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I know this is a long shot but if anyone is thinking of selling an offside front wing for a 156 GTA, please do give me a shout. Rust really is a pig.

I fear we may have to turn to fibreglass before too long... no rust mind you...

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I know this is a long shot but if anyone is thinking of selling an offside front wing for a 156 GTA, please do give me a shout. Rust really is a pig.

I fear we may have to turn to fibreglass before too long... no rust mind you...

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I know you must have considered this ready but, would going to a quality fabricator who would cut out the rust and weld/shape in new metal not be a good idea?
Buying a new wing would surely mean getting it painted again to suit.
So, both ways you would end up with a shiny new and better looking wing than the rest of the car(unless the gta is pristine in its paintwork!)
 

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I know you must have considered this ready but, would going to a quality fabricator who would cut out the rust and weld/shape in new metal not be a good idea?
Buying a new wing would surely mean getting it painted again to suit.
So, both ways you would end up with a shiny new and better looking wing than the rest of the car(unless the gta is pristine in its paintwork!)
That’s a good shout. It had an exterior respray last christmas but I couldn’t find a pair of wings to throw in with that work. It’s going back in for paint again shortly, as I scraped the rear quarter against a lamppost recently so paint matching hopefully won’t be a huge problem. Annoying nonetheless. :thumbs:
 

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I know you must have considered this ready but, would going to a quality fabricator who would cut out the rust and weld/shape in new metal not be a good idea?
Buying a new wing would surely mean getting it painted again to suit.
So, both ways you would end up with a shiny new and better looking wing than the rest of the car(unless the gta is pristine in its paintwork!)
That’s a good shout. It had an exterior respray last christmas but I couldn’t find a pair of wings to throw in with that work. It’s going back in for paint again shortly after I it scraped the rear quarter against a lamppost so paint matching hopefully won’t be a huge problem. Annoying nonetheless. <img src="http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/thumbs.gif" border="0" alt="" title="I like it!" class="inlineimg" />
When I got my gta, it had a bit of the inevitable rust on both the front wings. Dan tidied it up for me but I know it wasn't a permanent fix.

He showed me a front wing on a car that he had lying around in the yard that had been attended to but such an expert. The work was exemplary and you couldn't tell the wing had been repaired
 

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Had a respray on my GTA 3 years ago and the intention was to repair the front wings but they turned out to be a little worse than they initially appeared as they had also started to rust underneath where they are attached behind the front wheel but I was lucky enough to obtain two brand new wings from Autolusso (£450 each + VAT) so the job turned out to be about a grand or so more than initially quoted but hopefully I'll not have to do anything with them again fingers crossed :thumbs:
 

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Had a respray on my GTA 3 years ago and the intention was to repair the front wings but they turned out to be a little worse than they initially appeared as they had also started to rust underneath where they are attached behind the front wheel but I was lucky enough to obtain two brand new wings from Autolusso (£450 each + VAT) so the job turned out to be about a grand or so more than initially quoted but hopefully I'll not have to do anything with them again fingers crossed :thumbs:
You lucky man! These wings are now rare as Brexit decisions. I must say the GTA does look quite odd in its 'naked' form. :thumbs:
 

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My car was resprayed 3 years ago. Rust is bubbling through on the o/s/f wing and both rear wings. The near side front wing must have been replaced at the time as it's fine. There are paint drips on the rear spoiler/bumper from the previous respray, something I always planned to address anyway.

It's booked for remedial work on Monday. I'd replace the o/s/f wing if one was available.
The wings will be removed, stripped to bare metal, repaired if necessary, treated, primed, resprayed (also doors, skirts and bumpers at a minimum for blending purposes).
Hopefully the wings aren't too far gone.

The plan is to follow up shortly after with paint correction (if necessary) and ceramic coating (Spirit detailing).

(pics from respray in 2016)
 

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First pics from the restoration job on my car (by Clandillons).
The original cost and time estimate has more than doubled.
It seems to be in good hands. The owner is familiar with GTAs; he apparently tried to buy the unregistered Irish red GTA a few years ago.
 

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A few pics from today, looks like it's far from ready (started about 8 days ago)
A week before dropping the car in I was getting compliments on how well it looks ("as good as new"). Amazing what horrors can lurk just beneath the glossy surface. The result of years of daily use in all weathers by the original owner
 

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Wow. That is a lot of work (y) And to think there was all that work above hiding under what looks like a very nice topcoat...
 
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