Paint touch up

Paint touch up  - Car care - Volvo XC90 Owners Manual - Volvo XC90

Model plate with paint color code

Model plate with paint color code

Paint damage requires immediate attention to avoid rusting. Make it a habit to check the finish regularly Ц when washing the vehicle for instance. Touch-up if necessary.

Paint repairs require special equipment and skill. Contact a trained and qualified Volvo service technician for any extensive damage.

Minor scratches can be repaired by using Volvo touch-up paint.

Color code

Make sure you have the right color. The color code number is on the model plate in the engine compartment.

Minor stone chips and scratches

Material:
Х Primer Ц can
Х Paint Ц touch-up pen
Х Brush
Х Masking tape
Х If the stone chip has not gone down to the bare metal and an undamaged color coat remains, you can add paint immediately after removing dirt.

NOTE
When touching up the vehicle, it should be clean and dry. The surface temperature should be above 60∞ F (15∞ C).

Minor scratches on the surface
If the stone chip has not penetrated down to the metal and an undamaged layer of paint remains, the touch-up paint can be applied as soon as the spot has been cleaned.

Deep scratches

Deep scratches
Х Place a strip of masking tape over the damaged surface. Pull the tape off so that any loose flakes of paint adhere to it.
Х Thoroughly mix the primer and apply it with a small brush. When the primer surface is dry, the paint can be applied using a brush.

Mix the paint thoroughly; apply several thin paint coats and let dry after each application.

If there is a longer scratch, you may want to protect surrounding paint by masking it off.

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