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  1. Scratched my wheels! :(

    Alfa Giulia
    Just putting this out there to vent. Went to fill up with petrol last night and I clipped the kerb that sticks out of the fuel pump. I knew as soon as it happened but it was much worse when I went to take a look. The kerb has a little metal ridge around it that and the whole thing is shattered...
  2. Finally scratched the Alfa itch

    Introduce Yourself
    After years of thinking about an Alfa I have finally taken the plunge. The work hack, (Volvo ~S60 D5) gave up last week so a new run about was needed urgently. Having hunted Autotrader and eBay for another Volvo without much success I started top look around for alternatives. And then a 159...
  3. How to remove scratched rubber coating.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Thought I'd share this with people seeing that its a common problem and looks terrible. The interior handles on my 156 were looking worse for wear even though my car is very low milage. The rubber coating was all scratched and like a tary mess. Its very easy to clean off though. I went into the...
  4. Dealership has scratched my car!

    Alfa MiTo
    Hey! So my cars just come back from some work being carried out on the handbrake cables which have been replaced. (yesterday) at Motorvogue Northampton (£319 later!). I have however just noticed some very visible scratches on the car which are in patches all over the rear bumper and roof...
  5. My GQV was scratched up by Chatz

    South Africa
    I can't believe livid right now. Popped in to buy and have them install a new front license plate bracket. The guy took the car to the back and I waited... 30 mins later the guy comes to me saying that he needs me to see something. He somehow didn't see the chain hanging by the gate...
  6. Scratched Mito This Morning....Please Help! :(

    Alfa MiTo
    Good morning all, I have had my Mito Live since new for around 3 months, and when I left the house this morning, I stupidly pulled away and scratched the top of the passenger side wheel arch. What is the best thing I can do to fix this? Is this a DIY job I could do? Does anyone know how much I...
  7. The itch that can't be scratched

    General Alfa Discussion
    I had a 159 3.2 V6 Q4 Titanio Grey Saloon :inlove: about 4 years ago. I had it for 6 months but got tired of the niggles which started within half an hour of collecting the car - oil pressure sensor and temperature sensor faults came up on the drive home from the Dealer :cry:. Other niggles...
  8. Scratched rear screen?

    Car Detailing
    My 147 has 3 arc shaped scratches on the rear screen (looks like old wiper blade damage) . I could live with them... but i dont want to! Equally though i dont really want to pay a fortune in making it better- is there a magic potion that will (with a bit of elbow grease) buff them out?
  9. Worn out Scratched Gearknob

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Any ideas on how to fix this? Or remove it even? It doesnt seem to unscrew... Oh, its a GT 3.2. Looks awful... R
  10. Scratched windscreen!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    What the heck are Alfa screens made of?? There are several marks on the outside of the screen that are in my direct line of site. Not a problem I thought, all it needs is a good clean.. I gave the screen a deep clean today and found loads of scratches and makrs caused by the wiper blades...
  11. poor babe2 is all scratched

    Alfa MiTo
    had a bit of an altercation with a taxi earlier, bloody lorries on top of street blocking way, woman coming up wouldnt reverse, as i would have to reverse onto busy main rd, so i did and hit a taxi, poor babe all scratched and a rip about 2in long in back bumper so looks like a rspray and new...
  12. scratched! boo hoo

    Alfa Giulietta
    car park gremlins have struck - dinged in the crease of the passenger door (no paint damage) and what looks like a bear clawed the driver door through the varnish (but not into the paint) - probably some shopper with a handbag that had buckles am off to a decent paintshop to see if they can...
  13. Damage to wheel centre

    Alfa MiTo
    Unfortunately today I suffered from a puncture. Put the pleasant little skinny tyre on to limp to the repairer. When I put my normal sized alloy in the spare wheel well I found that the hole in the centre is smaller than the hole in the spare and thus it catches on the screw-down clamp bolt...
  14. Scratched / keyed - best suggestions?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So after days and days at home with the family being ill I set off to work on Friday afternoon and spotted someone had put a scratch on the drivers rear door and on the bonnet. (I suspect the building work at the house next door as they were cocking around in the street with materials etc)...
  15. Car wash scratched my bonnet!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Went to an esso car wash. I shouldnt have I know but I was on my way into the city for a night out and thought the car could do with a shine up. My bonnet has now got swivel scratches all over! Gutted! U live and learn I guess. Any ideas?
  16. 3.2 V6 itch that might need to be scratched

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all, Been having a look around your site for a few weeks now as I am thinking of purchasing either an Alfa 147 or 156 GTA in the next couple of months. I currently drive a Renaultsport Megane 250 but am thinking of selling up to fund an Alfa and also a new bathroom! I have never owned an...
  17. Scratched Rear Window

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, Looking for some help/tips. Annoyingly a couple of stones seem to have got stuck in my rear windscreen wiper blade and then upon use, put two scratches, spanning the whole window in an arcing motion in the rear window. One is more noticeable than the other and I'll post a pic when I...
  18. Wanted: Scratch Panel (or scratched panel!)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Anyone somewhere near North Bucks have a old scrap panel (pref dark colour) from a GTV/Spider that I can practice my sanding/polishing out scratches on? Cheers, Chris
  19. Bought Scratched Badges

    General Alfa Discussion
    This year I ordered about 10 front Alfa badges from EBSpares, then 12 badges from shop for parts; all of them had at least 1-2 small scratches, only about 3 of them are sellable to a scrupulous customer, most of them have a major scratch, across the metal parts, impossible to miss. I basically...
  20. Phase 1 Scratched Centre Console

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All, My new acquisition, a 98 GTV TS, has the rubbery centre console trim which has got a bit scratched. I'd like to replace them but can't seem to find anyone doing new ones. any suggestions? cheers Ian