IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics Free shipping all USA - Experts in Brakes
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy your stuff using this and it helps MVS!

'04 XC70 -- Detailing Product for rear bumper cover? Topic is solved

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive "P2" platform cars.

2001 - 2007 V70
2004 - 2007 V70 R
2001 - 2007 XC-70
2001 - 2009 S60
2003 - 2007 S60 R

User avatar
Posts: 4600
Joined: Fri May 24, 2013 6:20 am
Year and Model: S60 2003
Location: Canada
Has thanked: 92 times
Been thanked: 232 times

Re: '04 XC70 -- Detailing Product for rear bumper cover?  Topic is solved

Post by oragex » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:11 am

I was surprised myself, given I used the cheapest wax from a dollar store
I applied 2 or 3 layers - let it dry a few minutes in between

Posts: 229
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:31 pm
Year and Model: 2006 2.5T S60
Location: Boston
Has thanked: 31 times
Been thanked: 22 times
United States of America

Re: '04 XC70 -- Detailing Product for rear bumper cover?

Post by EngineeringBloke » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:05 pm

Oragex, I have not yet thanked you for your videos. Time and again, I have come across them and they have provided a great insight into Volvo maintenance. From the link above, I then found one on the car climate blower motor access, and the glove box. So useful.

Huge thanks for your work,

Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:37 am
Year and Model: 2003 XC70
Location: North Carolina
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
United States of America

Re: '04 XC70 -- Detailing Product for rear bumper cover?

Post by stereotypical » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:28 am

Solution Finish is a quality product to restore black plastic textured trim. If it's scuffed up you'll have to handle that issue separately but this stuff will make it look new instead of faded and oxidized. Plus it will last quite a long time as opposed to ArmorAll and similar products. Probably similar to the black shoe polish mentioned above but I haven't tried shoe polish. I suspect this stuff works a little better since it's a purpose-designed product but YMMV.


Discovered it from here:
https://detaildiy.com/how-to-detail-a-c ... tep-guide/

Good luck

User avatar
MVS Moderator
Posts: 19974
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 272 times
Been thanked: 849 times
Trinidad & Tobago

Re: '04 XC70 -- Detailing Product for rear bumper cover?

Post by abscate » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:25 am

oragex wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:45 pm
The most ridiculous and inexpensive fix: black liquid shoes wax I've done this 2 years ago and still stays black. Perhaps not dark black like a new trim but no longer the grey-ish thing
IT also has a feature of marking people who walk too close to your car with the black stripe of shame.
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

User avatar
Posts: 1717
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:35 pm
Year and Model: 2005 XC70
Location: Boston
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 49 times
United States of America

Re: '04 XC70 -- Detailing Product for rear bumper cover?

Post by vtl » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:38 am


This what I have used once a few years ago, and it still stays like new.
05 XC70 260k, 16 XC60 40k, 19 Tundra 1k

User avatar
E Showell
Posts: 2966
Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:00 pm
Year and Model: V70R '06 AWD Auto
Location: Long Valley, N.J.
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 54 times
United States of America
E Showell

Re: '04 XC70 -- Detailing Product for rear bumper cover?

Post by E Showell » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:12 pm

Used the "Wipe New." It was "toppen" as the Swedes would say.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Last post