up if you have done this, got pics and know...
  5. Respraying a front bumper assembly

    South Africa
    I drive a GT and as most owners will know it does not like speed bumps or uneven drive ways. The bumper has some scratches underneath which you cannot see when standing in front of it but it's there and I know it :cheese: Also minor chips on it which shows up since the car is red and the primer...
  6. Respraying door mirrors

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I'm planning on respraying my door mirrors using aerosol cans. Found a place that will supply the cans with AR195/A proteo rosso paint. Need some advice on which primer/undercoat to use, given that the mount is alloy and the rest plastic. The chap supplying the cans suggested using red...
  7. respraying?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    i own an alfa 156 and currently its in rosso 130 b/b red, ive heard that its going to be hard to match the colour exactly because its a 1998 model and its rather sunbleached, so i was thinking about attempting a respray... are there any guides out there.. step by step and exactly the process...
  8. Cost of respraying the front end.

    Alfa GTA
    My metallic grey SW has some chips on the bonnet which are expected on a 6 year old car with 40k on it, but they really bug me as do the scrapes on the front bumper (bottom and corners) from the previous owner. You can't see them until you get close but I'd like to get rid of them anyway. Is...
  9. respraying GTA

    Alfa GTA
    hey guys has anyone had their GTA resprayed ? im not sure about yours but i think the entire car needs a respray as the paint on the side skirts just before the rear wheels are starting to look really tired as does the front bumper. alfa's do not come from the factory with a good paint finish...
  10. Respraying front grille

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've got a 2nd hand grille for my 156 as the old one was on the verge of snapping off, but the chrome effect has lost its sheen and the grille is all pitted. So, would i be able to sand down the chrome effect back to the bare plastic and then respray to make it shiny again? If so...can anyone...
  11. Advice re some re-spraying on 147 Alfa Red130

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had a little accident with some traffic cones on the M1 before Xmas when I misread a 3 lanes into 1 sign as 3 lanes into 2 whilst overtaking 2 HGV's at speed....Luckily I did not chooose to see if the gap between the 2 HGV's was big enough for LR147.... The upshot was some scratch damage...
  12. Respraying 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a Metallic Sail Blue 147 and am thinking about changing the colour to Metallic Black. Has anyone changed the colour of there car, if so how much did it cost? Someone told me they reckoned the best part of a grand?!?