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Reviving 10 year old Volvo 850 paint!


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#1 armoredsaint

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Posted 24 April 2004 - 02:33 PM

I spent 5 hours today detailing one of my parents cars, it's a 1994 Volvo 850, 90k miles with some oxidation, swirls and scratches, always garaged kept but hasn't seen wax or anything else on over 5 years, but washed weekly at the car wash:eek: I used 3M PI-IIIMG with yellow pad on PC7424, then Klasse AIO and SG by hand, finishing with Sonus spray. I got about 90% of the swirls out, ran out of time. But I think it turned out decent for a decade old car!

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#2 MattZ28

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Posted 24 April 2004 - 02:55 PM

Looks GREAT! :up






........now don't let them take it to the carwash :D

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#3 bboy850

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Posted 24 April 2004 - 03:02 PM

Nice job! :bounce

Did you have trouble with the trim? I used DACP and there's still stains from splatter. I find Volvo's paint are pretty good but hard, I use a LC yellow pad for the whole car.

#4 beastie

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Posted 24 April 2004 - 03:07 PM

That first reflection shot was unbelievable. I had to go back to it once I saw that the car was red. Great work!

#5 armoredsaint

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Posted 24 April 2004 - 03:14 PM

Originally posted by bboy850
Nice job! :bounce

Did you have trouble with the trim? I used DACP and there's still stains from splatter. I find Volvo's paint are pretty good but hard, I use a LC yellow pad for the whole car.



Hey thanks everyone, my first time with a problem car, but I did stain a small part of the side molding with the 3M. It's a pain to get off, I wll probably mess with it next week. I did have to press harder on certain spots to remove swirls and scratches, I wish Audi paints are just as hard too. I need to get some DACP!
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#6 G35stilez

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Posted 24 April 2004 - 06:32 PM

Looks really excellent!

You should fill the rents in on some of your detailing/washing knowledge :D.
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#7 bboy850

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 12:35 AM

I was able to get rid of the white polish stains by using a used toothbrush and an old bottle of STP Citrus Degreaser at full strength. Taping prior to polishing or waxing the 850 is a must, as I've learned out the hard way!

#8 armoredsaint

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 06:14 AM

I did tape all the emblems, side markers and trunk keyhole, but too lazy for side molding. I have some Stoners Tarminator that I will try out.:D BTW, I discovered using Sonus on the trim it leaves a nice matte smooth finish too.
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