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  1. Fitting sand blasted rocker covers

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Had loads of items blasted and cleaned and powder coated at 200 degrees. stuff for external use not an issue.. but heard a horror story about sand blaster rocker covers with baffles in them destroying engines. had mine cleaned in a proper parts washers scrubbed with boiling water and soap...
  2. Fitting sand blasted rocker covers

    Alfa GTA
    Had loads of items blasted and cleaned and powder coated at 200 degrees. stuff for external use not an issue.. but heard a horror story about sand blaster rocker covers with baffles in them destroying engines. had mine cleaned in a proper parts washers scrubbed with boiling water and soap...
  3. Brand new car covered in sand - where to start?

    Car Detailing
    So, brand new car (sadly not an Alfa this time) delivered yesterday on a low loader from Sheerness, arrived covered in fine sand/grit. Dabbed a wet finger on a mark and immediately left swirls in the soft new paint, so very keen to remove the coating of sand before attempting to wash and wax, so...
  4. Wet sand

    Car Detailing
    Well today we had some amazing weather so i decided i would get the tailgate on the 147. After removing the back badges i noticed some swirls and such where the decals where and moderate orange peel accross the whole tail gate. Heres an after, its only letting me add one photo for some reason
  5. Sand in my engine!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys, I've got a GT JTD I've had the egr blanked and deleted and wanted to get more performance. I was recommended to port and polish the intake and exhaust. We found out they used an abrasive material to do it like gritty sand. So I got with my friend that tunes Hondas and we decided to try...
  6. Sand blasting kit.

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Anyone here can offer advice on what to use, I have a 1.5hp compressor with 25 litre tank but think it may be underpowered to clean car parts/alloy and under-sealant of the car. I have seen the cheap £50 quid options on the "bay" and think they would be as much effort as stripping by hand, Im...
  7. sand blasting wheels

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    any idea how much to sand blast wheels and whether powder coating is the best way forward or simply spray? any info appreciated and if you have any tips
  8. Wet sand and polish,

    Car Detailing
    Not an alfa (yet) but this is more about a process than the car, Wet sand/polish my Impreza, - Detailing World Comments welcomed:)
  9. GT in the sand

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi All, I'm commuting with a GT between Dubai and Abu Dhabi and loving it! - Anton
  10. Sydney Sand Storm

    General Alfa Discussion
    We just had a Sand Storm in Sydney probably a once in a lifetime event and I had the car in the neighbours gararge where 1/4 of it is naturally open but the car still got sand all over it ! So below are the before and after photos of the car after washing: Sydney Sand Storm pictures by...
  11. Gtv for a bag of sand - Interested?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
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  12. Sand blasting

    Car Detailing
    I have some rusty bits that need sand blasting. It looks like a lot of equipment to get - air compressor, cabinet, etc. But I've seen that you can get sand blasting attachments for power washers for not much money. Does anyone have any experience of such things?
  13. To wet sand or not to wet sand

    Car Detailing
    Just ordered some paint from paints4u to touch up some stone chips on my nuvolo blue GTV. I read that I'm supposed to add the paint to the chips, let them dry then wet sand and polish. The wet sanding is to remove the inevitible lumps of paint from where I've applied it. Is wet sanding a...
  14. Sand castle?

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