1981 Volvo DL, GL and GLT
The exterior 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 normally be renewed first time after 36 months and then at least
every 24th month.
See your Volvo dealer for additional information.
pg. 78 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 extensive 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 wheel housing in the engine compartment.
Minor stone chips and scratches
Primer - brush on type
Surface finish - 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 clean and dry and have a surface temperature above +15°C
Scars on the surface (where the paint has not been completely penetrated). Repairs can be made
directly after light scraping to remove dirt.
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