Detailed: 2003 Alfa Romeo 147 GTA [Alfa Red]


The Details

Year: 2003
Manufacturer: Alfa Romeo
Make: 147 GTA
Colour Code: Alfa Red
Condition: Heavy swirling
Paint Type: Moderately hard

This eleven year-old beauty was bought from a used car dealer – covered with heavy swirls and wrought with contamination. We set to recover the paintwork and restore it to it’s former beauty.

Original condition

IMG_9338The chrome intake runners were dull and hazy.
IMG_9378Polished with 1Z Einszett Metal Polish and protected with Finish Kare FK1000P Hi-Temp Sealant.
IMG_9386As this car had come straight from the dealer, it had a thick glaze to hide any imperfections.  A mix of Chemtech CT18 and APC was applied to strip any glazes, waxes, oils and fillers.
IMG_9389After the oils were stripped, the true condition of the paint was revealed – showing heavy swirls and scratches.
IMG_940350/50 Uncorrected door/Corrected rear quarter panel.
IMG_947650/50 pass.  The car was corrected with HD Cut x HD Black Wool and HD Polish x Lake Country CCS Black.
IMG_947850/50 on the gloss black pillars.  These were hazy and were showing signs of chemical contamination.
IMG_9483Before pillar correction.
IMG_9490A mini photoshoot ensued.  The dealer had placed heavy oils over the leather to provide a slick sheen.  These were removed with APC and re-conditioned with UV protectants.
IMG_9949HD Nitro Seal was applied and restored the gloss and beauty of the paint.

Sometimes the excitement of purchasing a new vehicle can distract you from the real condition of the car.  If you’d like us to look after and protect your new investment, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Thanks for reading,

Jerald Liu

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