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Well aware this is a common issue but would be great to get input from the members here.

My '18 Spider has the common sagging under-halo plastic piece - though it's certainly not as severe as some owner's have shown and posted about, but it's definitely noticeable if you know to look:

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It was noticeable enough for my Alfa dealer to take it up with Alfa Romeo corporate and order me a new piece under warranty. Here's where things get interesting...after waiting some months a replacement piece finally arrived from Italy. I made the hour and a half trek to have it fitted...only for the new piece to be exactly the same! The dealership was lost for words - they couldn't fathom how it was designed without any central anchor points to give support.

They took back the new piece and very kindly ordered two more direct from Alfa. The new pieces came in today and comparing them side-by-side they are all identical and sagging in the middle!

At this point I have no clue what to do - besides leaving it as is or asking the dealer if they'll just give me one of the pieces in case mine gets worse. They said they had 2 other 4C's in since mine, and both had the same gap there. Can other members chime in - let me know what you think?

Cheers!
 

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Thanks guys - I did scan the larger thread posted by @Alfanut and it does appear the amount of sag on my car is pretty normal. It's not bad enough to reduce visibility so I can live with it until I go down the route of a mechanical fastener as suggested by @shpuncik and @Philster - especially if it gets worse.

@JSTACOG as my current piece is identical to the new ones at the dealership I won't pursue it further, and will just do as you suggested. Definitely scope here for someone to make a replacement CF piece! 👀
 
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