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by 100
Mon May 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Bilstein B4's
Replies: 16
Views: 403

Re: Bilstein B4's

So are you keeping them?
by 100
Thu May 16, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Bilstein B4's
Replies: 16
Views: 403

Re: Bilstein B4's

On Demon Tweeks, why is it that the description of all these dampers are "Rear", or maybe I'm being dense. https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/search/shop-by/q/bilstein%20b4/vaa__vehicles_code/59171ce6af48b/ Also Jeff, could you elaborate on springs, I understand you went for Lesjofors, may I ask why? W...
by 100
Thu May 16, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: rear lamps covers
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: WANTED: rear lamps covers

Buy a pair with no cracks and get the sandpaper out!

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=35748

I'd love to have a go on some really buggered lights, to see whether they can be brought back...
by 100
Fri May 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted in Salcombe
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Spotted in Salcombe

Will do.

I’ve been past it three times and it moves every time so it’s definitely an everyday car for someone.
by 100
Thu May 02, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted in Salcombe
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Spotted in Salcombe

Just arrived...

[img]https://i.imgur.com/bYEEyEk.jpg[/img]

And spotted this just down the road:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/6G7jab5.jpg[/img]

Anyone know it?
by 100
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 480 with sliding vinyl sunroof in Haarlem, Netherlands
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: 480 with sliding vinyl sunroof in Haarlem, Netherlands

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Interestingly, the French cars don't have a high level brake light, so I took a rear hatch over for him.
There is a high level brake light?
by 100
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1268

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Sounds like you have more pressing matters than a couple of lights! Good luck.
by 100
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1268

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I think my process was probably an hour and a half to two hours, excluding a lot of procrastinating but taking my time. You need to make sure that you sand off all the burnt up UV coating, any scratches and nail polish and other weird stuff people seem to put onto these lights. The first session of ...
by 100
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1268

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I didn't use a conventional light restoration kit, my process was as follows: > Tape around lights and cover reflector > Thoroughly dry sand vertically with 800 grit until the surface is dull and matte in appearance > Sand horizontally with 1000 grit using some water in a spray bottle to stop the pa...
by 100
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1268

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Will, Katie and I spent a couple of days on the 480s last weekend, I had a go at Will's rear lights, we both did our DRL lenses and fitted an oil sender on my car. Results are as follows: Before: https://i.imgur.com/hdnqqJ4.jpg After: https://i.imgur.com/uXADPpQ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/U6DrwT8.jpg M...
by 100
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1268

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I can’t take much of the credit for its condition, aside from keeping it clean and doing a few bits like the above I haven’t done much. I bought on condition, ‘Jaster’ found the car for me and it was in great condition then. It’s also a very photogenic colour, there is no doubt that the wheels need ...
by 100
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1268

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Didn't intent to make this update three posts but I keep finding more pictures... these are just gratuitous:

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by 100
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1268

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

In other news, I took the car down to Goodwood on a very miserable wet and early Sunday a few weeks ago with a Z3M coupe, C63 AMG and CLS63 AMG for company. Needless to say, the Volvo kept up in the awful weather along bumpy windy and wet lanes and B-roads. I even drove it up the Hill Climb which wa...
by 100
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1268

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Finally, got all the bits together to restore the rear lights at the weekend. I was surprised how successful it was: Before: https://i.imgur.com/WupiNIn.jpg During 800 grit: https://i.imgur.com/AXgdZWJ.jpg During 1500 grit https://i.imgur.com/WAWPX25.jpg I then used 3000 grit followed by a cutting c...
by 100
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: stone resistant stickers
Replies: 12
Views: 3748

Re: stone resistant stickers

Jeff, could you point me in their direction. I'd like a set of these.
by 100
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Door Lock Ring Replacement / Door trim removal
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Door Lock Ring Replacement / Door trim removal

Well worth doing and a good guide.

I recently used 'Finish Solution' on mine and brought them back, although they had only just begun to fade whereas I think yours may have been well past saving!
by 100
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Parts for Sale
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: Parts for Sale

If this ^ doesn't work out then I'd take the boot roller cover!
by 100
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Wondering if I should put my car in storage...
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Wondering if I should put my car in storage...

I should have said that I only have on street parking so I would have to rent storage as well, and as my exhaust went kaput the other day on a speed bump it's clear I could better spend my money fixing her up and keeping her on the road. No harm should really come to the car sat on the street, asid...
by 100
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Wondering if I should put my car in storage...
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Wondering if I should put my car in storage...

Agree with all the above, I was laid on the ground last weekend rinsing the underside with cold water as best as I could.

I went as far as taking the wheels off and cleaning the arches thoroughly, particularly the lip that runs around the edge of the arch which seems to accumulate grit.
by 100
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1268

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I drop by the place to see progress and see it all dirty makes me want to grab a mop. Worth the wait, giving it a proper clean once it's finished will be the ultimate in satisfaction! I'm not that convinced on values will increase simply because, without meaning to betray the forum, I don't think t...