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  1. Stone Chip paint repair .....

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Morning all, Has anyone had experience of the ' Color n Drive - Exact match OEM paint repair kit ' ?. Advert talks a good job, or is there another that you all use as standard from experience....advice appreciated, Tar - Jim.
  2. Stone Chip Repair - 159 Ti

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, The bonnet of my 159 is peppered with stone chips. I would like to get them touched up and wondered whether it was something which I could do myself (provided I can get the correct paint code), or whether I'm better off having the bonnet resprayed? Thanks in advance.
  3. Stone chip removal yellow paint, black stone chips...

    Car Detailing
    Hi. Im working on getting my newly acquired Spider into shape, although on a DIY budget. The front bumper is painted yellow, but the underlying plastic is black. This leads to some pretty visible black stone chips on the yellow paint. I have provided pictures. Im thinking of touching up the...
  4. Fix stone ships on front bumper

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi. Im working on getting my newly acquired Spider into shape, although on a DIY budget. The front bumper is painted yellow, but the underlying plastic is black. This leads to some pretty visible black stone chips on the yellow paint. I have provided pictures. Im thinking of touching up the...
  5. Stone chip repair

    Car Detailing
    I've had my 159 since November, and recently noticed that the bumper, bonnet and wheel arches are covered in stone chips. A couple appear to have gone down to the metal. The cars 12 years old with 80k miles on it, so it's expected really. Since its a cosmetic issue, I'd rather have someone who...
  6. Stone chip kit

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys I know a few of you on hear have used the chippex kits, just wondering are they really that good? as there more than three times the price of your normal one is it invisable after useing the special remover. I have used the normal one several times with not bad results but not totally...
  7. Stone chips and respray

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Recently after a snowfall, some unthougtfull person decided to sweep the footpath from snow, just next to where I parked my Alfa 159 Carbonia Black upon a dentist visit. When I returned to my car, front and right side of car was covered in snow, gravel etc. so most likely a walkbehind snow...
  8. Cobalto Blue stone chips.

    Alfa Giulietta
    My new to me QVLine (65 plate) was grit blasted by a spreader on the A1 during the cold snap.......I know they have to do it but I wish I wasn’t following! Came through mostly unscathed but a few chips appeared and wow, that blue really shows them at their worst!! I phoned around dealers for a...
  9. Stone chips

    Alfa Giulia
    I have never had a car which seems to enjoy collecting stone chips before! Bonnet, front wings, A pillar, wing mirror.... I'm worried there won't be any paint left when i hand it back! Obviously the ceramic coat doesn't provide much resistance, i know its not meant to really, just protects a...
  10. Stone Chip Covers?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Picked up my Brera last week, one odd detail was a small back panel on the rear wheel arch, the dealer didn't really know too much about them but claimed they had been put on to prevent stone chips and added he liked the look of them! I however can't stand them and want them taken off asap...
  11. Anti stone chip paint protection.

    General Alfa Discussion
    I am looking for some recommendations. On the G and my other car some parts of the car which are subjected to stone chips and gravel rash need repainting. I am thinking of applying a form of anti stonechip coating which can be painted over to protect the metalwork. Has anyone got any...
  12. Stone chipped windscreen turns into a crack

    Alfa Giulia
    Driving home last night I got a stone chip close to the edge of the windscreen which became a crack overnight ? Waiting for the windscreen company to let me know how long it will take to get a replacement which they say will have to come from Alfa and will then need Alfa to reset the lane...
  13. Stone chips

    Alfa Giulia
    Just washed the car and noticed three deep stone chips on the n/s/f bumper and above the headlight. Anybody else noticed chips?
  14. Front wheel arch stone guard film: non Ti model

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi there, does anyone have a diagram or photo of where the original Alfa spec stone guard film went exactly on the rear of the front wheel arch? I have a set of new ones to fit and I did not get a photo done of where they are fitted before the car was painted.
  15. 147 Stone chip film

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Does anyone know where to find the stonechip film for the rear wheel arches on EPER? Mine is missing on one side and for the life of me I cant find it. Just like in the diagram except I need for a 147 not a 159.
  16. Stone Chips!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Morning all , I gave my 159 ti saloon a good clean yesterday and noticed a fair few stone chips on the bonnet and on the doors , what have you used to get rid of these? my Alfa is black
  17. Stone chips on soft Alfa paint - Chipex

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi As you'll no doubt know the paint on our beloved Alfas is prone to chipping and marking easily, especially the metallic black. I'm sure some of you will have heard of Chipex but for those who haven't they supply an exact match for your colour and it contains the lacquer so if you take your...
  18. Three questions 1. Chipex 2. Local detailer 3. Stone chips

    Car Detailing
    Hi there! Long time lurker in this Detailing forum and long time poster in the Brera forum. I have a fair number of stone chips on the bonnet and front bumper/wings of my red Brera. 1. Has anybody had any success with using Chipex? Is it straightforward? Is there still an AO discount code...
  19. Stone chip touch-ups: Personal recommendations?

    Car Detailing
    Two main options are jumping out at me: 1. Chipex - Looks easy to use, very fast too... Expensive though... 2. Paints4U - More involve process, longer between coats, separate lacquer layer etc... Much cheaper by the look of it though.. So looking for a little personal recommendations really...
  20. Rear Door Stone Chip Protectors

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Anyone know where I can obtain after market stick on rear door/wing stone chip protectors for my 159?