Paint Care and Plastic trim

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2001 - 2007 V70
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Re: Paint Care and Plastic trim

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This product, cuts, polished, & waxes in one step. You add to your polisher pad, polish, & wipe with clean microfiber. Called a All in one compound. This is my go to product for paint enhancements.
https://www.autoality.com/store/pc/3D-4 ... 3p7744.htm

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I have always been an advocate of hand washing, waxing and polishing. That has really gotten old as I get older so the vehicles get neglected, one car not being washed for 4 years. Thank God for rain storms through out the year. Finally purchased a DA polisher and Ceramic Coat. Will update after it arrives and the work is done.

Going to follow his instructions with Griot. Used the Griot to polished the headlights with a sponge drill attachment and it's pretty good. DA should be much better.



For Paint, Trim, Windshield and Rim.






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If you are going to correct the paint on your Volvo you might consider getting it ceramic coated. Here is a video I made of my most recent ceramic coating install. It’s basically a wax that lasts 3-5 years with proper maintenance.

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Post by Blacklab467 »

Thanks for all the ideas, I think I will try that product that nucci recommended. I don't want to spend a lot of money and just want the car to look its best. I have a pretty good Simomize car polisher that I haven't used and have a lot of time on my hands. Going to try the Forever Black product for the plastic and will post result photos.
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Blacklab467 wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:52 pm Thanks for all the ideas, I think I will try that product that nucci recommended. I don't want to spend a lot of money and just want the car to look its best. I have a pretty good Simomize car polisher that I haven't used and have a lot of time on my hands. Going to try the Forever Black product for the plastic and will post result photos.
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Do you mean the Angelwax Enigma Legacy Titanium Ceramic Coating (30 mL) they used @ $87.99?

https://www.amazon.com/Angelwax-Enigma- ... B084ZZYL6N

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Post by SVO LOU »

As far as the plastic goes, paint is the only was to go. Clean with any degreaser (simple green, etc), tape with newspaper to protect your paint and be prepared for a new-looking car, no joke. Any spray paint at home depot/lowes/ace that works with wood/metal/plastic and has a matte finish.

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Post by RickHaleParker »

Forever Black is a lot less work then paint or waxes.

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You can try this first for free

Volvo S80 2.4T Wasa Limited Edition (+-230-240BHP)
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Also this might be interesting to watch

Volvo S80 2.4T Wasa Limited Edition (+-230-240BHP)
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Post by jgadbois »

I tried the heat gun method about 18 months ago on my 04 xc70. Turned from a bluish color back to black. It has held up well since.

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