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Body careTo avoid corrosion, especially when salt and chemicals are being
used on the roads, the car should be washed as soon it becomes
hot water is recommended.
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.
Machine washingHand washing is superior to carwash machine washing. However, it
machine washing, remember to lower the antenna mast.
Cleaning the upholsteryTo 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 beltsClean only with mild soap solution and lukewarm water.
Floor matsThe 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.
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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 treatmentYour 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 roofsNormally 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 bladesFold 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.
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Paint touch upPaint 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-
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
Minor stone chips and scratchesMaterial
Primer - brush on type
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.
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.
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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3. If there is a longer scratch, you may want to
mask to protect surrounding paint.
Touching-up damaged paint on
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.