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Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
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Post by magna224 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:45 am

Okay, I know this ones kind of out there. My sister is a very good artist and I have spent A LOT of money on my 850 as I am sure many of you have. I have a quarter panel where the top 1/3 has no clear coat and is very faded and sun damaged from our 120 degree heat here in AZ there's no helping it besides stripping, repainting and coating it which I don't plan to do. I do plan to get a spare quarter panel some day in my paint color in good shape as a backup. I would like to have my sister do some art on the metal/light coat of sun damaged paint that will last for at least 5 years or so does anyone have any ideas or experience here? I can spray clear over it but I would rather have something that wont wear fast on it's own.
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Post by rspi » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:47 am

You can put UV resistant coating on it.
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Post by magna224 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:32 pm

Thanks. I'll give that a try it looks like people use it on headlights a lot.
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Post by theWIFES_S70 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:51 am

I think it was Mecheng who painted a spare car with this...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Touch-Up-Custo ... 1438.l2649

Been meaning to get two cans so I can fix up the rear quarter panel which looks like it was sanded down for some reason... There are also the two stage UV clear coats you can put on that are supposed to work well. There's a Youtube guy "ratchetsandwrenches" who uses one of these two-stage cans and it comes out pretty good. Certainly better than most finishes on 20-year old cars...

https://www.amazon.com/Spray-High-Gloss ... +clearcoat
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