Lifting lacquer on 20 year old Volvo- can it be repaired?
Lifting lacquer on 20 year old Volvo- can it be repaired? When an old Customer called Peter with an unusual request regarding lacquer lifting on the wing of his trusty old Volvo he was happy to visit to look at the problem and discuss the options. At some point the wing had been replaced and when it was painted the lacquer cover on the edge inside the engine bay had been too light. Over the years this had lifted and spread to the top edge of the wing outside the bay. It was very unsightly, but was it fixable?
Usually Peter would decline this sort of problem, but knowing each other Peter suggested that as the design of the wing gave a very clear “stop” point it was agreed that as long as the lacquer was stable before this point a repair was possible.
Flating the top edge of the wing allowed Peter to “feather” the stable edge before applying a special ChipsAway primer allowing a very stable base on which to apply the paint.
Despite the paint on adjacent panels being 20 years old, Peter was able to provide a perfect match thanks to the ChipsAway Aquaclear system and after 2 coats of Aquaclear lacquer all that was needed was to polish the rest of the car to the levels of the repair. Thankfully a nice weekend allowed Mr A to carry this out.