How Your Car Sits


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16 hours ago, proceon said:

 

Terrible. I've been wanting to put some time into trying to bring the shine back, but it's been cold. Do you have a recommended process I could follow?

1. Wash and dry thoroughly  

2. Mask off all the black trim

3. Meguiars ultimate compound all red paint. Use instructions on bottle.

4. Meguiars Gold class wax per instructions on bottle.

5. Repeat as needed.

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19 hours ago, proceon said:

Terrible. I've been wanting to put some time into trying to bring the shine back, but it's been cold. Do you have a recommended process I could follow?

It's fairly straight forward. I would not use any polishing or rubbing compound since they're too harsh. 

On my paint code 189 wagon (white, single stage), I did the following:

-washed it

-dried it thoroughly

-took a clay bar to the entire car. Use lots and lots of instant detailer when using the claybar.

-Meguiar's sealer (I think they call it show car Glaze now)

-2 coats of paste wax.

With the exception of the wax, everything was done by hand. 

You'll be amazed by the results, the red single stage paint on Volvos does clean up nicely.

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+1 Matt and tuner4life (my apologies, I don't know your name :blush:;)

My previous wagon ended up like this:774578_10151240201171966_2027549908_o.jp

I used a polish before waxing though because the oxidization on mine was really bad. I just used Turtle Wax products....... which I know isn't the greatest. lol

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3 hours ago, matt b said:

I loved that wagon. And great choice of wheels on it.

Thanks Matt.

Part of me really does regret selling it, but on the plus side, what I made off it helped pay for school. Had I kept it longer, the plan I had in mind was to just make it look like an 855R since I couldn't find one locally at that time. :laugh:

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