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What did you do to your car today?

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I'm almost completely badgeless now that I spray painted my center caps.




Just need to find someone with one of those discontinued Lund billet grills for the 2001-2003 S80 and I'd be set.
 
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:43 PM
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Just paid for my new (new to me) wheels. Picked up a set of 17 inch Volans on Craigslist. $250, and that includes shipping from New York (rochester) to Orlando,Florida...
 
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:49 PM
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Spoiler on the wifes car today.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:44 AM
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My car was washed and waxed for the first time in about 2 months........the warm January weather we've been having has been unreal. I forgot how nice my car looks when it's clean. I get paid at both jobs this week, and am thinking about getting my rims powder coated black. I know a guy who can do all 4 for about $160.00. Does that seem like a good deal?
 
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:45 AM
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Took the fender and door off the T5R:

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Midway (After will be with new parts that is not done yet)


 
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:38 AM
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Your getting there. Man You said the door was messed up but I wasn't thinking it would be that bad.
 
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:20 AM
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All it really is that the mirror just peeled the skin back on the door. Nothing on the inside or the pilar looks to be damaged at all, which is real good news.

Your white car looks so much better with the spoiler. We keep looking more and more like we have twins. Too bad you couldn't find an R spoiler. I like the little lip that turns up on it.
 
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:27 AM
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Yes it does keep looking more and more like we have twins. I want to find a set of Volans for her car as well. If I can find a R spoiler it will go on the Yellow R before the white one though.

Hopefully you will get the hinges soon so you can get the yellow all back together soon.
 
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:14 PM
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tech, what kind of paint did you use to paint the rims on your wife's car?? I remember the write up, but can't remember the title. Was it very difficult to do? How is the paint holding up? The more I see those rims, the more I think about doing the same thing to my own. I think they'd look nice on my dark green car.
 
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:02 PM
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I believe the paint was the duplicolor wheel paint. I also bought the duplicolor acrylic clear sealer to go on top.

So far the paint is holding up really well. I am actually surprised they are holding up so well.

It took a little time I had no tires on there. I cleaned them good and sanded the curb rash off then painted them.
Let them dry for a few days. Then all was good.
 
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:55 AM
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Put on New corner lights....Now I am reminded on how bad the other lights and paint is
 
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:54 AM
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Now that the engine is back in the car and all points connected (no more leaks!). I think I will try something a whole lot less daunting... I am going to fix my door lock button in the center console.
 
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:32 PM
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Just replaced headlight assembly in the S80, after inspection failure, because of a crack. Being glass, it was still better than those yellowed plastic lens in some cars, that do pass inspection! Go figure?
 
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:08 PM
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Full oil/filter change with nulon 10-40 fully synthetic oil, also added nulon engine
oil additive. also did the pollen filter. (and yes my back is still killing me from the pollen filter....)

good luck
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:22 AM
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Installed a new thermostat, and replaced the dipstick.
20 minuet job total!
 
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:09 PM
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I drove the hell out of it.
 
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:32 PM
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Sandpaper (80, 260,600 grit), metal filler and primer from HomeDepot. Read mudguards, Anthracyte(Spelling?) paint and clear (3 cans) from The Volvo Store here in town! I'm going to finish these Volans if IT'S the last thing I do!!!
 
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:15 PM
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today I will try to dial my newly installed system.

tomorrow I will install lower ball joints.
 
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:02 PM
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I installed my rear mudguards that came in from the Volvo Store (22 bucks delivered to my house!) and finished sanding the Volans. Primer tomorrow!
 

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