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Old 22-09-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Arrow CleanDetail - Alfa 156 Detail & Wheel Powder Coat


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Today’s Treatments: Enhancement Detail & Wheel Powder Coating



Here we have a 2006 Alfa Romeo with some very very bad etching. Ideally i should have wet sanded the lot, but only had a day to make it look better and then get the wheels off to powder coat.

So, here is the 156 when it was dropped off.



































As you can see the wheels are well gone, the paint is acid etched and there are still reminisce of the previous polish. So, first it was a pre-rinse with Valet Pro Citrus Pre-Wash. Then Megi Foam was applied.



Two bucket method wash, de-tar and Purple rain were applied. It was then brought inside ready for a clay so i could take these photos.









The car was then stored on stands and the wheels were taken away for powder coating.

Here are some shots while working around the body.









































Some panels did come out better than others.



Paint work had a 2 stage rotary machine, then was sealed with poorboys EX and a layer of Autobrite Obsession was applied.



While the wax was curing, Arches were cleaned with Car Chem APC then protected with Meguiars All Season Dressing. Wheels were collected, inspected then sealed inside and out.















Once the Ceramic was applied, left to cure it was buffed off and each wheel had the tyre dressing applied.



After wax was removed:





The engine bay was detailed a few weeks later as agreed, but for the purpose of the write up here is the engine bay after its detail.



And here is the finished product. Only indoor photos due to typical british weather.....











The paintwork was not perfect, nor did i expect it to be as the damage has really bad.


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Old 22-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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Super job, but that is not a 2006 156. It may have first been registered then, but that is a phase one nose on the car, which means it was built prior to 2004.
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Old 22-09-2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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Super job, but that is not a 2006 156. It may have first been registered then, but that is a phase one nose on the car, which means it was built prior to 2004.
Have to be honest i know little about the year of the car other than the plate. But i do know this was actually on a ship on its way somewhere else until the ship was envolved with a fire and they were brought back into the uk and sold on with fire damage. It had a fair bit of paint before i got my hands on it

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Stunning work and photography as always Nick!
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Old 23-09-2012, 01:55 AM   #7
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Have to be honest i know little about the year of the car other than the plate. But i do know this was actually on a ship on its way somewhere else until the ship was envolved with a fire and they were brought back into the uk and sold on with fire damage. It had a fair bit of paint before i got my hands on it

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I wondered if it was one of those cars. Heard about them at the time.
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Just wondering what was the colour code for the powder coat on the wheels?

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Old 23-09-2012, 07:24 AM   #9
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