Volvo S60 Detailing Project Part 8

The exterior work has begun with cutting and polishing to bring some life back to the 16 year old paint.

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This gives you an idea of the state the paint is in.  Dull, faded and a lot of scratches of varying depth.

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Once again, I started off with a microfiber cutting pad and Meguiar’s Ultra-Cut compound.  That was followed with a polishing stage using a yellow pad and Meguiar’s Ultra Finishing Polish.  This was tough work and needed to make 2 or 3 passes for the cutting and polishing stages until I was satisfied.  I was able to remove the pine tree sap I mentioned in Part 7 however, while I could remove the sap, the paint underneath was damaged and I could not polish out the spots.  There were also a lot of tree sap spots that were many years old where the sap was literally burned onto the paint.  This was mostly limited to the hood.

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Before above, after below.

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It’s definitely looking better now.  I’ve only completed one side of the car so the work is not done. Stay tuned.

Thanks.

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