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Body care

To avoid corrosion, especially when salt and chemicals are being
used on the roads, the car should be washed as soon it becomes

  • Wash off the dirt on the underside (wheel housing and fenders etc).
  • Soften the dirt on surface finishes with water.
  • Wash off the dirt with a sponge, using plenty of water. Warm but not
         hot water is recommended.
  • In case of sticky dirt a water soluble grease solvent may be used.
  • Rinse with clean water.
  • Dry carefully with a soft clean chamois cloth.
  • Open up drain holes in doors and bottom rails.

    NOTE: Test the brakes immediatelt when driving to remove water.

    Decoration moulding should be cleaned with polish (do not use
    rubbing compund or steel wool). For chromed parts use com-
    mercially available chrome cleaners.

    Drain holes
    Drain holes
  • Machine washing

    Hand washing is superior to carwash machine washing. However, it
    machine washing, remember to lower the antenna mast.

    Cleaning the upholstery

    To clean leather upholstery, use soft cloth and mild soap solution,
    for instance comman bath soap.
    For more difficult spots, consult an expert for the choise of cleaning
    When aging, leather changes appearance, but the typical texture
    remains. To preserve smoothness and appearance, but the typical texture
    remains. To preserve smoothness and appearance, it is recommended
    to treat the leather with a special preservative after on or two
    years of use.

    Seat belts

    Clean only with mild soap solution and lukewarm water.

    Floor mats

    The floor mats should be vacuumed or brushed clean regularly, espe-
    cially during the winter when they should be taken out for drying.
    Spots on textile mats can be moved with a houdehold detergent.

        For plastic or leather upholstery never use gasoline, kerosene
        or similar cleaning solutions. The material will be damaged.

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    Polishing (waxing)

    Polishing and waxing are not necessary unless a glossy surface can
    no longer be obtained by normal car washing.
    Normally polishing is not required during the first year after delivery,
    however, waxing may be beneficial.
    Before applying polish or wax the car must be washed and dried.
    Tar spots can be removed with kerosine or tar remover. Difficult spots
    may require a fine rubbing compound.
    After polishing use liquid or paste wax.
    Waxing alone does not substitute for polishing of a dull surface.

    Anti-rust treatment

    Your Volvo has been rust protected at the fctory. On external surfaces
    a heavy coat of wear resistant material has been used, while on the
    internal surfqces a lighter rust protecter is used.
    The external rust protection should be inspected regularly or at least
    < once per year. If the rust protection has been penetrated a repair
    should be made as soon as possible to prevent moisture from entering
    between the metal and coating. Carefully clean and remove any rust
    prior to repair of the rust protective coating
    The internal rust protection should be renewed first time after 36
    months and then at least every 24 th month.

    Vinyl roofs

    Normally only water and a mild detergent are required. If necesary,
    alcohol or kerosene can be used, however, it is very important to rinse
    with water as soon as possible.
    In case of damage to the roof, the opening should be sealed by an
    expert as soon as possible. Otherwise water might enter under the vinyl
    and cause corrosion to the metal underneath.

    Replacing wiper blades

    Fold the wiper arm outwards. Press the metal tab upwards (1) and pull
    the wiper blade upwards (2). Push on hte new wiper blade and check
    for correct attachment.

    Replacing wiper blades


        For improved driving safely, replace the wiper blades when they
        start to wipe inefficiently.

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    Paint touch up

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

    Paint repairs require special equipment and
    skill. Contact your Volvo dealer for any exten-
    sive damages.

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

    NOTE: When ordering touch-up paint from
    your Volvo dealer, use the paint code indicated
    on the service label. The label is located on the
    plate in front or the radiator in the engine

                         Colour code
    Paint code

    Minor stone chips and scratches

    Rust remover
    Primer - brush on type
    Surface finish
    Primer - brush on type
    (The paint pen head also contains grinding
    paste for subsequent treatment.)
    Penknife or similar
    NOTE: When touching-up the car, it should be
    well cleaned and dry and have a surface tem-
    perature above +15° C (60°F).

    Scars on the surface (where the paint has not
    been completely penetrated). Repairs can be
    made directely after light scraping to remove

    Deep scars, (down to the bare metal):

    1 Scrape or sand the damaged surface lightly
       and break the edges of the scar.

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       Apply the rust remover. Avoid contact with
       eyes and skin!. Wait a few minutes and then
       rinse carefully with water and wipe dry.

    2 Thorougly mix the primer and apply it with
       a small brush.

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       When the primer surface is dry, the paint
       can be applied using a brush.
       Mix the paint thorougly, apply several thin
       paint coats and let dry after each applica-

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    Paint touch up

    3. If there is a longer scratch, you may want to
       mask to protect surrounding paint.

    Touching-up damaged paint on
    fender edges and sills

    Rust remover
    Primer - spray
    Surface finish-spray
    Sand paper (H 150-300 grit)
    NOTE: When touching-up the car, it should
    be well cleaned and dry and have a tempera-
    ture exceeding + 15°C (60°F).

    NOTICE! Spray paint may contain saturated
    chlorofluorocarbon propellant, sale of which
    may be illegal in certain areas.

    Mask with tape and paper prior to painting
    larger surfaces. Remove the masking imme-
    diately after application of the last paint coat,
    before the paint starts to dry.

    Touchin-up is as follows:

    1 Remove paint flakes:

    2 Sand the damaged surface and wash it
        clean with thinner.
    3 Shake the spray can for at least 1 minute.
        Spray on the primer. Move the can slowly
        and evenly back and forth over the spot and
        about 20-30 cm (8-12 in.) from the sur-
        face. Protect the surrounding surfaces with
        suitable paper.
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    4 When the primer has dried, apply the sur-
        face enamel in the same way. Spray on
        several times and allow the paint to dry a
        minute or so between each application.

    Text and pictures from owners manual yearmodel 1980

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