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  1. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have taken the sticky gunk off my 916 Spider centre console. The top half came out a nice even bare plastic black, but the bottom half came out a bit faded/grey blue colour. I can't leave it like that, so I will vinyl wrap it. The question is, what do I do? I won't keep the car long term, do I...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, in my Alfa romeo GTV 1996 2.0 TS, there is sticky black color on center console ( should be rubber paint, that gets melted and then sticky). It leaves black color when touched and i really need to get rid of it.. Anybody has any solution I can do it easily at home (diy).. I have thought...
  3. Alfa GTA
    I primarily published this information in "What have you done to your GTA..." thread. However it got your attention and it may be also helpful for other owners wanting to renovate their sticky interior plastics so they will look like from factory. Thus publishing this in main forum and answering...
  4. General Motoring Discussion
    So wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t just done this myself. Centre console lots of sticky residue, like someone spilled lots of coffee on it. Solution, bug remover and sponge scoured, miraculous! Gone, it really works!
  5. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Long shot at a decent price I know. Got to do something about mine. Maybe a strip down and repaint in the summer.
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Evening AO. I've recently noticed that my rear wiper on my Brera is sticking half way through its cycle. It seems to work fine when the washer fluid is being used but once that stops the wiper begins to stick and stops in the middle of the window. Has any one else had this issue before?
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Sometimes the clutch pedal can stick slightly, never to the floor but occasionally sticks halfway and will need to toe it up lol. Its strange. If I make an effort to pull the pedal as high as it will go before drivingits fine for a while, maybe temperature related? There is no clutch slip to...
  8. Alfa MiTo
    Is there anywhere that I can get new buttons for the head unit. Only had the car a week and replacing fading badges etc. The buttons seem to have a sticky coating that has come off in places Thanks Lance
  9. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Anyone else got this? Just spent around 2 hours trying to clean off the gunk.
  10. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello guys, This will be my first post. after reading for a couple of months i have learned a lot about the car. Thanks a lot! However I could really use your opinions on this matter, before I unscrew parts I would rather not remove: I have a 159 2.4 jtdm with q-tronic gearbox. I bought it...
  11. Alfa Giulietta
    I have noticed that the stereo buttons on the steering wheel are very hard to press. Is this normal ? I seem to need a lot of pressure to press the button. Also I notice when changing radio stations I need to press it twice to get to the next station which is a little annoying.
  12. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, I don't get to the back of my car too often, but - nasty surprise there yesterday ... Touched the parcel shelf hole lid - and it stuck to my fingers :) like its covered with diluted chewing gum - nasty substance. Attempts to wash it off started to show the white plastic base - so looks...
  13. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I started my Phase One GTV after 4 months and although the engine fired first time I noticed that the centre console has gone all sticky. Is there a way to get rid of the stickiness without stripping it right back. I am reluctant to put any products on it without some advice!
  14. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, After successfully MOTing my Spider with no advisories last week after being SORN for the past few months. I have a clutch pedal issue which has developed over the SORN period. It is when fully depressing the clutch pedal it "sticks" for a second then springs back up. After every...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Replaced my clutch today, and the 1st and 2nd gesr feel very sticky. Also if I pop it out of first to neutral it stays in the middle to the left, instead of dead center.
  16. Alfa 164 & 166
    They started to get sticky after the hot summer, one was much worse, the rubber was like chewing gum, you could literally get a bit and chew it up :lol: So I started to find a decent solution. Didn't want a cheap and ugly plastic knob! After a lot of searching on ebay, I found these: 2 pcs...
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. has anyone had an issues with the black plastic 'handle' that is used to pull door closed and also the elec window buttons etc going all sticky?? both if mine are a mess. anyone else seen this? thx
  18. Alfa MiTo
    Hi all. I have done 20k in my Mito 135MA now and my warranty has just ended. In the last week it's become a right chore to get the car into first gear. Anyone else heard of this or have had it? I've not really had any issues with the gearbox before other than it not getting in reverse...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So far this has been intermittent, but no more. Still seems minor though. It's a bit hard to get it into 4th (5-speed) and harder still to get out of fourth. Other gears are fine, no grinding, vibration, or anything, and the stick centers fine when out of gear. Think just lubing will do the...
  20. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The menu button on the steering wheel stalks of my ten year old Brera is playing up again and this time I don't think it can be rescued so a replacement, new or used, is required. Anyone any idea where I could source one?
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