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Repair Database Category: Paint

Paint, paint codes, paint touch up tips, clay bar instructions, detailing kits and more

March 25, 2012

850: Well Bought, Well Restored to Stage 0

This is the first time I have worked on anything other than a Japanese vehicle, so the repair wasn’t without a learning curve. Now I am more prepared for the work I still have remaining. Finally I used some scratch remover and wax and finished cleaning up the outside. I can’t believe how nicely the […]

850: Well Bought, Well Restored to Stage 0
August 18, 2011

Long Term Ownership Opinion of a 2000 S80

Are Older S80′s “Lemons”? My mother-in-law used to sell Volvos, and my wife was impressed by the Volvo safety record, so we were originally very favorably disposed toward Volvo and they had an opportunity to have a customer for life, but as you might imagine, we would be hard pressed to pay top dollar for […]

Long Term Ownership Opinion of a 2000 S80
July 2, 2011

I bought Meguiar’s Clay Bar Kit and love it

Review: Meguiar’s Smooth Surface Clay Kit If you’ve ever run your had across your hood after you’ve washed your car and felt tiny bumps, removing those is what the bar does. This kit comes with two clay bars and a spray that acts as a lubricant as you move the clay bar over the surface. […]

I bought Meguiar’s Clay Bar Kit and love it
May 24, 2011

How to Save Money Having Your Car Painted

We did all of the prep work ourselves including scraping out the rust, bondo it over, priming our repair spots, removing all trim, and delivering the vehicle essentially ready to mask off the glass and paint. At that point, Maaco did a darn fine job for just under $1K. Of course, then we had to […]

How to Save Money Having Your Car Painted
March 25, 2011

Rare Volvo Paint Color: Autumn Gold

Appreciation for a Rare Volvo Paint Color: Autumn Gold According to the Volvo paint documentation I have, it’s Volvo paint code number is 423, and it was only used on 850s. Special Edition 850? Nope, just Autumn Gold.

Rare Volvo Paint Color: Autumn Gold