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  1. Rust Bubbles! on boot lid

    Alfa Giulia
    Dear All, Just thought I would post this and see if anyone else has rust bubbles on inside of the boot lid? I wash washing my beautiful Gulia Veloce and whilst drying it off around the various door / boor seal i notice this... Rust Bubbles! Rust bubbles in about three places on the inside...
  2. Best treatment for rusty wheel archs?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi everyone, Had a search around the forum and at items on amazon for the best way to treat rusty wheel arches, as usual there's a big difference in opinions so I thought it best to ask what you guys use? Photos attached. Thanks in advance
  3. Krown Rust Proofing

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Thinking about having my wife's 159 and my Mk1 Golf GTI treated and would be interested to know if any forum members have used them and if so would you recommend them. Thanks
  4. 164 galvanisation

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, Have been reading a lot of posts about the rust issues on 164s and other Alfas and many quotes about galvanisation. Sadly, contrary to what appears common belief, the 164 was never ever galvanised. That is a pure zinc process and was never done. Instead Alfa used a zinc-based grey primer...
  5. Rust question

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello,I had my car serviced and the mechanic said rust is becoming a problem on the back wheels area,more specific where the shock absorbers are held in place,and also the springs in the same area are visibly affected by rust. The mechanic sounded serious,and I wanted to know what can be done to...
  6. Rust on the lower front wing - Alfa GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So my drivers front wing has developed some rust bubbles right near the bottom (about a fist size) which is making me shudder. Given it's so low and I am not unfamiliar with paint, I want to attack this. Presumably I need to: 1) Grind it back to metal and get all the rust out 2) Treat with...
  7. 166 bad for rust...??

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Well at long last I'm collecting my 166 2.0TS on Weds morning, proper looking forward to it :party:! Took a few days more for True Alfa Ltd to get it through the MOT but all essential things now done inc new front Brembo discs & pads so no complaints at all. But with winter fast approaching I'm...
  8. rust advice please!

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi - looking for some advice from those more knowledgable than me! Ive noticed rust bubbling behind both front wheel arches on my 1977 spider - worse on one side than other and it pretty flaky. Ive taken the wheels off and removed the arch liners to have a good look and cant see anything on...
  9. Does Alfa 147 has problem with a rust?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I found some info about bad rust protection for Alfa 156. Is it the same for 147?
  10. Rust around Mito's sunroof

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, I bought my son a 2nd hand Mito 2012 model with sunroof a few months back from a garage and as he started using the sunroof, with this hot spell we are having, I've realised that there is some rust around the sunroof base, not visible from outside when sunroof is closed. Does anyone...
  11. Rust

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Just wanted to recommend y'all checking for rust. I regularly jet wash the underside of mine, but when investigating some engine noises yesterday, I spent as much time poking holes in the inner wings and the bulkhead area behind the steering rack (well, two holes). So, I had to remove the wheel...
  12. Rust! Hoping for some reassuring words

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    so for the last two years I’ve had an advisory on my MOT, Nearside Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive floor (5.2.6) Offside Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive floor (5.2.6) i’ve been painting the exposed areas...
  13. Failed MOT - Rust in sills

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 2005 147 has just failed it's MOT. The tester managed to make a hole in both sills just in front of the rear wheel arch in each case. I've spent too much on the mechanical bits to want to scrap the car and apart from the sills there were no other issues found. Has anyone else had the same...
  14. Thanks to Autolusso Penrith

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Collected the GTA from Dan at Penrith today after a few niggly jobs needed doing. 1. Check your floorpans, especially on the inside. This was hiding beneath... 2. I was lucky, this is what was left of the stiffening plate 3. Finally, a GTA gearknob which will clean up nicely Thanks again...
  15. 56 plate Brera - Bootlid rust

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Have got a small area of rust in the middle of the bootlid between the bottom of the glass seal and above the badge. I'm guessing water has got in through the seal. Before it gets any worse, I'd like to try and sort it. Firstly, are new seals available should I need one and secondly has anyone...
  16. Bare Metal Prep... Rust free I thought..

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    So my original scuttle panel had been repaired a long way back by a po... It had started to rust badly on the repair section, so I was on the look out for a rust free RHD spider scuttle panel. Not many about! I found one which looked nice, no repairs and no rust.. so I thought... Its back to...
  17. Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV as a long-term daily driver - Costs? Advice?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Dear sirs, I am considering the purchase of an Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV (ideally Series I but not picky) as a long-term daily driver. I am currently 25 years old and by long-term I mean keeping the car until petrol is no longer sold or I can no longer drive it. The reason for my posting on this...
  18. Rust killer and underseal recommendations?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello all, My Spider is generally pretty clean underneath but has a little surface rust that I'd like to take care of. What products would any of you recommend for a) treating surface rust to kill it and b) underseal products? Cheers, Jeremy
  19. How bad is this subframe rust?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Recently bought a 2.2 jts 159. Overall, I'm very happy. I've only just managed to get it up on stands to have a proper look. There is rust but I'm not sure how bad a it is in terms of work required. Naturally, I'm going to deal with the problem but want to do it right. It's it recommended to...
  20. 147 Rust

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have an 05 147 2 door which has terrible rusting sills and need to be replaced pretty soon but the rust has travelled upwards around 12 inches onto the body and i have large rust bubble under the paint between drivers door and wheel arch, Now I've noticed that when it rains or i wash the car...