Paint, Volvo Paint Codes, Exterior Detailing
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 … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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.
850R Has No Clearcoat?! Isn’t a high-end car such as an 850R supposed to have clearcoat over the paint? Wasn’t this a standard practice on expensive cars in the 1990s? The answer is “Apparently Not”. 850R Sedan with no clearcoat
Never use sand paper on a car body unless you are rubbing down filler. On paintwork always use wet and dry paper with plenty of water. How big is the damaged area – a scratch or larger? Bear in mind … Continue reading
Volvo Forum member RSM-GA sent in photos of his S70 during and after his bodywork & paint respray/restoration project. Beautiful finish. Take a look.
Here are all the Volvo Color Codes and the different models on which they were used (includes wheel colors at the bottom). Btw, the color code on most vehicles is located next to the last line on the identification plate … Continue reading